Hazardous Materials Technician Training | Online & Classroom Courses

HazMat Student provides several options for you to complete your OSHA HAZMAT Technician training and/or annual refresher, allowing you to get the right training for your particular situation and needs. Both online training and classroom courses are offered, with the course HAZMAT Technician certification provided in PDF format, so you can download, print or save the course HAZMAT certificate upon course completion.

Our OSHA HAZMAT Technician training courses are OSHA compliant and were designed by Certified Outreach Trainers in order to help you meet Federal OSHA HAZWOPER training requirements. We are so certain you will be satisfied with our interactive, self-paced, fully-narrated online training, that we offer a 100% Money Back Guarantee*.

Our classroom Hazardous Materials Technician courses are held at our training facilities. Check our class schedule for courses, dates, and locations. Technician training courses can also be provided on-site when hosted by the employer. The classroom courses are designed to help you meet training requirements under Fed-OSHA, Cal-OSHA, and NFPA 472. For certain classroom courses, certification may be issued from California Specialized Training Institute (CSTI)/California Emergency Management Agency (CalEMA). Additional information and course descriptions can be found by clicking the course links below.

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Training Types

Training Requirements | HAZMAT Technician

For emergency response operations at sites not RCRA licensed, or at uncontrolled hazardous waste site clean-ups, OSHA standards 29 CFR 1910.120(q) & 29 CFR 1926.65(q) require that construction and general industry employees receive proper training prior to engaging in hazardous waste operations and emergency response for hazardous substance releases or substantial threats of release. Each responder level requires annual refresher training.

Emergency ResponderInitial Training 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 and must demonstrate competencies. Annual Refresher training is required. See: HAZMAT FRO Training Courses
Hazardous Materials Technician24 Hours "operations level" training and must demonstrate competencies. Annual Refresher training is required. See: HAZMAT Technician Training Courses | HAZMAT FRO Training Courses
Hazardous Materials Specialist24 Hours "technical level" training and must demonstrate competence. Annual Refresher training is required.
On-scene Incident Commander24 Hours "operations level" training and must demonstrate competency. Annual Refresher training is required. See: Classroom Incident Commander Course | HAZMAT Incident Commander Refresher Online

Please see the Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response OSHA Fact Sheetor HAZWOPER standards 29 CFR 1910.120(q) and 29 CFR 1926.65(q) for additional competency and training requirement information.

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