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Course Name: NJ Clean Communities Council Coordinator Certification Training
Course Code: ER0400WA23
Date of Most Recent Offering: September 15, 29 & October 7, 2022
Time: TBD am – TBD pm EDT
Location for September 15 & October 7: Online
Location for September 29: Rutgers EcoComplex, 1200 Florence Columbus Rd., Bordentown, NJ 08505 (Directions)
Format: Hybrid course combining online and classroom instruction
Registration Fee for Individuals Earning Initial Certification: $TBD per person (must attend ALL 3 days)
Registration Fee for Individuals Earning Recertification Credits ONLY:
1 Day: $TBD per person (please specify Sept. 15 OR Oct. 7 when registering)
2 Days: $TBD per person (Sept. 15 AND Oct. 7)
*Recertification credits offered for online class sessions on Sept. 15 and Oct. 7 ONLY
Registration closes: TBD
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Payments should be made out to: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Checks and money orders should be mailed to: Office of Continuing Professional Education, Attn: Registration Dept., 102 Ryders Ln, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8519
Purchase Orders can be mailed to the address above or electronically sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The NJ Clean Communities Council (NJCCC) partners with the Rutgers/NJAES Office of Continuing Professional Education (OCPE) to offer a certification course for Clean Communities program personnel. The three-day session presents information on programming, statistical reporting, budgeting/cost management, communications, volunteer management, and related topics in an informal atmosphere that encourages critical thinking and innovation.
Day One (September 15) will focus on Clean Communities processes and procedures while Day Three (October 7) of the program will present information on the interaction between Clean Communities programs, municipal finances, and enforcement procedures. Both of these days will be held online.
Day Two (September 29) will be held in person at the Rutgers EcoComplex in Bordentown. No breakfast or coffee service will be available for the in-person session, but boxed lunches will be provided for all attendees. This session will focus on the educational aspects of Clean Communities programming – getting the word out to members of the community.
Those seeking to become certified must:
- Complete all three days of the course;
- Submit a three to five-page paper on a topic related to developing, operating, and/or maintaining an effective Clean Communities program; and
- Obtain two additional credits within ninety (90) days of the end date of the certification course.
- Possible options for the additional two credits include:
- Attendance at public works workshops or conferences that have been approved for NJCCC credits. Partial credit can be given but minimum time for a portion of an event to be considered is one (1) hour.
- Attendance at Clean Communities workshops and meetings or Clean Communities session(s) at the New Jersey League of Municipalities conference.
- Attendance at county/municipal Clean Communities coordinator meetings or other events as approved by the NJCCC.
- Completion of an approved safety course.
- Completion of all six (6) modules in the Municipal Excess Liability Joint Insurance Fund’s stormwater management webinar series (details at https://njmel.org/mel-safety-institute/webinars).
- Documented organizing of and participation in a public lands or International Coastal Cleanup (ICC).
- Spearheading the effort to add Clean Communities program information to a municipal or county website using NJCCC Best Practices Model Website.
- Possible options for the additional two credits include:
For more information on the certification process, please contact the NJCCC at (609) 989-5900.
Who Should Attend?
If you are looking to become a Certified Clean Communities Coordinator, you must attend all 3 days of this class. If you are already a Clean Communities Coordinator, you are invited to participate in Day One and/or Three of the program to earn recertification credits (six credits per day).
Past participants have included:
- Borough Clerks/Administrators
- Certified Recycling Professionals
- Clean Communities Coordinators
- Environmental Commissioners
- Land Stewards
- Park Maintenance Directors
- Public Works Department Employees
- Recreation Directors
- Sanitation Inspectors
- Shade Tree Clerks
- Solid Waste Coordinators
- Sustainability Officers
- Township Managers
- Utility Workers
Meet Your Instructor
Bio coming soon!
“The presenters gave great ideas to implement the NJCC program.”
– Past Participant
“[I] Learned more about recycling and litter abatement as well as about how others developed their municipalities’ Clean Communities programs.”
– Past Participant
“[I] Learned more about safety and proper prep for clean ups. For future clean ups I will inform volunteers to wear proper clothing and PPE.”
– Past Participant
No breakfast will be provided. Box lunches will be available for pre-registered attendees only.
NOTE: If you have any dietary restrictions or food allergies, please alert us at least one (1) week in advance of the course start date so that we can make reasonable accommodations. We cannot guarantee accommodations for special requests made after that time.
*Applies for September 29 class session in Bordentown, NJ only. No meals provided for online class sessions.
Continuing Education Credits
The most recent offering of the NJ Clean Communities Council Coordinator Certification Training was approved for the following credits from professional organizations. We will reapply for similar credits the next time the course runs, but we cannot guarantee credit approval for future offerings.
NJ Certified Clean Communities Coordinators (CCCC): 6 per day for Days 1 and 3 only
NJ Certified Public Works Managers (CPWM): 6 Technical and 6 Government Contact Hours (2 Technical, 2 Government per day)
NJ Certified Recycling Professionals (CRP): 15 Classroom Recertification Credits (5 per day)
Course Requirements and Policies
This online course will be delivered via Rutgers Canvas learning management system and Zoom.
Equipment you will need to access this training:
- Laptop or desktop computers are required for this class.
- Speakers and microphone are not necessary as a call-in option is available.
Once you register with OCPE, you will receive an email from “Rutgers University Canvas” saying, “Click here to finish the registration process,” to create your new account in the Canvas Virtual Platform. If you do not see this message in your inbox, please check your junk/spam folder. The course shell will not open until a week before the start date of class. You will receive an email from Claudine Oleskin with directions and more details for the class.
COVID-19 Mask & Vaccination Policies for Face-to-Face Classes
Registrants attending OCPE events are not currently required to wear face masks or provide proof of vaccination.
To continue to protect yourself and others:
- Masks are welcome.
- If you have symptoms, testing is encouraged.
- If you feel unwell, please recover at home. Contact us to cancel your registration at 848-932-9271, option 2 or email@example.com.
Location is subject to change; registrants will be notified in the event of a change.
A unique email address is required for each registrant to register and access our courses.
- If this is your first time registering with us, please provide your own unique email address when registering; do not provide an email address that you share with co-workers.
- If you have previously taken classes with us and have used an email address that you share with your co-workers or supervisor, your account must be updated with a unique email address. To do this, please send an email to us at firstname.lastname@example.org stating that your email address needs to be changed and include:
- Your full name
- The shared email address that needs to be changed
- Your unique email address
- A phone number where you can be reached if we have any questions
Photo ID Requirement
Each registrant will be asked provide a photo of him/herself holding their government-issued photo ID. This is required by credit boards so that you may receive credits for participating in this online course.
- You will receive a reminder email prior to the start of the class with further instructions. Wait to receive these instructions before you attempt to upload your ID.
- The photo must be clear enough that we can read your name and verify that the person pictured on the ID is in fact the person holding it.
- After an OCPE staff member reviews the picture and verifies your identity, you will have access to participate in the course when it begins.
Cancellations and Substitutions
A $75 cancellation fee applies for this course. Substitutions are permitted. View our cancellation policy.
Program Questions? We’re Here to Help!
If you have any questions about the NJ Clean Communities Council Coordinator Certification Training, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.
Assistant Director: Carol Broccoli
Administrative Assistant: Claudine Oleskin
For registration assistance, please contact our Registration Department at 848-932-9271, option 2 or email email@example.com.