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TUR Planner Certification Course

Be Part of the Solution - Become a TUR Planner!

Toxics Use Reduction (TUR) Planners help their companies find opportunities to be more sustainable, save money and stay ahead of regulations. Join this expanding field of safer substitution professionals! 

The TUR Planner certification course is offered every year, providing over 48 hours of core instruction. Skills and tools covered are valuable in any production or service context in any industry. Learn more about the requirements to be certified as a TUR planner here.

The 2023 TUR Planner certification class included a great cohort of 16 engineers, planners, supply chain management and other professionals. Email [email protected] to sign up for our training email list and be notified when the 2024 class registration is available!

Why Become a TUR Planner? 

TUR Planners Roxann Carstensen and her daughter Cierra MacLeod explain the benefits of planning for their clients.

The course begins in mid-August with the 6-week asynchronous online portion, which covers the theory and regulations in detail. Participants review narrated presentations, complete and submit assignments and participate in thought-provoking discussions. Following successful completion of the online portion of the course participants gather in person for four day-long classes (over the course of a month) to put the theory to practice, hearing from veteran planners about best practices, and working together on a practicum based on an actual manufacturing operation.

If you will be providing TUR planning services only to the covered manufacturing facility in Massachusetts where you work the cost to attend this course is $630. If you are a consultant or would like the option to provide planning services to more than one facility the cost for this course is $2,000.

If you are not interested in becoming a certified TUR planner, or would like a refresher to augment your planning skills (and took the course at least 5 years ago), you can attend the online portion of the course only for $250 - $500. 

Contact Pam Eliason with your questions.