Industrial, agency and private sector emergency response personnel have access to one of the largest open enrollment and training schedules of its type. Spill prevention and control courses provide the information and techniques necessary to supervise employees and contractors in the control and management of a spill response operation. Courses for both coastal and fresh water conditions allow participants to apply technical classroom presentations to hands-on exercises in simulated response operations. Classes are modular and easily can be customized to specific training needs. Most courses are conducted at the Center for Marine Training and Safety located in Galveston, Texas. Onsite training also is available and can be a cost-effective solution. Training meets OSHA 29 CFR 19120.120 annual HAZWOPER refresher training requirements. NIMS/ICS training, introduction to oil and gas, process safety management survival, and other maritime courses are available.

Safety First

All students participating in training at TEEX Brayton Fire Training Field are required to follow all guidelines in the Student Safety Manual for the fire field.

Fire Field Student Safety Manual

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CMTS is a joint operation of TEEX and Texas A&M University at Galveston.

Galveston Class Schedule At-A-Glance


Funding Options: DHS/FEMA Veterans Benefits GSA
Delivery Types: Online Face-to-Face Blended Online Instructor-Led
Category Course # Course Title Description Division
Oil Spill Control OIL100 Oil Spills: Tactical and Operations Level
This 40-hour course utilizes classroom discussion, multimedia presentations, and practical hands-on exercises to provide you with essential information and training needed to effectively manage a spill-response operation in estuarine and coastal environments. You will assume leadership roles and direct simulated response operations under the supervision of the instructors. Show less
This 40-hour course utilizes classroom discussion, multimedia presentations, and practical hands-on exercises to provide you with essential information and training needed to effectively manage a spill-response operation in estuarine and coastal environments. You will assume leadership roles… Show more
Face-to-Face ESTI Learn More about Oil Spills: Tactical and Operations Level
Oil Spill Control OIL112 Oil Spill Control – Refresher
This 24-hour course provides you with interesting and challenging response scenarios beyond basic response skills for responding to oil spills in estuarine and coastal environments. Classroom time accounts for approximately six hours of training time. The remainder is hands-on field time with emphasis on booming strategy and tactics. Show less
This 24-hour course provides you with interesting and challenging response scenarios beyond basic response skills for responding to oil spills in estuarine and coastal environments. Classroom time accounts for approximately six hours of training time. The remainder is hands-on field time with… Show more
Face-to-Face ESTI Learn More about Oil Spill Control – Refresher
Oil Spill Control OIL200 Freshwater Oil Spill Control – Tactical and Operations Level
**PLEASE NOTE** The Freshwater Oil Spill Control and Coastal Oil Spill Control open enrollment courses have been merged into the Oil Spill Control Tactical and Operations Level course effective April 1, 2018. The Freshwater Oil Spill Control class is available upon request.This 40-hour course utilizes classroom discussion, multimedia presentations, and practical hands-on exercises to provide you with the essential information and training needed to effectively manage a spill-response operation in rivers, small streams, on land, and sub-surfaces. You will assume leadership roles and direct simulated response operations under the supervision of the instructors. Show less
**PLEASE NOTE** The Freshwater Oil Spill Control and Coastal Oil Spill Control open enrollment courses have been merged into the Oil Spill Control Tactical and Operations Level course effective April 1, 2018. The Freshwater Oil Spill Control class is available upon request.This… Show more
Face-to-Face ESTI Learn More about Freshwater Oil Spill Control – Tactical and Operations Level
Oil Spill Control OIL310 Oil Spill Response Workshop #1 – Initial Response Considerations and Strategie
Students in this live Zoom course will need little to no on water oil spill recovery experience and will be able to see what common pieces of equipment, vessels and strategies that can be used during a spill. Different types of boom and the pros and cons of each type will be discussed. We will also be discussing booming strategies from the shoreline, on water recovery and shallow water strategies. This is a live online instructor-led training that provides for an interactive discussion and allows questions and answers as the information is presented. Show less
Students in this live Zoom course will need little to no on water oil spill recovery experience and will be able to see what common pieces of equipment, vessels and strategies that can be used during a spill. Different types of boom and the pros and cons of each type will be… Show more
Face-to-Face ESTI Learn More about Oil Spill Response Workshop #1 – Initial Response Considerations and Strategie
Oil Spill Control OIL320 Oil Spill Response Worksop #2-Shoreline types, protection, cleanup and restora
Students in this live Zoom course will gain an understanding of the types of shorelines and how each can be differently affected by a spill in a marine environment. We will be discussing how each shoreline is rated in the Environmental Sensitive Index and which one should have priority during a release. Protection, clean up and restoration processes will be discussed and what affects they may have on the environment. This is a live online instructor-led training that provides for an interactive discussion and allows questions and answers as the information is presented. Show less
Students in this live Zoom course will gain an understanding of the types of shorelines and how each can be differently affected by a spill in a marine environment. We will be discussing how each shoreline is rated in the Environmental Sensitive Index and which one should have priority… Show more
Face-to-Face ESTI Learn More about Oil Spill Response Worksop #2-Shoreline types, protection, cleanup and restora
Oil Spill Control OIL500 Customized Oil Spill Response
TEEX can provide your organization with customized oil-spill response training tailored to meet your specific needs. The 8 to 40 hour custom designed curriculum is based upon the topics offered in the standard oil-spill response courses. 
TEEX can provide your organization with customized oil-spill response training tailored to meet your specific needs. The 8 to 40 hour custom designed curriculum is based upon the topics offered in the standard oil-spill response
Face-to-Face ESTI Learn More about Customized Oil Spill Response

Custom Training Information

If you have a special training need, contact us to create a class to your specifications.

Marine Training and Safety

Kirk Richardson
Training Director
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (979) 845-1158


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