• Board for Waste Management Facility Operators

    The Board for Waste Management Facility Operators establishes training criteria, approves training providers, and licenses qualified individuals who manage waste facilities in the Commonwealth.

    Licensing Section  (804) 367-2719
    Board Office  (804) 367-7226
    FAX  (866) 430-1033
    Email  WasteMgt@dpor.virginia.gov 
  • Forms & Applications

    For Individuals | For Education Providers 


    Applicants must read and understand the Board for Waste Management Facility Operators Regulations (PDF).
    DPOR Boards only accept the most recent versions of the applications provided below. DPOR Boards are not responsible for processing delays associated with forms that do not conform to this requirement.
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    Application fees are not refundable.


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    Laws & Regulations

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    Meetings & Minutes

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    The Virginia Regulatory Town Hall provides access to the board's meeting schedule, agendas, and past meeting minutes.

    Visit the Town Hall: http://www.townhall.virginia.gov/L/viewboard.cfm?boardid=16&display=meetings 

    Education & Exams

    Education

    Examination

    Exam Administrator  PSI
    (800) 733-9267
    comments@psiexams.com 
    Frequency and Dates of Exam  Daily.
    Deadline for Application and Exam Fee  No application deadline. Applications are reviewed on a continuous basis. Application can take up to two weeks to be reviewed.
    Exam Fee (payable to PSI)  $225
    Exam Locations  Charlottesville
    Eastern Shore
    Falls Church
    Johnson City 
    Richmond
    Roanoke
    Tyson's Corner
    Virginia Beach
    Questions About Exam Scheduling or Registration?   See Candidate Information Bulletin or contact PSI at (800) 733-9267 or comments@psiexams.com
    Other Questions?  DPOR Examinations Section
    (804) 367-8569 or exams@dpor.virginia.gov
    To check on application status, contact the Board's Licensing Section at (804) 367-2719.

    News & Publications

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    No Board-specific items at this time.

    For DPOR news, visit the Press Releases page.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    1. How do I contact the Board office?  
    2. When I call the Board office, will I be able to speak directly with a Board member? 
    3. I need to renew my license, but I haven't received my renewal form. What do I need to do? 
    4. My renewal payment was one day late and I have always paid on time. Can you waive the late fee? 
    5. I did not renew on time because I didn't receive my renewal card. Do I still have to pay a late fee or reinstate my license? 
    6. Does the Board office use the date of receipt or the postmark date to determine whether an application or renewal was received on time? 
    7. My address and/or name has changed. What do I need to do to notify the Board? 

    How do I contact the Board office?

    You may reach the Board office by phone at (804) 367-2719 (Licensing Section) or (804) 367-2785 (Board Office), by FAX at (866) 430-1033, or by e-mail at WasteMgt@dpor.virginia.gov. Additionally,if you have information that you would like to mail to the Board, please send it to:

    Board for Waste Management Facility Operators
    Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation
    9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 400
    Richmond, VA 23233

    When I call the Board office, will I be able to speak directly with a Board member?

    No. The Board members do not work in the Board office. They come into the Board offices for Board meetings and hearings, but are not here on a daily basis.

    Board office staff members can answer your questions and are trained to process all information that comes into the Board office. Please do not contact Board members directly.

    I need to renew my license, but I haven't received my renewal form. What do I need to do?

    Send in the renewal fee, make checks payable to the Treasurer of Virginia, and include your license/certificate number on your check. Please complete a Name/Address Change Form if you have moved or changed your name. Mail this information to:
    Board for Waste Management Facility Operators
    Department of Professional & Occupational Regulation
    9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 400
    Richmond, VA 23233

    You CANNOT continue to practice in Virginia after your license has expired.

    My renewal payment was one day late and I have always paid on time. Can you waive the late fee?

    No. The Board's regulations allow a 30-day grace period in which a license may be renewed without penalty (therefore, your payment is actually 31 days late). Staff cannot waive the fee.

    I did not renew on time because I didn't receive my renewal card. Do I still have to pay a late fee or reinstate my license?

    Yes. Board regulations state that failure to receive the renewal notice does not relieve the licensee of the obligation to renew.

    Does the Board office use the date of receipt or the postmark date to determine whether an application or renewal was received on time?

    The date the application or renewal was received in the agency determines whether it is on time, not the postmark date. If the renewal fee is received after the due date, you will be required to pay the reinstatement fee. If the reinstatement fee is received after the due date, you will be required to apply as a new applicant, meeting all current requirements.

    My address and/or name has changed. What do I need to do to notify the Board?

    Complete, print, sign, and submit a Name/Address Change Form to the Board office. All address changes must be received by the Board in writing. When providing a post office box as the mailing address, it must be accompanied by the physical address.

    Board for Waste Management Facility Operators

    Board Executive Director

    Eric L. Olson

    Board Administrator

    Mindy Spruill

    Board Member Roster

    Peter Cao, OD, LDO
    First four year term ends June 30, 2015
    Commercial Waste Generator Representative
    Joseph R. Levine
    First four year term ends June 30, 2014
    Local Government—Sanitary Landfill Representative
    Joyce M. Doughty
    Second four year term ends June 30, 2015
    Local Government—Other Facility Representative
    Danielle J. Davis
    First four year term ends June 30, 2015
    Citizen Member
    Vacant
    Unexpired four year term ends June 30, 2014
    Private Owner—Sanitary Landfill Representative
    Debra A. Miller
    Second four year term ends June 30, 2013
    Department of Environmental Quality Representative
    Maurice R. Witcher, III
    First four year term ends June 30, 2014
    Private Owner—Other Facility Representative
     

    Board members are appointed by the Governor. To learn more about the gubernatorial appointment process, visit the Secretary of the Commonwealth's website.  

    Military and Veterans Services

    DPOR stands ready to assist veterans and active-duty military personnel as they maintain or transition to civilian careers requiring professional credentials.

    Active-duty military personnel and their spouses having served overseas, as well as certain diplomatic service members and veterans, may be eligible to receive up to a five-year extension for meeting license renewal requirements (pursuant to Section 54.1-117 of the Code of Virginia).

    Spouses of active-duty military personnel assigned to a duty station in Virginia are eligible for expedited processing using the Military Spouse Expedited License Application (PDF). A temporary, non-renewable six-month license for certain military spouses licensed in another state who need more time to meet Virginia-specific requirements may also be an option. 

    In addition, the Virginia Department of Veterans Affairs may reimburse veterans for the cost of license or certification exams. See the VA Pamphlet 22-02-1 for more information.

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