CUPA Training Resources

The CUPA Compliance Reference Manual provides an overview of the six program elements. This manual covers key points of each of the programs and their applicability to businesses. This manual is not considered and exhaustive overview, but as a foundation for determining which programs and regulations hazardous waste business may be subject to.

Compliance Guidance for Small Businesses - Hazardous Wastes and Materials

CUPAs identified the need to provide resources to assist key technical experts in enhancing the instructional design of the courses they teach as well as improving their delivery of the courses. This is a results driven training experience. As an active partner in the planning, preparation and facilitation of services, we ensure an overall experience of training and coaching that is cohesive and productive. Moreover, the training and coaching are grounded in evidenced based theory and are delivered with a focus on active participation and application to real life experiences.

This is a two-day workshop, 8 hours each day for a total of 16 REHS contact hours.

The Western States Project was established in 1986 to support and enhance the environmental enforcement programs of its members. The founding states were Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, and Washington.

The mission of the Western States Project is to protect and enhance the environment through increasing the effectiveness of environmental enforcement efforts and coordinating enforcement activities, including information services, among other member states.

HAZWOPER is an acronym which stands for Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response. HAZWOPER training is covered under OSHA standard 29 CFR Part 1910.120. OSHA has developed the Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Standard (HAZWOPER) program to protect workers at hazardous sites.

In addition to local HAZWOPER trainers, OSHA provides online training for the 24, 40, and 8 hour refresher courses.

CSTI has evolved into a statewide enterprise with responsibility for supporting training, exercises and education in wide variety of areas including but not limited to; emergency management, public safety, homeland security, hazardous materials, disaster recovery and crisis communications.

CSTI is no longer just defined by the San Luis Obispo campus you may be familiar with, but is being developed into a more holistic resource to support your needs whether you are a government, non-profit or private sector organization.

Many CUPAs send inspectors to the Hazardous Materials Technician and Specialist courses to enhance their emergency response skills.

CSTI - California Specialized Training Institute

The California Code of Regulations (CCR) requires local agency inspectors conducting underground storage tank (UST) inspections to have a current inspector certificate from the International Code Council (ICC). The ICC certification is only valid for 24 months after the date of issue. A local agency inspector then must renew the certification to continue to perform UST inspections.

Specifically, Section 2715 (j)(2) of Title 23, CCR states these individuals shall renew the California inspector certificate every 24 months, by either passing the ICC California UST Inspector exam or satisfying equivalent criteria as approved by the Division of Water Quality UST Program Manager.

UST trainings occur regionally and at the CUPA Conference. Many other trainings are available through industry and training consultants.

We recommend you check with the Division of Water Quality UST Program Manager about alternative trainings for your agency.