Professional Development

We provide continuing education courses to a workforce population in need of acquiring or updating their skills. Courses are offered in many areas including aviation, environmental health and safety, and emergency management. Developed via the collaboration of Arizona State University faculty and industry professionals, these course offerings are facilitated by subject matter experts in the various fields of study.

We offer enrollment classes at various ASU locations, including the Polytechnic campus in Mesa, SkySong in Scottsdale, ASU West, and our campus location in Tucson. In addition, we are available to develop and deliver site-specific courses customized to meet your needs at your facility.

For information regarding the professional development program courses listed on this page, please contact Chad Geelhood at (480) 727-1869.

For expanded options of OSHA “Safety” classes, please visit the OSHA Education Center website.




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Workplace COVID-19 Safety Training (English)FreeMore Information
Workplace COVID-19 Safety Training (Spanish) FreeMore Information
General Public COVID-19 Safety Training (English)FreeMore Information
General Public COVID-19 Safety Training (Spanish)FreeMore Information




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High Altitude Chamber TrainingMore Information

Environmental Courses



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Water Management Certification Program$4,800 More Information
Regulation of Chemical Substances under TSCA, CERCLA, EPCRA and OSHA/MSHA HazComm$275More Information
16-Hr RCRA Regulation & Compliance Seminar$400More Information
8-Hr Water Quality Laws & Requirements Seminar$275More Information
8-Hr Clean Air Act - Regulatory Compliance Seminar$275More Information
8-Hr RCRA Refresher Seminar$275More Information
Greenhouse Gases & GHG Regulation Seminar$275More Information
New-Hire Environmental Compliance Training$125More Information
Climate Change in the West - Impact on Workers and Strategies to Adapt$0More Information

OSHA Courses



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8-Hr GHS & the Hazard Communucation Standard$210More Information
8-Hr HAZWOPER Manager/Supervisor Course$210More Information
8-Hr HAZWOPER On-scene Incident Comander$210More Information
8-Hr HAZWOPER Refresher Course (29CFR1910.120)$210More Information
40-Hr HAZWOPER Training Course$670More Information
8-Hr HAZWOPER First Responder Operations Level Training Course$210More Information
Heat Illness Prevention$0More Information

DOT Courses



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Initial Hazardous Materials Transportation (49CFR) Certification Course$350 More Information
International Air Transportation of Dangerous Goods (IATA) Certification$250More Information
8-Hr Hazardous Materials Transportation Refresher Certification$250More Information

MSHA Courses



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24-Hr MSHA Part 48Surface New Miner Training$350More Information
8-Hr MSHA Part 48 Surface Miner Refresher$150More Information


Chad Geelhood, M.B.A.
Assistant Director, ASU Environmental & Resource Management Professional Development Group

Chad has extensive experience in project management, consulting, and industrial health and safety training.

Dr. Kiril Hristovski, Ph.D.
International Collaboration Liaison, Center for Emergency Management and Homeland Security and Senior Sustainability Scientist, Global Institute of Sustainability

Dr. Hristovski is an Associate Professor in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. His research interests include Emergency Response training, nanomaterial synthesis and their environmental applications and implications, and water/wastewater treatment.

Hal Berkowitz, M.Ch.E.
Former Director, ASU Environmental & Resource Management Professional Development Group

Hal Berkowitz is an extensively experienced chemical engineer, consultant, and trainer in hazardous materials management, industrial health and safety, and site remediation.

James Weiss, M.S.
Former Environmental Program Manager, City of Chandler, Arizona

Jim Weiss has extensive experience in waste management, hazardous waste site remediation, and health and safety training.

Jeff Marler
Owner, All In One Mine Safety Training, LLC

Jeff has extensive experience in construction, mining, mine safety training. He has been a certified MSHA Instructor since 1996. He also has a Six Sigma Green Belt Certification.

Joseph Sorokach, M.S.
Special Waste Analyst, Republic Services Inc.

Joe is an experience instructor and has considerable experience in developing and conducting training programs to meet the HM181, HM126f, and HM232 requirements.

Rolf von Oppenfeld, J.D.
Managing Partner, Team for Environmental Science and Technology Law (TESTLaw) Practice Group

Von Oppenfeld has been listed in Best Lawyers in America under the category of Environmental Law. Prior to entering law, he worked as a chemist for the U.S. EPA’s enforcement division in Washington, D.C.

Joyann Hernandez, M.S.
Sr. Environmental Consultant, President of Sunflower Environmental Compliance Group LLC.

Joyann has over a decade of industrial experience in environmental health and safety regulation/compliance. She has extensive knowledge and practice within all medias related to environmental compliance.

Albert Brown, M.P.A.
Senior Lecturer, ASU Environmental & Resource Management

Brown is a former Director for the Maricopa County Environmental Services Department. He has also worked for the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality and the Arizona Department of Health Services.

Norman Weiss, M.A.
President, N. Weiss Associates, Inc.

Norm is an Environmental Consultant and has extensive experience in Environmental compliance and training. He is a former Assistant Agency Director for the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality.

Karika Bridgers, M.S.
Sr. Environmental Consultant, N. Weiss Associates, Inc.

Karika has extensive experience in environmental compliance. She has authored and co-authored numerous published articles and is a faculty associate for the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at ASU. She teaches courses in the Environmental and Resource Management program.