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Course Description

H-501 - NFPA 472 HazMat Technician - Pro-Board Certification

This is a Hazardous Materials Technician course that will provide the tools necessary to obtain certification through NPQS (Pro-Board). The course includes surveying the incident, Container ID, condition and marking, monitoring equipment, resource utilization, response objectives, action option, PPE, chemical compatibility, developing action plans, incident management, control functions, evaluation progress, incident termination, field exercises and skills testing. Host will need to provide a test proctor prior to class in addition to a suitable testing/classroom location.

Number of Students:
*12 minimum and 30 maximum

Instructor Staff:
One (1) Lead Instructor, one (1) Technician and skill evaluators

Who should Attend:
Municipal Firefighters and Law Enforcement Personnel

Host Facility:
The host facility will need to secure and provide a written test proctor (normally from a local university or community college) prior to the class. The host facility will also provide a testing/classroom location of suitable size for testing and lecture as well as an outdoor training location with water connection.

*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.

To receive full benefits from these courses, it is recommended that it be taught at an approved fire training facility. 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:

  • Surveying the incident Container ID, Condition, and Marking, Monitoring Equipment, Resource Utilization, Response Objectives, Action Option, Personal Protective Equipment, Chemical Compatibility, Developing Action Plans, Incident Management, Control Functions, Evaluation Progress, Incident Termination, Field Exercises and Skills Testing.
  • This course is 4 1/2 days in duration including 1/2 day for any retraining and retesting if needed. This course is designed to teach the participant how to respond and mitigate a hazardous materials release. This course is designed to meet or exceed the elements of NFPA 472, chapter 6. The Hazardous Materials Technician course will provide the tools necessary to obtain certification through NPQS (Pro Board). The course is designed around classroom lectures and interactive exercises. Upon successful completion of this course, you will be awarded 4.0 Continuing Education Units (CEU) certified through the International Association for Continuing Education & Training.

How this course is offered:
This class is offered through TDEM HazMat Preparedness Group as an onsite delivery at a location designated by the requesting jurisdiction. 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 you may request this course by clicking below.

Prerequisites & Other Information:
** In order to receive "Certification" you must provide proof to course host two weeks prior to class start date, that you are trained to NFPA 472 HazMat Operations or above. You can provide either a certificate, or a transcript from an accredited agency that lists successful completion of these requirements. It is recommended that you also provide this proof to the instructor on the first day of class.

Due to the nature of the training, a physical examination and fit test is highly recommended prior to enrolling in this course.

Students must be Public Sector Employees/Volunteers:
Students must be employed or used by a political subdivision (county, municipality, city, town, township, local public authority, school district, special districts, interstate district, council of governments (whether or not incorporated as a nonprofit corporation under State law), any other regional or interstate government entity, or any agency or instrumentality of a local government. Private sector, federal, non-profit/not for profit employees may not eligible for these classes unless they also serve in a public sector/volunteer position. Volunteers must apply through their public sector departments. Texas residents only.

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No tuition is charged.

Course Specifics

Hours: 40.00
Provider: TDEM - Hazmat
Sponsor: TDEM
Disciplines: Fire Service
Public Works
Emergency Management
Law Enforcement
Emergency Medical Service

Available Classes

ViewCourse NumberClass NameLocationDatesSeats Available 
View class H-501 NFPA 472 HazMat Technician - Pro-Board CertificationSanto Fire & Ems
1250 FM 2201
Santo, TX 76472
08/20/2018 - 08/24/2018 17 View Details
View class H-501 NFPA 472 HazMat Technician - Pro-Board CertificationCentral Fire Station
1500 W. Wall Street
Midland, TX 79701
08/20/2018 - 08/24/2018 WAITLIST View Details
View class H-501 NFPA 472 HazMat Technician - Pro-Board CertificationCity of League City Fire Marshal's Office
555 W Walker
League City, TX 77573
10/01/2018 - 10/05/2018 13 View Details
View class H-501 NFPA 472 HazMat Technician - Pro-Board CertificationOdessa Fire Rescue
3000 South Dixie
Odessa, TX 79761
11/05/2018 - 11/09/2018 13 View Details
View class H-501 NFPA 472 HazMat Technician - Pro-Board CertificationPasadena Fire Marshal's Office
209 N. Main
Pasadena, TX 77506
01/07/2019 - 01/11/2019 17 View Details
Total of 5

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