The National Waste & Recycling Association is located at:

1550 Crystal Drive, Suite 804, Arlington, VA 22202
T: 800-424-2869, 202-244-4700
F: 202-966-4824

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FILA Leadership Certification

The FILA Leadership Certification Program emphasizes the importance of education in key areas including leadership, finance, operations management and human resources. Those pursuing the FILA leadership certification must complete requirements within two years of program registration. Therefore, participation in events from the previous year can count toward certification credits. The cost this process is $250. Please contact Gabby McManus at to get started!

Certification Requirements

  • Must be a current member of FILA
  • Attend the FILA Annual Leadership Conference
  • Complete Program within two years
  • Accumulate a minimum of ten total credits meeting requirements of each specified criteria

Professional Development (Minimum 5 Credits)

  • FILA Annual Leadership Conference (3 Credits)
  • Spring Leadership Summit (2 Credits)
  • WasteExpo Training Sessions (1 Credit Each)

Networking (Minimum 3 Credits)

  • FILA Annual Leadership Conference (2 Credits)
  • Spring Leadership Summit (2 Credits)
  • WasteExpo - FILA Event (1 Credit)
  • NWRA or EREF Events (1 Credit Each)

Mentoring/Management (Minimum 2 Credits)*

  • Serve on NWRA Chapter, Committee or Board (1 Credit)
  • Shadow executive from another company (1 Credit)
  • Attract, register new qualified FILA member (1 Credit)
  • Serve in some leadership capacity of a non-profit (1 Credit)

*two of these four items must be completed. Candidates may not double up on any of these to count toward certification.

Certificates will be awarded annually at WasteExpo.

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Contact Info

National Waste & Recycling Association
1550 Crystal Drive, Suite 804
Arlington, VA 22202
T: 800-424-2869 T: 202-244-4700
F: 202-966-4824