Hazmat Incident Commander Level V Responder Refresher Online (4 Hour)

OSHA Hazmat Emergency Responder per 29 CFR 1910.120(q) & 1926.65(q)

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OSHA HAZWOPER Refresher Courses — Know the difference!

Did you know there are 3 different sections in the HAZWOPER regulation that require refresher training?
And not all of them are required to be a minimum of 8 hours in length.

Learn which course is right for you.


This online Hazmat Incident Commander Level V Responder Refresher Online (4 Hour) training course is intended for those who are trained to the Hazardous Materials Incident Commander level per 29 CFR 1910.120(q)(6)(v) of the OSHA HAZWOPER Standard.

Hazmat Incident Commanders are trained to respond to hazardous materials emergencies for the purpose of managing the incident beyond that of the First Responder at the Operations Level.

Hazmat Incident Commander Refresher (4 Hour) Option

Many people falsely assume that Hazardous Materials Incident Commander refresher training needs to be a minimum of eight hours in length annually.

This is because the traditional OSHA 8 Hour Refresher Course is required each year for those trained to the 40 Hour HAZWOPER and 24 Hour HAZWOPER levels per section (e) of the OSHA HAZWOPER Regulation.

However, the refresher training requirement for the Hazardous Materials Incident Commander is found in section (q), not section (e), of the HAZWOPER Standard.

Excerpt from 29 CFR 1910.120(q)(8)(i):

Those employees who are trained in accordance with paragraph (q)(6) of this section shall receive annual refresher training of sufficient content and duration to maintain their competencies…

By offering shorter 4-hour versions, employers have the ability to have their employees take a 4-hour version twice a year for a total of 8 hours of annual refresher training if that is the goal.

This benefits the employee since it shortens the time frame between refresher training sessions to 6 months rather than 12 months.

Many employers go as far as conducting a 4-hour refresher session every three months to keep their Hazmat Incident Commanders at a high level of readiness.

Hazmat Incident Commander Refresher (8 Hour) Option

For those who prefer 8 hours of refresher training, we also offer 3 versions of an OSHA 8 Hour Hazardous Materials Incident Commander Level V Responder Refresher course. (COMING SOON!)

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Course Objectives

The objective of our online OSHA 4 Hour Hazardous Materials Incident Commander Level V Responder Refresher training is to meet the OSHA HAZWOPER refresher training requirement of 29 CFR 1910.120(q)(8) and 29 CFR 1926.65(q)(8).

This course is also intended to meet any OSHA HAZWOPER training requirements for the EPA and State OSHA regulations.

Learning Objectives Why are there different versions?

Version 1

At the end of this course, students should be able to:

  • Describe the role of a Hazmat Incident Commander;
  • Identify the primary features of the Incident Command System;
  • Explain the difference between the Command Staff and General Staff;
  • List common functional group leaders in ICS;
  • Explain the positions in the Hazmat Group;
  • Describe Incident Command as it relates to the Private Facility Response; and
  • Describe a Hazmat Incident from start to finish.

Version 2

Coming Soon.

Version 3

Coming Soon.

About This Course

Following the completion of all training content and achievement of passing scores on all exams, students will need to complete a brief evaluation and confirm his/her identity. After doing so, the student will have access to the course completion certificate.

This fully narrated course is built in a linear fashion – allowing you to navigate straight through the course without switching pages or searching for the right link or tab to continue – for an easy path to completion and certification. Interactions, exercises, and knowledge checks are also provided to aid the learning experience. Students must answer each knowledge check and complete each interaction in order to proceed. Knowledge checks and interactions are intended to help prepare students for the final exam.

Course Exams

This course has 1 final exam. The student must complete the course section before attempting the exam. The final exam consists of 20 questions randomly selected from a large pool of questions. A 70% score or better is required to pass the exam. Students who do not pass the exam the first time may retake the exam as many times as necessary in order to pass.

Course Sections Why are there different versions?

Version 2

Coming soon.

Version 3

Coming soon.


This training is brought to you by a team of Certified Outreach Trainers. Upon completion of this course, you will have immediate access to a Safety Unlimited course completion certificate you can download, save, and/or print.

