The Certification Commission requires that all applicants have completed at least a three-day training course in compost operations. This is to ensure that all applicants have the basic understanding of compost manufacturing.
Candidates who have had additional training in areas such as Compost Facility Design, Safety, Management, and Odor Control and Operations are ideal candidates.
Attending courses on other topics related to composting and organics recycling will be counted for maintaining certification (continuing professional development) but will not count as the training needed to qualify for taking the test the first time. Likewise, attending conferences and symposia on related topics will count toward continuing education, but not initial certification.