Authority: NAC 459.970 through 459.9729

Note: Due to ongoing lack of market demand for individuals certified solely as Specialists in the Management of Hazardous Waste, NDEP no longer administers testing for this certification. However, NDEP will continue to renew individuals previously certified as HWMS

When Required: Before any person consults for a fee in matters concerning the management of hazardous waste.

Approximate Time to Obtain: Certification can only be obtained once a year. Processing the application takes about 3 months; the issuance of certification after the test is taken takes about 3 months

Duration of Certificate: 2 years

Fees: Application, examination and renewal fees apply. See certifications documents.

Information Required: An application provided by the division must be completed. Demonstration of one of the following is required: a bachelor's or advanced degree from an accredited college or university in a relevant field and at least 2 years' experience; relevant professional registration or certification and at least 2 years' experience; a high school diploma or general equivalency diploma or general equivalency diploma and at least 6 years of relevant hazardous waste experience; or a combination of education and experience judged appropriate by the division.

Also needed are: a passing score on the examination administered by the division; three letters of recommendation; a color photograph; and a statement declaring the details of any pleas of guilty or nolo contendere in any criminal proceeding and of any convictions of a crime.

Public Notice: Not applicable

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