onDemand Managing Composting Programs Training Course


Managing Composting Programs gives industry professionals an excellent grounding in the various issues involved in the management of composting systems, including:

  • The Importance of Composting as a Component of Solid Waste Management
  • Compost Uses, Markets and Compost Quality
  • Composting Principles
  • Composting Methods
  • Facility Site Development and Equipment
  • System Planning and Economics
  • Operations and Troubleshooting
  • Regulatory Management


This course is designed as a 100% self-study, online learning experience.

 You will receive access to 8 video recordings of the lessons, the eBook, and supplemental materials. (The hard-copy coursebook is available at an additional charge.)

Upon completion of the course, SWANA awards participants 30 Professional Development Hours (PDHs), formerly known as CEUs, to apply toward a current SWANA certification.

To ensure you receive the PDHs, send an email to certification@swana.org when you have completed the course.

Ideal for current and future managers and operators of government solid waste management systems and other industry professionals who work in an advisory or consulting capacity with municipal waste managers.

The certification exam is NOT included with the course purchase. If you wish to pursue certification, visit our Become Certified Page or email certification@swana.org for more information. 

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SWANA offers this course as a stand-alone learning experience that can also be used to supplement the learning and experience needed to prepare for certification in this discipline. Please note that passing a certification exam requires amassing knowledge, skills, and abilities over time from a variety of sources; no one course provides all of the knowledge needed to pass a certification exam. Knowledge is typically gained over time from years of experience in the field; online courses, webinars, and podcasts; in-person seminars, events, and workshops; and on-the-job training.

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