California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) 

Beverage Container Processors & Recyclers

Precertification Training

SB 96 (Chapter 356, Statutes of 2013), signed by Governor Brown in September 2013, requires both new and renewing certification applicants to take a Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) training class and score at least 80 percent on a written test to qualify to apply for certification as a recycling center or processing facility. This training will prepare attendees to meet the certification requirements, adhere to program rules, and be better prepared for successful participation in the Beverage Container Recycling Program. At least two classes will be scheduled per month, one in Northern California and one in Southern California.

Prospective Applicants

Prior to submitting a certification application for a recycling center or processing facility, the applicant must attend training and score at least 80 percent on a written test in order to receive an application voucher. You must preregister for the training class at least five business days prior to class date. You must preregister and receive a confirmation in order to be admitted to the class. Failing to preregister will result in not being admitted to the class--NO EXCEPTIONS.

Preregister for Training

When you arrive for the training you will need to present the following in order to gain admittance to the class:

  • A valid Driver License or Identification Card issued by the State of California, or
  • A United States federal or state government-issued photo identification, and
  • Proof of your Federal Tax Identification number or Social Security card.

The legal name provided on the class registration form must match the photo identification card. No attendee substitutions will be made on the day of the class.

Renewal Applicants

If you currently hold a certificate to operate a State-certified recycling center or processing facility, you will be required to attend training and score at least 80 percent on a written test in order to receive an application voucher prior to submitting a renewal application. You must complete the preregistration form. Please confirm your certification expiration date before attending the training. The expiration date on your certification may be a Probationary End Date, and not a Renewal Date. Your voucher must be used to submit a new or renewal application within 6 months, or the training and examination process will need to be repeated. Once you obtain an application voucher and renew your certification, you will not need to participate in training again for five years.

Training Dates and Locations

Class Date Time Location Language
January 17, 2018
(Must register by Jan. 8, 2018)
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  West Sacramento English
January 18, 2018
Cancelled
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  West Sacramento Espaņol
February 7, 2018
(Must register by Jan. 30, 2018)
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Carlsbad Espaņol
February 8, 2018
(Must register by Jan. 31, 2018)
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Carlsbad English
February 21, 2018
(Must register by Feb. 12, 2018)
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Fresno English
February 22, 2018
(Must register by Feb. 13, 2018)
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Fresno Espaņol
March 7, 2018
(Must register by Feb. 27, 2018)
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Thousand Oaks Espaņol
March 8, 2018
(Must register by Feb. 28, 2018)
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Thousand Oaks English
March 20, 2018
(Must register by Mar. 12, 2018)
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  West Sacramento English
March 21, 2018
(Must register by Mar. 13, 2018)
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  West Sacramento Espaņol
April 18, 2018
(Must register by Apr. 10, 2018)
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Garden Grove Espaņol
April 19, 2018
(Must register by Apr. 11, 2018)
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Garden Grove English
April 24, 2018
(Must register by Apr. 16, 2018)
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  West Sacramento English
April 25, 2018
(Must register by Apr. 17, 2018)
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  West Sacramento Espaņol
May 2, 2018
(Must register by Apr. 24, 2018)
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Riverside Espaņol
May 3, 2018
(Must register by Apr. 25, 2018)
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Riverside English
May 15, 2018
(Must register by May 7, 2018)
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  West Sacramento English
May 16, 2018
(Must register by May 8, 2018)
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  West Sacramento Espaņol
June 13, 2018
(Must register by Jun. 5, 2018)
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Carlsbad Espaņol
June 14, 2018
(Must register by Jun. 6, 2018)
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Carlsbad English
June 19, 2018
(Must register by Jun. 11, 2018)
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  West Sacramento English
June 20, 2018
(Must register by Jun. 12, 2018)
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  West Sacramento Espaņol

Registrations are processed in the order they are received.

If the class becomes full, we will move your registration to the next available class in your requested area.

FAQs for Precertification for Recyclers and Processors

For questions and/or additional information on precertification, please contact Margo Wildman or phone (916) 323-3008.

Last updated: January 11, 2018
Beverage Container Recycling, http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/BevContainer/
Contacts: http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/BevContainer/Contacts.htm