NFPA Standard: NFPA 472, 2013, Chapter 7
Accredited: IFSAC: Yes, NPQS: Yes
Prerequisites: Hazardous Materials Awareness, Hazardous Materials Operations
Description: The hazardous materials technician is the person who responds to hazardous materials/WMD incidents using a risk-based response process by which he/she analyzes a problem involving hazardous materials/WMD, selects applicable decontamination procedures, and controls a release using specialized protective clothing and control equipment, upon completion of the incident terminates the incident following industry accepted practices, documents the incident while maintaining scene control and safety.
Requirements for Certification: Candidates shall be at least 18 years of age. Complete a practical skills examination (PSE) with a "Passing" score. Complete an 100-question written examination with a passing score of 70% or higher
- NFPA 472, Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents, Chapter 7, 2013 Edition
- Jones and Bartlett, Hazardous Materials – Managing the Incident, 4th Edition