The Certificate in Compost Facility Operation is now open for applications until 31st May. The course will be held during September and October.

This course provides compost operators, regulators of facilities and anyone interested in starting a composting facility with the practical knowledge on how to compost properly, how to produce a high quality compost product and how to be compliant with all the regulations. The course was developed by Cré in co-operation with FÁS and Institute of Technology Sligo in 2007.

Composting Operator Training Programme Content
•Definitions and Biology of Composting
•Composting Process
•Composting Technologies
•Process Control
•Potential Environmental Impacts & Environmental Management
•Compliance with Regulatory Framework
•Health and Safety
•Facility Maintenance
•Compost Uses and Marketing
•Community Relations

To date 120 people have completed this course. Attendees on the course have been local authority/ Environmental Protection Agency enforcement staff, compost operators, compost facility developers and technology providers. The course allows participants to satisfy the general Environmental Protection Agency requirement for a suitably qualified and experienced facility manager to operate a licensed composting facility.

The programme will be limited to a maximum of 30 students per programme.

Download Course Certificate in Compost Facility Operation brochure[pdf 1.44MB]

Download Certificate in Compost Facility Operation Application Form 2018