Hazardous Waste Management Online Course & Certificate

20 contact hours
Used For:
2 Continuing Education Units
Course and Certificate:

This course focuses on traditional and innovative technologies, concepts, and principles applied to the management of hazardous waste and contaminated sites to protect human health and the environment. Topics include regulatory requirements; fate and transport of contaminants; physical, chemical, and biological treatment; land disposal restrictions; guidelines for design, construction, and closure of hazardous waste landfills; environmental monitoring systems; management of medical waste and treatment options; management of underground and aboveground storage tanks; toxicology and risk assessment; pollution prevention and waste minimization; hazardous waste generators and transporters; permitting and enforcement of hazardous waste facilities


After completing Hazardous Waste Management students will be equipped with a basic understanding of the following:

  • General overview of hazardous waste
  • Regulations
  • Source, generation rates, and characteristics
  • Minimization options
  • Handling options
  • Treatment options
  • Disposal options


No prior experience or training is required.

 Students will be assigned 5 homework assignments, and 1 final exam for each course. 


Toxicology and Risk Assessment

Regulations- Environmental Legislation and Standards

Waste Characterization, Sampling, and Analysis

Pollution Prevention and Waste Minimization

Treatment- Physical, Chemical and Biological Methods

Handling- Transportation and Storage

Groundwater Contamination

Audits- Site Assessment

Site Remediation


 This course is Instructor-led and delivered through our award-winning online Learning Management System.