Hand and Power Tools Specialist (HPS)
$195.00 $155.00 (Premium Membership)
Hand and Power Tools Specialist (HPS)


  • access_time 08:00 hours / 0.80 CEUs


Hand and power tools are a common part of our everyday lives and are present in nearly every industry. These tools help us easily perform job tasks that would otherwise be difficult or impossible. This course is designed to provide the student with a summary of the basic safety procedures and safeguards associated with hand and portable power tools. In this course we will discuss the various known hazards associated with the use of hand and power tools and methods you can apply to avoid disabling injuries, especially to the hands. The required amount of time to complete the course is dependent upon your knowledge of workplace safety, but we find that the average completion time is approximately 8 hours. 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:

  • Define hand and power tool-related terminology.
  • Explain the hazards and safety measures associated with hand and power tools.
  • Explain the hazards and safety measures associated with specific tools.
  • Explain the importance of guarding for avoiding hazards with certain tools.


The Hand and Power Tools Specialist (HPS) Course is a foundational course that requires no prerequisites.

Continuing Education Units:

(0.80) 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 certification. You have two opportunities to pass each exam.


A refresher course and exam will be required every three (3) years. The cost of this recertification is $95.

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.