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Course detail: CERTHMO - Hazardous Materials Operations
Certification Test for Hazardous Materials Operations Level, accredited by IFSAC and ProBoard.

PREREQUISITE FOR THIS TEST: The candidate must have successfully certified at the Hazardous Materials Awareness level prior to being awarded this certification.

WRITTEN TEST: There is a 50-question written test.

SKILLS TEST: There are two (2) skills stations covering required fire fighter skills.

LOCAL VERIFICATION FORM: There is a Local Verification Form that must be signed by the candidate's Fire Chief or Training Division Chief and submitted. This form is available in the Hazardous Materials Operations Certification Guide, available on the KFRTI website.

STANDARD: The certification test is based upon the NFPA 472, Standard for Competencies of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents, 2013 edition, Chapter 5, Operations Core Level, Section 6.2 Personal Protective Equipment, and Section 6.6 Product Control.

READING REFERENCE TEXT: The written tests are referenced to IFSTA, Hazardous Materials for First Responders, 4th edition. The specific referenced pages are listed in the Hazardous Materials Operations Certification Guide, available on the KFRTI website.

FACIAL HAIR POLICY: All certification test candidates must be clean shaved in the area of the seal of the mask in accordance with the KFRTI Facial Hair Policy.

REQUIRED EQUIPMENT: The required personal equipment for each candidate is listed in the Hazardous Materials Operations Certification Guide, available on the KFRTI website.

FEES: If taken alone, the fee for this certification test is $60.00 for Kansas fire fighters and $120.00 for non-Kansas fire fighters.

If taken in conjunction with Fire Fighter I certification testing, there is no fee for this certification test.

There is an additional $17.50 fee, made payable to the ProBoard, for the ProBoard certificate.

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