What is a hazardous materials worker?

Discover the latest apprentice-trade program offered by the Ministry of Training Colleges and Universities. The Hazardous Materials Worker program offers exclusive training in specialized tasks including the containment, removal and disposal of hazardous materials. Apprentices of the program are expected to be familiar with applicable legislation including the Occupational Health and Safety Act, the Environmental Protection Act and their regulations.

How long does it take to finish a hazardous materials worker apprenticeship?

The length of the apprenticeship for a hazardous materials worker is 3000 hours including one, 3-week block of in-school training.

Once I complete my 3000 hours and one level of schooling, then what happens?

Once 3000 hours are obtained, students must write a Certificate of Qualification exam at the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities ($150.00 + HST [cost per exam]).

What academic requirements do I need to start an apprenticeship as a hazardous materials worker?

The academic requirements that are needed to start an apprenticeship as a hazardous materials worker are Grade 12 equivalency supported by a high school transcript or high school diploma (equivalent GED or CAAT also accepted).

Is there any financial support available while I am completing my apprenticeship?

During your apprenticeship you are eligible to receive federal and provincial government grants and incentives. After completing the in-school training, you are eligible to receive reimbursement for your course fee for the in-school training.

How much does it cost to attend the in-school training?

The hazardous materials worker program classroom fee is $250.

For more information about the hazardous materials worker program, please visit www.ifstc.com