This Online Certificate Course Meets and exceed the NFPA 472 Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents - Awareness Level and NFPA 704. 

Students will view a user 4 user friendly PowerPoints and then be tested for competency at the end of the online course.  
- Estimated Duration: 2hours (no time limit to complete)
- One re-write of exam is allowed.
Awareness Training is for individuals who are likely to witness or discover a hazardous substance release. They are also trained to define a hazardous material and its risks, recognize a release, identify the material if possible, and identify the need for additional resources, such as the area Hazmat Team. This includes Law Enforcement, Security, Fire and EMS personnel.

This Courses meets and exceeds NFPA 472, Awareness Level Training which is required for NFPA 1031, Fire Inspector Certification Level 1.

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) and Provincial OSHA programs, a responder at the Awareness Level must have:

  • An understanding of hazardous substances and the risks associated with them in an emergency
  • An understanding of the potential outcomes associated with an emergency created when hazardous substances are present
  • The ability to recognize the presence of hazardous substances in an emergency
  • The ability to realize the need for additional resources and to provide good information to the communication centre.


Table of Contents

NFPA 472 - Hazardous Materials Awareness Level

HazMat Awareness ONLINE has been developed for students to learn at home on their own pace.

A total of 5 Online Training Modules have been developed to give you the Awareness Level knowledge required to pass the NFPA 472 Compliant HazMat Awareness Level Certification Test.

Module 1 - Introduction to Hazardous Materials

Module 2 - Hazardous Materials Identification

Module 3 - Hazardous Materials Incidents