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H-507 - NFPA 472 HazMat Highway Specialist (Pro-Board Certification)

This advanced course is designed for the HazMat Technician to further their training at the specialist level. This course meets the NFPA 472, Chapter 13 competencies for the tank car specialty. The responder will be training to handle bulk container emergencies. After successful completion of this course, students will receive a Pro Board Certification for the NFPA 472 Hazardous Material Highway Specialist.

Training Location:
This course can only be conducted at the Brayton Fire Field

Number of Students:
12 minimum and 16 maximum

Instructor Staff:
Two (2) Instructors, two (2) Technicians

Who should Attend:
All emergency responders.

*Rural County Host:
If you are hosting a class in a rural county (population 150,000 or less) you may not be required to meet the “minimum number of students” for this class. Rural County Residents may be eligible for travel, lodging and/or per diem reimbursement to attend HMEP funded classes. A requester will need the support of your supervisor to receive funding. Contact the HMEP Program Manager with questions or 512-424-2005.

All HMEP Hazardous Material Courses offered through TDEM are compliant with OSHA 29CFR 1910.120, EPA 40CFR Part 311, NFPA Standard 472 and qualify for TCOLE credit.

”Due to the nature of Hazardous Material training, you may be required to perform some physically strenuous activities for this class which may include wearing PPE. Therefore, we recommend all students have a current physical examination prior to class start date.”

Course Objectives:
  • Cargo Type Design
  • Damage Assessment
  • Transfer Techniques
  • Repair & Patching
  • Flaring
  • Safety
  • Drilling, Pumping & Product Removal
  • B Chlorine Kit


How this course is offered:
This class is offered through TDEM HazMat Preparedness Group as an onsite delivery at Brayton Fire Field only. These classes are an open enrollment with the approval of the class host and TDEM. If you are a County Judge; Emergency Management Coordinator; Fire or Police Chief; Public Works Trainer, Training Coordinator or Officer then register as a Training Coordinator.

Prerequisites & Other Information:

NFPA 472 Hazardous Materials Technician (Chapter 7, OSHA 1910.120) in order to receive Pro Board Certification for this class you must provide to the class host two weeks before class start and to the instructor on the first day of class one of the following:

  • A Pro-Board or IFSAC certificate specifying the required above prerequisite
  • A transcript from an accredited agency that lists successful completion of the above prerequisite
  • Printout of the DOD, Texas Commission, or similar look-up pages that includes the required prerequisite

Click here to view more prerequisite details.

No tuition is charged.

Course Specifics

Hours: 20.00
Provider: TDEM - Hazmat
Sponsor: N/A
Disciplines: Public Works
Emergency Medical Service
Fire Service
Law Enforcement

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