Environmental Career and Education Courses

Environment Education Courses for your Career - Train4Less.comThose that have a passion for the environment and it’s effects on all living things for the future, can enjoy a fulfilling career in pursuing that passion as a career. You can begin or extend that exciting career with a solid fundamental knowledge foundation. Our environment education courses serve as a great starting point as well as continuing education for your career.

Whether it’s in the lab working as an environmental scientist, a commercial inspector that keeps indoor air quality at an optimal level, an industrial hygienist who works to help those in areas where air and noise pollution are a threat,  or a natural resource manager who looks after the distribution of the Earth’s precious materials, a career in environmental science is for the environmentally-minded individual who wants to make a difference on our planet. Taking critical environment education courses can enrich your current knowledge and help you move forward in your career.

We currently offer introductory courses that lead to the Mold Inspector Certification and the Certified Environmental Specialist. Both are sought after in the industry by corporations and agencies wishing to have qualified individuals in these valuable fields.

You may also take environment education courses that cover aspects of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). This law, enacted in 1976, is the principle Federal statute that governs the proper disposal of solid waste and hazardous waste. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has published waste management regulations, which are codified in Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations at parts 239 through 282.

Various environment education courses that cover the Clean Water Act and Emergency Planning for Wastewater and Storm drainage are also available for your education. The basis of the Clean Water Act dates back as far as 1948 when the Federal Water Pollution Control Act was put into effect. The CWA is the more modern, updated representation, passed in 1972 and enhanced over the years.

You can also take other courses from our catalog in a variety of endeavors to enhance you knowledge or just to have fun in lifelong learning!

Get started TODAY on starting or enhancing your career by taking these valuable courses. Online delivery of these courses couldn’t be easier! Sign up and take the course from your computer anywhere you have access! Within a short time you’ll complete the course and receive your certification of completion!

 

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Mold Inspector CertificationThe NAMP certified mold inspector provides services to identify potential mold infestation in a house or building. This course will provide you with a fundamental knowledge about Fungi and the potential health risks of toxigenic mold. You will learn the different ways to inspect for and control mold infestation, while ensuring your safety during the process. This course will explain the different tools and personal protective equipment (PPE) used during the inspection process. For each area of a house or building, the course will detail what to inspect, how to access it, and the sampling methods to use if mold is indicated. The course will also explain the testing procedures and legal requirements used by an AIHA certified laboratory. Last, you will learn how to interpret the results of laboratory testing.$495.00Enroll Now
Certified Environmental SpecialistThe Certified Environmental Specialist course has been established to give an intensive overview on EPA regulations to professionals who are working within the safety and environmental fields. Working on environmentally sensitive projects that can pose a potential danger to the public or environment-environmental compliance knowledge and implementation is a must in the workplace. This course covers over 24 hours of EPA regualtion including the Clean Air Act (CAA), Clean Water Act (CWA), SPCC, RCBA, EPCRA, TSCA, CERCLA and environmental compliance planning and expectations. Upon completion of this course students will receive a certificate certifying them as a Certified Environmental Specialist.$299.00Enroll Now
RCRA in Day To Day Operations Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) is designed to track hazardous waste from cradle to grave. Under RCRA, hazardous waste generators are the first link in the cradle-to-grave hazardous waste management system. This Module covers RCRA Regulations relating to Generators, Containers, and Hazardous Waste Management Plan (HWMP). The goal of HWMP is to handle hazardous waste in a safe, efficient, and environmentally sound manner and to comply with RCRA regulations.$99.00Enroll Now
RCRA-What the Law Requires This course explains the history of the Resource Conservation Recovery Act (RCRA), its structure and its key elements that provide the framework for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agencys (EPA) comprehensive waste management program. The course discusses the specific requirements of various types of facilities that treat, store, transport or dispose of hazardous waste. The standards covered in this course include those that direct the operation and management of permitted and interim facilities, as well as requirements for the closing and post-closing procedures of hazardous waste facilities with the goal of protecting human health and the environment. Finally, the course discusses the various ways that hazardous waste is tracked and monitored while it is generated, received, treated, stored, and disposed of, including import and export requirements.$95.00Enroll Now
RCRA 8-Hour Refresher This course is designed for Environmental Professionals who want to maximize their compliance efforts for safety in the workplace. We will cover the various types of hazardous waste that may occur at work sites and suggest precautions and protective measures to reduce or eliminate these hazards. Throughout the course, we will examine the federal Resource Conservation Recovery Act (RCRA), as well as the role of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the role of the individual states in controlling hazardous wastes. We will learn how to comply with the RCRA program, which the EPA has developed to manage hazardous wastes from cradle to grave, i.e., from the time it is generated to its ultimate disposal.$99.00Enroll Now
RCRA 8-Hour Refresher-California This course is designed for Environmental Professionals who want to maximize their compliance efforts for safety in the workplace. We will cover various types of hazardous waste that may occur at work sites and suggest precautions and protective measures to reduce or eliminate these hazards.

