In the Philippines, Pollution Control Officer (PCO) trainings are designed to provide individuals with the knowledge and skills required to manage and control pollution in their respective organizations. These trainings are usually accredited by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and are mandatory for companies and institutions that generate hazardous waste or are involved in activities that may cause pollution.
PCO trainings cover a range of topics related to pollution control, environmental laws and regulations, compliance monitoring, and best management practices. The trainings are conducted by Envari OPC, a DENR-accredited training institution and are delivered through a combination of lectures, case studies, group discussions, and hands-on exercises.
Basic PCO training courses last 40 hours and cover the fundamentals of pollution prevention and control, environmental laws and regulations, and compliance monitoring. Advanced PCO training courses, on the other hand, are more specialized and cover specific topics such as hazardous waste management or air quality management. These courses last for 20 hours and recommend participants to have completed the Basic PCO training course.
Upon completion of PCO trainings, participants are expected to be knowledgeable and skilled in managing and controlling pollution in their respective organizations. They are also required to comply with the relevant environmental laws and regulations and to monitor and report on their compliance. Participants who successfully complete the PCO trainings are issued a certificate of completion, which serves as evidence of their training and expertise in pollution control.
Envari’s Course Offerings for 2023 are below:
|June 14 – 16, 2023||Advanced Air Quality Management Training||20 hours||Read on AQM|
|June 26 – 28, 2023||Advanced Hazardous Waste Management Training||20 hours||Read on HWM|
|July 12 – 14, 2023||Advanced Air Quality Management Training||20 hours||Read on AQM|
|July 26 – 28, 2023||Advanced Water Quality Management Training||20 hours||Read on WQM|
|August 09 – 11, 2023||Advanced Chemical Management Training||20 hours||Read on CM|
|September 06 – 08, 2023||Advanced Solid Waste Management Training||20 hours||Read on SWM|
|September 25 – 27, 2023||Advanced Air Quality Training: Source Emission Testing||20 hours||Read on SET|
|October 25, 2023||Managing Head Training||08 hours||Read on Managing Head|
|November 15 – 17, 2023||Environmental Impact Assessment Training||24 hours||Read on EIA|
|November 21 – 23, 2023||Advanced Air Quality Training: Continuous Emissions Monitoring Systems||20 hours||Read on CEMS|
|December 11 – 15, 2023||Basic Pollution Control Officer Training||40 hours||Read on Basic PCO|