Course and General Information

Regional COHMED Training Course

May 22-23, 2018 Dallas/ Fort Worth, Texas

Target Audience

The target audience is:

  • Class I Members (state agency CVSA-certified inspectors)
  • Class II Local Members (local agency CVSA-certified inspectors)

Class size is limited to 50 students. The number of attendees from each jurisdiction may be limited so that each jurisdiction has the opportunity to send its personnel to the training.

  • Class III Associate Members will have a limited number of seats and will be responsible for all expenses.
  • Class IV Federal Members can attend but will be responsible for all travel and related expenses.


The prerequisites for the course are successful completion of the General Hazardous Materials Inspection Course and either the Cargo Tank Inspection Course or the Other Bulk Packagings Inspection Course. Students must have current CVSA certification to complete Level I Inspections.

What to Expect

All training materials will be provided, including hazardous materials and safety regulations, emergency response guidebooks, the CVSA North American Standard Out-of-Service Criteria, highlighters and pens. Students will be given a pre-test at the beginning of class and a post-test at the end. The post-test will be an individual effort using only the books provided during the class. To successfully pass the class, the student must pass the post-test. A score of 80 percent is required to pass the post-test and receive a certificate of completion. A student who receives a score of less than 80 percent will receive a certificate of attendance.

Covered Costs

CVSA will reimburse Class I Members and Class II Local Members for the following expenses:

  • airfare
  • airline luggage fees
  • mileage up to the cost of airfare, if attendee drives
  • taxi fares to and from the attendee’s residence and their airport
  • mileage to and from the attendee’s residence and their airport
  • airport parking
  • lodging
  • per diem for meals not provided

Rental cars will not be reimbursed.

CVSA follows the federal travel guidelines. On travel days, 3/4 of a full day per diem is reimbursed.


CVSA will reimburse the jurisdictions after the training class. The reimbursement process will be covered at the training.

Training Location

Southlake DPS North Training Center
100 E. Dove Road
Southlake, Texas 76092
Phone: 817-748-8114 (Police Department non-emergency)

Dress Code

Appropriate dress for the training course is business casual.

Contact Information

If you have any questions, contact Director of COHMED Program Bill Reese at 301-830-6148 or