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Certified Environmental Specialist Training

This Certified Environmental Specialist course provides a thorough overview of EPA regulations. The information provided in this course is essential for professionals in safety and environmental work fields. 

Many projects potentially harm the public and/or the environment. This course covers environmental compliance knowledge and implementation to keep a workplace safe for all potentially affected parties. 

This course provides a thorough understanding of the following vital policies and procedures:

  • The Clean Air Act (CAA)
  • Clean Water Act (CWA)
  • Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) rule
  • Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)
  • Emergency Planning & Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA)
  • Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)
  • Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA or “Superfund”) 
  • Environmental compliance planning and expectations

Those working around hazardous materials or dangerous environments require training to ensure the utmost safety of everyone on the job site. If you are passionate about the environment and interested in pursuing a career as an environmental specialist, this certification course is essential.

What is an Environmental Specialist?

An environmental specialist is a natural science expert. They focus on applying their knowledge and skills to safeguard and improve the environment and make sure people stay healthy and safe.

What's the Difference Between an Environmental Specialist and an Environmental Scientist?

The titles Environmental Scientist and Environmental Specialist are often used interchangeably. Both study the environment using science, but specialists look at how different things impact the environment on the environment in a smaller scale.

What Does an Environmental Specialist Do?

Environmental specialists monitor how people affect the environment, identify issues, and suggest solutions. They work for governments to make sure regulations on air, water, and soil are followed. They analyze data to protect the environment, address deterioration, conserve resources, and recover polluted land. They prepare risk evaluations and technical proposals for managers and regulators.

How Do I Become an Environmental Specialist?

To become an Environmental Specialist, most entry-level positions need a bachelor's degree in environmental science or something similar. Some jobs may need a master's degree for promotions.

A bachelor's degree in environmental science provides a detailed understanding of biology, chemistry, geology, and physics. Students often study waste management, hydrology, and environmental policy. It can be helpful to focus on these subjects for a Ph.D.

What is a CES Certificate?

The Certified Environmental Scientist (CES) certificate is for professionals with a strong knowledge of environmental science. It covers topics like air, water, waste, brownfields, green chemistry, and radiation.

The Certified Environmental Scientist (CES) program from National Registry of Environmental Professionals is for people starting their careers or those without a college degree.

Course Description Course Description

This course allows environmental professionals to enhance their environmental compliance. This course teaches environmental specialists how to ensure public safety in the workplace while maximizing environmental protection.

This course teaches essential knowledge and understanding of EPA regulations relating to hazardous wastes such as the Clean Air Act (CAA), Clean Water Act (CWA), SPCC Rule, RCRA, EPCRA, TSCA, and CERCLA.

The Environmental Specialist Training enables those who complete the qualifications to implement updated environmental compliance programs at their facility.

Course Pre-Requisite Course Pre-Requisite

There are no pre-requisite requirements for this course.

Learning Outcomes Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Discuss updated major environmental laws and regulations
  • Discuss the purpose and requirements of the Clean Air Act
  • Describe the background and requirements of the RCRA
  • Properly identify different types of hazardous waste according to RCRA regulations
  • Implement hazardous waste management systems to achieve and maintain compliance
  • Apply different features of the Clean Water Act in day-to-day operations
  • Explain regulatory and management issues relating to Storm Water Discharges
  • Identify the requirements of your SPCC plan

Testing Testing:

All module quizzes require a score of 70 to proceed forward in the course. The final exam also requires a minimum score of 70 to receive a certificate of completion. The final exam may be taken three times if necessary.

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to print your certificate.



Certified Environmental Specialist Training



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