Certified Recycling Professional | Re-certification Opportunities

To remain certified, Certified Recycling Professionals are responsible for completing thirty hours (3.0 CEU) of PROP-approved courses or activities every three years following their initial date of certification. Select from the following events to add hours toward your recertification. Please contact the PROP office if you need a copy of your current PROP transcript.

Questions? Please call the PROP office (717-441-6049) or email Marcy Robey and we will be happy to assist in your personal journey to achieving the Certified Recycling Professional status. We look forward to working with you!

If you know of an upcoming event and wish to submit information to the Certification Committee to see if the event may be used towards Re-certification credits, please contact [email protected] at least 14 days prior to the event.


Non-PROP Events
Other PROP Opportunities

Other PROP Opportunites

Facilitating Adult Learning in a Virtual Environment

We live in a world that is profoundly shaped by the digital environment. Moreover, with the evolution of society and technology, people expect to access content in virtual spaces. We have now reached a point in history when it’s a necessity to become proficient at creating and delivering compelling digital content and facilitate learning in virtual spaces—although most feel unprepared to do so.

This practical, evidence-based workshop provides a foundation on how to educate and engage adults with digital opportunities. Utilizing an energetic, participatory format, this workshop will help attendees understand what motivates adults to learn, how to excel as a presenter and facilitator of learning, and best practices for creating and delivering dynamic content.

Learning Objectives:

  • Gain familiarity with the pillars of adult learning, including how to engage audiences through effective facilitation exercises.
  • Understand the skills and talents needed to be an engaging presenter and effective facilitator, including practical tips on how present your “best self” online.
  • Discover many tools and resources to effectively engage audiences in both synchronous (live) and asynchronous (self-directed) formats.

This is a 2-hour 16-minute video of the class Instructed by Katie Sandoe, originally held during the 2021 PROP Conference as Certification Class 420.


You will receive 0.25 CEUs or 2.5 hours of CEUs toward your 3.00 CEUs or 30 hours required to be re-certified every 3 years. You will also receive 0.25 CEUs or 2.5 hours of credit towards your specialization in Recycling Education.

After you have finished watching this class you are required to send an email to [email protected] stating you have completed the class and are requesting to have your transcript updated to include this class.

If you are currently Certified, this class will count as re-certification credits towards getting recertified and towards your Specialization in Recycling Education.

If you are not currently Certified, these credits will show on your transcript, but will not be listed as re-certification credits. You will however receive the Specialization credits in Recycling Education.

After you register for this class you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the class.

$135.00 Member / $260.00 NonMember

Please check back often as we continuously update this section.



Non-PROP Events

If you are in need of re-certification credits the following Non-PROP events have been approved as an event that PROP members may take to receive recertification credits.

  1. If you are requesting Non-PROP CEUs for a webinar/event that is not listed below; please contact Marcy Robey for more information so she may submit the request to the Certification Committee to be approved or denied.

If the webinar/event you are requesting CEUs/Credit Hours is listed below, you must use the following 
Non-PROP CEU Registration/Payment form to register the event and be invoiced for the CEUs/Credit Hours.
  • You will be given the option to pay by credit card or be invoiced for the requested amount.
  • Once payment is received the CEUs/Credit Hours will be added to your transcript. If paying by check, please send a copy of your invoice along with the payment. Make checks payable to - PROP, 908 N 2nd Street, Harrisburg, PA 17102

Sessions / Webinars / Conferences will be listed below along with the amount of re-certification credit they are worth.

Opportunities will be posted below as soon as they are approved.

Plastics Recycling Markets Development Summit

Thursday, October 27, 2022

Hilton Garden Inn East,  3943 Tecport Dr. Harrisburg, PA. 17111

Session Topics Include:

 

  • Plastic Recycling Markets News for Pennsylvania
  • New Markets and Facilities Update
  • Closed Loop Partners MRF Program
  • Plastic in Asphalt Technology
  • Third-Party Certification Benefits
  • DEP Updates and Waste Composition

Registration $50

To register contact:  Melanie Morrison at [email protected] or 717-798-0473

PROP Certified Recycling Professionals can earn 0.60 Re-Certification CEUs

 2022 Litter Summit

Tuesday, November 1 & Wednesday, November 2

Holiday Inn, Lancaster, PA.  26 East Chestnut Street, Lancaster, PA, PA 17602

The 2022 Litter Summit, held in partnership with the PA Department of Environmental Protection and PA Department of Transportation, on November 1 and 2 at the Holiday Inn in the City of Lancaster, will serve as a follow-up to the recently released Litter Action Plan. The Litter Summit will provide state agencies and participating stakeholders an opportunity to convene and reflect on the work of the past year, share and learn about progress made towards specific recommendations, promote new initiatives, celebrate our collective successes, and attract new allies in our shared commitment to preventing litter. The Litter Summit will bring us all together to network with peers and leverage our shared experiences to do more in 2023!

