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Course Description

H-509 - NFPA 472 HazMat Transportation Specialist - (Pro-Board Certification)

Upon the successful completion of this course, participants will be able to analyze HazMat Incidents involving tank cars, cargo tanks, and Intermodal tanks; predict their likely behavior; plan a response; and implement the planned response. This course is designed to meet or exceed the elements of NFPA 472, and will provide the tools necessary to obtain certification through National Board of Fire Service Professional Qualifications (Pro Board) as a rail, highway and Intermodal specialist. The course is designed around classroom lectures and interactive exercises. 

Mandatory equipment needed: Please bring to the class the following, a hard hat, steel toe boots, safety glasses and gloves.

Training Location: This course can only be taught at the Brayton Fire Field in College Station, TX.

Number of Students: 12 minimum and 16 maximum

Instructor Staff: Four (4) Instructors, one (1) Technician and one skill evaluator

Who Should Attend: All emergency responders.


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: 

  1. NFPA 472 HazMat Highway Specialist
  2. • Analyze the incident for Tank Cars
  3. • Predicting Behavior for Tank Cars
  4. • Planning the Response for Tank Cars
  5. • Implementing the Response for Tank Cars

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. After you have registered as a Training Coordinator then contact the TDEM at or 512-424-2005 for information on hosting this class.

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

Note: Due to the nature of the training a physical examination and a fit test is recommended prior to enrolling in this course

Click here to view more prerequisite details.

No tuition is charged.

Course Specifics

Hours: 50.00
Provider: TDEM - Hazmat
Sponsor: TDEM
Disciplines: Public Works
Fire Service

Available Classes

ViewCourse NumberClass NameLocationDatesSeats Available 
View class H-509 NFPA 472 HazMat Transportation Specialist - (Pro-Board Certification)Brayton Field
200 Technology Way
College Station, TX 77845
03/23/2020 - 03/27/2020 WAITLIST View Details
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