Hazard Communication Specialist (HCS)
$395.00 $345.00 (Premium Membership)
Hazard Communication Specialist (HCS)


  • access_time 13:00 hours / 1.30 CEUs


A thorough explanation of the Hazard Communication Standard with the GHS updates of 2012. Upon completion of this course, you will have a thorough understanding of the Hazard Communication Standard of 2012. You will have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to bring your workplace into full compliance with the standard and you may train the employees in your workplace, thereby meeting and exceeding OSHA regulations. 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.

Our Hazard Communication Specialist Certificate covers:

  • Why the addition of the Global Harmonization
  • The primary differences between the old HAZCOM and GHS requirements
  • New label requirements
  • GHS Pictograms and Assessment Techniques
  • Changes in Physical and Health Hazards
  • SDS format changes


The Hazard Communication Specialist (HCS) 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.