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NJ Compost Operator Certification Course

ONLINE COURSE

Course Code: ER0303WB21

Compost Operator Certification Course

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Date & Time

Last Held: April 26 and 28, 2021
8:30am - 2:30pm EDT (Log in time: 7:30am - 8:15am EDT)
(Participants must attend both days of the class. Please note new date and time!)

Click here to view additional upcoming offerings of this 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. 

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

In addition to 0.8 Rutgers CEUs, this compost operator training course has been approved for the following credits:

NJ Certified Recycling Professionals (CRPs): 8 Classroom recertification credits

NJ Certified Public Works Managers (CPWM): 5.5 Technical

NJ Licensed Professional Engineers: 8 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 course will be awarded 6.25 CEs.

NOTE: You must fill out the survey requesting continuing education credits immediately following the end of the class. If you do not complete the survey - or do not fully complete it - you will NOT receive any credits.

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 course will be facilitated on the Canvas Virtual Platform. It is recommended that you access the course using a computer (desktop or laptop) with a high-speed internet connection. A built-in laptop microphone or external microphone can be used. Webcams are optional. Kindly note that this training is best viewed using the Chrome web browser. Tablets can also be used. If you plan to access the course using a mobile device, you should download the Canvas app. Please review this link for information: https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-10567.

Photo ID Requirement:

Each registrant will be asked provide a photo of him/herself holding their government-issued photo ID. This is required by credit boards so that you may receive credits for participating in this online course.

  • You will receive a reminder email prior to the start of the class with further instructions. Wait to receive these instructions before you attempt to upload your ID.
  • The photo must be clear enough that we can read your name and verify that the person pictured on the ID is in fact the person holding it.
  • After an OCPE staff member reviews the picture and verifies your identity, you will have access to participate in the course when it begins.

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

Attention U.S. Veterans

This course is approved by the New Jersey State Approving Agency for Veterans Training for educational benefits through the GI Bill®. For more information about the GI Bill, click here.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.