Perhaps. You wouldn’t qualify for the CCOM™ but you may well qualify for the CCP™ credential. That depends on the exact nature of your work. The work experience required to qualify to take the CCP™ test is 4 years of full time work (or the equivalent) supporting composting operations. For example, this could include doing site plans for composting facilities, providing equipment solutions, assisting regulatory compliance, or teaching courses related compost manufacturing.
I’ve been diverting and collecting organics and delivering them for composting for more than 2 years. Can I apply for the Commission’s test?
No. The Commission’s Scope of Practice Study focused on tasks of compost operations managers and the test is designed for the managers of composting operations and those who support these facilities. We hope to develop certification for organics collectors and haulers in the future.