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New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services

Hazardous Waste Coordinator Certification Program
Hazardous Waste Coordinator Training & Certification

Application Process

To receive certification, the Hazardous Waste Coordinator (HWC) must annually submit an application (form supplied by NHDES) with the application fee of $125. Each HWC must also attend an annual training class. The first time a HWC attends training they must come to a Basic course administered by NHDES and successfully complete a written examination administered by NHDES (with a score of 70% or better). In subsequent years, the HWC may attend either a Basic class or any advanced training module. There are no testing requirements in subsequent years as long as the HWC keeps a current certificate. To register for training, please remit the application fee of $125 and the course fee of $175 (payable to "Treasurer, State of NH") by the deadline date listed for each session. Credit card (Visa & MasterCard) orders will be accepted by calling (603) 271-2942. An application cannot be processed without payment.

If you intend to have more than one person attend from your organization please make copies of the application. Please note these sessions will be on a first come first serve basis and some of the training locations have limited seating capacity. We will make every effort to accommodate all who apply for a specific session. You will receive confirmation for your training location.

Please submit to:

Tim Prospert
Hazardous Waste Certification Manager
NHDES - Waste Management Division
29 Hazen Drive
Concord, NH 03301

Certificates will be mailed to all those who successfully complete the requirements. Certification is valid for one year from the date of issuance.

Who requires certification?

Every hazardous waste generator in the State of New Hampshire that generates more than 220 pounds of hazardous waste in any one month must have a Hazardous Waste Coordinator on staff at the facility where the hazardous waste is generated. All notified Full Quantity Generators (FQG) and any other generator meeting the requirement (…generates more than 220 pounds of hazardous waste in any one month) must attend.

If you have questions on the certification program, contact Tim Prospert, Certification Manager, at (603) 271-7837 or



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