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Event Name: Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) 40-Hour Hybrid Training course (Virtual + In-Person)
Topic: Hybrid 40-Hour HAZWOPER (3 days virtual plus 2 days in-person)
Event Description:

NOTE: All EPA staff travel required to attend this "In-Person" course is being closely monitored/scrutinized for mandatory EPA 5170-related cost compliance tracking with the Region POC for this course.  Therefore, if you plan to submit a travel authorization to attend, please discuss beforehand with the designated R ...  [more]

Event Host:ERTP/Environmental Response Training Program
Additional Information:

*****EPA Region 5 - The U.S. EPA Region 5 Staff have Priority Registration Preference. *****

This is a 40 Hour Hybrid course (3 days of virtual class plus 2 days of in-person)

Participant instructions will be provided through an emailed Outlook calendar event later after registration & after enrollment are fully complete upon ERTP's successful review & approval of the participant's medical evaluation received.

July 17-19, 2023 Part 1/virtual online instructor-led training dates (3 days)

July 20-21, 2023 Part 2/hands-on at EPA Warehouse, Willowbrook, IL (2 days)

Unless otherwise noted, all course times are 8AM to 5PM daily Central Time Zone (ET)

Class participation details will be provided to Trainex enrolled/registered participants for this course through receipt of separate Outlook calendar events transmitted to the registered participant’s email address used for course registration.

Class registration and participation details:

  1. Trainex website registrations- All course enrollment registrations for this course will occur at
  2. Medical Clearance Authorization – Receipt of the medical clearance authorization at email address: ertp-h& and subsequent review of document(s) for completeness.
  3. Receipt of Outlook calendar event email- Upon ERTP’s receipt of the participants site class registration, the participant will receive an Outlook calendar email from:  ertp-h&
  4. Together, completion of items 1) through 3) above completes the course registration process.  It is the course participants responsibility  to carefully review the initial Outlook calendar events received and follow directions provided, as well as monitor incoming and/or updated Outlook calendar event emails received that identify changes or updated information for the course logistics, participant requirements, and/or other information.  For registered participants only, training participation instructions will be provided thru receipt of emailed Outlook calendar event updates several days prior to the course start date. 

Full attendance, participations in interactive quizzes and polls, and answering 75% of the test questions are required to receive the course completion certificate.

*****IMPORTANT:  ERTP’s receipt of a Trainex course registration is a Registration Request, it is not a Guaranteed Enrollment in the Course. All ERTP training courses require applicant registration thru the Trainex system.  Last minute course arrivals without prior ERTP Trainex course registration approval is not permitted.  Before ERTP issues final approval to deliver any course and/or any EPA offices incurring expenses for the training event (including but not limited to EPA staff travel TA’s and/or ERTP training contractor expenses incurred), all EPA mandatory pre-approvals must all be met. The pre-approvals include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Training location’s availability;
  • COVID status and/or other COVID Guidelines in effect for the location, as well as staff;
  • Agency limitations, scrutiny, and approvals of ‘Conference Spending Requirements (known as the “5170”)’ for the specific training course(s) scheduled delivery timeframe;
  • Weather (blizzard, hurricane, etc);
  • Contractual number of available course training slots;
  • EPA training location staff having priority registration over all other registrations; and/or
  • Hosting site Training Coordinator approval.

In the event a course is subsequently postponed or canceled, or notification of registration cancellation is received, all EPA travel arrangements (airline/car rental/hotel) should be canceled in a timely manner. Registered students will receive a notification via email if/when a course is postponed and/or cancelled.

Notice:For in-person course deliveries, confirmed course registered participants must abide by all facility physical access requirements for the location (examples: check-in at the security gate, Federal ID, Government PIV/CAC cards, photo id’s, etc.).  If applicable for the course or location, restrictions may apply to non-citizens and acceptable identification may be required for facility entry.  Unless otherwise specified, ERTP TRAINING IS GENERALLY NOT OPEN TO INTERNATIONAL ATTENDEES, ACADEMIA, CONTRACTORS, CONSULTANTS OR OTHER PRIVATE ENTITIES.

IMPORTANT NOTICE – Actions required by EPA staff for this item that are specific to this training event/course: 

Conference Spending Requirements(known as the “5170”) -Applicable to all ERTP in-person courses & training dates– All EPA staff travel spending will be closely monitored and scrutinized for 5170 cost-monitoring requirements.  All EPA staff registering for the above course registration links are requested to notify the EPA/Region staff identified at the bottom of this webpage in advance and provide the preliminary cost estimate details in writing via email.  The Region POC and/or other EPA staff are responsible for tracking EPA 5170 spending for this training event.  Travel spending includes all funds to be paid for by EPA.  The 5170 conference spending requirement is not applicable to participants external to EPA, where EPA is not funding travel.

EPA travel spending “Project Code for this training event:  The unique project code for this training event will be assigned 

****Participants are responsible for ensuring this code, once it is assigned, is used in the Site Project field under the Accounting tab in Concur.  This code must be used for all travel authorizations, travel vouchers, and local travel vouchers related to this specific training course event.  For the code shown as “TBD”, upon receipt of OCFO’s approval this webpage will be updated to add the approved code.  For TA’s approved in advance, it is the traveler’s responsibility to ensure the TA is amended to add the correct project code(s) and/or MUST be added to the final Travel Voucher.  For some back-to-back delivered courses, two different unique travel codes may be required.  If needed, your FCO/Funds Certifying Official can provide assistance to ensure the code is entered correctly in Concur. 


****Note:  ERTP’s training contractors are NOT involved in EPA’s internal 5170 conference spending processes or approvals.  All 5170 related questions are to be forwarded to the Region course POC, or Region Training Coordinator, and/or the EPA ERTP Contracting Officer Representatives (COR’s). 

***Logistics for the in-person training will be provided to participants thru the subsequent Outlook calendar events

Registration Status: Completed - Medical evaluation required to attend. Registration will remain in-complete until proof is received by the ERTP Registrar. 5170 costs mandatory prior to acceptance.
Event Begins: July 17, 2023 at 8:00 AM
Event Ends: July 21, 2023 at 5:00 PM
For questions about this event, please contact: Jackie Dillard
Phone: 312-353-8730
This event will be held at: US EPA Region 5 Willowbrook Warehouse
600 Joliet Rd.
Suite A
Willowbrook, IL 60527
Additional Event Information
Med Clearance_Non-EPA or new EPA staff (264K/PDF)
Med Clearance_Existing EPA staff (193K/PDF)


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