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Professional Development

One of the benefits of being a SWANA member is Professional Development. SWANA has gathered industry professionals, solid waste experts, and innovative leaders to deliver programs that focus on all the different aspects of solid waste management.

In-State Training

Our local Chapter, Ohio Buckeye, offers local solid waste professionals with opportunities to keep up on the latest industry trends and practices through training events throughout the year in Ohio. Many of these events also provide the opportunity to earn Continuing Education Units to support renewal of SWANA certifications.

Below is the training schedule for 2018/2019. Please contact us if you would like to see additions in the training schedule. All suggestions will be brought forward to the Training Committee for consideration. Please continue to monitor our website for additions and changes.

  • Manager of Landfill Operations (MOLO)
    • March 3-6, 2020
Training will be held at Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc located at 250 W Old Wilson Bridge Rd #250, Worthington, OH 43085
  • Managing Integrated Solid Waste Management Systems
    • No training currently scheduled
  • Zero Waste Principles & Practices
    • March 3-6, 2020
Training will be held at Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc. located at 250 W Old Wilson Bridge Rd #250, Worthington, OH 43085

SWANA Training Opportunities

Over 40 years ago, SWANA launched its commitment to providing the best-in-class training to the entire solid waste industry. Through SWANA’s national chapter, a number of education, training and certification opportunities are available to solid waste professionals. SWANA National provides the following opportunities:

  • E-sessions
  • E-courses
  • Classroom courses
  • On-site training
  • Home study courses
  • Periodic training centers with certification testing

For more information on training opportunities and courses available outside Ohio through SWANA National, please visit SWANA’s website at


Set yourself apart from your peers and distinguish yourself by becoming SWANA Certified. Nationally recognized, SWANA certification has become a benchmark in the solid waste field. SWANA Certification is designed to elevate professional standards and provide opportunities for industry professionals to advance their careers. Whether you’re just starting the journey or well on the path of becoming successful in the solid waste profession, SWANA Certification is your guide to career enhancement, increased salary, and greater success in your chosen discipline.
SWANA credentials are earned through education, experience and challenging program of examinations and maintained through continuous review and education.
SWANA strongly advocates lifelong learning as part of a member’s personal and professional growth, and requires all those that are certified to obtain 30 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) in order to maintain certification. You can advance in your career by updating and expanding your job knowledge and seeking advanced training.
Certification Disciplines include:
For more information on the courses offered, please visit
Need to take a SWANA Certification Exam?
The Ohio Buckeye Chapter can provide a testing sites for anyone needing to take a SWANA Certification Exam. Email us at