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

Important Notices Concerning Coronavirus (COVID-19):

Visit dpor.virginia.gov/COVID-19 for the latest COVID-19 updates, including information about the revised Executive Order.

Please note: DPOR Offices at the Perimeter Center are closed to the public due to the public health emergency. No in-person customer service is available and visitors are not permitted to enter the building or drop off materials.

Important Exam Notices

  • Go to: Most Requested Forms (address change, criminal conviction reporting, certification request, etc.)

Applicants must read and understand the Board for Waste Management Facility Operators Regulations (PDF). Application fees are not refundable. 
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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For Individuals
 

License Application (PDF)  Interactive Static
Experience Verification Form (PDF) Interactive Static
Education Verification Form (PDF)  Interactive Static
Examination Site Conduct Agreement (PDF)    Static


For Education Providers
 

Training Course Approval Application (PDF)  Interactive Static

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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 Hallhttps://townhall.virginia.gov/L/Meetings.cfm?BoardID=16

Education 

 

Examination

  • **Effective August 1, 2020, the examination will be closed book.  No references will be allowed in the test center.
  • PSI Test Centers

 

Exam Administrator  PSI
(855) 340-3910
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. An application can take up to two weeks to be reviewed.
Exam Fee (payable to PSI) $225
Exam Locations Charlottesville, VA 
Richmond, VA
Roanoke, VA
Vienna, VA
Virginia Beach, VA
Johnson City, TN
Salisbury, MD
Questions About Exam Scheduling or Registration? See Candidate Information Bulletin or contact PSI at (855) 340-3910 or comments@psiexams.com.
**Effective August 1, 2020, the examinations will be closed book. No references will be allowed in the test center.
Other Questions?  DPOR Examinations Section
(804) 367-8544 or exams@dpor.virginia.gov
To check on application status, contact the Board's Licensing Section at (804) 367-2719.

 

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How do I contact the Board office? Will I be able to speak directly to a Board member? 

You may reach us 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

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?

Many Boards allow you to update your ADDRESS using Online Services, so login to your personal profile to see if this is an option for your license type. The alternative is to complete, print, sign, and submit an Address Change Form to the Board office by mail. Unless updated online, all Address Change Forms 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.

To report a NAME CHANGE: complete, print, sign, and submit a Name Change Form to the Board office. All name changes must be received by the Board in writing. Individual name change requests must be accompanied by a copy of a marriage certificate, divorce decree, court order, or other official documentation that verifies the name change.

Board for Waste Management Facility Operators

Board Executive Director

Eric L. Olson

Board Administrator

Marjorie King

Member Roster

Board Member Roster

Ellen C. Thacker

  • Second four-year term ends June 30, 2023
  • Citizen Member

Jason Mitchell

  • Unexpired term begins July 1, 2018
  • Unexpired term ends June 30, 2022
  • Director of Public Works, City of Hampton

Joyce M. Doughty

  • Second four-year term ends June 30, 2015
  • Local Government—Other Facility Representative

Sathish Anabathula

  • First four-year term ends June 30, 2022
  • Citizen Member

Timothy P. Torrez

  • First four-year term ends June 30, 2022
  • Private Owner—Sanitary Landfill Representative

Leslie DeBolt Beckwith

  • Unexpired term ends June 30, 2021
  • Department of Environmental Quality Representative

Christopher A. Chiodo

  • First four-year term ends June 30, 2018
  • 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 

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 outside the U.S., 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 (Interactive | Static). A temporary, non-renewable 12-month license for certain military spouses licensed in another state who need more time to meet Virginia-specific requirements is also an option if necessary. [Section 54.1-119

  • Military spouses also can get help covering the costs of transferring their professional licenses or certifications when they experience a permanent-change-of-station move with their service member spouse

For honorably discharged veterans, “substantially equivalent” military training, education, or experience may be credited toward certain license requirements (pursuant to Section 54.1-118). The Virginia Department of Veteran Services does not reimburse for exam costs. However, Veterans can be reimbursed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The link for the information is here: https://www.va.gov/education/about-gi-bill-benefits/how-to-use-benefits/test-fees.

(Please check back periodically as we modify transactions in the future.)


Address change

ALL license types  

  • Except courses

 


Renew a license

Individual license types only 


Go to Online Services