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TUR Planner Certification Course

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Upcoming Events:
  • August 13, 2021, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • September 30, 2021, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • October 6, 2021, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • October 13, 2021, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • October 28, 2021, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

August 13, 2021 (mandatory virtual kick-off meeting)

August 13 – September 28 (asynchronous online coursework)

Thursday September 30, Wednesdays October 6 and 13 and Thursday October 28, 2021 (in class meetings)

Toxics Use Reduction Planner Certification Course


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UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center

50 Warren Street

Lowell, MA  01852



Online modules available beginning August 13, 2021, with a required one hour kick-off web meeting at 12:00.

In class sessions:  8:30AM to 4:30PM on Thursday, September 30, Wednesday, October 6, Wednesday, October 13, and Thursday, October 28.


Companies increasingly recognize that what is good for human health and the environment is also good for business and the bottom line. Effective toxics use reduction (TUR) protects workers, communities, and the environment, while sharpening a company's competitive edge. 

TUR Planners are essential to this process. Click here to learn more about the role of the TUR Planner. 

The Toxics Use Reduction Institute offers the TUR Planner Certification course annually to train professionals responsible for assuring a company's TUR planning is done in good faith. 

Course Format:

This course begins with attending a required group web meeting on Friday, August 13, from 12:00 to 1:00 PM. Class participants will work on the 11 online training modules and discussions at their own pace (asynchronously).

Already certified Limited Practice TUR Planners may be eligible to earn 20 continuing education credits (one time only) for taking the online portion of this course as a refresher. Contact Pam Eliason for more information.  It is important to note that choosing the online only portion of the course does not qualify you to become a certified planner.  

Four in-class sessions (September 30, October 6, 13, and 28) follow. This portion of the course features veteran TUR Planners and other subject matter experts sharing best practices. Small group work on a practicum, based on a real manufacturing operation, helps to hone your planning skills.

Before registering go here to complete the application form which will help us determine your eligibility to be certified as a TUR Planner. If you have any questions about Planner certification requirements, email Walter Hope at MassDEP or contact him at (617) 292-5982.

How to Register for this Course:

To register online, see below. To register by mail, complete the registration form and return it by the due date. Payments can be made online (see below) or by checks payable to "UMass Lowell" for the full amount of the course fee, which must be received prior to the mandatory kick-off web meeting. Your registration will not be complete and your space will not be held until payment and registration forms are received. Applicants admitted for this course will receive a Zoom meeting link prior to the required kick-off web meeting.

Register early! Class size is limited and the course will fill up. Applicants are registered on a first come/first served basis with a completed registration. Please check our website calendar at www.turi.org.

Registration Fee:

Limited Practice TUR Planners: If your facility (your sole employer) has ever filed a TURA Form S, your fee is $630. (MassDEP Facility I.D.# required for the lower rate.)

General Practice TUR Planners: If your facility/employer has not filed a TURA Form S, or if you intend to do TUR Planning for more than one facility, your fee is $2,000. Registration fee includes materials, lunch and breaks for each day.

Participation in the online-only portion of the course is available. The fee for the online portion of the course only is $250 for current Limited Practice TUR Planners and $500 for all others.


Registrations are due by August 10, 2021. Registration is first come/first served. A confirmation packet, including the Zoom link for the mandatory kick-off meeting and login information for the online portion of the class, will be emailed to you upon successful enrollment.

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations must be received by August 10, 2021 (3 business days before the first day of class).  Cancellations received by August 10 will receive a credit that may be used for a future TURI-sponsored event.

There will be no credit for cancellations received less than 3 business days prior to the start of the course.

To cancel your registration, please contact Brenda Wilson at (978) 934-3275 or email Brenda@turi.org.

Please fill out a brief application prior to formally registering for course.  This is not required, but will help determine your eligibility.  For more information about this course or other trainings, please contact Pam Eliason at 978-934-3142.

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NON FILER FEE:  $2,000

Online Only - Limited Practice TUR Planners Fee:  $250

Online Only – Others Fee:  $500

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