Hazmat Technician Level III Responder Refresher Online (4 Hour)

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

Only: $59.95


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 Technician Level III Responder Refresher Online (4 Hour) training course is intended for those who are trained to the Hazardous Materials Technician level per 29 CFR 1910.120(q)(6)(iii) of the OSHA HAZWOPER Standard.

Hazardous Materials Technicians are trained to respond to hazardous materials emergencies in an offensive fashion. Their primary role is to stop or control a spill or release by approaching the point of the release using specialized personal protective equipment (PPE).

When they respond to chemical spills, Hazmat Technicians are typically members of Hazmat Teams, often referred to as Spill Response Teams or Emergency Response Teams.

Hazmat Technician Refresher (4 Hour) Option

Many people are under the false assumption that Hazardous Materials Technician 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 Technician 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 Team at a high level of readiness.

Hazmat Technician 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 Technician Level III Responder Refresher course.

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Course Objectives

The objectives of our online OSHA 4 Hour Hazardous Materials Technician Level III 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

In this 4-hour version of our Hazmat Technician Refresher, students will learn to:

  • Use the current Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG);
  • Implement site control tactics;
  • Effectively implement incident safety;
  • Understand the importance of risk assessment techniques;
  • Understand advance hazmat mitigation techniques; and
  • Identify appropriate hazmat decontamination.

Version 2

In this 4-hour version of our Hazmat Technician Refresher, students will learn to:

  • Identify different types of respiratory protection available to the Hazmat Technician;
  • Understand the different types and levels of PPE that the Hazmat Technician may use in the course of their duties; and
  • Differentiate between the different types of monitors and detectors that are available to the Hazardous Materials Technician including understanding sensor technology.

Version 3

In this 4-hour version of our Hazmat Technician Refresher, students will learn to:

  • Explain the components of a Medical Surveillance Program required by the OSHA HAZWOPER Standard;
  • Understand the importance of Emergency Response Planning; and
  • Understand and implement an appropriate Incident Command System during a hazardous materials incident.
  • Additionally, in this version, students will:
  • View a complete animated video series depicting an entire hazmat incident; and
  • Participate in an Online Interactive Tabletop Exercise™.

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 module exams.

Course Exams

Module exams are conducted after the completion of each module. Students are required to complete each exam after completing all the sections within the corresponding module. This allows students to take the corresponding exam while the information is still fresh. THERE IS NO FINAL EXAM.

Each exam consists of 10 questions randomly selected from a large pool of questions. A score of 70% or better is required to pass each 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?


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 their 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 Technician Level III 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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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