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HazMat Proficiency Testing (HazMatPT™) Program

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The Signature Science HazMatPT™ program is designed to help first responders maintain and demonstrate analytical testing and assessment competency in the face of continually evolving threats. 

Our program provides HazMat-oriented test panels distributed once per quarter on a subscription basis. Each quarterly test panel includes four (4) different chemical samples that can be analyzed using common first responder equipment (HAPSITE, FirstDefender, HazMatID, etc.), methods (GC/MS, Raman, FTIR, etc.), and test kits. The PT samples challenge first responders with types of compounds that could be encountered operationally, including explosives precursors, white powders, methamphetamine reagents and precursors, pesticides and related chemicals, TICs and TIMs, chemical warfare-related compounds, poisons, and pharmaceuticals.

  2017 HazMatPT Program Schedule

All sample sets now come with at least one (1) sample designed for GC/MS analysis! 

Round

Deadline to Register

Ship Date

1

30 January 2017

13 February 2017

2

01 May 2017

15 May 2017

3

31 July 2017

14 August 2017

4

30 October 2017

13 November 2017

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Participants may subscribe to receive samples quarterly, semi-annually, or annually.

Following submission of results, each subscriber will receive a PT report describing the actual composition of each sample in the panel and a summary of the accuracy of the subscriber’s results relative to the overall performance.

Subscribers who complete one (1) PT for four (4) consecutive quarters, with an overall accuracy score of 90% or better will receive a certificate of recognition and commendation.

Click here to find out more about other Signature Science Proficiency Test offerings.