FREE 40-Hour Hazwoper Training

Obtain your Hazardous Waste certification for free

Interested in applying to work in the Camp Fire Debris Cleanup?

The Butte County Office of Education's Back 2 Work and Career Technical Education (CTE) Departments are partnering with Teamsters Safety & Health to provide FREE trainings to obtain Hazwoper 40 certification (Hazardous Waste Operations & Emergency Response), the minimum requirement to be employed for working on hazardous waste sites such as for the Camp Fire Debris Cleanup.

After gauging interest of potential employers for these cleanup projects, the pay range has been anywhere from $17.50-$100 per hour depending on position and other qualifications.

The location and dates for our most recent free training is listed below. Limited spots are available, and registration is required; see links in the description. Please note that once a class is full, the registration link will no longer work.

There are limited spots available; please only register those who would take full advantage of this opportunity.

Free May Training - Oroville, CA

Four Days: May 20th-23rd, 2019

BCOE DeRocco Training Room

1500 Lincoln St., Oroville

Start: 8:00am - End: 6:30pm

Registration link:

  • You must register as a "New Student"
  • For help registering, please contact Farm Saelee at (916) 335-2523

Training Description

OSHA requires the Hazwoper 40 course for workers on hazardous waste sites. The course includes classroom learning and realistic hands-on activities. Workers practice remediation and decontamination activities while wearing the proper respirator and protective clothing. Upon successful completion of this course, each worker receives a "40-Hour Card" that certifies the worker to do hazardous waste work for 12 months, at which time OSHA requires the worker to take a Refresher Course.