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H-506 - NFPA 472 HazMat Rail Specialist, (Pro-Board Certification)

This advance course is designed for the HazMat Technician to further their training at the specialist level. This course meets the NFPA 472, Chapter 12 competencies for the tank car specialty.  The responder will be training to handle bulk container emergencies. Upon completion of this course students are eligible to take the National Board on Fire Service Professional Qualifications written exam and skills testing for NFPA Chapter 12 Competencies for Technicians with a Tank Car Specialty. 

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

Number of Students:  12 minimum and 16 maximum

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

Who should Attend: Technician level personnel expected to respond to incidents and provide technical support, oversight for product removal and moving of damaged tank cars, and act as a liaison between outside resources and technicians.


*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 at or 512-424-5985.

Note: 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:

  • Tank car construction
  • Damage Assessment
  • Transfer Techniques
  • Leak containment
  • Flaring
  • Safety
  • Fitting repair

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 TDEM at or call 512-424-2844 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

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No tuition is charged.

Course Specifics

Hours: 20.00
Provider: TDEM - Hazmat
Sponsor: TDEM
Disciplines: Fire Service

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