Prevention, Preparedness, and Response (P2R) Consortium

The P2R Consortium is a collection of online and in-person professional development opportunities assembled into a convenient web-based platform that can be easily explored.

Upcoming Events


Recent News

40-Hour HAZWOPER, February 19-23, 2024, San Antonio, Texas

40-Hour HAZWOPER NIU, May 13-17, 2024

40-Hour HAZWOPER UTRGV, May 20-24, 2024, Edinburg, Texas

8-Hour HAZWOPER Refresher, May 20-24, 2024, Edinburg, Texas

EHS Tradeshow, June 3-6, 2024

Radiation Safety Officer Course, June 10-14, 2024, Houston, Texas

National CERT Conference, August, 2024

Biological Safety Officer Course, September 25-27, 2024, Houston, Texas



Prevention, Preparedness, and Response (P2R) Consortium COVID-19 Health and Safety Measures for In-Person Training

We care about your health and safety! To reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19, we are taking the following measures:

  • Social distancing: Classrooms have been reorganized to help participants, instructors, and staff maintain a distance of at least six feet between each other. To help ensure this, we also are limiting the number of participants per classroom.
  • Face masks: We encourage you wear a cloth face cover while attending our in-person training. If you do not have a mask, we will provide a disposable mask for you.
  • Hand hygiene: We are frequently washing our hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. We ask that participants attending our in-person courses do the same. We will also have alcohol-based hand sanitizer available in the classroom.
  • Cleaning and disinfecting: We are using EPA-registered disinfection products to disinfect frequently touched surfaces such as door handles, light switches, tables, and training equipment.

  • Symptom Monitoring: If you have symptoms like coughing, sneezing, runny nose, or fever, please stay home. Please send an email to if you are unable to attend a course. We will apply your registration fee to a future course.
  • Our team continues to monitor and follow recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), state and local health officials, and UTHealth. If we need to cancel an in-person course, we will refund your registration fee.

Courses We Routinely Offer

Houston Chemical Hazardous Material Management

This course is an excellent comprehensive review of the federal environmental and occupational safety laws and regulations associated with the management of hazardous materials.


40-hour HAZWOPER

This 40-hour course includes detailed hands-on activities and simulations with didactic sections based in chemistry. Ask us about special pricing for veterans!



Biological Safety Officer Course

This course is thoughtfully created around the key references in the field, the Biosafety Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratory and the NIH Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant and Synthetic Nucleic Acid Molecules.


Radiation Safety Officer Course

The overall objective of this interactive course is to provide you with the tools you need to ensure the safe and compliant receipt, use, transport, and release of radioactive materials and radiation sources.




Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training

Developed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Community Emergency Response Training (CERT) course will train you to prepare for and respond to a disaster. You will learn basic first aid, search and rescue, triage, and fire extinguisher training and will receive hands-on-practice in these areas.



For Everyone Online Series

This collection of free courses offers basic training in prevention, preparedness and general safety in short straightforward units lasting less than 30 minutes. Available in English and Spanish.