Hazardous Waste Management Specialist (HMS)
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Hazardous Waste Management Specialist (HMS)

Specialist Designations

  • access_time 13:00 hours / 1.30 CEUs


This course will provide a student with the knowledge of how to properly identify, accumulate, minimize, and ship hazardous waste. You will learn how to develop a contingency plan and how to comply with land disposal restrictions. The course provides a comprehensive overview of the latest regulatory requirements, waste exemptions and exclusions, universal waste requirements, VOC standards for hazardous waste generators, and waste minimization requirements. The required amount of time to complete the course is dependent upon your knowledge of workplace safety. You have up to six months to complete the course.

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to:

  • Determine what is considered a hazardous waste.
  • Use various tables within the regulations to identify a hazardous waste and then properly mark, label and create a manifest for various types of containers.
  • Possess the knowledge to develop the elements of a hazardous waste management and minimization plan, a hazardous waste contingency plan, as well as understand the reporting requirements for spills and/or leaks of HAZMATs.


The Hazardous Waste Management Specialist (HMS) Course is a foundational course that requires no prerequisites.

Continuing Education Units:

(1.30) CEUs are offered for this course. As an IACET Accredited Provider, NASP offers IACET CEUs for its learning events that comply with the ANSI/IACET Continuing Education and Training Standard. CEUs will be reflected on the Certificate upon successful completion of the course and passing the exam. Partial credit or adjusted CEUs will not be awarded for individuals who do not successfully meet the criteria for achievement of CEUs.

Online Exams:

The student will take a comprehensive online exam at the end of the course. You must score 80% to receive a certificate. You have two opportunities to pass the exam.


A refresher course and exam will be required every three (3) years. The cost of this recertification is $150.

Non-discrimination Policy:

NASP is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free of all forms of discrimination. View the full document here.

Proprietary Interest Disclosure:

The instructor(s) has no financial interest in any course documents, products, tools, or instruments. View the full document here.

Learning Objectives:

Our Hazardous Waste Management Specialist certificate covers:

  • Definition of Hazardous Waste
  • Comprehensive Overview of Applicable Standards
  • Container Marking and Labeling
  • Waste Minimization Requirements
  • Proper Manifesting
  • Transportation
  • Emergency Response
  • Land Disposal Certification
  • Universal Waste
  • Used Oil Regulations

Performance Outcomes:


Hazardous Waste Management Specialist (HMS)

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