The CIWM/WAMITAB continuing competence scheme is designed to ensure that the technically competent person (holds a certificate of technical competence, units or a qualification that is part of the operator competence scheme) on a waste site has knowledge and skills that keep pace with changes made across the waste management industry, such as the introduction of new legislation, technologies and techniques.

The CIWM/WAMITAB continuing competence scheme requires technically competent people in England and Wales to pass an assessment that demonstrates individuals have kept their competence up to date. The continuing competence assessments take place at your nearest test centre and you can book your assessment direct through the WAMITAB webpage at

If you feel that you need to brush up on your knowledge and understanding before you take your continuing competence assessments you can call upon us here at Waste Training and Consultancy Ltd to complete a refresher course.

Continuing Competence Refresher Courses

We have a team with the resources to offer you one to one refresher courses to enable you to refresh your knowledge and understanding required to pass the continuing competence assessment. If you have a number of employees wanting to complete the refresher course then we have the ability to deliver the course in a group scenario either at your premises or a pre-arranged conference centre. We also have a training room at our offices in North Yorkshire.

The refresher course is for anyone that holds a Certificate of Technical Competence (CoTC) or Operator Competence Certificate (OCC). The refresher course is designed as a short one day course and covers key aspects of the related legislation and areas that the CoTC and OCC holders are expected to know and will be tested on.

The one day course will be run by a Qualified WAMITAB Assessor who has first-hand experience and knowledge on taking the Continuing Competence test and has vast knowledge and experience in your area of competence such as Landfill, Treatment, Transfer, AD, ELV etc.