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Requirements to Become a Certified TUR Planner

Prerequisites for becoming a certified General Practice Planner are somewhat different from those for a Limited Practice Planner. If you have questions, please contact Walter Hope, MassDEP, 617-292-5982 or walter.hope@state.ma.us.

Based on 310 CMR 50 (Commonwealth of Massachusetts Regulation)

Requirements to become a Certified General Practice TUR Planner

310 CMR 50.52 (1) Employment Experience

7 years full time employment in specified fields:

  • Engineering or Process Control
  • Manufacturing, Production, or Quality Control
  • Environmental Compliance or Worker Health and Safety
  • Planning, Industrial Design, or Research and Development
  • Accounting, Business Administration, or Product Marketing
  • Managerial or Legal
310 CMR 50.52 (3) Educational Substitution for Employment Experience
  • Vocational/Technical Certificate: 1 year substitution for employment experience
  • Relevant Associate's Degree: 2 year substitution
  • Bachelor's Degree, concentration directly related to TUR: 4 year substitution
  • Bachelor's Degree, concentration indirectly related to TUR: 3 year substitution
  • Master's Degree or Doctorate, concentration directly related to TUR: 5 year substitution
  • Master's Degree or Doctorate, concentration indirectly related to TUR: 4 year substitution
310 CMR 50.54 Exam Track for Certification Successful completion of the TUR Planner certification course and passing the examination
310 CMR 50.53 (3) Certification/Recertification Fee $500
310 CMR 50.58 Continuing Education Requirements for Recertification

First recertification: 30 continuing education credits required

Subsequent recertifications: 24 continuing education credits required

Based on 310 CMR 50 (Commonwealth of Massachusetts Regulation)

Requirements to become a Certified Limited  Practice TUR Planner

310 CMR 50.52 (1) Employment Experience

7 years full time employment in specified fields:

  • Engineering or Process Control
  • Manufacturing, Production, or Quality Control
  • Environmental Compliance or Worker Health and Safety
  • Planning, Industrial Design, or Research and Development
  • Accounting, Business Administration, or Product Marketing
  • Managerial or Legal
310 CMR 50.52 (3) Educational Substitution for Employment Experience
  • Vocational/Technical Certificate: 1 year substitution for employment experience
  • Relevant Associate's Degree: 2 year substitution
  • Bachelor's Degree, concentration directly related to TUR: 4 year substitution
  • Bachelor's Degree, concentration indirectly related to TUR: 3 year substitution
  • Master's Degree or Doctorate, concentration directly related to TUR: 5 year substitution
  • Master's Degree or Doctorate, concentration indirectly related to TUR: 4 year substitution
310 CMR 50.54 Exam Track for Certification Successful completion of the TUR Planner certification course and passing the examination
310 CMR 50.55 Experience in TUR Activities 2 full years of experience in TUR activities or 1 1/2 years of experience in TUR activities and successful completion of the TUR Planner certification course
310 CMR 50.53 (3) Certification/Recertification Fee $100
310 CMR 50.58 Continuing Education Requirements for Recertification

First recertification: 24 continuing education credits required

Subsequent recertifications: 20 continuing education credits required