SWANA Certification

SWANA certifications are recognized by numerous states as the standard for solid waste employees. Whether you’re just starting your professional journey or well on your way to a successful career, SWANA certification can help you enhance your career, increase your salary, and distinguish yourself amongst your peers. 

Becoming a SWANA-certified professional distinguishes you as an expert in your field, sets you up to have a greater impact on your profession, and opens doors to new leadership opportunities.

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

Preparing for Certification

Individuals seeking certification should note that attending a training course does NOT guarantee success on a certification exam. 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, skills, and abilities needed to pass a certification exam. Knowledge is gained over time from years of experience in the field; online courses, webinars, and podcasts; in-person seminars and events; hands-on workshops; on-the-job training; local, regional, and national conferences; mentoring programs; trade publications; and more. 

Learn more about SWANA’s certification disciplines: