32 hours online; 8 hours classroom.

Course Overview

Who Should take this course?

Students interested in receiving hands-on equipment training as part of their 40 Hour HAZWOPER training can take our looking to take the OSHA 40 Hour HAZWOPER Combo training that combines 32 hours of online training with 8 hours of hands-on, classroom-based equipment training.

Some students may prefer to receive the 8 hours of hands-on training from another training provider, or even through their employer. For those students, we offer an Online 32 Hour HAZWOPER course that can be combined with the hands-on portion to receive a 40 Hour HAZWOPER certificate. However, students must provide sufficient proof of having taken 8-hour hands-on training to receive 40-hour certification.

Students who take this version of the OSHA 40 Hour HAZWOPER course may still need site-specific equipment training provided by their employer because the equipment used in our training may not be the same equipment used as part of their job. For this reason, many users choose to take the OSHA 40 Hour HAZWOPER online course.

The bottom line is that you should receive employer-provided training in the use of any equipment you may use as part of your job. All training, including employee-provided training, should be well documented.



The objectives of this course are to meet the Federal OSHA HAZWOPER training requirements of 29 CFR 1910.120(e)(3)(i) for General Industry and 1926.65(e)(3)(i) for Construction. This course is also intended to meet any HAZWOPER training requirements for EPA and State OSHA regulations.

Per 29 CFR 1910.120(e)(3)(i) and 1926.65(e)(3)(i)

General site workers (such as equipment operators, general laborers, and supervisory personnel) engaged in hazardous substance removal or other activities which expose or potentially expose workers to hazardous substances and health hazards shall receive a minimum of 40 hours of instruction off the site, and a minimum of three days actual field experience under the direct supervision of a trained experienced supervisor.


This course consists of 45 sections grouped into 8 modules. Students are required to take each section in sequential order as listed below.

Once users have completed this online portion, they can complete the 8-hour hands-on, classroom portion.

Module # Section # Title
Module Section Title
Module 1 1 24 and 40 Hour HAZWOPER Training Overview
2 Introduction and HAZWOPER Overview
3 Regulatory Overview
4 Safety and Health Program
5 Medical Surveillance
Module 1 Exam
Module 2 6 Hazardous Materials Recognition and Reference Sources
7 Toxicology
8 The Hazard Communication Standard
9 Physical and Chemical Properties
Module 2 Exam
Module 3 10 Site Characterization and Analysis
11 Site Control
12 General Safety Hazards
Module 3 Exam
Module 4 13 Personal Protective Equipment
14 Respiratory Protection Program
15 Chemical Protective Clothing
16 Medical Considerations for Wearing Chemical Protective Clothing
17 Gas Detection Basics
18 Sampling Methods and Procedures
Module 4 Exam
Module 5 19 Containment and Spill Management
20 Decontamination
21 HAZWOPER Emergencies
22 Confined Space Overview
Module 5 Exam
Module 6 23 Introduction to Respiratory Protection
24 Types of Respiratory Protection
25 Respirator Selection and Use
26 Respirator Medical Evaluation
27 Respirator Fit Testing
28 Respirator Training and Program Guidelines
29 Respirator Maintenance and Care
Module 6 Exam
Module 7 30 Chemical Protective Clothing (CPC) Overview
31 Chemical Protective Clothing (CPC) Program
32 Chemical Protective Clothing (CPC) Selection
33 Chemical Protective Clothing (CPC) Classifications
34 Donning Chemical Protective Clothing
35 Doffing Chemical Protective Clothing
36 Decontaminating Chemical Protective Clothing
37 Inspection, Storage, and Maintenance of CPC
38 Training and Monitoring for CPC
Module 7 Exam
Module 8 39 Preventing Sparks
40 Sensor Technology
41 Types of Gas Detection Systems
42 Colorimetric Tubes and Diffusion Tubes
43 Flammability and Combustible Gas Indicators
44 PIDs and FIDs
45 Other Detection Devices
Module 8 Exam


This course has 8 module exams based upon the course's 8 modules. Students are required to complete the exam after completing all course sections. There is no final exam.

The exam consists of 20 questions randomly selected from a large pool of questions. A 70% score or better is required to pass each exam.

If a student does not pass an exam the first time, they may retake the exam as many times as necessary in order to pass.

Additional Training

Workers must receive additional training, when required by Federal and State OSHA and EPA standards, on the specific hazards of their job.

Training providers should be used to ensure credibility and augment a company's training program. Therefore, in addition to the training provided by an outside party, a student should receive site-specific training that is supplied by their own company. This training should target the company's unique approach to hazard prevention, including the use of site-specific equipment, health and safety policies, and emergency procedures. As a rule, this company specific training should be well documented.

The bottom line in ALL SITUATIONS is that employers are required to ensure that their employees are adequately trained to do their job.

Mobile Version


We're excited to announce that this course is now available in HTML 5, making it more compatible with the browser on your mobile device (e.g., smartphone or tablet). This course requires only the most recent version of your mobile device's web browser.

Tablet Pros and Cons

Mobile versions of this sort of training are new, but below are some Pros and Cons that we have noticed during our extensive testing.


  • No computer needed
  • Tablet mobility
  • Tablet screen graphics


  • Smartphone screens can be too small to see
  • Mobile browsers react differently than computer browsers
  • Phone calls can interrupt training

During our testing we really noticed that tablets work much better than smartphones, simply due to their screen size.

Growing Pains

Because this is a Beta Version of our course, you may encounter some issues as we work out the kinks.

Your Mobile Browser

While HTML5 makes taking this course on mobile devices possible, not all mobile browsers are optimized for HTML5, meaning you may not have complete functionality. If you have difficulty taking this course using the browser on your mobile device, you may need to use a different browser.

Test the functionality of your browser using HTML5 and compare it to the performance of other browsers. If you find other browsers are more compatible than your own, you may want to make the switch.


Below are some frequently asked questions specific to this course.

Q - How long will this course take to complete?

Our courses are set up to take a specific amount of time. Some students may get through the training more quickly, while others may actually take longer to complete their training. Remember, this training should be used as an intricate tool in the context of an overall training program; it can be combined with other training throughout the year in order to meet any hour requirements needed.

Q - Do I have to finish the course in one sitting?

No, our courses are designed so you can start and stop as needed, allowing you to break the training up over a longer period of time. Our system will keep track of your progress, enabling you to resume where you left off upon your next login. It is important that once you start a section, you complete that section or you will need to start that section over from the beginning upon your return.

Q - Can I take the course from more than one computer?

Yes, you can take the online portion by signing in with your username and password from any location and computer with high-speed internet access. However, each computer does need to meet our basic system requirements for viewing our online courses.

Q - Will I receive a certificate for this course?

Yes, once you have completed a course, you are able to download, save or print a certificate of completion from your student account. Certificates are created in a pdf format. Users must have the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader before attempting to download the completion certificate.