Hazardous Substance Removal Certification

No contractor shall engage in a removal or remedial action of hazardous material as defined in the CA Business & Professions Code,  unless the qualifier for the license has passed an approved hazardous substance certification examination.

The Hazardous Substance Removal Certification (HAZ) Examination is divided into five major sections.

These sections are:

  1. Planning and Estimation.
  2. Hazardous Substance Management.
  3. Storage Tank Installation and Upgrade.
  4. Storage Tank Removal and Closure.
  5. Health and Safety.

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Course Outline

HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE REMOVAL CERTIFICATION MANUAL

The Welding manual provides an easy way to review the topics needed to pass the exam. Topics include  Hazardous Waste, Sampling, Personal Protective Equipment, Atmospheric Hazard Guidelines,
Site Control, Underground Storage Tanks, Subsurface Barriers, Excavation Equipment, and Transporting Hazardous Materials. The manual also includes a Glossary and a section covering the Health and Safety Orders as well as Hazardous Substances Removal Review Questions.

The program allows you to study in your home or office, without wasting your time commuting to our facility. It is ideal for any busy professional requiring an affordable and reliable way to pass the exam.

AUDIO/VIDEO LECTURES – CD’s & DVD’s

The Audio/Video lectures: Pre-recorded instructors cover key exam concepts in greater detail and complement the HAZ trade manual. The lectures cover Math Formulas and the Health & Safety Orders as well as the HAZ review questions.

ONLINE PRACTICE QUESTIONS

Online practice questions are presented in a flashcard mode and sharpen your knowledge of the exam content. Get real-time feedback and see exactly which questions you need to improve in order to ace the exam.

SIMULATED ONLINE EXAMS

Our online tools allow you to practice taking virtual contractors license tests so you can be confident that you are ready to pass. Our course includes two exams you can take to verify your expertise.

ONE YEAR ONLINE ACCESS

We know that life takes priority. For this reason, we provide access to all online course materials for one full year after you purchase the course.

Breakdown

Each student enrolled in the Hazardous Substance Removal course receives:

Hazardous Substance Removal HAZ Manual

Audio/Video Lectures:

  • Math Review
  • Hazardous Substances Removal General Knowledge
  • Health and Safety
  • Hazardous Substances Removal Review Questions

Hazardous Substance Removal Practice Exams:

  • HAZ Test 1
  • HAZ Test 2
  • HAZ Test 3
  • HAZ Update
  • Health and Safety

HAZ Hazardous Substance Removal Contractor’s Online Practice Exams

Exam Content

The HAZ Exam has five major sections,

Section 1. Planning and Estimation (33% of Exam)

  • Planning hazardous substance projects
  • Estimating hazardous substance projects

Section 2. Hazardous Substance Management (38% of Exam)

  • Site preparation
  • Mitigation
  • Remediation
  • Waste management

Section 3. Storage Tank Installation and Upgrade (7% of Exam)

  • Tank installation
  • Tank upgrade

Section 4. Storage Tank Removal and Closure (6% of Exam)

  • Tank removal
  • Tank closure

Section 5. Safety (16% of Exam)

  • Safety preparation
  • Safety implementation

*Percentages are approximate*

Source Material

The following publications were utilized in the creation of the Hazardous Substance Removal Certification exam. Publisher information for reference books and code is provided below. Other sources for reference books may be found online California codebooks can be viewed online: www.energystar.gov

Federal Regulations (CFR), Title 29, Pt. 1900 to 1910 (especially 1910.120 Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response).
PHONE: (886) 512-1800
INTERNET: http://bookstore.gpo.gov

Installation of Underground Petroleum Product Storage Systems. American Petroleum Institute.
PHONE: (202) 682-80004
INTERNET: www.api.org/Publications

Leaking Underground Fuel Tank (LUFT) Guidance Manual. State Water Resources Control Board.
PHONE: (800) 553-6847
INTERNET: www.swrcb.ca.gov/ust/luft_manual.shtml

Remedial Action at Waste Disposal Sites: Handbook (Revised)(PB87201034) U.S. Department of Commerce, National Technical Information Service.
PHONE: (800) 553-6847
INTERNET: www.ntis.gov

Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Orientation Manual. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
PHONE: (800) 490-9198
INTERNET: www.epa.gov/rcraonline

State of California General Industry & Electrical Safety Orders (Cal/OSHA) and State of California Construction & Electrical Safety Orders (Cal/OSHA). 2015. California Code of Regulations, Title 8. Mancomm.
PHONE: (877) 626-2666.
INTERNET: www.mancomm.com

Underground Service Alert Guidelines. California Government Code 4216 and California Business & Professions Code 7110.
PHONE: (800) 227-2600
INTERNET: www.usanorth.org

*Publisher information is current as of 12/16*

Practice Quiz-HAZ

These 10 sample test questions are similar to the questions you will encounter while taking your California HAZ HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE REMOVAL CERTIFICATE Exam. If you easily answer more then 7 questions correctly you are in pretty good shape.

However, if you get 3 or more practice questions wrong then that is representative of you failing the HAZ portion of your California Contractors Exam.

According to Cal/OSHA, which of the following is characteristic of confined spaces?

17% of your exam consists of Safety questions. Call us at (866) 685 8564 for a free consultation.

Which of the following actions must be taken prior to the transportation of a removed UST?

15% of your exam consists of Storage Tank Removal & Closure questions. Call us at (866) 685 8564 for a free consultation.

Which of the following prevents an employee from wearing a respirator?

17% of your exam consists of Safety questions. Call us at (866) 685 8564 for a free consultation.

In order to read and properly interpret laboratory analysis reports as they apply to hazardous sites, a contractor should possess which of the following?

38% of your exam consists of Hazardous Substance Management questions. Call us at (866) 685 8564 for a free consultation.

How much of a tank and its associated piping must be buried below ground in order for the tank to be classified as an UST?

7% of your exam consists of Storage Tank Installation & Upgrade questions. Call us at (866) 685 8564 for a free consultation.

Which of the following tests are run before moving a tank?

15% of your exam consists of Storage Tank Removal & Closure questions. Call us at (866) 685 8564 for a free consultation.

Which of the following is the most common configuration for a soil-bentonite slurry wall?

15% of your exam consists of Storage Tank Removal & Closure questions. Call us at (866) 685 8564 for a free consultation.

Contaminated soil removed from a UST abatement site:

38% of your exam consists of Hazardous Substance Management questions. Call us at (866) 685 8564 for a free consultation.