Hazardous Waste Generator Training

Get certified by the experts all while saving time and money from the comfort of your own home and the convenience of your own pace.

If your job requires you to work with hazardous waste, and your company is either a large or small quantity generator, then this training is annually required. Hazardous waste training can cost hundreds or even thousands of dollars depending on how many employees need to be trained, not to mention travel costs and lost work time. At ERC Midwest, we knew we could help our clients become more efficient by creating a video training course. This course allows the user to complete it at his or her own pace, at home or at the office, and do it at a reasonable cost! The bottom line is that we’re here to help you eliminate waste of ALL kinds!

3 Step Process to Complete Training


Take Training


Pass Quiz


Get Certified

What Makes This RCRA Training Different?

Online - Take from the comfort of your home

RCRA Hazardous Waste Generator Certification

$350 value for only $79

Go at your own pace

Who is This For?

Do you manage hazardous waste at your site?  Do you handle hazardous waste? Do you package, mark, or label hazardous waste? Do you store hazardous waste on site? Do you inspect hazardous waste storage areas? Do you fill out or sign hazardous waste manifests? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then our hazardous waste generator training is for you.

Topics Covered

In this three video module training course, we cover topics required for RCRA hazardous waste generator certification, including:

  • RCRA Waste Classifications

  • Basic Toxicology

  • Waste Accumulation

  • Recording and Reporting Requirements

  • Properly Filling Out a Uniform Hazardous Waste Manifest


Your Instructor

Mike Altmayer

Mike has performed hazardous waste training for both large and small companies, training employees in a variety of industries. As well, Mike keeps a current Class A license with a hazardous materials endorsement.

Mike spent the first five years of his career as an environmental scientist, working on contaminated sites and in environmental compliance. In the last 10 years, Mike has been a health and safety manager in the waste industry, including a short stint as a transportation manager. Also, Mike has always enjoyed getting his feet wet with operations, and spent a combined three and a half years packing and shipping hazardous waste for clients.

What Others Are Saying

"It was a great class. Easy to follow. Clear & concise. Great teacher. I loved that it was on-line & I was able to do it while working from home. Would 100% recommend it!"


Renee Bauman

Quality Assurance Coordinator

"Michael and his team did a very nice job of delivering this presentation. We are a Client working with ERC and it’s nice to know we have a great working relationship."

Ken Fries

Fries EH&S Consulting, LLC

 "Good basic information and was just about the right length of time."


Ronald Reinstein

PLZ Aeroscience

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To ensure the safety of individuals and the environment, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) requires anyone who works around hazardous wastes to have training related to their job function. Do you manage hazardous waste at your site?  Do you handle hazardous waste? Do you package, mark, or label hazardous waste? Do you store hazardous waste on site? Do you inspect hazardous waste storage areas? Do you fill out or sign hazardous waste manifests? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then our hazardous waste generator training is for you.

Our online RCRA hazardous waste generator course is designed to provide vital information to anyone who handles or manages hazardous waste while at work. This includes waste generators, supervisors, contractors, hazardous waste specialists and environmental compliance professionals.

A number of different industries produce and handle hazardous waste as part of operations. This can include major industrial fields like mining, chemical manufacturing, petroleum refining and metal fabrication, as well as smaller industries.

A generator is defined as anyone who generates hazardous waste or engages in activities that bring hazardous waste under regulation. Generators fall into three main categories:

Large quantity generators (LQGs): These generators produce at least 1,000 kilograms of hazardous waste every month. Alternately, an organization may be classified as an LQG if it generates more than one kilogram of acutely hazardous waste per month. These wastes are subject to more regulations because they are harmful enough to cause death, serious illness or injury.

Small quantity generators (SQGs): Small quantity generators produce less waste than LQGs, but they still require certification for all workers involved with hazardous waste.

Very small quantity generators (VSQGs): These are generators that produce no more than 100 kilograms of hazardous waste in a month. Small businesses may fall into this category. Although VSQGs are not explicitly required to receive certification for RCRA hazardous waste generators, training can help these organizations remain in compliance.

Our RCRA hazardous waste generator course can meet the needs of workers in a wide range of industries. Whether you work for an LQG, SQG or VSQG, training will prepare you to protect yourself, the environment and others from hazardous waste.

  • Provide an overview of 40 CFR Parts 260-264, 268 and 273.
  • Define hazardous waste.
  • Understand the background and need for hazardous waste regulations as per the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA).
  • Define generation of hazardous waste.
  • Understand RCRA waste classifications.
  • Define the terms generator and co-generator.
  • List the three classes of generators and know what episodic generator means.
  • Understand how waste accumulation works including waste accumulation sites and satellite accumulation sites.
  • Identify safety considerations when accumulating hazardous waste.
  • Understand the basic toxicology and terminology relating to hazardous waste.
  • Understand the importance of proper record keeping and reporting requirements for generators.
  • Recognize a Uniform Hazardous Waste Manifest and what information is required.
  • Be able to accurately fill out a Uniform Hazardous Waste Manifest.
  • Discuss new regulations regarding universal hazardous waste.
  • Understand the need for proper training and emergency response.
  • Understand the differences between federal hazardous waste regulations and state hazardous waste agency regulations.
  • Know the state hazardous waste agency for student’s state of residency.
  • Meet the federal training requirements of 40 CFR 265.17

Annual RCRA training is required for hazardous waste workers at LQGs and recommended for workers at SQGs. Taking our online course satisfies the annual RCRA Hazardous Waste Handler refresher training requirement.

Our online RCRA Hazardous Waste course provides training and certification as a handler of hazardous waste for large or small quantities of hazardous waste according to the EPA regulations found in 40 CFR 262.16 (SQG), 262.17 (LQG) and 265.16, also known as the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, or RCRA.

This training satisfies hazardous waste generator training in 49 States (every state but California).  Taking our online course also satisfies the annual RCRA Hazardous Waste Handler refresher training requirement. However, if you are signing off on a waste manifest you will also need to be DOT certified, since this is a DOT regulated document.

Students will have to go through all interactive modules in order to unlock the final exam at the end of the course. You will need a computer or iPad with Internet access and an email account. No text is required; all course materials are available online. The course will take approximately 1 hour to complete but you can come and go as you need.

Passing this course requires completing the multiple choice or true/false exam with a grade of 80% or better. If you do not receive a grade of at least 80% on the final quiz, you may retake the quiz up to a total of three (3) times.

The course is designed to be self-paced. You will have 30 days to complete it and can come and go as you need. After one month, you will need to re-enroll. Upon successful completion of the course you will receive a pdf certificate right away.