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DOT HAZMAT General & Security Awareness and Function Specific

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49 CFR 172 Online Training Certification Course

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Working with HAZMAT material is hazardous by definition, and employees must use both extreme caution and HAZMAT security awareness. Regulations developed by the Department of Transportation (DOT) govern the training requirements for anyone who performs work functions as described in 49 CFR Part 172. Hazardous materials DOT shipping training ensures that workers are familiar with the wide variety of hazardous materials regulated by the DOT.

The DOT requires all HAZMAT employees to complete DOT HAZMAT awareness and shipping training in three key areas: general awareness, function-specific, and safety and security. This online training course highlights all three training areas to help you achieve a general awareness of the hazards and safety measures involved in the handling and transportation of hazardous materials. Hazardous materials training provides HAZMAT employees with general HAZMAT awareness, as well as the regulations for transporting hazardous materials by road, air, rail, and vessel.

Every worker employed in an industry that involves the preparation or transportation of hazardous materials needs to receive DOT general awareness training. This DOT HAZMAT online certification course focuses on the proper handling and transport of identified hazardous materials to ensure that shipments follow governing regulations.

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$119.95 per student   (1-3)

$107.95 per student   (4-7)

$96.95 per student   (8-12)

$86.95 per student   (13-20)

$78.95 per student   (21+)

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What are the governing regulations?
The DOT develops and issues the Hazardous Materials Regulations, which are found in 49 CFR 171-185.

Who must take this training?
According to DOT HAZMAT regulations, anyone involved in the packaging, marking, labeling, and transporting of hazardous materials must be familiar with proper handling and safeguarding as prescribed in the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR).

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Click to Learn More What are the consequences of not training?

Case Study: On July 1, 2009, a cargo tank truck carrying 2,999 gallons of gasoline was hit by an automobile. The automobile driver failed to obey a stop sign and collided with the truck. Two of the truck's loading lines were ruptured, releasing approximately 13 gallons of gasoline onto the automobile, which was wedged under the truck. The post-crash fire consumed the automobile, killed the automobile driver, and damaged the cargo tank truck. The self-closing stop valve on the cargo tank functioned properly, and the 2,999 gallons of fuel still contained in the compartment prior to the accident were safely offloaded after the fire was extinguished. The incident report and subsequent investigation resulted in a recommendation to the PHMSA to prohibit flammable liquids from being transported in unprotected external piping "wet lines" on cargo tank trucks. Although the recommendation did not make it into the HMR, PHMSA is conducting a review of incident reports to determine whether changes to the HMR are necessary.

Click to Learn More What people are saying about this course.

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Jeremy B

Great class.
Narsai P

I like that the information was very through and easy to follow.
Shellea M

overall, the course was good.
John B

Informacion muy interesante, necesaria, actualizada Excelente curso Mil gracias
Gilberto P

Very informative class, I appreciate all the information that was given to me on hazardous materials
John M

This course was highly informative. The material herein taught me how to locate, use, and understand the HMT specifically, as well as the greater requirements for HAZMAT storing, shipping, and classifications.
George J

This was very helpful in understanding the HMT.
Ramon S

Very thorough training
Jeff D

This was a very comprehensive test that taught me a great deal regarding DOT HAZMAT General Awareness and Security Training. Now on to the next test!
Sharon G

Great course - glad for the audio on each slide.
Sean C

good online course, not too long, the right level of detail. I would like to see a few questions where you have to use the HMT to look up answers.
Gary T

There is a lot of information - the flow from topic to topic is good.
Ricky K

Very challenging course.
James K

Love the training Rework or rephrase question 43... Nowhere in the training does it mention 'a new rule to strengthen the safety conditions for the transport of lithium cells'
David B

Good course thanks
Ricky H

I thought it was a good course, made me pay attention and i learned a lot.
Chris E

This course does a great job of summarizing the necessary info to complete the training
Jacob S

Very thorough course. I liked being able to see the answers after the course was completed.
Thomas B

it was a good test
Gyasi M

I thought that the training was great, I love the fact of going at a pace that was comfortable for me, loads of valuable information as well as precise attention to every aspect of the necessary materials
Melvin C

Course was very informative
Frank W

Overall it is good. It provides a good level of detail and information. It covers all the necessary subjects and then some.
Thai T

Roman P

It was better than 360training for sure!
Freedom T

Learned many new things I wasn't aware of. I'm glad I took this course!
Rosie S

Good presentation. Very informative and helpful. Thankyou
Joel B

Awesome Appreciate it.
Thomas B

Took me a fue tryst but with study got it.
Abraham C

I like the course very informative. Very well laid out.
Donald C

A nice course, fairly straightforward.
John S

Good training
Micheal H

Extremely thorough and informative
David W

It was very informative and it wasn't hard at all just paying attention to what they were teaching you
Diego A

This course is a great tool to properly develop a safe and healthy atmosphere on handling , shipping and transporting hazardous and dangerous good in a professional way. I think is a great course.
Carlos A

It is very informative training, which is very essential for work field.Thank you.
Sapana M

Very clearly presented material.
Christopher A

Very challenging for us that only need general knowledge of this. Very long.
Teresa O

was a good class and worth the money paid
Al C

I think the training was very informative and I like that you can stop at any time and it will save your progress. The only thing that I think can be improved is adding more self check questions to help review each section.
Jose F

I feel like this course is really helpful.
Heriberto L

The course if very thorough while I was still able to complete in a reasonable amount of time.
Adrian A

Alot of information but great resources
Demeechio B

The training is good.
Esther K

good test!
Nicholas M

I really learned a lot of fascinating information.
Eriberto S

I was very pleased with the way the entire test was presented . Very thorough and very well presented !
Gil P

I think this is a great course I've taken several over the years and this is by far the most in-depth
Randy G

Excellent course very consice and appreciative of the questions I got wrong to reinforce my knowledge of Hazmat regs and standards.
Victor C

This test was very detailed and covered many details.
Don J

The course is great. I like that I can work at my own pace. There is a lot of information, and I like that I can listen as well as read the info in each section; it makes it easier to understand.
Jay B

Very reliable on how to handle different kinds of hazardous waste/materials. Very informative on safety measures. Environmental awareness.
Ronniel O

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Click to Learn More Course topics.

