Congratulations on making the decision to join our CERC community. To obtain the CERC certification, your company must meet the minimum insurance requirements and have proper training as indicated in each of our classes below. Please select from one of the four contracting classes that best describes your company.

General and Trade Contractors

General and Trade Contractors are all other contractors that do not fit in one of our other two classes. These contractors must obtain Pollution Prevention Practices from Environmental Risk Professionals and distribute them to their employees.

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Restoration Contractors

Restoration contractors must obtain Pollution Prevention Practices from Environmental Risk Professionals and distribute them to their employees. In addition, they must have been certified by one of the following three organizations:

  • Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration (IICRC)
  • Restoration Industry Association (RIA)
  • American Council for Accredited Certification (ACAC)
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Environmental Firms

Environmental firms include environmental contractors and consultants. Environmental firms must have employees with 40-hour Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) training.

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Transporters

Transporters include those that haul both hazardous and non-hazardous materials, hazardous and non-hazardous wastes, and petroleum related products and wastes. They must obtain Pollution Prevention and Best Management Practices from Environmental Risk Professionals and distribute them to their employees. In addition, they must have an active US Department of Transportation Registration number, drivers with valid Commercial Driver’s Licenses and a qualifying pollution liability insurance policy.

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