Certified by CSTI (California Specialized Training Institute) - Cal OES
Hazardous Materials Technicians are trained to respond to hazardous materials emergencies in an offensive fashion. Their primary role is to stop or control a spill or release by approaching the point of the release using specialized personal protective equipment (PPE).
Hazmat Technicians are typically members of Hazmat Teams, often referred to as Spill Response Teams, or Emergency Response Teams, when they respond to chemical spills.
OSHA requires Hazardous Materials Technicians to be trained in accordance with section (q) of the HAZWOPER regulation. This training is also referred to as Hazmat Tech, Level III Responder, Industry Tech, or any combination of these terms.
This training requires annual refresher training, per OSHA, of sufficient content and duration to maintain responder competencies.
The California Specialized Training Institute (CSTI) and the California Emergency Management Agency (Cal OES) serve as a critical component in providing emergency training programs to professionals who strive to protect and rescue citizens in harm. Training certification will be granted under California Government Code Section 8574.19-23 and California Code of Regulations Title 19, Sections 2510-2560.
This course will be taught by a CSTI certified outreach instructor who has successfully completed the CSTI course AND a CSTI Instructor Certification Course.
This course is intended for firefighters, government employees, military personnel, and private industry emergency responders who are members or becoming members of hazardous materials response teams.
This training will take a minimum of 24 hours to complete. Our standard 3-day delivery format is three consecutive 8-hour days. Other options are available for client-hosted classes.
Currently, Online Training Systems' instructors are only authorized for classroom delivery of this training. Classroom training is offered both through open enrollment or by employers hosting their own on-site training.
This classroom training is offered as open enrollment at our training facility or as on-site training hosted by the employer.
The 24 hour CSTI/Cal OES version of this training has not been approved for online course delivery.
Each participant who successfully completes this course is issued a state certificate from CSTI/Cal OES. This course also complies with the training requirements for First Responders Operations under Fed-OSHA, Cal-OSHA, and NFPA 472.
While a downloadable temporary certificate is available within 24 hours of completion, the certificate from the State of California takes up to 3 weeks for delivery.