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Course Description

PER-261 - Hazardous Materials Technician for CBRNE Incidents (HT) (Program Z)

The Hazardous Materials Technician for CBRNE Incidents course (CDP Program Letter A) is a five-day training course providing students with an overview of international and domestic terrorist threats; seminars in chemical, biological, radiological, and explosive hazards that may be used as WMD; and hands-on practical exercises utilizing the student’s knowledge and skills in identifying, detecting, categorizing, and neutralizing hazardous substances. As part of the 40 contact hours for this course, the student performs hazardous materials technician operations at a toxic agent training facility.

Course Objectives:
  • To identify domestic and international terrorist groups, ideologies, and methods of executing terrorist acts
  • To demonstrate competent advanced knowledge of the four components of WMD, their composition, their complexities, and their effects
  • To demonstrate the ability to perform hazardous materials technician WMD competencies wearing the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) and using advanced instumentation, techniques, and procedures
  • To demonstrate the ability to perform hazardous materials technician WMD competencies in a WMD environment

How this course is offered:

Delivered at the Center for Domestic Preparedness in Anniston, AL.  It is offered as a standalone delivery or offered in combination with the Hazmat Evidence Collection for CBRNE Incidents course.  Click here to learn about the combination delivery.

Prerequisites & Other Information:
Hazardous materials technicians attending this training must be certified as having successfully met the competencies outlined in OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120 and NFPA 472 for HazMat technicians. Responders applying for the course must submit the enrollment application and medical screening form provided by the Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP). Anyone with high blood pressure (150/90) may be precluded from participating in toxic agent training. Responder candidates who are pregnant cannot attend this training.

Registration Information:

Step 1 (Obtain FEMA SID Number)

  • You will need a FEMA Student Identification (SID) number to apply for CDP training.
  • Visit the FEMA Student Identification website to register for or retrieve your FEMA SID number. Once you have your FEMA SID continue on to step 2.

Step 2 (Create CTAS Account)

Step 3 (Search and Select Offered Training)

  • Search for training on the Resident Training section of the CDP Website.
  • Click the “Register for this Program” button for the desired training program. You will be directed to the CDP Training Registration System (TRS) electronic application site.

Step 4 (Complete Application)

  • Log in to the CDP TRS with your FEMA SID number and password.
  • If you were directed to TRS from the CDP Website the training program/course information will be pre-populated. If a different program/course is desired, click the link to return to the training calendar.
  • Select up to three preferred training dates then review and complete all required information. Note: Once you have submitted an application in TRS the system will save and pre-populate your application with the information on your previously submitted application.
  • Click the “Review and Submit Application Now” button.

Step 5 (Review, Finalize and Submit Application)

  • Review summary of application and attach any required documents.
  • Click the “Submit Application” button. You and your supervisor will receive an email confirming your application was successfully submitted. You and your supervisor will receive auto-generated emails with application status updates throughout the remainder of the application process.
  • Your application will be processed by the respective State/Territory/Tribal Training Coordinator and CDP Regional Coordinator. Monitor your email and TRS for updates and application status.

Who to Contact

  • For training application and related questions or issues contact CDP Student Services at or 866-213-9553.
  • For log in, access and technical system questions or issues contact CDP Help Desk Support at or 866-213-9699. Hours of operation are Mon. – Fri. 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Central.
  • If you are unable to apply for CDP training via TRS and need an alternative to apply, contact your respective CDP Regional Coordinator.

No tuition is charged.

Course Specifics

Hours: 40.00
Provider: Center for Domestic Preparedness
Disciplines: Hazmat

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