The Certification Commission requires that all applicants have completed at least one training course in compost operations that is three days or longer. This is to ensure that all applicants have the basic understanding of compost manufacturing. If you are unsure if a particular course would satisfy this requirement, please contact us at admimnistrator@certificationsUSCC.org. We maintain a list of courses that meet this prerequisite. If you are applying for the CCPTM and did not take a 5-day training course, you will also have to document two additional days of training related to compost operations. These could be in any of the nine knowledge domains (Appendix A)
If I’ve taught professional compost management programs, will this satisfy the 3 day requirement of organics recycling training?
Yes. If you have taught 3-day (or longer) courses related to managing composting operations, then this satisfies the training requirement. If the curriculum is less than 3 days, then that does not meet the training requirement
EXAMPLE: An applicant spent 100 hours developing a composting-facility-management training course that is offered over 3 days. The applicant may count that as meeting the 3 day training prerequisite.
EXAMPLE: An applicant has taught the same one day professional composting operations training program three times over the past three years. That does not count toward the 3 day or more professional organics recycling training prerequisite.