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DOT Hazmat Transportation Complete Certification

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The DOT Hazmat Transportation Training Course (GHS Compliant) is an Instructor-Led, 1-day certification course covering the specific training requirements outlined under 49 CFR 172.704 and 49 CFR 172 204, which requires any person involved in offering a hazardous material for transportation to be properly trained.

49 CFR 172.704

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To stay current with Department of Transportation requirements (required when shipping via FedEx, UPS, the USPS, private carriers, or your own company vehicles), your certification must be refreshed every 3 years or when regulations "substantially change." New employees may not perform hazardous materials shipping functions un-supervised until they have completed this DOT certification training course.

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This seminar course will guide the students through the HAZMAT transportation process, including a step-by-step shipment preparation scenario. Students will enjoy the advanced course features designed to increase learning and retention, including professional narration, advanced student interactions, module assessments, ComplyChat® (our proprietary asynchronous Instructor chat service), a comprehensive course library and resources area, and a final assessment (required by DOT for certification credentials) that verifies competency.

The course utilizes a unique "10-step approach" to shipping and handling hazardous materials properly. Each element is expanded on during class by using "real-world" examples of what to do and what NOT to do when shipping hazardous materials.

The Department of Transportation requires that all HAZMAT Transportation Training include:
  • General Awareness
  • Security Awareness
  • Function Specific Training
  • In-Depth Security Training
  • Driver Training for those who drive a vehicle

Please be advised: Student participation and interaction during this class is REQUIRED. As part of the DOT Hazmat Transportation Training Course, Students complete hands-on exercises designed to prepare them to ship hazardous materials in the workplace. If you are not prepared to interact with other students and the instructor during class, we suggest taking our Online DOT HAZMAT Course instead.

Who needs DOT HAZMAT Transportation Training?

Anyone involved in selecting a package, marking a container, applying a label, preparing paperwork (e.g., Bills of Lading, Manifests, etc.), or handling hazardous materials will need this training!

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Course Topics

  • Classifications
  • Hazardous Materials Tables
  • Packaging
  • Marking
  • Labeling
  • Loading and Storage
  • Placarding
  • Shipping Documents
  • Hazardous Waste
  • Incident Reporting
  • Emergency Response Guidebook
  • Security While Shipping HAZMAT
  • Hazardous Materials Transportation Exam

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of the Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) Transportation Course, students will:

  • Properly identify and classify hazardous shipping materials.
  • Correctly handle, package and mark a hazmat shipment according to regulations.
  • Have an awareness of security threats relating to hazardous materials. 

Required time to complete this course: Minimum of 6 Hours of Classroom Training
Prerequisites: None

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


What is DOT Hazardous Materials Transportation Training?

DOT HAZMAT Transportation Training will teach you how to properly prepare, package and ship hazardous materials by air, land, or sea.

Who is required to have DOT Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) Transportation Training?

Any person involved with the transportation of hazardous materials (HAZMAT) is required by law to receive DOT HAZMAT Transportation Training.

How do I get my HAZMAT Certification?

The first step in becoming a HAZMAT certified driver is to get your Class A CDL. After having your class A CDL the next step is acquiring your HAZMAT endorsement. To do that, you need to complete an application that requires the following:

  • ID proof of being at least 21-years-old
  • Proof of citizenship or legal residence
  • A medical exam
  • Eye exam must be completed

You must pass a HAZMAT knowledge test. This includes getting your HAZMAT Transportation Training before you can perform any shipments.

What does OSHA define hazardous materials as?

According to OSHA, a hazardous material is any item or agent biological, chemical, radiological, or physical, which has the potential to cause harm to humans, animals, or the environment, either by itself or through interaction with other factors.

What is the Hazardous Materials Transportation Act?

The Hazardous Materials Transportation Act regulates the transportation of hazardous materials to protect against the risks to life, property, and the environment inherent in the transportation of hazardous material in intrastate, interstate, and foreign commerce.

How often do I need DOT Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) Transportation Training?

You will need to take a DOT Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) Transportation Refresher Class every 3 years, or if regulations change significantly.

What does HAZMAT mean?

HAZMAT is the abbreviation for hazardous materials used by The Department of Transportation and OSHA.

How long is DOT Hazmat Transportation Training?

The DOT HAZMAT Transportation Classroom Training takes 6 hours of in-class time to complete.

What is a DOT HAZMAT Employee?

Simply put, if part of your job has to do with HAZMAT, you are a HAZMAT employee. This includes the fabricators of HAZMAT packaging since those individuals are the first line in protecting the HAZMAT by fabricating packages in accordance with DOT specifications.

Who regulates hazardous materials transportation?

The Hazardous Materials Transportation act created by The Department of Transportation in 1975 and, this is the primary law that regulates the transportation of hazardous materials.

What can I do with my HAZMAT Certification?

Some of the jobs that require HAZMAT Certification include Environmental Health and Safety Coordinator, warehouse supervisor or manager, logistics specialist or coordinator, and shipping & receiving supervisor, to name a few.


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