Who Should Take This Course?

Hazardous Materials Technicians are emergency responders who are trained to approach the point of a hazardous material spill or release, while using personal protective equipment (PPE), in order to stop or control the hazardous substance. HAZMAT Technicians perform advance control, containment, and confinement operations and use decontamination procedures.

Our online HAZMAT Technician Level III Responder course is designed to help Hazardous Materials Technicians meet the OSHA HAZWOPER requirement of 24 hours of training per 29 CFR 1910.120(q)(6)(iii). Per OSHA, annual refresher training is required with sufficient content and duration to maintain competencies. This version of the course is for workers with refreshed, adequate, verifiable FRO training completed within the last year.

For more information on OSHA HAZMAT Technician training requirements or the HAZMAT Tech courses we offer, visit our HAZMAT Technician Training page.

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Course Outline

Our 24 Hour HAZMAT Technician course consists of three parts. In this course option, Part 1 has been previously completed by the student with adequate, verifiable documentation, and refreshed within the last year. Part 2 and 3 are completed online through our Online Training System (OTS) and consist of the individual modules and sections as shown below. The course may be completed over time in sections and course progress will be saved.

Part 2 – Transitioning from a FRO to a HAZMAT Technician

Module 1
Section Title
1 Introduction to Part 2 The Hazardous Materials Technician
2 Regulatory Requirements for the Hazmat Technician
3 Medical Surveillance and the Hazmat Technician
4 Emergency Response Planning
Exam 1
Module 2
Section Title
5 Hazmat Incident Command and the Public Sector Response
6 Hazmat Group Functional Leaders
7 Additional ICS Hazmat Group Positions
8 Hazmat Incident Command and the Private Facility Response
Exam 2
Module 3
Section Title
9 Hazardous Materials Referencing
10 Introduction to Toxicology
11 Toxicology Exposures and Effects
12 Exposure Standards and Guidelines
13 Physical and Chemical Properties
Exam 3
Module 4
Section Title
14 Site Control
15 Incident Safety
16 Hazard and Risk Assessment
17 Hazmat Technician Mitigation Techniques
18 Hazmat Technician Decontamination
19 Special Considerations
Exam 4
Module 5
Section Title
20 Hazmat Incident from Notification to Termination Part 1
21 Hazmat Incident from Notification to Termination Part 2
Summary and Conclusion for Part 2

Part 3 – Responder Equipment & Online Tabletop Exercise

Module 1
Section Title
1 Introduction to Part 3
2 Introduction to Respiratory Protection
3 Types of Respiratory Protection
4 Respirator Video Clips
Exam 1
Module 2
Section Title
5 Chemical Protective Clothing Overview
6 Medical Considerations for Chemical Protective Clothing
7 Chemical Protective Clothing Program
8 Chemical Protective Clothing Selection
9 Chemical Protective Clothing Classifications
10 Donning Chemical Protective Clothing
11 Doffing Chemical Protective Clothing
12 Decontaminating Chemical Protective Clothing
13 Inspection and Maintenance of Protective Clothing
14 Training and Monitoring for Protective Clothing
15 Level A Video Section
16 Level B Video Section
17 Other Protective Equipment Video Clips
Exam 2
Module 3
Section Title
18 Gas Detection Basics
19 Preventing Sparks
20  Sensor Technology
21  Types of Gas Detection Systems
22  Colorimetric Tubes and Diffusion Tubes
23  Flammability and CGI’s (Combustible Gas Indicators)
24  PIDs and FIDs
25  Other Detection Devices
26  Monitoring and Detection Video Clips
27  Miscellaneous Tools Equipment Video Clips
Exam 3
Module 4
Section Title
28 Scenario & Exercise
Summary & Conclusion

Course Exam

  • This course includes exams which must be taken at the completion of most of the modules.

Course Format

This course is offered 100% online through our premier Online Training System (OTS). The training is fully narrated, self-paced and available 24/7.

Designed by Certified Outreach Trainers, this 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 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.


Our online 24 Hour HAZMAT Technician Level III Responder course was designed by OSHA Certified Outreach Trainers. It is OSHA accepted and meets the requirements for 29 CFR 1910.120(q)(6)(iii).

24 Hour HAZMAT Technician Certification

Once the course is completed, you will immediately be able to download, save or print your Course Completion Certificate 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 our OSHA 24 Hour Hazmat Technician are to meet:

  • Federal OSHA HAZWOPER training requirement of 29 CFR 1910.120(q)(6)(iii) for general industry
  • Federal OSHA HAZWOPER training requirement of 29 CFR 1926.65(q)(6)(iii) for construction
  • HAZWOPER training requirements for EPA and State OSHA regulations

Per 29 CFR 1910.120(q)(6)(iii) and 29 CFR 1926.65(q)(6)(iii):

Hazardous materials technician. Hazardous materials technicians are individuals who respond to releases or potential releases for the purpose of stopping the release. They assume a more aggressive role than a first responder at the operations level in that they will approach the point of release in order to plug, patch or otherwise stop the release of a hazardous substance. Hazardous materials technicians shall have received at least 24 hours of training equal to the first responder operations level and in addition have competency in the following areas and the employer shall so certify:

  • Know how to implement the employer’s emergency response plan.
  • Know the classification, identification and verification of known and unknown materials by using field survey instruments and equipment.
  • Be able to function within an assigned role in the Incident Command System.
  • Know how to select and use proper specialized chemical personal protective equipment provided to the hazardous materials technician.
  • Understand hazard and risk assessment techniques.
  • Be able to perform advance control, containment, and/or confinement operations within the capabilities of the resources and personal protective equipment available with the unit.
  • Understand and implement decontamination procedures.
  • Understand termination procedures.
  • Understand basic chemical and toxicological terminology and behavior.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Describe the laws and regulations that Hazmat Emergency Responders must follow
  • Describe HAZMAT Emergency Responder training requirements
  • Understand why an effective Emergency Response Plan is needed
  • Describe the elements of an effective Medical Surveillance Program
  • Implement the Incident Command System as part of an emergency response
  • Use the DOT Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG) as a reference at a hazardous materials incident site
  • Execute scene size up during a hazardous materials emergency response
  • Recognize hazardous materials incidents and use different references to determine the associated hazards
  • Know the principles of basic toxicology and  how it relates to chemical exposure
  • Select and use proper personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Understand the medical considerations of wearing Chemical Protective Clothing (CPC)
  • Understand the principles of decontamination and the methods used for decontamination
  • Understand hazardous substance physical and chemical properties
  • Understand the importance of a Site Specific Safety Plan
  • Use containment and control techniques on hazardous substance spills
  • Recognize the detection and monitoring tools available
  • Understand incident termination procedures and Post Incident Analysis techniques

Course Options

The 24 Hour HAZMAT Technician course is comprised of three 8 hour parts:

Part 1 – First Responder Operations training / FRO training

Part 2 – Transitioning from an FRO to a Hazardous Materials Technician

Part 3 – Equipment familiarization and scenario exercise

Options for this training:

*FRO certification must be refreshed within the past year.

Additional Training

Please note that this online HAZMAT Tech training class provides valuable training information which applies to a general population of employees who work in HAZMAT teams, Spill Response teams or Emergency Response teams. 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. You must be trained by your employer on the hazards, equipment, engineering and administrative controls, safe work practices, policies and procedures and emergency plans specific to your role and workplace. OSHA requires workers to have adequate training of specialized equipment before use in a hazardous work environment. Regardless of whether online or classroom training is chosen, students should complete equipment training with the actual equipment used in their workplace and role.

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

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