Environmental Chemistry Advanced™ Student Rating

Gain a comprehensive understanding of the chemistry important to all environmental professionals!

Environmental professionals with a working knowledge of environmental chemistry are better equipped to understand regulatory agency perspectives and address permit conditions, discharge and emissions limitations, hazardous materials and waste storage and management standards, safety requirements, laboratory analytical reports, and environmental site assessment results.

[Instructor’s] explanation of the chemistry of air pollution is the best I have ever heard. Instructors were extremely knowledgeable and capable of describing the subject in a visable way.

– Jim Trammell

The Environmental Chemistry Advanced™ course has been developed for environmental professionals without extensive chemistry education or training. Aarcher Institute instructors draw on many years of applied, practical environmental chemistry experience to provide straightforward, understandable explanations of the chemistry considerations and issues that impact important environmental compliance management considerations. Course materials are provided in binders, which serve as useful desk references.

CEU CertificateI felt that this class contained a lot of great information very applicable to my work. A lot of information was delivered and the instructor did a great job of breaking it up and keeping the class fun. This is certainly a class that I would send my direct reports to and plan to come back and take the class again.

 – Corey Carpenter, EPRI

You will gain a new and immediately useful understanding of applied chemistry.

Topics Covered Include:

  • Hazardous materials and wastes
  • Organic compounds
  • Metals
  • Manmade and naturally occurring water pollutants
  • Nuclear chemistry and radioactivity
  • The role of nitrogen, phosphorus, and sulfur in ordinary chemicals and environmental pollutants
  • Solution chemistry
  • Waste treatment
  • The chemistry of air pollution
  • Chemical measurements
  • Chemical reactions, when and why they occur
  • The reactivity of metals
  • Chemical compatibility
  • Toxicological chemistry and exposure assessments
  • Understanding material safety data sheets


Our Continuing Education Matrix provides a summary of current professional certification credits, maintenance points, and CEUs awarded for Institute courses.