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Recycling Professional Certification Program Schedule
The PROP Recycling Professional Certification Committee completed a tentative 2015 course schedule and the classes will be listed below as information becomes available.  Locations are still being updated for the 2015 schedule and will be listed below as they are verified. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for each class are listed after the class number and name.

Professional Recyclers of Pennsylvania Certification Scholarship

Please note that courses are subject to change.

Online Courses
Courses CEUs Days of Week

Recycling 100 - Introduction to Recycling & Composting


Recycling 200 - Backyard Composting Basics


Recycling 310 - Collection Techniques and Options


Recycling 436 - Introduction to Special Materials


Recycling  438 - Special Materials Recycling and Disposal


Recycling 439 - Special Collection Events Planning & Implementation (Coming Soon!)

2015 Classroom Course

Course Number & Name




 Recycling 101 - Practice & Theory - Core Course
                  Class Brochure     Class Agenda      Registration Form
1.4  March 17 & 18  Centre County, PA
 Recycling 437 - Plastic Summit
                  Class Brochure     Class Agenda      Registration Form
0.6  April 8  Harrisburg, PA
 Recycling 355 - Single Stream

                  Class Brochure   Class Agenda     Registration Form
0.3  May 6  Lycoming County
 Recycling 352 - Recycling Facility Design

                   Class Brochure  Class Agenda     Registration Form
0.4  May 6  Lycoming County
 Recycling 350 - Materials Processing & Marketing

                             Class Brochure          Registration Form
1.4   June 3 & 4  Centre County, PA
 Recycling 985 - Virtually Zero Waste

                             Class Brochure          Registration Form
0.6  July  Harrisburg, PA
 Recycling 221 - Compost Equipment Safety

                             Class Brochure          Registration Form
0.4  August 27  Altoona, PA
 Recycling - 501 Data Management - elective

                             Class Brochure          Registration Form
0.6  September 9  Harrisburg, PA
 Recycling 201 - Composting: The Practical Science

                             Class Brochure          Registration Form
1.4  September 21 & 22  TBD
 Recycling 150 - Recycling Economics - elective

                             Class Brochure          Registration Form
0.3   October 28  Lancaster, PA
 Recycling 356 - Recycling Economics II*

                             Class Brochure          Registration Form
0.3  October 28  Lancaster, PA

    * Contains a prerequisite course requirement

Note: Classes may be added or postponed. Dates and locations are also subject to change. Exact locations will be posted as we get them verified.

2015 Certification Requirements
Professional Certification will require:
  • 4.0 CEUs of class work in a maximum of four years
  • Enrollment in our program or in the recycling, waste management, or composting business for at least one year
  • Passing of the Certification Examination

Once certification is attained, 3.0 CEUs will be required every three years following graduation to maintain certification. 

2015 Overview and Requirements

Penn State University Continuing Education policies require that participants be present for at least 80% of each class in order to receive credit. It will be up to each individual to read and study supplemental materials as well as the manual on their own time.

Specialization Certificates
PROP also offers specialization certificates in:
  • Collection
  • Composting
  • Education
  • Enforcement
  • Management
  • Processing
  • Recycling Markets