Specific topics covered in this course include:

  • About This Course
  • Course Objectives
  • Introduction to DOT HAZMAT General Awareness and Security Training
    • Applicability
    • Incidents and Statistics
  • Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR)
    • Regulatory Agencies
    • Legal
    • Penalties
    • Responsibilities
    • How to Use the HMR
    • Training
    • Training Topics
    • Training Requirements
    • Training Programs
    • Training Records
  • Hazardous Materials Table (HMT)
    • Columns of the HMT
    • Appendix A
    • Appendix B
    • How to Use the HMT
  • Hazard Classes
    • Class 1 Explosives
      • Division 1.1
      • Division 1.2
      • Division 1.3
      • Division 1.4
      • Division 1.5
      • Division 1.6
    • Class 2 Gases
      • Division 2.1—Flammable gas
      • Division 2.2—Non-flammable, non-poisonous, compressed gas
      • Division 2.3—Poisonous gas
    • Class 3 Flammable Liquids
      • Flammable liquids
      • Combustible liquids
    • Class 4 Flammable Solids
      • Division 4.1—Flammable solids
      • Division 4.2—Spontaneous combustible material
      • Division 4.3—Dangerous when wet material
    • Class 5 Oxidizing Substances and Organic Peroxides
      • Division 5.1—Oxidizers
      • Division 5.2—Organic peroxides
    • Class 6 Toxic and Infectious Substances
      • Division 6.1—Poisonous/toxic materials
      • Division 6.2—Infectious substances
    • Class 7 Radioactive Material
    • Class 8 Corrosives
    • Class 9 Miscellaneous
    • Materials of Trade
  • Packaging
    • Packaging Responsibilities
    • Package Inspections
    • Determining Appropriate Packaging
    • Types of Packagings
    • UN Standard Packaging Marking
    • Bulk Packaging
    • Non-Bulk Packaging
    • General Packing Requirements
    • Exceptions—Limited and Small Quantities
    • Exceptions—Agricultural Products
    • Exceptions—MOT
    • Exceptions—Lab Packs
    • Damaged or Leaking Packages
    • Overpacks
    • DoD Packaging and Special Permits
    • Reusable Packaging
  • Marking, Labeling, and Placarding
    • Markings
      • Non-Bulk Markings
      • Limited Quantities
      • Bulk Markings
      • Radioactive Material Markings
    • Labeling
      • Exceptions
      • Radioactive Materials
      • Mixed and Consolidated Packagings
      • Label Specifications
    • Placarding
      • Exceptions
      • Prohibited Placarding
      • Placarding Tables
      • Dangerous Placard
      • Placarding Subsidiary Hazards
      • Placard Exceptions
      • Placard Specifications
  • Shipping Papers
    • Shipping Paper Exceptions
    • Preparation of Shipping Papers
    • Basic Description
    • Additional Information
    • Emergency Response Information
    • Certification
    • Retention
  • Incident Reporting
    • Telephone Notification
    • Written Reports
  • Lithium Batteries
    • Lithium Battery Classification
    • Packaging
    • Exceptions for Small Lithium Cells or Batteries
    • Packaging, Labeling, and Markings
    • Air Transportation of Lithium Cells and Batteries
    • Additional Exceptions
  • Security Awareness
    • Security Plans
      • Security Plan Requirements
      • Security Plan Elements
    • Security Training
    • Potential Targets
    • Potential Threats
    • En Route Security
    • Security Assessment
    • Personnel Security
    • Employee Background Checks
    • Unauthorized Access
  • Summary
  • Additional Resources
  • Exam
Click to Learn More Course format.

Our DOT HAZMAT Transportation General Awareness, Security Awareness & Function Specific training course consists of content, graphics, audio, self-check questions, and a final exam.

Click to Learn More How long is the course?

It will take a MINIMUM of 3 hours to complete this online course. The student may log on and off as needed. A bookmark will be set so when they log back in they will return to where they left off.

Click to Learn More How long do I have to complete this course?

We have no restrictions on how long a person takes to complete a course.

Likewise, if you are purchasing for others, we have no time limit on assigning courses. So you can purchase a larger quantity then you currently need and take advantage of volume discounts.

Click to Learn More How often is retraining or recertification required?

Per the training requirements found in 19 CFR 171.704, initial safety training must be completed within the first 90 days of employment or a change in job function. Retraining is required every three years.

Click to Learn More How soon is the certificate of completion issued?

Upon successful completion each student will have immediate access to a printable DOT HAZMAT Transportation, Security Awareness & Function Specific training certificate and wallet card.

Click to Learn More Continuing education credits?

Each student will receive 0.3 CEUs (or 3 CMEs) from Compliance Training Online® for completing this course.

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