How many hours of training must a hazmat technician have?

The specific number of hours required for hazmat technician training can vary based on the regulatory agency or standard being followed. According to NFPA 472: Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents, which is widely used for hazmat training in the U.S., Hazmat technician training is typically a minimum of 80 hours.

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