RCRA Refresher Training Online Course

RCRA Refresher

RCRA Refresher is a fast-paced course providing an overview of federal solid and hazardous waste management laws and regulations that affect generators of hazardous waste. The course discusses how to recognize hazardous wastes, how to manage waste correctly on site, how to properly select, label and mark waste containers, how to prepare shipments for transport to treatment, storage and disposal facilities, and how to properly keep records for compliance and enforcement.

This course assumes the student has a working knowledge of hazardous waste regulations and has received training previously. Due to the fast-paced nature of the course, it is not recommended as initial training.

The course is designed to assist facilities to meet the annual training requirements for generators of hazardous waste, including the requirements presented in 40 CFR 262.16 (b)(9)(iii) and 40 CFR 262.17(a)(7) (these training requirements were previously located in 40 CFR 265.16, 40 CFR 264.16 and 40 CFR 262(d)).

The course includes discussion of the new Generator Improvement Rule promulgated in 2016.

RCRA Hazardous Waste Refresher Online Training Course Details

The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) was established by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to provide a set of guidelines for the safe disposal of hazardous and non-hazardous waste. All professionals who work with hazmat are required to complete initial RCRA hazardous waste training as well as annual refresher training to comply with EPA regulations.

Eduwhere’s RCRA Hazardous Waste Refresher Training allows individuals who work with hazmat to review best practices for working with hazmat as well as learn about any updates to agency regulations without having to repeat the full RCRA Hazardous Waste training class they took upon starting in their position.

In this streamlined, two-hour class, students will refresh their understanding of safe hazmat storage, management, and disposal protocol for large-quantity generator (LQG) sites.

Course Fee
$135.00 USD


  • Instant Access, Online, On-Demand
  • Certificate, Wallet Card, Scoresheet
  • Accepted by: EPA

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It was self-paced and let you go over material again. It's actually better than the courses I have been through with a MSHA instructor.
—Rhonda M.


  • Hazardous Waste Determination
  • Generator Status
  • On-Site Management
  • Record Keeping, Reporting, Spills, Training & Enforcement
  • Off-Site Disposal, including 2006 Manifest Changes
  • Used Oil, Universal Wastes and Mercury Containing Lamps
  • Land Disposal Restrictions

Who Should Take Eduwhere’s Annual Refresher RCRA Certification Online Class?

This course is appropriate for personnel who generate, handle, store, treat or dispose of hazardous waste, or anyone who is required to complete a RCRA training course annually. Environmental managers at facilities who use hazardous chemicals, and individuals wanting to know more about hazardous waste regulations will find the information provided in the course valuable. The course is required for full-time employees and managers at large quantity generator (LQG) sites. It may also be required for contractors, off-site managers, consultants, and temporary or part-time workers.

Are You Responsible for Handling, Storing, Treating or Disposing of Hazardous Waste?

Do you know the latest updates in hazardous waste determination and management regulations? What specifications did the 2006 Manifest Changes make regarding off-site disposal? To ensure that they can answer these and many other vital questions concerning hazardous waste, all staff and managers at large quantity generators (LQGs) who are engaged in hazmat management at any stage must complete RCRA Refresher Training annually. This includes any individual involved in handling, storing, treating, or disposing of hazardous materials.

Regulations concerning hazardous waste handling are prolific and sometimes complicated. After completing this refresher course, you’ll be able to return to your work site with the assurance that your knowledge of critical hazardous waste protocol is up to date, complete, and ready to be put to use.

Are You an Employee Working with Hazardous Materials at a Large Quantity Generator Facility?

Are you up to date with best practices for disposal of used oil, universal waste, and lamps containing mercury? Are you fuzzy on some of the finer points of record keeping and reporting? To ensure proper recall of such details, all LQG personnel who work with hazmat in any capacity must conduct their work in accordance with RCRA guidelines, which includes completing RCRA Recovery training every year as dictated in 40 CFR 262.17. This includes individuals who work at hazardous waste facilities as well as those who transport waste from such facilities. The refresher class will also be useful to employees at small quantity generators (SQGs).

When it comes to working with hazardous waste, the importance of health and safety regulations cannot be overstated. When you take this RCRA Refresher Training, you’ll have a renewed sense of confidence in your ability to perform duties related to hazmat safely and expertly.

Are You an Environmental Manager at a Facility that Uses Hazardous Chemicals?

Are you aware of any recent changes in land disposal restrictions at the site you manage? Do you have questions or concerns about how to best train your team and enforce regulations? Environmental managers as well as the employees they supervise must complete annual RCRA Refresher training to remain in compliance with the EPA. After completing Eduwhere’s online training, environmental managers will have a renewed understanding of current precautions and best practices for hazard prevention on their work sites.

