8-hour Hazmat Technician Refresher


Duration: 8 hrs


This annual refresher course satisfies the requirements for the Hazardous Materials  Technician, Hazmat Specialists, and On Scene Incident Commanders certification requirements. This class reviews and reinforces concepts critical to hazmat team members. Hazmat chemistry, hands-on scenarios, scene management and other topics will reinforce your skills.

Target Audience: Firefighters, Police, EMS, State, and Federal hazmat team members

Prerequisite: Must have completed the initial 80-hour Hazardous Materials Technician course, hold a current Hazardous Materials Technician certification with the State, and obtained 8-hours of Hazmat annual refresher training to maintain current certification (if applicable).

Course meets the following training requirements:

  • NFPA 472
  • 29 CFR 1910.120(q)(8)(i)

Class refresher subjects can be chosen from the following topics:


  • Regulatory Overview

    • · Laws, Regulations, Training Requirements
  • Hazmat Chemistry

  • Health, Safety, and Medical Surveillance

    • · General Safety & Health Hazards
    • · Basic Chemical, Toxicological, & Behavior
    • · Medical Surveillance
  • Incident Command

  • Site Management and Control

    • · Hazard Zones
  • Hazard Identification

    • · Site Characterization and Analysis
    • · Hazard Communication Standard
    • · Global Harmonization Standard
  • Hazard Risk Evaluation

    • · Physical & Chemical Properties
    • · Gas Detection
    • · Monitoring
    • · Sampling Methods and Procedures
    • · Classification, Identification & Verification
  • Information Management

  • PPE

    • · Respiratory Protection
    • · Chemical Protective Clothing
  • Engineering Controls and Safe Work Practices

    • · Standard Operating Procedures
    • · Implementing Emergency Response Plan
  • Control, Confinement, and Spill Management

  • Decontamination

  • Terminating an Incident