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 two 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. Most agencies are charging anywhere from $400-$800 a person for this training; we are able to offer two trainings at no cost.


If you know of anyone interested in being employed for these projects and needs the minimum qualification Hazwoper 40 hour certification, please refer them to the two trainings offered below. Choose the Training (1 or 2) based on the location and dates that work best for you. Registration is required; see links below.


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

Training 1 - Oroville, CA

February 11th – February 14th, 2019

BCOE DeRocco Training Room

1500 Lincoln St., Oroville

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


Register Here


  • You must register as a "New Student"
  • For help registering, please contact Rayneedae Morales-White at (916) 929-2649

Training 2 - Chico, CA

March 4th – March 7th, 2019

Butte County CTE Department

2491 Carmichael Drive, Suite 500, Chico

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


Register Here


  • You must register as a "New Student"
  • For help registering, please contact Rayneedae Morales-White at (916) 929-2649

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.