Certification Program

The S.C. Collegiate Recycling Professionals Certification Program is a comprehensive professional development program targeting college/university recycling coordinators and solid waste directors.

The goal of the program is to provide these professionals with the background, information and tools to make recycling programs grow and improve as well as become more cost competitive and sustainable.

In order to be designated a Certified S.C. Collegiate Recycling Professional, one must:

  • Complete the certification course (75 percent attendance required) offered by the Office of Solid Waste Reduction and Recycling; and
  • Pass course exam with a score of 75 or better.

The designation of Certified S.C. Collegiate Recycling Professional lasts three years from passing the exam.

In order to maintain designation as a Certified S.C. Collegiate Recycling Professional, one must provide proof of receiving a minimum of 45 contact hours (i.e., actual time spent in trainings, workshops, webinars, seminars, etc.) of recycling-related professional development every three years. A form to document contact hours is available.

  • Acceptable contact hours will be determined by the Office.
  • A maximum of 10 contact hours will be allowed for any one event (e.g., a conference).

If certification lapses, one must complete the certification course and pass course exam as detailed above. There will be no challenging of the exam. Participants must attend the certification course to attempt the exam.

When the program is offered, it is at NO COST to college/university recycling professionals. To request additional information , call 1-800-768-7348.
Already certified? Contact us to receive the form to document additional contact hours.

Previous program dates:
December 8 & 9, 2014
February 13 & 14, 2012


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