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Strategies for Reducing Residential Wood Smoke

COURSE NO: C03-051
Strategies for Reducing Residential Wood Smoke
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course describes strategies to help state and local air officials reduce fine particle pollution that is attributed to residential wood smoke. It also provides education and outreach tools, information on regulatory approaches to reduce wood smoke, as well as information about voluntary programs that communities around the country have used to replace old, inefficient wood stoves, hydronic heaters, and fireplaces.


This course also includes EPA federal actions to help communities address residential wood smoke throughout the United States. In addition, this course includes possible approaches for funding replacement programs, methods for calculating emission reductions, and the basic components of a wood smoke reduction plan for fine particles in areas where wood smoke is of concern.


Because wood stoves, hydronic heaters, and similar appliances can be used around the clock in residential areas, they can cause significant and varying health and quality of life issues. For example, fireplaces may represent as much as 75% of the pollution from wood-burning devices on bad air quality days in the San Francisco Bay area.


This 3 PDH online course is intended for environmental engineers and air-quality officials interested in learning about strategies for reducing residential wood smoke.

Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Learning about the regulatory programs
  • Learning about the voluntary programs
  • Learning about education and outreach programs
  • Learning about funding mechanisms
  • Learning about partnerships and other tools
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) publication, “Strategies for Reducing Residential Wood Smoke,” Publication No. EPA-456/B-13-001, revised March, 2013.

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Strategies for Reducing Residential Wood Smoke (2.6 MB)
Course Quiz

Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of fifteen questions (15) questions to earn 3 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on this EPA publication.

The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

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