TRUE Advisor Certificate Program Handbook

Handbook of the TRUE Advisor certificate program, which provides a comprehensive curriculum for the individual who wants to be trained on the TRUE Zero Waste Rating System and learn about zero waste policies and programs. TRUE Advisors understand the requirements of the rating system, help projects achieve TRUE certification and are committed to advancing zero waste values and policies. The TRUE Advisor certificate program consists of 12 on-demand, self paced modules and the assessment will be delivered online via a computer-based testing platform.


TRUE Zero Waste Rating System

Facilities achieve TRUE Zero Waste certification by attaining at least 31 out of 81 credit points on the TRUE Zero Waste scorecard and meeting 7 minimum program requirements. The rating system outlines these certification requirements and credits in detail, and includes important program information.


TRUE Zero Waste Registration Form

To register your project for TRUE Zero Waste certification, download and complete this registration form and email it to [email protected]. Once you’ve submitted the registration form, you’ll receive the necessary information and guidance to complete the registration process. When the registration process is complete, GBCI will provide access to additional certification resources and forms to complete the submission and review process (including the scorecard).


Guide to TRUE Zero Waste Certification

Overview of the TRUE Zero Waste certification process, including eligibility and fees (PDF). Download and review this free document to determine your project’s eligibility, if all requirements can be achieved and which credits may be earned by current activities or by implementing new policies and practices.


TRUE Zero Waste Application form

A completed application form is required to be submitted to obtain TRUE Zero Waste certification. The form allows applicants to indicate if all minimum program requirements have been met, which credits are being attempted, credit documentation has been provided, and to submit the required narratives. The form also adds up a score of attempted points.


Zero Waste Curriculum Toolkit

A curated list of resources and processes, organized to aid in teaching about and engaging students in the concepts of zero waste.

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