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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

100 - Introduction to Recycling

                     Class Description      Class Registration Form      Class Credit Card Payment Form

0.6
Every day

200 - Backyard Composting Basics

                     Class Description      Class Registration Form      Class Credit Card Payment Form

0.3
Every day

310 - Collection Techniques and Options

                      Class Description     Class Registration Form      Class Credit Card Payment Form

0.3
Every day

436 - Introduction to Special Materials

                     Class Description      Class Registration Form      Class Credit Card Payment Form

0.3
Every day

438 - Special Materials Recycling and Disposal

                      Class Description     Class Registration Form      Class Credit Card Payment Form

0.2
Every day
 
2015 Classroom Course

Course Number & Name

CEUs

Date

Location

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

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

                             Class Brochure          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
 
 2015 Conference - Harrisburg, PA
 Recycling 601 - Senior Symposium (Pre-Conference)

                             Class Brochure          Registration Form
0.6  July  Harrisburg, PA
 Recycling 312 - Creative Contracting

                             Class Brochure          Registration Form
0.2  July  Harrisburg, PA
 Recycling 105 - Establishing & Enhancing a Program - elective  

                             Class Brochure          Registration Form
0.3   July  Harrisburg, PA
 Recycling 985 - Virtually Zero Waste

                             Class Brochure          Registration Form
0.6  July  Harrisburg, PA
 Recycling 413 - Public Speaking Made Easier
 
                             Class Brochure          Registration Form
0.1  July  Harrisburg, PA
 Recycling 433 - Special Materials Collection

                             Class Brochure          Registration Form
0.4  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