Who Should Take This Course?

Our OSHA 32 Hour HAZWOPER training online course provides training on response activities after an emergency, clean-up operations and remediation, and Superfund and RCRA corrective action sites. The course contains training on hazard recognition, exposure limits, risk evaluation, technology methods, containing chemical spills, the decontamination process, among many other topics. This course meets Federal OSHA HAZWOPER training requirements for 29 CFR 1910.120(e)(3)(iv) and 29 CFR 1929.65(e)(3)(iv).

This course is designed for workers who need the OSHA 40 Hour HAZWOPER certification, but want to arrange getting the 8-hour hands-on training portion through their employer or another local training provider. In some cases, when students have taken our 32 hour online course and another training provider will not issue a 40 hour certification, we may be able to do so if sufficient proof is provided of taking the hands-on portion.

Alternatively, we offer the below course options for 40 hour certification. Please see course descriptions for more details:

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To request hands-on classroom training be added in your area, please contact us. Through affiliate partnerships with other training providers, we work to provide locations across the United States for the hands-on training. To ensure the highest quality training, we are very selective in choosing our affiliates.

For information on OSHA HAZWOPER training requirements or the HAZWOPER courses we offer, visit our HAZWOPER Training page.

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Course Format

This is a 100% online, fully narrated course delivered through our state-of-the art Online Training System (OTS). The online training is self-paced and available 24/7.

Designed by Certified Outreach Trainers, the course includes up-to-date, high quality training created with your safety and learning as our top priority. The course features interactive training modules, which combine audio and visual elements for maximum retention. The course is completed entirely online using a computer with an internet connection and is available 24/7. For your convenience, it can be completed over time, and your progress will be saved to the last section completed. Students are given 6 months to complete the course after enrollment. We are so certain you will be satisfied with your experience, that we offer a 100% Money Back Guarantee*.

Once the course is completed, you will immediately be able to download, save or print your Course Completion Certificate which is provided through our Online Training System (OTS) in PDF format. Within 24 hours of course completion, you will also be mailed a PVC credit card style Wallet ID Card with optional photo, showing training course completion.

Course Outline

This OSHA HAZWOPER training course consists of 9 modules, which include 71 sections that must be completed sequentially. The sections are fully narrated and interactive. Quiz questions within each section help the student retain knowledge that will be needed for the module exams.

Module 1
SectionIntroduction & Legal Issues
140 Hour HAZWOPER Course Overview
2Module Overview
3Introduction to OSHA
4Introduction to HAZWOPER
5HAZWOPER Training
6Regulatory Compliance
7Safety and Health Program
8Medical Surveillance
Exam 1
Module 2
9Module Overview
10Introduction to Toxicology
11The Importance of Dosage
12Types of Toxic Substances
13Toxicological Effects
14Factors That Influence Toxicity
Exam 2
Module 3
SectionChemical Hazards
15Module Overview
16Introduction to Industrial Hygiene
17Biological Hazards
18The Hazard Communication
19Physical and Chemical Properties
20Introduction to Radiation
Exam 3
Module 4
SectionPhysical Hazards
21Module Overview
22Walking and Working Surfaces
23Fall Prevention and Protection
24Electrical Hazards
25Introduction to Confined Spaces
26Cold Illnesses and Injuries
27Heat Illnesses and Injuries
28Heat Illness Prevention
29Using the Heat Index
30Other Physical Hazards
Exam 4
Module 5
SectionBasic PPE Overview
31Module Overview
32Introduction to Personal Protective Equipment
33Introduction to Respiratory Protection
34Introduction to Chemical Protective Clothing
35Introduction to Monitoring and Detection
36PPE for the Head, Eyes, Face, and Ears
37PPE for the Hands and Feet
Exam 5
Module 6
SectionWaste Site Operations
38Module Overview
39Site Characterization and Analysis
40Site Control Tactics and Strategy
41Job Hazard Analysis
42Handling Drums and Containers
43Sampling Methods and Procedures
44Managing Chemical Spills
45Introduction to Decontamination
46Emergency Response
47Understanding Temporary HAZWOPER Worksites
Exam 6
Module 7
SectionUsing Respiratory Protection
48Module Overview
49Using Respiratory Protection
50Types of Respiratory Protection
51Respirator Selection and Use
52Respirator Medical Evaluation
53Respirator Fit Testing
54Respirator Training Requirements
55Respirator Maintenance and Care
Exam 7
Module 8
SectionUsing Chemical Protective Clothing (CPC)
56Module Overview
57Medical Considerations for Wearing CPC
58Using Chemical Protective Clothing
59Chemical Protective Clothing Selection
60Chemical Protective Clothing Classifications
61Donning and Doffing CPC
62Inspection Storage and Maintenance of CPC
63Decontaminating and Cleaning CPC
Exam 8
Module 9
SectionUsing Monitoring & Detection Devices
64Module Overview
65Preventing Sparks During Gas Detection
66Sensor Technology
67Types of Gas Detection Systems
68Using Colorimetric Tubes
69Using Combustible Gas Indicators
70FIDs and PIDs
71Other Detection Devices
Exam 9
Summary & Conclusion

