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Florida Hazardous Material Technician

(Certificate of Competency)


(Revision Date October 19, 2016)

Overview: This is a voluntary advanced training program designed for firefighters having hazardous materials responsibilities.

To receive the Florida Hazardous Material Technician Certificate of Competency, a candidate must successfully:

  • Be a certified Florida Firefighter I or II
  • Complete Hazmat Operations pre-requisite course
  • Complete the 160 hours modified IAFF Technician Program
  • Meet the performance competencies of the SERC Training Guidelines and complete the SERC HazMat Technician Task Book
  • Submit the "Application for Hazardous Materials Technician Certificate of Competency" on FCDICE online or by mail.  Form DFS-K4-2160 PDF
  • Pass the state written examination with a minimum score of 70%.


(Effective July 1, 2013, certification courses must appear on student's Course History at or submit for course equivalency)

Additional Information for certification:

Florida Statutes (FS)/Florida Administrative Code (FAC)

Renewal Required


Renewal Requirements



Not Required

Test Required


Study materials:

  • Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG)
  • Must be familiar with standard MSDS/SDS sheets
  • NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards sheets
  • IAFF Hazardous Materials Response Technician Materials (
For testing information, review the PearsonVue Candidate Handbook and PearsonVue Exam Content Outline
Application Fee $30.00
Apply for Examination Log in to FCDICE Student Portal

Applicable towards the following National Accreditation(s):



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