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Welcome to the Environmental Response Training Program ERTP Virtual University!

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Online Courses

ERTPVU offers a variety of self-service, online training courses. To launch an online course, users must be logged in to ERTPVU. If you do not have an ERTPVU account, click the register button to set one up.

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Classroom Courses

Numerous classroom courses are available across a variety of categories, including technical topics, health and safety, incident response, and many others. Visit the classroom courses page to learn more.

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The Environmental Response Training Program is directed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Environmental Response Team under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) to develop and present various technical and health and safety courses. The program is designed to train personnel from federal, state, tribal, and local government agencies in hazardous waste site investigation/ remediation practices and procedures, as well as emergency response to hazardous chemical releases.

External Provider Program

The External Provider Program is an integral part of the ERTP in that training courses can be presented to individuals not able to attend courses conducted by the U.S. EPA ERTP training contractors. To learn about the External Provider Program, including how to become an External Provider, click here. To see a list of EPA Approved External Providers, click here.

News and Announcements

Now Available! ERTPVU has been updated to provide a catalog of online courses. The catalog identifies recently added courses, currently trending courses, and descriptions for all of the offering that can be filtered by category and class name.

Check out these recent enhancements to ERTPVU Online Courses!

  • Course content menus. Clickable menus facilitate navigation and enable users to see a full list of contents.
  • Increased responsiveness to devices. Courses respond to the screen size of the student’s device, whether they are viewed on a large monitor, laptop, tablet, or other mobile device.
  • Improved accessibility. Each course uses a modern player that makes content more accessible to assistive technologies and keyboard controls. Courses also provide the text of narrative audio as “open captions.”
  • Quick-access to glossary. Students can access definitions of key terms at any time while taking the course by viewing the glossary tab.