Haz Mat “Technician” (HazWoper)

Assumes a more aggressive role than an FRO in that they approach the point of release in order to plug, patch or otherwise stop the release of hazardous substance.

For most companies It is recommended that each student receives 40 hours of training. Federal regulations require a minimum of 24 hours of “Technician” training. For some companies 24 hours of training is suitable.  This is all  based on your risk potential, type and amount of chemicals, etc. Please call or Email for recommendations.

Upon completion, the “Technician” must have training equal to the FRO and show competency in the following areas:

  • Know how to implement your company’s emergency response plan.
  • Know the classification, identification and verification of known and unknown materials by using field survey instruments and equipment.
  • Be able to function with an assigned role in the ICS.
  • Select and use proper specialized chemical PPE/CPC.
  • Perform advance control, containment and/or confinement.
  • Perform offensive operations that may involve contact with the material.
  • Understand and implement decon and termination procedures.
  • Understand basic chemical and toxicological terminology and behavior.

Program Length

  • 40 hours “Technician”
  • 24 hours “Technician”
  • (minimal Fed OSHA standard is 24 hours and is appropriate for certain companies based on the complexity and risk potential of your facility)


  • Full-colored framed wall certificate and laminated wallet card good for one year