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to the Environmental Response Training Program ERTP Virtual University! This site was created to provide environmental training and training information for Federal, Tribal, State, and local government personnel.

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The Environmental Response Training Program is directed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Environmental Response Team under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) to develop and present various technical and health and safety courses. The program is designed to train personnel from federal, state, tribal, and local government agencies in hazardous waste site investigation/ remediation practices and procedures, as well as emergency response to hazardous chemical releases.

Recently Added Online Courses

H&SEHT Hazard Communication Standard

Health and Safety Eight-Hour Training Hazard Communication Standard is a makeup module for the U.S. EPA employees who have missed this lecture module during their required OSHA HAZWOPER refresher training.

Burn Rates – An ICS FSC Workgroup Presentation

Welcome to Burn Rate training, an on-line presentation by U.S. EPA Incident Command System (ICS) Finance Section Chief (FSC) Workgroup. This course was adapted from a Webinar presentation and provides an introduction and overview of the calculation, presentation and use of Burn Rates in an incident response context.

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News and Announcements

-The new ERTP Virtual University is now online! All the existing ERTP content is available with new online courses being brought online regularly, so make sure to check back for new training materials. If you are a returning user, your account from the old system is still active, however your username has been changed to your email address. All your student transcript data has been migrated to the new ERTPVU. Log in and view your user profile to access certificates from any courses you completed in the old system.

-Environmental Response Training Program (ERTP) courses are designed for personnel who respond to or who investigate and clean up abandoned hazardous waste sites. Training is provided in safety and health as well as in the various technical operations needed to identify, evaluate, and control hazardous substances that have been released.