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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. You must also pass a final exam (required for ALL online solid waste courses) with 70% or higher in order to receive credit for this course. 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 a refresher training course for Transfer Station Operators & Materials Recovery Facilities. Course #1032. The current course is approved through August 2025. 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.
At the end of this course, you will be able to:
Describe the basics of solid waste & landfill operations
Identify environmental concerns with waste handling facilities; screening for prohibited materials and managing special waste
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.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Operators who have successfully taken the initial training course and need contact hours to maintain an active status in Florida solid waste training database.
Link to Instructor Biographies
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 and the final exam in order to receive a Certicate of Completion.
Notes about online course access requirements:
Accessing the course:
Student will receive course access once the registration has been processed by our office during normal business hours.
If you are taking a refresher course, we will first verify your eligibility. Your registration might be placed on hold until this is completed. If you are not eligible to take a refresher based on our records, we will contact you.
Once the registration has been processed by our office, you can expect the following:
An email will be sent to you asking to complete your enrollment.
Follow the link to the Enroll Now page.
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.
If you are unsure about any of these requirements, please contact us before you register, and we'll be happy to assist.
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 microphone 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.