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CERCLA Education Center (CEC) Course News

See below for links to all the CEC training offerings we have scheduled. (* new changes/additions in red marked with an asterisk): 

Please check back regularly for updates to this schedule.

Environmental Response Training Program (ERTP) Course News

ERTP Training courses and Exercises (Non-HAZWOPER training, see below for HAZWOPER)**

ERTP HAZWOPER and other Health and Safety training courses** (New training noted with **)

**ERTP Course Notes:

1) New courses scheduled - Please check back regularly for updates to the above schedule.

2) Waitlisting - Once ERTP course registrations for the above courses are full, waitlist registrations are encouraged. Waitlisted registrations provide opportunity to enroll in ERTP-managed courses when cancelled registrations occur.

3) Unavailable registration links - Although some ERTP training courses listed above may not provide a registration link, it means they are open only by approval. For these courses, the course registrations occur manually by ERTP staff (in accordance with arrangements that were made with the EPA region or EPA Program Office specific to the ERTP course delivery.)

4) Travel - All EPA travel costs (i.e., Travel Authorizations, Vouchers) required to attend ERTP In-Person courses or In-Person training course dates are closely monitored/scrutinized by ERTP and the designated course POC. Additionally, for staff traveling on an EPA regular TA & Travel Voucher (or local travel voucher), staff must use the unique OCFO-approved conference code on their TA and Travel Voucher that is identified on the Trainex course registration page specific to the training course. Prior to registering for ERTP 'in-person' courses, it is important to carefully review and follow all course details posted at the course registration link.

5) Medical requirement - ERTP’s 40-Hour HAZWOPER and Hazardous Materials Technician training courses have a mandatory requirement for receipt of a medical clearance for respirator use, that must be received in advance. It is essential to carefully review the details contained on the course registration page, as well as any emailed Outlook calendar events received in your email mailbox after ERTP has received the course registration thru Trainex.

6) Time zones - Course time zones are local time at the EPA Region location, or Program Office, specific to the sponsored course. Timezone acronyms: Atlantic Time (AT); Central (CT); Eastern (ET); Mountain (MT); Pacific (PT).

Monthly Engineering Forum Virtual Training

New on Trainex are the Monthly Engineering Forum Virtual Training Sessions. Check out our upcoming topics here.

Presentations are specifically designed for EPA staff including RPMs, OSCs, Corrective Action Managers, Superfund and Technology Liaisons, Chemists, Biologists, Physical Scientists, and Engineers from within EPA regions, program offices, laboratory system, and headquarters personnel as well as environmental professionals from state agencies, tribes, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Dept. of Energy, and other federal agencies of all experience levels. THIS TRAINING IS NOT OPEN TO ACADEMIA, CONTRACTORS, CONSULTANTS OR OTHER PRIVATE ENTITIES.

Basic Overview of Superfund Online Training Course

Please click here for more Information about the Basic Overview of Superfund Online Training Course

This computer-based training course provides an overview of the purpose, legal framework, and implementation of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA). Throughout this interactive and easy-to-follow course, participants explore the activities performed under the Superfund program.

The RCRA Training Website

In 2023, ORCR provided a series of one-hour presentations demonstrating the "The RCRA Training Website," showcasing RCRA training resources that are available on ERTP's Virtual University website. These monthly Teams presentations concluded in December. Moving forward, ORCR will continue these presentations only on a as-needed basis, depending on interest. As before, participation is limited to EPA, States, and Tribes. If you are interested, please contact

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