As a manager on a hazmat site, you are under pressure to ensure that you and your team members are fully cognizant of all health and safety protocols. Completing this refresher course will not only ensure that you are compliant with agency regulations; it will also increase your confidence in leading your team to properly perform hazmat workflows.

Industries that Require RCRA Annual Refresher Training Courses

Workers at any industrial work site that can be characterized as a large quantity generator (LQG) of hazmat are required to complete RCRA Refresher Certification every year. An LQG is a facility in any industry that produces at least 2,200 pounds (1000 kilograms) of hazmat or more than 2.2 pounds (1 kilogram) of acutely hazardous waste in a single month.

Personnel in any industry who handle hazardous waste as part of their work at a LGQ must complete refresher training. This applies to most full-time employees and managers, but may also apply to contractors, temporary workers, part-time workers, and off-site supervisors. By completing the refresher class, workers in all of these categories will maintain compliance with 40 CFR Parts 260-279.

Individuals who complete the refresher training will be brought up to speed on current federal waste regulations; procedures for identifying and managing hazmat; and methods for determining generator status and maintaining facility compliance with EPA regulations, as well as the latest updates on managing used oil and understanding land disposal restrictions.

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Individuals completing the course will:
  • understand federal hazardous waste regulations;
  • know how to identify, and manage hazardous waste;
  • be able to determine generator status and maintain facility compliance with hazardous waste regulations;
  • recognize regulations for recordkeeping, training, and enforcement;
  • know how to manage used oil; and
  • understand requirements for land disposal restrictions.


Linda R. Taylor, PE

Linda is the owner of Taylor Engineering, and a former faculty member in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Technology at NC State University and the former Director of Environmental Health & Safety at North Carolina State University's IES. She has over 30 years of engineering experience working in industry, academia, and environmental consulting, including over 25 years at North Carolina State University. She has provided instruction on a wide range of environmental, health, transportation, and safety topics at conferences and training courses, both live and online, and she is a licensed Professional Engineer and an OSHA authorized instructor.

Ms. Taylor received a BS in Civil Engineering from Stanford University and a MS in Environmental Engineering from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Contact Hours

2 Contact Hours
This represents the estimated time to complete the online course, including exercises. Actual times may vary from user to user.

Training Requirement

Citation: 40 CFR 262.16(b)(9)(iii), and 40 CFR 262.17(a)(7)

According to 40 CFR 262.17(a)(7) LQG personnel must successfully complete a program of classroom instruction, online training (e.g., computer-based or electronic), or on-the-job training that teaches them to perform their duties in a way that ensures compliance with the hazardous waste regulations.

In addition to the initial RCRA training, 40 CFR 262.17(a)(7)(iii) requires LQG personnel to complete an annual refresher on RCRA.

The training requirements for SQGs are found in 40 CFR Part 262.16(b)(9)(iii). SQGs must ensure that their workers are:

"...thoroughly familiar with proper waste handling and emergency procedures relevant to their responsibilities during normal facility operations and emergencies"

The requirement for SQGs may require annual training or other type and frequency of training appropriate to the wastes handled at the SQG site.

How Often Does RCRA Hazardous Waste Training Need to Be Updated?

After completing your initial RCRA Hazardous Waste Training within six months of beginning employment at an LQG site, you will be required to complete refresher certification annually. Doing so will keep you in compliance with 40 CFR 262.34 and 265.16, renew your knowledge of the many regulations governing hazmat, and ensure your awareness of new changes to such regulations.

Refresher Training Required: Every 1 year(s).

Why Choose Eduwhere for Your Online RCRA Hazardous Waste Manifest Training Classes?

Eduwhere knows that as a hazmat professional, your time is both valuable and limited. For over 25 years, we have provided top-tier hazmat training that is affordable and easily accessible to anyone with an internet connection. This on-demand online refresher course is accepted by the EPA and will bring you up to speed with all of the latest RCRA regulations in just two contact hours. You can complete the coursework at the time and location of your choosing, and you’ll have six months to finish from the time of registration.

Your OSHA-approved trainer, Linda R. Taylor, PE, brings over 30 years of industry and teaching experience to this refresher course. The former Director of Environmental Health & Safety at North Carolina State University’s Industry Expansion Solutions, she shares firsthand knowledge of hazardous waste management in a variety of fields as well as up-to-the-minute changes in agency regulations that all hazmat personnel should be aware of.

Upon completion of the certification, you’ll instantly receive a certificate, wallet card, and scoresheet for your records. Even better, you’ll be able to return to your worksite equipped with renewed knowledge of hazmat risks and preventive measures that will empower you to perform your job safely and expertly.

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The course fee entitles a single user to participate in the online course for at least six (6) months. Requests for additional time will be considered on a case-by-case basis, but are almost always honored. Hardcopy certificates are mailed (first class for domestic locations/standard airmail for international locations) and included in the course fee. Expedited shipping costs are additional.