The challenges facing the fire service are continually changing and expanding. Perhaps no other area is subject to more change and expansion than hazardous materials.

The division works in partnership with many training entities to provide Hazardous Materials Awareness and Hazardous Materials Operations level training. The division provides funding for many of these courses and certification for individuals who successfully complete the course and appropriate written and practical certification evaluations.

To deliver these courses locally or for course information, download the Hazardous Materials Certification booklet  for details or contact the division’s Training and Certification Unit at (573) 522-2426.

To obtain a copy of the Hazardous Materials Guide for Lead Instructors, download the Hazardous Materials Guide for Lead Instructors Certification booklet .

Applications for testing and course schedules may be obtained by contacting the division’s Training and Certification Unit at (573) 522-2426, or are available by downloading the Hazardous Materials Certification booklet.

Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations Certification Exams

Awareness

The written exam for this level consists of 50 multiple-choice questions referenced to the NFPA 472-2013 standard. (For questions on test referencing download the Hazardous Materials Certification booklet) . Students have one hour to complete the written exam. The student must achieve a score of at least 70 percent on the exam in order to qualify for certification.

Operations

The written exam for this level consists of 100 multiple-choice questions referenced to the NFPA 472-2013 standard. (For questions on test referencing download the Hazardous Materials Certification booklet). Students have two hours to complete the written exam. The student must achieve a score of at least 70 percent on the exam in order to qualify for certification. The practical skill evaluation is to be completed immediately at the conclusion of the Hazardous Materials Operations Course.

Technician

The written exam for this level consists of 100 multiple-choice questions referenced to the NFPA 472-2013 standard. (For questions on test referencing download the Hazardous Materials Certification booklet ) Students have two hours to complete the written exam. The student must achieve a score of at least 70 percent on the exam in order to qualify for certification. The practical skills exam is conducted regionally a few times each year. All students must pre-register with the division for Hazardous Materials – Technician practical skills testing.

Hazardous Materials Awareness and Hazardous Materials Operations certification levels are internationally accredited by IFSAC and Pro Board.