HAZWOPER Specialist (HZS)

This course combines the elements of the General Site Worker Supervisor and Incident Commander Courses for those who oversee hazardous waste sites during an emergency response scenario. Emphasis is on Site Safety and Health Plan and Contingency Plan requirements. The required amount of time to complete the course is dependent upon your knowledge of workplace safety. You have up to six months to complete the course.
$395.00 $345.00

(Premium Membership)

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  • 13:00 hours / 1.3 CEUs

HAZWOPER is an industrial acronym that stands for Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response. Specialists in this field are responsible for ensuring worksites conform to OSHA standards for hazardous waste handling, site safety, worker health, contingency plans and emergency responses.

Become a HAZWOPER specialist by enrolling in the online HAZWOPER Specialist training course from The National Association of Safety Professionals (NASP).

HZS Course Overview

Our HAZWOPER specialist program covers elements of both general site worker supervisor and incident commander courses to meet the qualification needs of those who oversee hazardous waste sites. The training specifically focuses on preparing and implementing emergency response plans for accidents on worksites.

Students will learn the essentials of working around hazardous substances, including the basics of chemistry and toxicology and a comprehensive review of safe handling procedures. Other subjects covered in this certificate course include:

  • Identification of hazards of potentially dangerous materials.
  • Hazardous waste operation and emergency response.
  • Emergency incident procedures.
  • Rules and standards from OSHA and other regulatory organizations.

Once you complete the course material, you’ll be required to take a final exam to demonstrate you’ve learned the HAZWOPER specialist criteria. You’ll have two opportunities to take this exam. Students must score 80% or better on their test to earn the designation of HAZWOPER specialist and receive their certificate.

This course will take students approximately 13 hours to complete, depending on their existing knowledge of these topics. NASP is accredited by IACET to issue 1.3 continuing education units (CEUs) to students who complete this course, which will be reflected on your 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

    Recertification is required every three years to ensure you’re up to date on the most recent regulations regarding hazardous waste management and emergency procedures. You’ll be required to take a quick refresher course and exam. The cost to recertify is $150.

  • Non-discrimination Policy

    NASP is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free of all forms of discrimination.

  • Proprietary Interest Disclosure

    The instructor(s) has no financial interest in any course documents, products, tools, or instruments. View the full document here.

Earn Your HAZWOPER Sepcialist Certificate

At NASP, we offer a wide range of engaging and accessible courses designed to help safety professionals boost their credentials and create safer workplaces across industries. These courses provide students with the knowledge they need to understand standards from OSHA, ANSI and other regulatory organizations while protecting employees against preventable workplace incidents.

Our courses are all available online, allowing students to access them easily and learn wherever they are. To enroll, just add this course to your cart and complete your checkout in our Gnosis learning system to gain immediate access to course materials.

The NASP HAZWOPER Specialist course is $395 for general members and $345 for those with premium NASP memberships. Students have six months to complete their coursework and earn their certificate, with six-month extensions available for those who need more time.

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