ACHMM 2016 Essentials of Hazardous Materials Management Course

ACHMMRegister Today for ACHMM’s 2016 Essentials of Hazardous Materials Management Course and prep for the CHMM exam!

May 18, 19, 20, 2016
1233 Preservation Park, Oakland

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Intended Audience

This course is targeted for experienced professionals and technicians who have duties or responsibilities related to the management of hazardous materials, transportation, emergency response, safety regulations, and environmental technologies and practices.  This course is taught by practicing professionals, most of whom are Certified Hazardous Materials Managers.  There are no prerequisites, and all participants will have a better understanding of hazardous materials management upon course completion. This course is an excellent preparation for the Certified Hazardous Materials Managers Certification Examination.


Why Certification?Environmental programs are vital to our public health and safety, and within that field, the management of hazardous materials and wastes require proven and unquestionable skill and competence.  Quality control over professionals involved in programs of national importance, particularly public safety, is best accomplished through certification.The CHMM credential is the premier credential for Hazardous Materials Managers, Waste Management Professionals, and Environmental Health and Safety Managers.

The examination application, schedule of exams, and fee structure can be accessed at the following Web site:


Course DescriptionThe course consists of comprehensive instruction on Federal environmental laws and regulations, health and safety requirements, and environmental technologies and practices in an overview fashion that highlights and emphasizes what is important for a hazardous materials manager to know.The course provides an overview of the body of knowledge associated with identification and management of hazardous materials; impact upon and protection of human health and the environment; releases of hazardous materials to land, air, water, and groundwater; restoration of the environment from hazardous materials; compliance with Federal environmental laws; multimedia application of environmental management principles and reviews basic concepts in chemistry and radioactive materials.

Please bring a standard function calculator to the course.


Registration Fees$895 – Early Bird registration: Now through April 18, 2016$895 – Government employee rate.  Must have a “.gov” email address.

$995 – Standard registration: April 19, 2016 to May 17, 2016

$1095 – On site registration: May 18, 2016 

To Register for the 2016 Essentials of Hazardous Materials Management Overview Course, please go to our web site at 

The course fee does not include the Certification exam. 

The exam is a separate application, registration process, and fee.                        The CHMM exam details are available at 

Bring a Buddy Promotion!

Attendees who register together and on the same registration form receive a $50 per student discount!  This promotion is valid during the Early Bird and Standard registration periods only.  Registrations received on separate registration forms are not eligible. Contact to request this discount before registering. 

Course Location: 1233 Preservation Park in Oakland, CA. The site is in the heart of Downtown Oakland and 3 blocks from the 12th Street BART station.

Contact the course coordinator, Michael Kumpf, at for additional information.