Course Exam

  • This course includes 9 exams. One exam must be taken after the completion of each of the 9 modules.
  • Each exam consists of 10 questions, which are randomly compiled from a large pool of possible questions.
  • A 70% or better score is needed in order to pass each exam. If a student does not pass, they may re-review information in the modules and sections as necessary, and retake the test as many times as needed in order to pass.


This online HAZWOPER training course was designed by Certified Outreach Trainers and is OSHA accepted. The course meets the requirements for 29 CFR 1910.120(e)(3)(iv) and 29 CFR 1929.65(e)(3)(iv).

HAZWOPER Certification

Once the course is completed, you will immediately be able to download, save or print your 32 Hour HAZWOPER Certificate of Course Completion which is provided in PDF format. Within 24 hours of course completion, you will also be mailed a PVC credit card style Wallet ID Card with optional photo, showing training course completion.

Course Objectives

The objectives of this HAZWOPER training online course are to meet the first 32 hours of the required 40 hours for:

  • Federal OSHA HAZWOPER training requirements of 29 CFR 1910.120(e)(3)(i) for general industry
  • Federal OSHA HAZWOPER training requirements of 29 CFR 1926.65(e)(3)(i) for construction
  • HAZWOPER training requirements for EPA and State OSHA regulations

Per 29 CFR 1910.120(e)(3)(i) and 29 CFR 1926.65(e)(3)(i):

General site workers (such as equipment operators, general laborers and supervisory personnel) engaged in hazardous substance removal or other activities which expose or potentially expose workers to hazardous substances and health hazards shall receive a minimum of 40 hours of instruction off the site, and a minimum of three days actual field experience under the direct supervision of a trained experienced supervisor.

Learning Objectives

After completing this course, the student should be able to:

  • Understand OSHA and HAZWOPER regulations, as well as other laws impacting  HAZWOPER workers
  • Identify HAZWOPER worker training requirements
  • Understand the importance of a Health and Safety Program
  • Describe an effective Medical Surveillance Program
  • Identify and minimize site hazards through site characterization and control procedures
  • Use reference sources to identify hazardous substances and determine their hazards
  • Understand the principles of basic toxicology related to chemical exposure
  • Select and use the proper HAZWOPER worker personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Recognize the medical considerations in the use of Chemical Protective Clothing (CPC)
  • Identify the principles and methods of decontamination
  • Understand hazardous substances physical and chemical properties
  • Realize the necessity for emergency preparedness
  • Have confined spaces awareness
  • Know the OSHA Hazardous Communication Standard
  • Understand the techniques for used for a hazardous substance spill and containment
  • Identify different sampling methods and procedures
  • Know the detection and monitoring tools for HAZWOPER worker use

Additional Training

To comply with OSHA regulations, an annual refresher for all HAZWOPER training is required.

Please note that this online HAZWOPER training course provides valuable hazardous waste operations and emergency response training information which applies to a general population of employees. This course is not meant to replace company-specific or function-specific training provided by your employer on equipment use and procedures for your particular work environment or particular hazardous waste sites. If a worker is going to use protective equipment or PPE on the job, they must be trained on proper use of the equipment prior to use. You must be trained by your employer on the hazards, hazardous materials, equipment, engineering and administrative controls, safe work practices, policies and procedures and emergency plans specific to your role and workplace.

In ALL situations, employers are required to ensure their employees are adequately trained to do their job.

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