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Thursday August 30 2018 - Toxics Use Reduction Planner Certification Course

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Toxics Use Reduction Institute
The Offices at Boott Mills West
126 John Street, Suite 14
Lowell, MA 01852

On-line modules available beginning August 30, 2018 with a Required one hour Kick-Off Web Meeting at 12:00.

*In Class: Thursdays, 8:30AM to 4:30PM,
September 27, and October 4, 11, and 25

*Note: October 18, 2018 is intentionally skipped

If your company reports on its use of toxic chemicals, is there someone in your organization who should take this course?

If you are already a Toxics Use Reduction Planner, is there someone you would like to refer?

If so, please pass on this information to them.

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 Planning course annually to train professionals responsible for assuring a company's TUR planning is done in good faith and yields new opportunities to create a more efficient and sustainable operation.

Course format: This course begins with attending a required group web meeting on Thursday, August 30 from 12:00 to 1:00 PM. For the next month, class participants will work on the 11 on-line training modules and discussions at their own pace. Participants who have not completed the on-line discussions, exercises and quizzes will not be admitted to the in-class sessions.

Four in-class sessions (September 27 and October 4, 11, and 25) follow. The course features TUR Planners sharing best practices, and a real world example that participants collaborate on (both in and out of class) to create a graded TUR Plan.

Already certified Limited Practice TUR Planners can earn 12 credits (one time only) for using the online portion of this course as a refresher. This option is not available for General Practice Planners.

Learn more about the course, its prerequisites, and the eligibility requirements for TUR Planner certification.

NOTE: Course attendance is required in order to receive a certificate of completion. If you have any questions about certification requirements, contact Walter Hope at MassDEP at (617) 292-5982.

How to Register for this Course:
To register online see Step 1 below. To register by mail, complete the application form and return it by the due date. Payments can be made on line (See Step 2 below) or by checks payable to "UMass Lowell" for the full amount of the course fee, which must be received prior to the first day of the on-line portion of the course. 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 information prior to the class start date with specific course information, including login credentials and directions to the facility.

Register early! Class size is limited and the course usually fills 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:

If your facility has ever filed a TURA Form S, your fee is $630.00. (MassDEP Facility I.D.# required for the lower rate). If your facility has not filed a TURA Form S, your fee is $2,000.00. Registration fee includes materials, lunch, and breaks for each day.

Participation in the on-line portion of the class only is now available. It is important to note that choosing the on-line only portion of the course does not qualify you to become a certified planner.  The fee for on-line only is $500.00.

Registrations are due by August 27, 2018. Registration is first come/first served. A confirmation packet - including login information for the on-line portion and directions to the training facility for the class - will be emailed to you upon successful enrollment.

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations must be received by August 27, 2018 (3 business days) before the first day of class.  Cancellations received by August 27, 2018 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) 934-3195 or email Brenda@turi.org

If courses are canceled due to low enrollments, or if courses are over-subscribed, applicants will be notified and any fees paid will be refunded.

For more information about this course or other trainings, please contact Pam Eliason at 978-934-3142 or pam@turi.org


STEP 1:    
Register Now!

 (If you plan to use a credit card, please return to this announcement after you complete the registration form or go to our website ) 


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NON FILER FEE:  $2,000.00
On Line Only Fee:  $500.00



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