Hazardous Substance Removal Certification

TO ADD THE HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE REMOVAL CERTIFICATE YOU MUST ALREADY BE A LICENSED CONTRACTOR.

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.

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Course Outline

HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE REMOVAL CERTIFICATION MANUAL

The Hazardous Substance Removal Certification Exam Manual covers all of the material needed to pass the exam. Topics include hazardous waste, sampling, (PPE) personal protective equipment, atmospheric hazard guidelines, site control, underground storage tanks, subsurface barriers, excavation equipment, and transporting hazardous materials. The manual also includes general knowledge, a glossary and a section covering the health and safety orders as well as hazardous substances removal review questions. In addition, you can find sample exam questions in the back of the book.

Don’t waste time commuting to a classroom when you can study conveniently in your home or office. Our program is a reliable, affordable, way to pass the hazardous substance removal exam.

AUDIO/VIDEO LECTURES – CDs & DVDs

Expert instructors with decades of experience cover key exam concepts in greater detail. Our audio and video lectures cover math formulas, plans, specifications and explanations, general knowledge, and the health and safety orders.

ONLINE PRACTICE QUESTIONS

To target your study, review exam questions with online flashcards. When you already know an answer, mark it as done, and you won’t see it again. Don’t know the answer? Then mark it for further study. In this way, you gain real-time feedback so you can concentrate on the subjects that you need to improve.

SIMULATED ONLINE EXAMS

Check your progress as you master the study material. Our course includes three practice trade exams so you can be confident that you are ready to pass.

ONE YEAR ONLINE ACCESS

In contrast to other schools which only offer 90-day access, we provide complete access to all online course materials for a full year.

Breakdown

Each student enrolled in the Hazardous Substance Removal course receives:

Hazardous Substance Removal HAZ Manual

Math Review
Covers math and estimating formulas, units of measurement, basic geometry and the architect’s scale.

General Knowledge
Each manual has a General Knowledge section that covers certification information students must know to pass the state exam.

Health and Safety
Our extensive Health and Safety section familiarizes students with Cal/OSHA and other regulations and practices covered by the state exam.

Hazardous Substances Removal Review Questions
Lists the most difficult questions, indexed to the relevant section of the manual.

Practice Tests
Three different exams with approximately 115 questions each.

Audio/Video Lectures:

Audio CDs and video DVDs summarize key points from each section of the printed manual. Recorded lectures walk students through the plans, questions, and explanations.

Hazardous Substance Removal Certification Exam Online Practice Tools

Flashcards: Online flashcard program tracks your history, allowing you to exclude question you have already learned.

Practice Exams: Timed, to simulate actual exam conditions. Questions are updated weekly to reflect changing trends in exam focus based on current user feedback.

Assistance Filling out Applications

Call 866-685-8564 for assistance with properly filling out your contractor exam application or for a full review of your completed application prior to submission.

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

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.

Practice Quiz-HAZ

These 10 sample test questions are similar to the ones you will encounter while taking your California HAZ certification exam. If you easily answer more than 7 questions correctly you are in pretty good shape.

However, if you get 3 or more practice questions wrong, you are in danger of failing the TRADE 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.

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