Throughout the course, we will examine the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), as well as the roles of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the California state department in managing hazardous wastes. We will learn how to comply with the RCRA program in managing hazardous wastes from "cradle to grave," i.e., from the time it is generated to its ultimate disposal.
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The Clean Water Act and Day to Day Requirements This course discusses different important sections of the Clean Water Act. The major component of the Clean Water Act is the NPDES Permit Program. The Clean Water Act prohibits anybody from discharging pollutants through a point source into the water of the United States unless they have an NPDES permit. This course also provides basic information about the NPDES Permit Program, guidelines for permit writers, and the most updated EPA regulations regarding the NPDES Program. In addition, this course also covers water quality standards, TMDL Programs, and wetlands as described under CWA.$95.00Enroll Now
Stormwater Discharges and Permits in Consruction This course covers federal and state regulations to control and prevent stormwater discharge. Stormwater discharges are generated by runoff from land and impervious areas such as paved streets, parking lots, and building rooftops during rainfall and snow events that often contain pollutants in quantities that could adversely affect water quality. Federal and state storm water regulations require industrial facilities to take steps to prevent storm water pollution. All stormwater permits require the development and implementation of minimum control measures (for MS4 stormwater permits) and best management practices (for industrial stormwater permits). Consequently, this course also discusses procedures required for NPDES permit and pollution prevention plans.$90.00Enroll Now
Emergency Planning Community and Right to Know ActThe Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) and the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) are designed to help federal, state, local authority and community to effectively prepare for and respond to chemical accidents and emergencies involving hazardous substances. This course covers in detail the background, purpose, and requirements of CERCLA and EPCRA. It describes the initiatives and programs supported by the law. It prepares you to use Toxic Chemical Release Inventory analysis data, follow all reporting requirements, and identify liabilities for reporting requirement violations.$75.00Enroll Now
Spill Prevention and Release Reporting This course presents an in-depth view of the federal requirements for Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) plans. It also provides a complete analysis of the development of SPCC rules and regulations. Development of SPCC plans requires detailed knowledge of the facility and the potential effects of any oil spill. Thus, this course includes such information as the current SPCC regulations, contingency plans, facility response plan, and reporting requirements to help prevent oil spills that could reach navigable waters of the United States or adjoining shorelines.$45.00Enroll Now
The Clean Water Act The Clean Air Act describes the legislative history regarding the reduction of atmospheric pollution. The United States Congress first passed the Air Pollution Control Act of 1955, then the Clean Air Act in 1963, followed by amendments in 1966, the Clean Air Act Extension in 1970, and further amendments in 1977 and 1990. This course discusses the goals and importance of the Clean Air Act through its legislative history. Amendments have been implemented to these Acts, especially the 1990 Amendments which are covered in great detail in this course. This course also covers how the Clean Air Act is designed to protect people and how well that goal has been accomplished. In addition, the course describes the purpose and requirements of the New Source Review (NSR) permitting program and the Title V permit program. The course ends with the Clear Skies Legislation which was proposed to reduce power plant emissions of sulfur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen oxides (NOX), and mercury.$45.00Enroll Now
Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure This course provides an in-depth review of the federal requirements for SPCC plans and a complete analysis of the development of SPCC rules and regulations. Development of SPCC plans requires detailed knowledge of the facility and the potential effects of any oil spill. This course provides information about the current SCPP regulations, contingency plans, facility response plans, and reporting requirements to help prevent oil spills that could reach navigable waters of the United States or adjoining shorelines.$45.00Enroll Now