Course Information

Initial Training Course for Transfer Station Operators and Materials Recovery Facilities - 16 Hour Online

Details:

Number:1030
Hours:16
Active:Yes
Certification Only:No

Tracks:

TrackHoursInitial
Class I, III Landfill Operator12False
Construction and Demolition Debris Landfill Operator12False
Material Recovery Facility Operator16True
Spotter / Waste Screener4False
Transfer Station Operator16True

Providers:

Description:

COURSE DESCRIPTION

About the Course

Inside each content module, you will find interactive lectures and quizzes. You must achieve a passing score of 70% on each module to move on to the next module. Modules must be completed in sequential order. Within 7 working days your Florida solid waste training transcript will be created and the course added, or if you already have an active Florida solid waste transcript, then this training will be added.

Purpose of Course

This course has been approved by the State of Florida Solid Waste Management Training Committee [SWMTC] as an Initial training course for Transfer Station Operators & Materials Recovery Facilities. Course #1030. The current course is approved through August 2022. Please check this course listing linked to the Florida Solid Waste Operators/Spotter Training Database to make sure you will receive the number of contact hours needed for your specific type of operator or spotter classification.

Course Objectives

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Describe the basics of solid waste & landfill operations
  2. Identify environmental concerns with waste handling facilities; screening for prohibited materials and managing special waste
  3. Discuss the fundamentals of landfill construction; leachate and gas management; groundwater monitoring issues; monitoring of landfill cell closures; transfer station operations and materials recovery facilities operations.

Note  If participant is needing continuing education credits [CEUs] to maintain their active landfill operator training status, then they should probably take the refresher training 8 hour (no exam).
 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

 Solid Waste:

  • Operators, Spotters
  • Landfill or Transfer Station or Materials Recovery Facility Owners, Managers, Supervisors
  • Consultants
  • Local and State Regulatory Inspectors


INSTRUCTOR BIOGRAPHIES

Link to Instructor Biographies

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Time for Completion

90 days to complete the course from the date login information for the online course is received in order to receive CEUs or contact hours approved by the SWMTC. If you exceed the 90 day period without completing the course and you wish to continue, you must start over with registration, fees and retaking the course starting from Module 1. There are no extensions or grace period. This completion time period is set by the SWMTC.

70% proficiency is required for all exercises in order to receive a Certicate of Completion.

This course will utilize Honorlock for the final exam to ensure exam integrity. Honorlock ensures exam integrity and enables administration of remote online exams. All exam sessions will be reviewed as part of your final grade. Instances of cheating or inappropriate behavior will be considered violations of the Student Honor Code and will result in disciplinary action.
Honorlock is very simple! All you will need to do is log into Canvas and click on the quiz you need to take. You will be prompted to add the Honorlock Chrome Extension, which is required to take your exam. You are required to use Google Chrome as your browser. Then you will need to take a picture, show your ID, and scan your room. Honorlock will be recording you VIA webcam and they will be recording your screen. They also have an integrity algorithm that can detect search-engine use, so do not attempt to cheat or look up answers, even if its a secondary device.
How do you get started?
  • Honorlock is not a live proctoring service, you do not need to schedule an appointment with Honorlock in advance.
  • You will need to use Google Chrome and download the Honorlock Chrome Extension. You can download the extension at www.honorlock.com/extension/install 
  • When you are ready to take your exam, log into Canvas, go to your Course, and click on your exam. When you click on "Take your Exam," you will start the authentication process before you begin your exam.
  • If you see a page asking for an access code, it means that you did not install the Honorlock Chrome Extension or you are not in Google Chrome.
  • Honorlock guidelines are available to view here
24/7/365 Support is Available
If you encounter issues with Honorlock, you may contact them at (855) 828-4004, chat and/or email at support@honorlock.com.
Information about obtaining your certificate will be available after successfully completing your final exam and submitting the course survey.

Notes about online course access requirements:

  • Registration is a two-step process
  • Once the registration is received and processed, you will be granted course access
  • You will be sent a confirmation email that will allow you to enroll in the course
  • You will be asked to create your login using an external identifier. The University of Florida has approved the use of Facebook, LinkedIn, or Google (Gmail) to enter our courses. You can use an existing account for this course. You will want to make sure you know your credentials for this outside account.
  • The use of an external identifier as listed above is required to enter our courses. We cannot provide another method of access to the course.
  • Only active (credit-seeking) UF affiliated students or staff will be given a UF ID or Gatorlink. All other students must use the external identifier.
  • If you are unsure about any of these requirements, please contact us before you register and we'll be happy to assist.