Continuing Education Credits

Per the California Department of Public Health, this course is approved for 4 Contact Hours (0.4 CEUs) of Continuing Education (CE). While these CE units are intended for Registered Environmental Health Specialists (REHS) in California, they are often transferred to other accrediting bodies. Please check with your specific agency for more details and to learn if your agency accepts this course for CE credit (Public Health Accreditation #044).

Additional Training

When required by OSHA standards, workers must receive additional training on the specific hazards of their job. Training providers should be used to ensure credibility and augment a company's training program.

In addition to the training provided by an outside party, a student should receive site-specific training provided by his or her employer. 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. Safety Unlimited, Inc. urges follow-up, on-site specific equipment training with the actual equipment that will be used as part of the student's role as an emergency responder. 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.

Volume Pricing

To learn more about our volume discounts for this training, visit our Volume Pricing page. We also offer an easy way to Enroll Multiple Students.

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Frequently Asked Questions About This Course

If you do not find your question here, we do have more FAQs

The Hazmat Incident Commander Level V Responder Refresher Online (4 Hour) Course can be taken entirely online, but keep in mind that you will need to be trained in the use of any protective equipment you use as part of your job prior to using that equipment on the job site. This is the case whether you take the course online or in a classroom setting.

Our courses are set up to take a specific amount of time. Some students may get through the training more quickly, while others may take longer to complete their training. This course will take around 4 hours to complete.

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.

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.

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.

Yes, once you have completed the course you will be 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.

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Online Training on Mobile Devices Tablet Smart Phone HTML 5 The Future

With so many people using mobile devices (e.g. tablets and smart phones) to check emails, do business, connect to social media, and even enjoy movies, Safety Unlimited, Inc. knows it's time to make some changes.

We're excited to announce a selection of courses is now available in HTML 5, making them more compatible with the browser on your mobile device. Many of our existing courses are presented using Adobe Flash Player and require additional software that may not be available on your mobile device. By comparison, our mobile-ready courses require only the most recent version of your mobile device's web browser, allowing students to take the course anywhere they have an internet connection.

Our Learning Management System tracks your progress, allowing you to switch between your computer and mobile device without retaking any training content. You can stop training in the middle of a section on one device and pick it up at the same spot on another. There is no need to complete an entire section in order to move from one device to another.

We are working on making ALL of our online courses MOBILE DEVICE READY. This gives you, the customer, the choice and flexibility to take our online training on your desktop, laptop, or handheld device, wherever you may be. You now have complete control of when and where you would like to take your online training!

Mobile Pros and Cons

Mobile versions of training are new, but we’ve identified some Pros and Cons during our extensive testing and listed them below.


  • 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 noticed tablets are much better for training than smartphones, due to their larger screen size. … The best way to see how well the training works on your device is to click on the DEMO button on this page.

Growing Pains

Because this is a Beta version of our course, you may encounter some issues as we work out the kinks. If you have difficulties with this course, please contact Customer Support.

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.

There are three sections in the OSHA HAZWOPER Regulation that require refresher training. These are section (e), (p), and (q).

Section (e) is for hazardous substance removal work (clean up operations) or for work on sites recognized as hazardous waste sites.
Section (p) is for operations at Treatment Storage and Disposal Facilities (TSDFs).
And section (q) is for Emergency Response operations for releases of hazardous substances.

The hourly refresher training requirement for each is:

In addition to the different time frames, the content of the training is different depending on which section of the regulation applies to the worker. For this reason, taking the correct training is extremely important.

Why are there different versions?

Q - Why are there different versions of this class?

The multiple course versions are designed with the intention of offering you more options for your training. The more applicable your training can be toward your job, the better.

Q - Are all versions accepted by OSHA?

Yes, all versions meet OSHA requirements. OSHA allows flexibility in training and prefers training to be individual specific.

Q - Which version should I take?

Pick the material that seems most relevant to you and your job, or that you are most interested in.

Q - Will I receive the same certificate?

Yes, the certificate you receive is the same and does not vary depending on which version you choose