Hazardous Waste Management Specialist (HMS)

This course will provide a student with the knowledge of how to properly identify, accumulate, minimize, and ship hazardous waste. You will learn how to develop a contingency plan and how to comply with land disposal restrictions.
$395.00 $345.00

(Premium Membership)

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  • 13:00 hours / 1.3 CEUs

Hazardous waste is a byproduct of industrial production, so many businesses end up needing to dispose of this material. These businesses employ hazardous waste management specialists to ensure they identify, accumulate, minimize and dispose of this waste safely while conforming to regulations from a wide range of industries.

Become a certified specialist by enrolling in our hazardous waste management training course.

HMS Course Overview

The Hazardous Waste Management Specialist course from The National Association of Safety Professionals (NASP) offers students the opportunity to learn the regulations, standards and safety procedures associated with handling potentially hazardous materials. This comprehensive course covers the latest regulatory requirements, universal waste ordinances, VOC standards for hazardous waste generators, waste exemptions and exclusions, and waste minimization requirements.

Students who complete the hazardous waste management training and earn their specialization certificate will be able to:

  • Define, identify and correctly label hazardous waste.
  • Understand and apply applicable standards from OSHA, DOT, RCRA, CERCLA, SARA and TSCA.
  • Develop contingency plans for how to comply with land disposal restrictions.
  • Design and implement emergency response procedures.
  • Create manifests for different types of waste materials.

At the conclusion of the course, you will be required to take a final exam to demonstrate your understanding. You’ll have two opportunities to pass the test with a score of 80% or better. Only students who succeed will be awarded a specialist certificate.

Students should expect the HMS training course to take approximately 13 hours to complete. 1.3 continuing education units (CEUs) are offered for this IACET-accredited course, which will be reflected on your final certificate.

  • Online Exams

    The student will take a comprehensive online exam at the end of the course. You must score 80% to receive a certificate. You have two opportunities to pass the exam.

  • Recertification

    To ensure you are up to date on the latest hazardous waste management regulations and procedures, you’ll need to take a refresher course and renew your certificate every three years. The cost of recertification is $150.

  • Performance Outcomes

    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to determine what is considered a hazardous waste, use various tables within the regulations to identify a hazardous waste and then properly mark, label and create a manifest for various types of containers. The individual will possess the knowledge to develop the elements of a hazardous waste management and minimization plan, a hazardous waste contingency plan, as well as understand the reporting requirements for spills and/or leaks of HAZMATs.

  • Designation

    Hazardous Waste Management Specialist (HMS)

Boost Your Credentials With an HMS Certificate From NASP

NASP is proud to offer a large selection of engaging and accessible courses designed to help safety professionals from across industrial backgrounds earn specialist certificates. Each course provides students with the skills and knowledge they need to maintain safe workplaces and meet or exceed standards set by OSHA, ANSI and other regulatory organizations.

Our courses are all available completely online, giving you easy access to work toward your certificate anywhere, anytime. Begin our hazardous waste management training online by adding this course to your cart and completing your purchase in our Gnosis learning software. You’ll gain immediate access to coursework and exams, so you can get started right away.

The NASP HMS course is $395 for general members and $345 for those with premium memberships. Students have six months to complete the program from their purchase date, with six-month extensions available upon request.

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