Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response/ Hazardous Materials Technician training for both general and commercial diving use.

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This 1 week, 40 hour course covering HAZMAT and HAZWOPER procedures includes land-based principles, as well as information specific to underwater environments for commercial divers. It closely follows the OSHA guidelines for Hazardous Materials and Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response.

HAZWOPER/HAZMAT Dive Training Course Cost: $1,500

“I am proud to call myself a student of IDI”

I look forward to working with more of the instructors and retaining all the knowledge they have to offer. In IDI you get out what you put in. I have put in a lot of work and I am getting a ton out of it.

—Ryan T.



I started the final month of training and am challenged physically and mentally each day. Definitely going to take one or more of their advanced courses in welding and/or unrestricted depth.

—Caleb S.


“This is a top notch school with  a dedicated staff…”

…they go the extra mile for enrolling and focus on the individual they use hands on training to help train the next generation on commercial divers

—Zachary K.

Entry level requirements
or high school
CERTIFIED (or be enrolled in our program)
in commercial
The Hazardous Materials Management System
Manage the acquisition, handling, use and disposal of hazardous materials.
Health and Safety
Health and safety training and disaster response preparedness for individuals working in the marine shipping industry.
The Incident Command System
The standardized approach to the command, control and coordination of emergency response.
Site Management
Guidelines for safe approach, establishing hazard control zones, carrying out actions, setting up command and more for hazmat incidents.
Hazard Assessment and Risk
Analyze problems, assess hazards, evaluate risks and determine the appropriate actions for hazmat incidents.
Selecting Protective Clothing and Diving Equipment
: Preparing for the worst by selecting the hazmat garments that provide the most protection and the equipment that is best for the job.
Information Management and Resource Coordination
The information needed to safely manage a hazmat incident and how to coordinate multiple parties at the incident.
Implementing Response Objectives
How to use your plan in accordance with local emergency response plans and standard operating procedures.
Decontamination for Underwater and Topside HAZMAT Operations
HAZMAT Operations: Assessing the severity of hazards and quickly determining the best decontamination strategy going forward.
Terminating the Incident
Debriefing, post-incident analysis, incident critique, reporting and the final steps to take after hazmat incidents.
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Please note

  • The International Diving Institute is permanently closed.   The final class completed August 26, 2021
  • Please note for transcript and/or education verification inquiries please contact the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education at 803-737-2260 or visit www.che.sc.gov