Office for Compliance & Risk Management

Office for Compliance & Risk Management

RCRA Training

Statement of Hazardous Waste Training Requirement

Per Federal law (40 CFR 256, specifically 256.16(c)) and due to the fact that Florida Tech is classified as a Large Quantity Generator of Hazardous Waste every person (Faculty, Staff and Student Worker*) who works around or with chemicals or around or near EPA classified Hazardous Wastes must be trained in the handling of Hazardous Wastes. This is often referred to as RCRA training after the name of the Law; “Resource Conservation and Recovery Act.” No new hire of any sort (Faculty, Staff or Student) may work unsupervised until the individual completes such training.

Non-compliance may result in significant Civil penalties to the individual & the University. All professional liability insurance (both University & personal) does NOT cover such claims and the individual may be held separately liable for such violations. Willful or repeat violations may be subject to both Civil & Criminal penalty to both the individual and University.

Florida Tech is and has been subject to inspection (both scheduled & surprise) by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) to enforce this and related statutes for Federal EPA.

Statement of Policy

Florida Tech is making every effort to aid its Faculty, Staff and Students in compliance with this regulation. We now provide two FREE options where FIT affiliated individuals may satisfy the requirements of this Federal Law. Described below are both classroom & online options that are open and tailored to all Florida Tech personnel. Of course, you may choose to attend a RCRA training course from the host of providers outside the university at your convenience and your expense. We simply require proof of your training on an annual basis from you if you choose an outside provider. Your completion certificates should be e-mailed to so that they may be recorded in University records. We handle this process at the Trainings we provide.

To protect you and the university your training records are being recorded in our Banner database system. Banner will provide you with reminders in the future of your need to retrain, as long as we know you are subject to this regulation.

On Campus Training Option

(FREE – FIT Affiliates)

On the following dates a sit down class will be available as indicated. Please attend one of the sessions for the Academic year 2014/2015:

Academic Training - Faculty & Students

Thursday October 30th
Session One: 8:30am to 10:30am, Hartley Room
Session Two: 12:00 pm to 2:00pm, Hartley Room
Session Three: 2:30pm to 4:30pm, Hartley Room

Saturday November 1st
Session One: 9:00am to 11:00am, Auditorium, Olin Engineering Building
Session Two: 12:30 pm to 2:30pm, Auditorium, Olin Engineering Building
Session Three: 3:00pm to 5:00pm, Auditorium, Olin Engineering Building

Renee Foosaner Education Center Instructors

Thursday October 30th
Session One: 6:00pm to 7:30pm, Foosaner Art Museum

FIT Facilities & FIT Aviation Staff

Friday October 31st
Session One: 7:30am to 11:30pm, Gleason Performing Arts Center
Session Two: 12:00 pm to 4:00pm, Gleason Performing Arts Center

Space is limited so please RSVP via email to to attend one of the sessions.

Online Training Option

(FREE – FIT Affiliates)

The Florida Tech Continuing Education Department now provides our online RCRA Training.

To register for the online Hazardous Waste ( RCRA) Training course: Please Click Here

  • Please select the circle in front of “I do not have an account with CourseWebs”. You will now enter your personal information to create an account.
  • When creating your account please create a new and unique User ID and Password

*Please Note: The User ID and Password will be used to access your online Hazardous Waste Training course.

  • The Complete Your Enrollment Page will open Click Complete Your Enrollment.

  • You will now receive a Thank You! page and will receive an email automatically to the e-mail account that you used during your account creation.

Once you have completed your course registration you will receive a confirmation email. The confirmation email will provide instructions on how to get started and access your course materials. If your registration has been completed and you do not receive an email within one business day please contact

Out of FIT System Options:

(At Individual’s Expense)

There are many outside providers of this training. Here are examples:

*Students attending class and working with chemicals & hazardous wastes are not subject to this statute, but ANY supervisor of said class (student or otherwise) is subject to the statute. Students who are not employed by the University are not subject to his statute; however, it has been ruled that students who are given oversight responsibilities of chemical & hazardous wastes are considered defacto employees of a school.