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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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This DOT HAZMAT training online course satisfies all ground hazmat carrier shipping requirements including FedEx and UPS. It is intended for both initial and recurrent training. It will focus on the proper handling, packaging, marking, labeling, placarding, and transport of hazardous materials. It will also provide an overview of the security requirements found in the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR), and offer suggestions and guidance on how to comply with these requirements.

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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?
This online DOT HAZMAT Transportation General & Security Awareness, and Function Specific course satisfies the 49 CFR training requirements found in Part 172, Subpart H of the Hazardous Materials Regulations.

Who must take this training?
According to the DOT: All employees who handle or ship hazardous material must be instructed in these requirements and be certified by their employer to perform those duties, except during an initial 90-day period, during which the employee must be under the direct supervision of trained personnel.

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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 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
    • ORM-D
    • 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
      • Content-Specific 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?

The DOT Hazmat Shipping regulations state that: Refresher – or recurrent – training is required at least 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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Click to Learn More What a few people who've taken this course have to say.

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
May 17 2020

Excellent course very consice and appreciative of the questions I got wrong to reinforce my knowledge of Hazmat regs and standards.
Victor C
Apr 28 2020

This test was very detailed and covered many details.
Don J
Apr 28 2020

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
Apr 28 2020

Very reliable on how to handle different kinds of hazardous waste/materials. Very informative on safety measures. Environmental awareness.
Ronniel O
Apr 22 2020

Very happy with course and content at a reasonable price. Test was good, I only missed 2 but one of the two it said I got wrong had an answer I did not give that was strange. Can't complain if I got a 95! Thank you!
Chris A
Apr 21 2020

It's a great material. Easy to understanding test.
James B
Apr 15 2020

I enjoyed the course and the time to complete, with the test, was 4 hours, so great job setting expectations! I liked the audio as well as the text version. It was a great way to learn.
Kimberly M
Apr 08 2020

Definitely learned a lot from this course, a lot of inside knowledge to the Hazmat world. Can proceed with meeting these regulations. Thanks!
RItz S
Apr 06 2020

Thanks for a good course.
Cheryl D
Mar 31 2020

Good thorough course, I feel prepared to move some hazardous material!
Jacob G
Mar 17 2020

The course was helpful
Jonathan G
Mar 06 2020

What a great course! straight forward and very informative A+
Dempsey D
Mar 05 2020

Very refreshing.
Jimmy S

Es un sistema de aprendizaje muy bueno. gracias.
Andres H

I thought the training was great and very easy to use. I liked that you could save your place and go right back to where it was left off.
Michelle M

Good Course. Great framework to follow for all shippers. Nice set of resources. Thank you.
Jeremey G

This is my first time for HAZMAT training and it was quite a bit to take in at one time. I did like the fact it was spoken along with being able to read at the same time. I do feel that helped in the retention of the information. Overall Good.
Michael C

This was the best online DG course I have taken. The audio worked well. The self-check questions were good. The resources were helpful. Great job!!
April C

This course was detailed, and easy to understand. Thank you.
Theresa M

Great lesson and test. Very helpful and a good refresher too.
Albrecht R

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