The Premier Full-Coverage Environmental Compliance Course!
The Original Environmental Compliance Bootcamp™ is the Aarcher Institute’s most popular course because of its proven value to both those new to the environmental field and experienced professionals who want new perspective on the full range of environmental compliance requirements. Join fellow environmental professionals and our team of instructors to study environmental requirements and lean from real-life regulatory challenges and innovative compliance strategies.
Year after year, this course has delivered solid value to environmental managers with recently expanded responsibilities, and seasoned EH&S professionals in need of a refresher. This course establishes a foundation of core technical issues and breaks down the environmental legislative and rulemaking processes, before providing a clear and complete presentation of principle environmental regulations applicable to most facilities and organizations.
Thousands of students have attended this course, and referred their colleagues to us. The Aarcher Institute presents this course throughout the country, and we hope to meet you at an upcoming offering!
What’s covered in the course?
The Original Environmental Compliance Bootcamp TM focuses on foundational skills and knowledge of EH&S professionals, current environmental laws and requirements, proven compliance strategies, and emerging management approaches:
- Environmental management challenges review and context
- Environmental legislative and regulatory process
- Clean Air Act (CAA)
- Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Subpart C (Hazardous Waste Management)
- Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA)
- Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA)
- Clean Water Act (CWA)
- Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasures (SPCC)
- National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES)
- Natural and Cultural Resources Protection Regulations
- Safe Drinking Water Act
- Wetlands and Endangered Species Regulations
- Stormwater Discharge Permitting and Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP)
- Environmental Management Systems (EMS)
- Hazardous Materials Storage, Transfer, and Disposal
- Underground Storage Tank Management
- Aboveground Storage Tank Management
- Management of Asbestos, Lead, and PCBs
- Pollution Prevention, Requirements, Principles, and Strategies
- Internal Environmental Compliance Audit Programs
- Environmental Enforcement and Interacting with Inspectors
- Environmental Management Systems/ISO 14001
- Attendee backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives
Who should attend?
While many of the Aarcher Institute advanced courses focus on specific environmental laws, requirements, or management strategies, providing detailed/expert instruction on those topics, our Bootcamp course provides broad coverage of environmental challenges and regulations.
This course is valuable for a wide range of professionals, including EH&S managers, environmental compliance specialists, other facility and site personnel with environmental and supply chain responsibilities, environmental consultants and engineers, as well as other professional office staff. Whether you need to review all environmental requirements to verify you are not missing anything, get introduced to the full range of environmental requirements, or take a fresh look at the current status of the regulations, this course is perfect.
What is the course format?
The Original Environmental Compliance Bootcamp TM covers a wide range of technical and regulatory information and is a rigorous 4 and 1/2 days. To keep the course interesting and enjoyable, the Aarcher Institute uses multiple instructors, unique breakout workshop sessions, and planned breaks. Courses are held in pleasant and easily accessible locations, and training venues are selected to allow you to escape distractions and focus on the presented material in a professional setting. All locations offer wireless service and Internet access so you can stay connected. Because our instructors teach exclusively for the Aarcher Institute, using our exclusive content, course modules are presented in logical sequences and information is not overlapping or fragmented. Discussions among instructors and attendees explore unique environmental management challenges and proven compliance strategies. All attendees are encouraged to ask questions throughout the course.
“Course materials were excellent and well organized.
All instructors were very good and knowledgeable in area
of expertise and tied back to real-world experiences.”
– S. Kubilius, Hilex Poly Co
Aarcher Institute instructors cover a wide range of topics in separate training modules, each focusing on the intent of the environmental requirement, applicability, and specific physical, administrative, planning, preparedness, and training requirements. Each training module includes practical compliance strategies and open discussion.
“I will recommend to others. Intense week-long class that hits all of the high points in compliance. I feel much better prepared to deal with day to day environmental compliance
issues and have a better feel for what regulators will be looking for from our agency.”
- J. Riggins, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Midwest
What does this course deliver?
The Original Environmental Compliance Bootcamp TM provides attendees with a foundation for identifying and understanding environmental requirements applicable to your organization. The course helps ensure that you will leave with a more complete understanding of the environmental regulatory framework, and with improved awareness and knowledge, to prevent mistakes and minimize risks to your organization. We believe in the value of lifelong learning, and this course provides a core of environmental regulatory knowledge to prepare you for career success.
“A lot of material covered. It has provided me with several areas to look at when I get back to my facility. I am already thinking about attending some of the area specific training”
- D. Conrad, Owens Corning
Over the past five years, 2,000 students have gained a more complete understanding of environmental laws, regulations, and programs that affect your organization, how they relate to one another, and how they can be more effectively managed by completing this course by the Aarcher Institute.
When you attend this course you’ll be provided with a course binder, useful references, example documents, and other tools for your use when you return from the course; instructor reference contacts; free access to an online environmental compliance discussion forum, your notes from the presentations and discussions, and an embossed certificate.
If you maintain professional credentials requiring continuing education credits, The Original Environmental Compliance Bootcamp TM has been approved by all environmental, safety, law, and engineering certifying bodies. Our Continuing Education Matrix provides a summary of current professional certification credits, maintenance points, and CEUs awarded to Institute courses.
What about other environmental compliance review courses?
We are aware that others offer “overview”, “review”, or even environmental compliance “Bootcamp” courses. Some of these versions are instructor-led, live courses (like ours), and others are simply self-paced (static) on-line slide sets.
We believe the most effective learning experience comes from live courses, where expert instructors speak to actual students, presenting the material in a personal and engaging manner, responding to questions, and encouraging students to share personal perspectives and experiences with the rest of the class.
We continually work to improve our course materials and enlist the best instructors, incorporating updated features, content, and presenters. Over the years other training companies have simply emerged or spun off, relying on the tools and mechanisms from the past to offer courses that are essentially earlier iterations of our courses, often offered at discounted prices. While we are flattered by imitation and remaining a point of comparison, make no mistake: the information and training materials that we invest in and present in The Original Environmental Compliance Bootcamp TM are owned solely by the Aarcher Institute and not available through any other provider, and our carefully selected instructors are committed members of our team who teach exclusively for us.
You may find similar-sounding courses presented in shorter timeframes. While abbreviated courses are cheaper to present, there is a significant amount of information to cover and we believe students benefit from more complete presentations and discussions.
Cost is a very real consideration for everyone, and there are cheaper environmental compliance courses available. Our cost reflects our commitment to providing the best instructors, training materials, customer support, and other course components. We remain focused on providing you with the best value, rather than simply offering the cheapest option. We believe if you join us for a course you will agree.
We understand it can be confusing comparing offering, and we are always happy to discuss the difference between them and providing you with recommended courses, whether they are provided by the Aarcher Institute or another training provider. Please feel free to call us at any time ad (410) 897-0037.
We look forward to meeting you at an upcoming presentation of this valuable course!
If you have any questions about this course, don’t hesitate to contact Barry Rubin, the Director of the Aarcher Institute, at (410) 897-0037.