16-Hour HAZWOPER Upgrade – 40 Hour HAZWOPER (General Site Personnel)

16 hour(s) (TimeBoost® option available as directed by employer)
Cost: $225 per person

Do You Need to Take the 16-Hour HAZWOPER Upgrade Course?

If you want to upgrade from 24-hour HAZWOPER certification to 40-hour HAZWOPER certification, then National Environmental Trainer’s 16-hour upgrade course is for you.

This course is intended for hazardous waste site personnel such as supervisors, environmental professionals, general workers, and decontamination personnel.

You must provide your 24-hour HAZWOPER certificate to take advantage of this training. NET’s online format makes it easy to upgrade at your own convenience.

What to Expect in the 16-Hour HAZWOPER Upgrade

  • Details about the NET 16-hour HAZWOPER upgrade course:
  • This course features the exclusive HAZWOPER Hands-on Simulator®, which earned an acceptance letter from the U.S. OSHA Directorate of Enforcement Programs in Washington, D.C.
  • Because the training is online and accessible by any computer or smartphone, you may log in and out as you wish. The system tracks your study sessions and time. Each time you log in, you’ll begin at your last place in the course content.
  • Offers customer and instructor support while you take the course.
  • Throughout the course, self-grading quizzes will help you retain the information so you will pass the final exam with a 70% score or higher.
  • We provide an immediately downloadable e-certificate when you pass the course. A hard copy wallet card will be mailed to you.
  • The 16-hour HAZWOPER Upgrade course counts as continuing education units (CEUs). This course is accepted for 2.67 Industrial Hygiene CM Points by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH) and 1.6 Continuance of Certification (COC) points from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP).

This course includes the OSHA Accepted HAZWOPER Hands-On-Simulator®

Learn more about the hands on simulator
“We enjoyed the content and delivery of your training.” – S. Maide, U.S. EPA

Course Features

NET’s OSHA-approved HAZWOPER Hands-on Simulator® helps you learn how to choose and wear Personal Protective Equipment. It has realistic, engaging, high-definition presentations.

The course has 51 interactive modules with 14 videos. As you study with this award-winning content, a study timer tracks your accrued time and the system marks your place in the course. You have access to the course for a year after registration, which is great for referencing how to handle specific situations.

Course Content

NET wants to ensure that you and your employees operate in the safest possible manner when dealing with potentially hazardous materials. The 16-hour upgrade course is one of the most comprehensive training courses in the industry.

Physical and On Site Requirements

To have the 40-hour HAZWOPER certification, general site workers such as equipment operators, general laborers, and supervisory personnel must have a minimum of 40 hours of instruction off-site, and a minimum of three days actual field experience under the direct supervision of a trained, experienced supervisor.

While this training course is very comprehensive, you may need additional site-specific training for certain hazardous materials and environments at sites where you will work. This is an employer obligation. OSHA-approved Plan States may also have more stringent training requirements.


I completed the 24-Hour HAZWOPER but realized I need the 40-Hour. What do I do?

The 16-Hour Upgrade course is designed for individuals who at one point needed or thought they needed the 24-Hour HAZWOPER training but now need the 40-Hour HAZWOPER training. Maintain certificate records of both your 24-Hour and 16-Hour training.

What does an effective HAZWOPER refresher training program do?

  • Develops a strong safety culture
  • Heightens employee safety by helping employees protect themselves
  • Improves a company’s effectiveness, efficiency, and productivity
  • Increases employee skills
  • May prevent regulatory sanctions
  • Aids in ensuring safe and secure shipments of hazardous materials
  • Reduces likelihood of catastrophic events
  • Provides employees with an understanding of why compliance and safety are necessary