OSHA HAZMAT Training for First Responders | Online & Classroom

HazMat Student offers OSHA HAZMAT training courses that include the flexibility and convenience that students need. Courses are offered online and in the classroom, with HAZMAT certification provided immediately upon course completion. Our First Responder course online was designed by OSHA Certified Outreach Trainers. The classes are OSHA compliant to help you meet Federal OSHA HAZWOPER training requirements. In addition, we provide only the highest quality, fully narrated, self-paced online training through our state-of-the-art Online Training System (OTS). We also provide a 100% Money Back Guarantee* to ensure your satisfaction.

Our classroom training is designed to help you meet the training requirements under Fed-OSHA, Cal-OSHA, and NFPA 472. Depending on the course chosen, certification may be issued from California Specialized Training Institute (CSTI)/California Emergency Management Agency (CalEMA). Classes are held at our training facilities or provided as on-site training hosted by the employer. See course descriptions for more information on each course.

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Training Types

Training Requirements | First Responder Operations Level & First Responder Awareness Level

Emergency Response Operations at Sites not RCRA Licensed or at Uncontrolled Hazardous Waste Site Clean-ups

Per Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards for general industry and construction, employees who are involved in emergency response operations for hazardous substances releases, or substantial threats of releases, are required to receive training before they engage in hazardous waste operations and emergency response. These OSHA training requirements are detailed in OSHA regulations 29 CFR 1910.120(q) & 29 CFR 1926.65(q).

Annual refresher training is required for each level of response.

Emergency ResponderTraining Hours Required
First Responder Awareness LevelMust demonstrate competencies.  No specific hours requirement. Annual Refresher training is required. See: HAZMAT FRA Training Courses
First Responder Operations Level8 Hours initial training and must demonstrate competencies. Annual Refresher training is required. See: HAZMAT FRO Training Courses
Hazardous Materials Technician24 Hours initial "operations level" training and must demonstrate competencies. Annual Refresher training is required. See: HAZMAT Technician Training Courses
Hazardous Materials Specialist24 Hours initial "technical level" training and must demonstrate competence. Annual Refresher training is required.
On-scene Incident Commander24 Hours initial "operations level" training and must demonstrate competency. Annual Refresher training is required. See: HAZMAT FRO Training Courses | Classroom Incident Commander Course

For detailed competency and training requirement information, please see HAZWOPER standards 29 CFR 1910.120(q) and 29 CFR 1926.65(q) or the OSHA Fact Sheet on Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response. Another excellent emergency response resource is OSHA's Application of HAZWOPER to Worksite Response and Cleanup Activities.

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