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

Permit-By-Rule facilities are required to have trained staff. As 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 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 and can be completed at any time. Completion certificates will only be sent annually, but facilities are permitted to access video training at any time (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Completion certificates can be rescinded if a facility is reported during an inspection to have major violations and maybe required to attend in-person training with a cost of $75 per person.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 provided enrollment numbers are met. Facilities may request training at their facility provided they provide space and will be charged for at least five (5) staff members to attend. Please contact Jerry Branham at Jerry.Branham@tn.gov to schedule a workshop.

Contacts

Jerry Branham

615-504-1498
Jerry.Branham@tn.gov

This Page Last Updated: March 30, 2022 at 3:21 PM