80 Hour Hazardous materials Technician certification course

Training description

ProBoard Accredited 80-Hour Hazardous Materials Certification Course from November 27-December 8, 2023 Training will include Awareness, Operations, and Technician Level Certification.

Included in the 80-hours of instruction will be Awareness, Operations, and Technician Training.

HazMat Awareness will train responders to NFPA 1072/472: with the knowledge and skills to understand what hazardous substances are and the risk associated with them in an incident, recognize the presence of hazardous substances in an emergency, and understand their role as an emergency responder at the Awareness level.

HazMat Operations will train responders to NFPA1072/472: Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents operations-level competence.

HazMat Technician Training will prepare responders for Technician-level Hazardous Materials certification. This multi-hour course, based on NFPA® 472 standards, provides participants with specific response knowledge and skills, enabling them to respond safely and effectively to a suspected incident at the hazardous materials technician level.

Participants receive hands-on training in donning and doffing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Levels A and B, containing leaks and drum overpacking, containing leaks in pressurized containers, and performing technical and mass decontamination. The HMT course culminates with performance of these offensive-level tasks in an activity in which the participants apply the knowledge and skills learned in a simulated environment.

All students must provide their own SCBA.

If you do not have access to training suits and boots or SCBA, please email your sizes to: mverespie@noble.com

Course Details

Course 1:  November 27 - December 8, 2023
Course 2:  January 29 - February 9, 2024
Time:  0800 - 1400
Cost:  $5,500 / seat

Training Site

Office of FPS
6315 Bren Mar Dr.
Alexandria, VA 22312


  • Plan a response to a hazardous materials incident
  • Identify hazardous material container damage
  • Identify hazardous materials
  • Estimate size of an endangered area
  • Terminate the incident
  • Perform decontamination operations
  • Don and doff personal protective equipment level A
  • Don and doff personal protective equipment level B
  • Contain a leak in a 55-gallon drum
  • Contain a leak in a pressurized container
  • Contain a leak in a MC 306/DOT 406 Dome Cover