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NJ Compost Operator Certification Course

ONLINE COURSE

Course Code: ER0303WA21

Compost Operator Certification Course

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Date & Time

Last Held: September 29-30, 2020
8:30am - 12:00pm EDT (Log in time: 7:45am - 8:00am EDT)

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PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO UPLOAD A PHOTO OF YOURSELF HOLDING YOUR GOVERNMENT ISSUED PHOTO ID (passport, driver’s license, municipal, or county ID) BEFORE YOU BEGIN THE COURSE.

Description

N.J.A.C. 7:26A - 1.4(a)(14)(xiv) states that all operators of composting facilities in New Jersey must "attend a composting course.....approved by the Department." The NJAES Office of Continuing Professional Education, in conjunction with the NJ Department of Environmental Protection and in cooperation with the Association of New Jersey Recyclers, has developed an online course which meets the requirements of the regulations and will help you to improve your facility's operation.

Specific topics to be covered include:

  • NJDEP regulatory requirements;
  • The scientific principles of composting, or "Why Compost Happens;" and
  • How to avoid the "Murphy's Law" of composting and what to do when the law strikes (health and odor issues).

A Certificate of Completion will be provided to each fully paid participant who successfully completes the course.  If you are a New Jersey Certified Recycling Professional, this class will give you six (6) recertification credits.

Meet Your Instructor

Wayne DeFeo, NJ Compost Operator Certification Course InstructorWayne DeFeo

Wayne DeFeo is the founder of DeFeo Associates, a full service environmental consulting firm. He is an NJDEP Certified Compost Facility Operator, member of the US Composting Council, and brings over 25 years of experience in the recycling/solid waste field to the classroom. Past students describe him as "funny and engaging" and "very informative" with "great energy and passion for the subject."

Continuing Education Credits

The September 29-30, 2020 offering of this course was approved for the following credits. We will reapply for similar credits the next time the course runs, but we cannot guarantee credit approval for future offerings.

In addition to Rutgers CEUs, this compost operator training course has been approved for the following credits:

NJ Certified Recycling Professionals (CRPs): 6 Classroom credits

NJ Certified Public Works Managers (CPWM): 5.5 Technical credits

NJ Licensed Professional Engineers: 6 Continuing Professional Competency (CPC) Credits

ATTENTION HEALTH OFFICERS AND REGISTERED ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SPECIALISTS: Rutgers University, NJAES, Office of Continuing Professional Education has been approved by the New Jersey Department of Health as a provider of NJ Public Health Continuing Education Contact Hours (CEs). Participants who complete this education program will be awarded 5.50 NJ Public Health Continuing Education Contact Hours (CEs).

Fees
Registration Fee TBD  
Multi Person Registration Fee TBD Register at the same time with a colleague and you both save!
Cancellation Fee TBD  

Substitutions are permitted. View cancellation policy.

Meals

No meals will be provided.

Accessing this Online Course

This online class will be delivered via Webex and can be accessed on a computer or tablet. Before the class date, you will receive an email with instructions and a link to join the training session. To connect to the audio during the training session, you can use your phone or your computer (with a headset). Webcams are not necessary; microphones are required.

You will be prompted to upload a picture of yourself holding your government-issued photo ID before you begin the course. The photo must be clear enough that we can read the name and verify that the person pictured on the ID is in fact the person holding it. An OCPE staff member will review the picture and verify your identity.

IMPORTANT: A UNIQUE EMAIL ADDRESS IS REQUIRED FOR EACH REGISTRANT TO ACCESS OUR ONLINE COURSES

  • If this is your first time registering with us, please provide your own unique email address when registering; do not provide an email address that you share with co-workers.

  • If you have previously taken classes with us and have used an email address that you share with your co-workers or supervisor, you must update your account with a unique email address. Click the Register Online button below and sign into your account. On the left side toolbar, click My Account. On the drop-down menu, click Edit Profile/Password. Scroll down to the Email Address field (not the secondary email address field!) and enter your own, individual (not shared!) email address here. Click the Submit button at the bottom to save. If you need assistance updating your account, please email or call (848-932-9271, option 2) our Registration Department.

Pre-registration is required.

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Program Questions? Contact Us!

Assistant Director: Carol Broccoli, 848-932-7207
Administrative Assistant: Claudine Oleskin, 848-932-7204