Statewide Uniform Inspection Training (SUIT)

The Statewide Uniform Inspection Training (SUIT) is designed to provide solid waste facility operators and employees with a basic knowledge of the state facility inspection program. SUIT provides information regarding the policies and regulatory citations associated with each item on the inspection document. 

Online Training Now Available

As a result of Covid-19, many facilities are no longer able to travel to training events and with increased budget pressures find it difficult to provide training to all necessary staff. To ensure essential training is available to all facilities, TDEC DSWM is making training for Permit-By-Rule facilities available at no cost online. Upon completion of the video and passing the poll questions, TDEC DSWM staff will send a completion certificate by email to the participant. Each video is approximately 1.5 hr.   

Please note important TDEC DSWM guidelines for online training:

Training in this format is intended to be completed individually. Completion certificates will only be sent annually, but facilities are permitted to access video training multiple times (so facility managers can require staff to review training but please notify TDEC DSWM when doing so). 

Completion certificates can be rescinded if a facility is reported during an inspection to have major violations and may be required to attend in-person training with a cost of $75 per person.

Certified Landfill Operators are not eligible to be awarded training hours for Permit-By-Rule training.

Completion certificates of training will not be granted if:

1.  Participant fails to complete the entire training (completion reports included training timestamps and fast-forwarding is not permitted); or

2.  Participant fails the training poll.

Customers are not required to use online training. In-person training will be provided at scheduled times if enrollment numbers are met. For more information on in-person training please contact Rebekah Earl at

2024 In-Person Training Schedule

2024 training will be provided in each region both in the spring and the fall. Landfill training will be on Day 1 and PBRs on Day 2. Landfill training will cover all landfills and clearly define differences in regulations between Landfill Class I, II, III, and IV. The cost is $199.00 per attendee. This training will be a full-day event. PBR training will cover all PBRs and clearly define differences in regulations between Convenience Centers, Transfer Stations, and Tire Storage facilities. The training is approximately 4 hours in length and will cost $99.00 per attendee.

  • March 6 and 7- Jackson Environmental Field Office
  • March 13 and 14- Cedars of Lebanon
  • March 20 and 21- Knoxville Environmental Field Office


  • September 4 and 5- Jackson Environmental Field Office
  • September 11 and 12- Cedars of Lebanon
  • September 25 and 26- Knoxville Environmental Field Office



Bart Marston


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