40-Hour Hazardous Materials Advanced Technician 

The Advanced Hazardous Materials Technician course prepares Technician-level responders for advanced Hazardous Materials response. This 40-hour course, based on NFPA® 470: Standard for Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Standard for Responders and NFPA® 1072 and 472 standards, provides the essential knowledge, skills, and abilities to operate offensively or defensively at an incident involving the release of hazardous materials. The objectives of the course are to teach participants: basic Hazmat chemistry, to classify, identify, and verify known and unknown material by using field survey instruments and equipment; to be able to perform advanced control, containment, and/or confinement
operations within the capabilities of the resources and personal protective equipment available along with specialized mitigation techniques for railway tank cars and highway cargo tanks. This course also meets or exceeds OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120(q).

Course Prerequisites

  • Hazardous Materials Technician (40 hours)

Course Fee

Covered by PHMSA’s HMEP Grant for Louisiana First Responders 


Hazardous Materials Managing the Incident, Jones & Bartlett Learning, Fifth Edition.

Personal Protective Equipment

All necessary Personal Protective Equipment for this course will be provided. Medical monitoring will be performed as needed prior to any training field activities. Medical monitoring must show a student’s blood pressure to be below the NFPA 1582 Stage 2 Hypertension standard (i.e., systolic pressure greater than or equal to 160 mm Hg or diastolic pressure greater than or equal to 100 mm Hg). Students who cannot meet this standard will not be allowed to participate in training field activities which are required to complete the course.

  • Students are encouraged to bring their own work gloves and wear sturdy boots during field exercises.

Course Requirements

  • Have obtained a medical evaluation in accordance with the Respiratory Protection Standard, 29 CFR 1910.134. Each student MUST have a letter from their supervisor OR a copy of a medical certificate that clearly states that a medical evaluation has been completed and that the student is medically able to wear respiratory protection equipment.
  • Be capable of lifting tools and equipment up to approximately 50 pounds, per the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
  • Be capable of standing and walking for prolonged periods.
  • Be capable of donning, operating in, and doffing personal protective equipment to include being physically and mentally capable of wearing a respirator that conforms tightly to the face and/or equipment that encapsulates the head.
  • Be capable of operating in confined spaces.
  • Be capable of climbing stairs and/or ladders while wearing personal protective clothing and self-contained breathing apparatus.


Lodging is provided at the Joint Emergency Services Training Center (JESTC) Staff Development Center at no cost for students who reside outside 50 miles of the training site.


Due to the remote location of JESTC, lunch is provided for all students, and additionally, breakfast is provided for students who require lodging at the Staff Development Center.

Download the Course Syllabus


Available Courses

02/26/2024 - 03/01/2024
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Louisiana State Police
Joint Emergency Services Training Center
Hazardous Materials Training Classroom
1400 W. Irene Rd
Zachary, La. 70891