Solid Waste Management and Litter Abatement Certification Programs and Recertification Credits
Rutgers OCPE is proud to provide training for professionals who work to reduce waste and litter, minimize pollution, keep materials out of landfills, and make our state cleaner, greener, and healthier for future generations.
We offer the certification programs to become a NJ Certified Recycling Professional, Compost Operator, or Clean Communities Coordinator.
Already an NJ CRP or NJ CCCC? Earn recertification credits to maintain your status at Rutgers courses.
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Have questions or need more information? Contact Assistant Director Carol Broccoli at email@example.com or 848-932-7207.
Become a New Jersey Certified Recycling Professional (CRP)
To become a NJ CRP, you must complete one of the certification programs listed below. The Alternate Series is only open to individuals who possess certain levels of experience, training, and/or professional certifications. Learn more about becoming a NJ CRP and find out which series is right for you!
NJ Recycling Certification Series
Full series; includes 10 required courses/21 days of training
NJ Alternate Recycling Certification Series
4-day course + exam for individuals who meet certain qualifications
NJ Compost Operator, NJ Clean Communities Coordinator, and National SRMP Certifications
NJ Certified Recycling Professional (CRP) and NJ Certified Clean Communities Coordinator (CCCC) Recertification
NJ CRP Recertification
- To maintain your status as a Certified Recycling Professional (CRP), you must obtain twenty (20) hours of recertification credits every two years.
- Download the 2023-2024 NJ CRP Recertification Tracking Form (PDF)
- Learn more about CRP Recertification.
NJ CCCC Recertification
- In order to retain your CCCC certification, you must acquire twenty (20) hours of continuing education and/or training during the two years (approximately) following your initial certification and for each two year period thereafter.
- Learn more about CCCC recertification and download related forms on the NJ Clean Communities website.
Rutgers classes approved for NJ CRP Classroom Recertification Credits and NJ Certified Clean Communities Coordinator Recertification Credits are listed below. You can also view a list of Additional Training Providers for CRP Credits.
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Additional Training Providers for NJ CRP Recertification Credits
Note: The programs listed below are not run by the Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education. Please contact the training provider directly with questions or to register.
Association of Plastic Recyclers Webinars – Online seminars on topics related to plastics recycling.
College & University Recycling Coalition Webinar Series – Online programs focused on waste reduction and sustainable materials management at higher education institutions.
EPA Sustainable Materials Management Web Academy – Webinars covering key issues, successful projects, and best management practices for creating materials and waste management programs.
Institute for Local Self-Reliance Webinars – Webinars focused on composting, recycling, reuse, and related topics.
Product Stewardship Institute Webinars – Ongoing webinars focused on a variety of topics related to recycling and sustainability.
The Recycling Partnership’s Webinars – Free webinars held each month covering best practices and communications tools to better your community’s recycling program.
Sustainable Materials Management Webinars – This webinar series is offered through a partnership between the National Recycling Coalition and the Pennsylvania Recycling Markets Center and delivers innovative programming to those who are seeking integrated opportunities for materials management.
West Coast Climate and Materials Management Forum Webinars – Informative presentations from people on the cutting-edge of sustainable materials management.