The course is delivered by at least two experts from the Hazmat Academy who have spent time as Category 1 first responders, tactical advisers or sector-competent chemists. Some of the content is compulsory to ensure the course complies with the UK 'National Operational Guidance (NOG) – Foundation for hazardous materials', health and safety legislation, and industry best practice. However, because there is some flexibility with the course content, organisations can discuss their individual requirements with the Hazmat Academy trainers. This flexibility enables local and regional trends, and current issues to be covered.
Each learner will be assessed on their practical ability as they take charge of an incident and will then receive feedback on their performance. Learners will also need to complete a written question paper that requires a mixture of short and essay-style answers.