Hazardous Materials Worker
Hazardous materials workers identify and safely remove any dangerous materials from a site. These materials sometimes include asbestos, radioactive and nuclear waste, arsenic, lead, mercury, or other dangerous substances. Workers may have to stay calm and work quickly when responding to emergency situations where hazardous substances are endangering other people.
- The Hazardous Materials Worker apprenticeship consists of 2,898 hours of on-the-job training.
- Apprentices must also complete 102 hours of in-class technical training.
- Once you have successfully completed the apprenticeship requirements, you receive a Certificate of Apprenticeship and are considered a journeyperson candidate. If you choose to challenge the Certificate of Qualification exam and pass, you become certified as a journeyperson in the trade.
- A person with at least 3,000 hours of related work experience is eligible to apply for a Trade Equivalency Assessment (TEA) and challenge the Certificate of Qualification exam to become certified as a journeyperson in this trade.
Grade 12 or equivalent.