Certified Coastal Water Oil Spill Control Specialist - Tactical and Operations Level

100% online, self-paced course format

Professional Credential: IASHEP-Certified Coastal Water Oil Spill Control Specialist – Tactical and Operations Level (CCWCS – Tactical and Operation Level0

Note: Refresher certification is required every three years to maintain professional credential.) Recertification fee $150

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IASHEP is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free of all forms of discrimination

This 40-hour core course addresses responses to oil spills in estuarine and coastal environments. It is designed for persons in industry, the regulatory community, and the emergency response disciplines who may be required to respond to an oil-spill inciden


  • Aerial surveillance
  • Boom and skimmer design
  • Communications equipment
  • Containing and recovering oil on surface water
  • Contingency planning and response team training
  • Movement, containment and cleanup of oil
  • Oil recovery from soil and oily debris disposal
  • Oil-spill contractors and cooperatives
  • Reporting and documenting oil spills
  • Security, damage claims and public relations
  • Shoreline protection, cleanup and restoration
  • Sorbents and chemical agents


Students completing the course must take a proctored final exam. A score of 80% on the final exam is necessary to receive your personalized certificate of completion. The student gets three (3) attempts to pass the course.

After signing up for the course IASHEP will send you the link to the LMS class