The National Spill Control School began teaching oil spill classes in 1977, added HAZMAT/waste classes in 1980, OSHA HAZWOPER in 1989, and ICS with Spill Management Team training in 1995. Over the years the program has earned an excellent reputation for its training programs. This was recognized when the National Spill Control School was written into the OIL POLLUTION ACT OF 1990 (OPA90) as a training and research resource for the NATIONAL RESPONSE TEAM.

The School was also recognized in 1998 by the TEXAS GENERAL LAND OFFICE "In recognition of your leadership in protecting the environmental quality of Texas coastal waters." Again in 2007 the School was awarded by the Texas General Land Office; this time with the OSPRA Award (Oil Spill Prevention & Response Act) for 30 years of service. The responsibility that recognition places on the National Spill Control School is taken seriously, and every effort is made to maintain the quality of instruction that earned us our position as a leader in training of spill responders.

The National Spill Control School is involved in a number of activities revolving around spill control. We conduct courses in oil spill management, response, and safety. We conduct courses in hazardous material/waste management, as well as spill response and safety as outlined in 29 CFR 1910.120. We have a regular class calendar of courses offered at our facility on campus at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi where we provide teaching support and research opportunities as part of the Environmental Science degree program

Corpus Christi is a land of beaches, bays, and sunshine. To register for classes please find the course for which you wish to register and complete our online registration process.