Hazard Communication Specialist (HCS)

Hazard Communication Specialist (HCS): $395.00

Our Hazard Communication Specialist Certification covers:

  • Why the addition of the Global Harmonization
  • The primary differences between the old HAZCOM and GHS requirements
  • New label requirements
  • GHS Pictograms and Assessment Techniques
  • Changes in Physical and Health Hazards
  • SDS format changes


Hazard Communication Specialist (HCS)

Course Objective:

A thorough explanation of the Hazard Communication Standard with the GHS updates of 2012. Upon completion of this course you will have a thorough understanding of the Hazard Communication Standard of 2012. You will have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to bring your workplace into full compliance with the standard and you may train the employees in your workplace, thereby meeting and exceeding OSHA regulations. The required amount of time to complete the course is dependent upon your knowledge of workplace safety, but we find that the average completion time is approximately 16 hours. You have up to six months to complete the course.

Online Exams:

The student will take a comprehensive online exam at the end of the course. You must score 80% to receive certification. You have three opportunities to pass the exam.


A refresher course and exam will be required every three (3) years. The cost of this recertification is $150.

Optional Credits:

Through the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, 1.6 CEUs are offered for this course. If you are interested in receiving CEUs for this course, upon successful completion of the exam, please either download the form and instructions here or obtain the form and instructions from a Member Services Representative by calling 800-922-2219 or clicking here.