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2017

Training/Educational Opportunities

2017 Operator Certification Courses

Transfer Station Operator Certification Course June 6-8

Rio Grande Room, Toney Anaya Building

2550 Cerillos Road , Santa Fe, NM 87505

November 14-16

Eastern New Mexico University

709 Mechem Dr, Ruidoso, NM 88345

Students must register with the Roadrunner Chapter of the Solid Waste Association of North America, co-sponsors of the course.

Registration forms and specific class details are available by contacting JoAnne Weaver, Executive Secretary, SWANA Roadrunner Chapter, at 505-363-4795, or through the Roadrunner Chapter web site at www.nmswana.com.

Landfill Operatior Certification Course March 28-31

McGee Park

41 Road 5568, Farmington, NM 87401

September 19-22

Eastern New Mexico University

52 University Blvd, Roswell, NM 88203

Students must register with the Roadrunner Chapter of the Solid Waste Association of North America, co-sponsors of the course.

Registration forms and specific class details are available by contacting JoAnne Weaver, Executive Secretary, SWANA Roadrunner Chapter, at 505-363-4795, or through the Roadrunner Chapter web site at www.nmswana.com.

Recycling Facility Operator Certification Course May 16-18

Western New Mexico University

ABC Room, Global Resource Center

1000 W College Ave, Silver City, NM 88062

December 5-7

Albuquerque Fire Academy, Room 129

11500 Sunset Gardens Rd SW, Albuquerque, NM 87121

Students must register with the New Mexico Recycling Coalition, co-sponsors of the course.

Registration forms and specific class details are available by contacting Sarah Pierpont, Executive Director, at 505-603-0558 or through the NMRC web site at www.recyclenewmexico.com

Compost Facility Operator Certification Course April 18-20

Pecos River Village Conference Center

711 Mescatel Ave, Carlsbad, NM 88220

October 17-19

Raton Convention Center

901 S 3rd St, Raton, NM 87740

Students must register with the New Mexico Recycling Coalition, co-sponsors of the course.

Registration forms and specific class details are available by contacting Sarah Pierpont, Executive Director, at 505-603-0558 or through the NMRC web site at www.recyclenewmexico.com

The New Mexico Recycling Coalition (NMRC) co-sponsors the Compost Facility and Recycling Facility courses. Registration forms and specific class details are available by contacting Sarah Pierpont, Executive Director, at 505-603-0558 or through the NMRC web site at www.recyclenewmexico.com

The Roadrunner Chapter of the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) co-sponsors the Landfill and Transfer Station courses. Registration forms and specific class details are available by contacting JoAnne Weaver, Executive Secretary, SWANA Roadrunner Chapter, at 505-363-4795, or through the Roadrunner Chapter web site at www.nmswana.com.

For additional information regarding the Certification Course content contact Joan Snider NMED, Solid Waste Bureau, Outreach and Technical Assistance Section at 505-827-2780 or by e-mail at joanm.snider@state.nm.us

Students enrolling in these classes are reminded to bring normal classroom supplies for taking notes and highlighting training materials. They should also bring a pocket calculator, both for doing class work and taking the certification exam at the end of the course. Students enrolling in the landfill classes will also need ruler for measuring / interpreting plans and drawings.

Additional Training/Educational Opportunities:

None listed at this time.

Operator Certification Requirements

To become a certified operator an individual shall:

  • Complete the appropriate certification training course
  • Pass an examination approved by the department
  • Have at least one year of experience in the operation of a facility of the same type as that for which certification is sought
  • File an application with the department on a form provided by the department
  • Meet the requirements of the Parental Responsibility Act, NMSA 1978, Sections 40-5A-1 to 40-5A-13 (1998 Cum. Supp.)

Renewal of a certification shall be obtained by:

  • Submitting an application at least 30 days prior to the expiration date;
  • And successfully completing:
    • An operator certification training course offered by the department or its designated agent; or
    • An alternate training course which has been approved by the department; or
    • 24 hours of course work which has been approved by the department.

For additional information regarding Operator Certification contact William Schueler, at 505-827-2426 or by  e-mail at: william.schueler@state.nm.us

Initial Certification FormApplication for Solid Waste Facility Operation Certification

Certification Renewal Form:  Application for Renewal of Operator Certification

Operator certifications are valid for three (3) years from the date of issuance

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