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Hazardous Materials Technician


This course is based on NFPA 472: Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents. and may lead to ProBoard and IFSAC certifications. Designed for the student already trained at the Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations level; this course develops the skills already learned and provides in-depth training in the mitigation of hazardous materials incidents. Through both classroom and practical training, the student becomes familiar with health and safety issues, incident management, hazard and risk analysis, personal protective clothing, and decontamination.

NFPA 1072, Standard for Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Emergency Response Personnel Professional Qualifications, 2017 Edition requires accredited agencies to update course materials and certification requirements to this new standard. NFPA 1072 was specifically created for the fire service to replace NFPA 472, Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents.

Therefore, for courses beginning on/after May 1, 2019, we will no longer teach/issue certification for the NFPA 472 levels (this includes these courses: Hazardous Materials Awareness & Operations, Volunteer Fire Fighter Block 4: Hazardous Materials Awareness & Operations, Hazardous Materials Technician, & Hazardous Materials Incident Commander).

Please review this flyer for further and specific information.

For more information, call 1-800-241-2467

Hours   50
Course Cost   $ 420 In-State     $ 665 Out-Of-State    

Required Text - Hazardous Materials: Managing the Incident, 4th Edition REVISED
2016 Emergency Response Guide
CDC NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards

Certification Course Syllabus

Practical Exam Materials


  • 18 years of age
  • Proof of Hazardous Materials: Awareness and Operations as specified by the current edition of NFPA 472 or Certified Fire Fighter I or Certified Volunteer Fire Fighter (IFSAC or Pro Board)

Course Dates

Alabama Fire College and Personnel Standards Commission | 2501 Phoenix Dr - Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35405 | Toll Free: 1 (800) 241-2467 - Fax: 205-391-3757