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DOT Hazmat Transportation – Carrier Requirements (Water)

49 CFR 176 Online Training & Certification Course

This course provides a general awareness of the hazards and safety measures involved in the loading, unloading, and special provisions of hazmat for most commercial vessels in navigable waters of the U.S. It will provide hazmat employees with a knowledge and understanding of hazardous materials, their potential dangers, and the regulations for transporting hazardous materials by vessel. It also presents statistics and case studies to emphasize the need for hazardous materials regulations within vessel transportation.

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$181.95 per student   (8-12)

$179.95 per student   (13-20)

$177.95 per student   (21+)

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Who Is Taking This Course?

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Governing regulations.
This online DOT Hazmat Transportation Carrier Requirements (Water) course satisfies the modal-specific training requirements found in Part 176 and Part 172, Subpart H of the Hazardous Materials Regulations.

You may use the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code when carrying hazardous materials by vessel, as long as you also follow the requirements listed in section 171.12 and 176.11 of the HMR.

Who must take this course?
49 CFR part 176 section 13 Responsibility for compliance and training states: (b) A carrier may not transport a hazardous material by vessel unless each of its hazmat employees involved in that transportation is trained as required by subpart H of part 172 of this subchapter.

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Specific topics covered in this course include:

  • About This Course
  • Course Objectives
  • Introduction to DOT Hazmat Carrier Vessel Training Course
    • Applicability
    • Key Terms
    • Incidents and Statistics
  • Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR)
    • Regulatory Agencies
    • Training Requirements
    • Hazardous Materials Table (HMT)
      • Columns 1-10 of the HMT
      • Appendix A
      • Appendix B
      • How to Use the HMT
      • Hazard Classes
      • ORM-D
  • 49 CFR Part 176: Subparts A and B
    • Subpart A—General Requirements
      • Vessel Personnel
      • Inspection
    • Subpart B—General Operating Requirements
      • Shipping Papers
      • Certificates
      • Dangerous Cargo Manifest
      • Other Documentation
      • Inspection of Cargo
  • Subparts C and D
    • Subpart C—Handling and Stowage Requirements
      • Preparation of the Vessel
      • General Stowage Requirements for Hazmat
      • Transport Vehicles, Freight Containers, Portable Tanks, and Power-Operated Industrial Trucks
    • Subpart D—Segregation Requirements
      • Segregation Table Key
  • Subparts E and F
    • Subpart E—Control of Transport Vehicles
      • Private Automobiles and Motorboats
    • Subpart F—Special Requirements for Barges
  • Subpart G—Detailed Requirements for Class 1—Explosive Materials
    • Loading and Unloading
    • Precautions
    • Stowage
    • Electrical Requirements
    • Segregation
    • Passenger Vessels
    • Cargo Transport Units and Shipborne Barges
    • Handling Class 1—Explosive Materials in Port
    • Magazine Vessels
  • Subparts H, I, and J
    • Subpart H—Detailed Requirements for Class 2—Compressed Gas Materials
      • Stowage under Deck
      • Miscellaneous Stowage Requirements
    • Subpart I—Detailed Requirements for Class 3—Flammable and Combustible Liquids
      • Miscellaneous Requirements
    • Subpart J—Detailed Requirements for Class 4—Flammable Solids, Class 5—Oxidizers and Organic Peroxides, and Division 1.5 Materials
      • Stowage of Charcoal
      • Division 1.5 materials, Ammonium Nitrate, and Ammonium Nitrate Mixtures
      • Permit Requirements
  • Subparts L, M, N, and O
    • Subpart L—Detailed Requirements for Division 2.3 Poisonous Gas and Division 6.1 Poisonous Materials
    • Subpart M—Detailed Requirements for Radioactive Materials
      • Transport and Criticality Safety Indices
      • Tables
      • Segregation Distances
      • Leakage or Sifting of Radioactive Materials
    • Subpart N—Detailed Requirements for Class 8—Corrosive Materials
    • Subpart O—Detailed Requirements for Cotton and Vegetable Fibers, Motor Vehicles, Polymeric Beads, and Plastic Molding Compounds
      • Stowage of Cotton or Vegetable Fibers with Rosin or Pitch
      • Stowage of Cotton or Vegetable Fibers with Coal
      • Stowage of Motor Vehicles and Mechanical Equipment
      • Polymeric Beads and Plastic Molding Compounds
  • Incident Reporting and Security
    • Security Awareness
  • Summary
  • Additional Resources
  • Exam
Click to Learn More Course format.

Our DOT Hazmat Transportation – Carrier Requirements (Water) 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 2 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?

According to the DOT, Each hazardous materials employee must be periodically retrained 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 – Carrier Requirements (Water) training certificate and wallet card.

Click to Learn More Continuing education credits?

Each student will receive 0.2 CEUs (or 2 CMEs) from Compliance Training Online® for completing this course.

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