Click here for more information or to register

PROP Certified Recycling Professionals can earn 0.50 Re-Certification CEUs

 

Keystone SWANA - Managing Composting Programs Course

Monday, October 31 through Wednesday, November 2

Civil & Environmental Consultants - 4350 Northern Pike, #141  Monroeville, PA 15146

Managing Composting Programs addresses concepts critical to successfully managing composting programs, including the rationale for composting, planning and site development, economics, and operations. Managing Composting Programs discusses best practices, emerging technologies, and management issues characteristic of municipal composting programs. The course consists of class lectures, discussions, activities, and an optional facility tour.

Click here for more information or to register for this course

Completion of this course will provide you with the PROP Compost Operators Certificate.  Contact Marcy at the PROP Office for more information:  [email protected] or call 717-441-6049 x 4

 

NERC Conference - November 2nd & 3rd 2022

Link to the NERC 2022 Fall Conference

WEDNESDAY, November 2, 2022 (Eastern)
8:45 am Keynote Address - Jon Smieja, VP of Circularity & Senior  Analyst, GreenBiz

PROP Certified Recycling Professionals can earn 0.075 Re-Certification CEUs or 0.75 hours towards your 3.0 CEUs or 30 hours required to become re-certified. You will also earn 0.075 CEUs towards your Markets Specialization.

10:00 am Working Towards Food Waste Reduction
  • A Roadmap for Food Waste Prevention – Katy Hart, Operations Director, ReFED
  • Partnerships with Food Rescue Organizations – Alissa Westervelt, Senior Manager of donate NYC, New York Department of Sanitation

PROP Certified Recycling Professionals can earn 0.125 Re-Certification CEUs or 1.25 hours towards your 3.0 CEUs or 30 hours required to become re-certified. You will also earn 0.125 CEUs towards your Composting Specialization.

11:15 am

Communicating About Reducing Food Waste

PROP Certified Recycling Professionals can earn 0.125 Re-Certification CEUs or 1.25 hours towards your 3.0 CEUs or 30 hours required to become re-certified. You will also earn 0.125 CEUs towards your Composting Specialization.

2:00 pm

Reducing Waste Through Reuse

PROP Certified Recycling Professionals can earn 0.10 Re-Certification CEUs or 1.00 hours towards your 3.0 CEUs or 30 hours required to become re-certified.

3:10 pm

Repurposing Materials & C&D Reuse

  • Repurposing to Achieve Sustainability – Damon Carson, Owner & Founder, Repurposed Materials
  • From Demolition to Deconstruction, Pamela Howland, Board Member, Build Reuse

PROP Certified Recycling Professionals can earn 0.10 Re-Certification CEUs or 1.00 hours towards your 3.0 CEUs or 30 hours required to become re-certified.

THURSDAY, November 3, 2022 (Eastern)

8:40

Recycling Market Development Strategies

  • Grassroots Movement for Building Partnerships – Kellie Driscoll, Recycling Development Representative, Trex
  • Support for Market Development - Susan Bush, Principal, Circular Matters
  • Recycled Content Standards: Achievable or Pipe Dream – Resa Dimino, Managing Principal, RRS and SignalFire Group

PROP Certified Recycling Professionals can earn 0.175 Re-Certification CEUs or 1.75 hours towards your 3.0 CEUs or 30 hours required to become re-certified. You will also earn 0.175 CEUs towards your Markets Specialization.

10:30

Increasing the Supply of Post-Consumer Plastics

PROP Certified Recycling Professionals can earn 0.15 Re-Certification CEUs or 1.50 hours towards your 3.0 CEUs or 30 hours required to become re-certified. You will also earn 0.15 CEUs towards your Processing Specialization.



2022 National Recycling Congress (Virtual)
Wednesday, November 9 & Thursday, November 10

Click here for more information or to register

PROP Members contact the PROP Office (717-441-6049) for Discount Code

November 9, 12:00 pm

Concurrent Sessions:
  • Community-Based Reuse Strategy - 0.10 Recertification Credits
  • National Recycling Strategy Roundtable - 0.10 Recertification Credits
November 9, 1:00 pm Plenary: State EPR for Packaging Policies - 0.075 Recertification Credits
November 9, 2:00 pm Concurrent Sessions:
  • Reuse, Repair & Share Economy - 0.10 Recertification Credits
  • Best Practices & Investments in Recycling - 0.10 Recertification Credits
  • EPR for Packaging Legislation - 0.10 Recertification Credits
November 9, 3:00 pm

Concurrent Sessions:

  • Resource Recovery Parks - 0.10 Recertification Credits
  • Best Practices for Adressing Contamination - 0.10 Recertification Credits + 0.10 CEUs Collection & Processing Specializations
  • Best Practices for Organics Programs - 0.10 Recertification Credits + 0.10 CEUs Composting Specialization
November 10, 12:00 pm Organics Policies for Communities & Overcoming Barriers - 0.10 Recertification Credits
November 10, 1:45 pm

Concurrent Sessions:

  • Multi-Family Recycling - 0.10 Recertification Credits + 0.10 CEUs Collection & Processing Specializations
  • Best Practice Roundtable - Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion - 0.10 Recertification Credits + 0.10 CEUs Management Specialization
November 10, 3:00 pm Outreach to Underserved Communities - 0.10 Recertification Credits + 0.10 CEUs Recycling Education Specialization