Hazardous Materials Technologies: Sampling, Monitoring, and Detection
Hazardous Materials Technologies: Sampling, Monitoring, and Detection is a demanding five-day course that challenges the hazardous materials (HAZMAT) technician with an extensive hands-on training experience. The technician will demonstrate learned skills in response actions to a chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear or explosive (CBRNE) weapons of mass destruction incident in both the Center's outdoor Northville training complex and the Nation's only toxic chemical-agent training facility dedicated solely to emergency responders, the Chemical, Ordnance, Biological, and Radiological (COBRA) Training Facility.
Below are some, but not all, of the critical skill sets learned during this training program:
- Select chemical sampling technology.
- Select biological sampling technology.
- Select radiological monitoring technology.
- Perform hazardous materials operations in various levels of personal protective equipment.
- Perform bulk and swab sample collections.
This course is specifically designed for hazardous materials technicians (29 CFR 1920.120). This course is also open to Hazardous Materials Technicians within private industry. This is not the prerequisite course for attendance to the Hazardous Devices School in Huntsville, AL (Please see HMT).
Prerequisites and Requirements
To be eligible for the course, the student must successfully complete the following courses:
- IS-100.b, Introduction to the Incident Command System, IS-100, or any of the available ICS-100 series;
- IS-200.b, ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents, IS-200, or any of the available ICS-200 series;
- IS-700.b, National Incident Management System, An Introduction, IS-700; and
- IS-800.c, An Introduction to the National Response Framework, IS-800.
The student should also
- Currently serve as a hazardous materials technician.
- Have received HAZMAT training that meets or exceeds the requirements for technician-level training as outlined in OSHA 29 C.F.R. 1910.120(q)(6)(iii).
- Be physically and mentally capable of completing all course learning activities.
Continuing Education Credits
The International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), in partnership with the CDP, awards 4.0 continuing education units for the successful completion of this course.
The Alabama Board of Nursing, in partnership with the CDP, awards 40 continuing medical education units for the successful completion of this course.