Ongoing TUR Planner Certification Requirements
As with other professional certifications, TURA requires ongoing learning for TUR Planners. TUR Planners are certified for a period of two years and are required to obtain continuing education credits from MassDEP during that period by participating in a variety of courses and activities intended to keep them current on toxics use reduction and resource conservation best practices.
Requirements for ongoing certification:
Every two years after initially becoming a certified TUR Planner:
- General Practice Planners are required to earn 24 credits to recertify (30 credits for the first recertification).
- Limited Practice Planners are required to earn 20 credits to recertify (24 credits for the first recertification).
Credits are available at:
- Continuing Education Conferences are held every spring and fall. These day-long conferences vary from event to event, presenting in-depth training on topics related to safer alternatives to toxic substances, technologies that support TUR success, pollution prevention, resource conservation, chemicals policy, and toxicology, as well as examples of Massachusetts companies' TUR activities.
- Designated webinars. Access past webinars.
- Designated onsite TUR demonstrations.
- Other trainings outside of the TURA program, with preapproval from MassDEP, based on the training's relevance to TUR. Access MassDEP's preapproval form for Continuing Education credits.