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DOT Hazardous Materials Transportation Complete Certification Training Course Online

Who Should Take This Course?

All employees involved in any aspect of hazardous materials transport are required to be trained in accordance with the Department of Transportation Standard 49 CFR 172.704. This includes transport drivers, materials handlers, document control and anyone else involved in any part of the transport process, from storage to delivery.


Hazardous materials and hazardous wastes are commonly transported by ground, air and water, this course provides training for all three. Regulations governing the transportation of hazardous materials are constantly changed and improved. New containment designs and specifications are developed daily and recent technology has provided more efficient methods to ship HazMat such as more compacted packaging for non-bulk shipping containers.

A combination of all these factors results in more hazardous materials than ever before being present on our nation’s highways. Increased awareness by enforcement agencies, news media and the public regarding the potential danger of hazardous materials has resulted in stricter regulations and larger citations for violations of the HazMat regulations.

Compliance Solutions’ interactive, web-based DOT HazMat Transportation course provides a convenient way for employers to meet DOT mandated requirements for employees under 49 CFR 172.704.

This feature packed online course offers 10 interactive training modules including classification, labels and placarding, shipping documents and packaging.

Advanced course features include:

  • Narrations, module assessments, multiple student interactions
  • Live Instructor Chat, course glossary, course resources
  • Course assessment to ensure competency

These information packed modules, combined with industry best practices and the convenience of self-paced, online learning will have you wondering why you ever put up with the old “page turner” courses of the past!

Students have a full 90-days to complete the online curricula once they register (extensions are available, just call prior to expiration) with the benefit of “any-time, any-where” access, as long as you have a computer and an internet connection! Students can log in and out at their convenience with no “assigned” or specific start and stop times.

At the conclusion of this course, students are required to pass a course assessment (with a score of 70% or higher), after which you will be sent (via U.S. Mail) a Certificate of Completion suitable for framing (not a black & white “downloaded copy”).

Applicable Regulation/s

49 CFR 172.704

Course Objectives

DOT’s main objectives in requiring the HazMat Transportation course include:

  • Promoting familiarity and understanding of hazardous materials transportation guidelines
  • Informing employees of proper labeling, placarding and markings for ease of identification
  • Protecting the health and safety of workers and the public

At the conclusion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Identify the proper shipping methods for hazardous materials in air, water, and land
  • Recognize information needed on shipping papers for specific types of hazardous wastes
  • Utilize proper labeling, marking, and placarding required for hazardous materials and hazardous waste transportation
  • Show understanding of the documentation for shipping papers and hazardous waste manifests

Assessment and Completion Instructions

Completion Requirements: Students must pass a graded final assessment with a score of 70% or higher.

CEU’s, Duration, Prerequisites

Credit Education Units: None

Duration: Minimum 6 Hours

Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for the DOT HazMat Transportation course. Note: This course has been updated with most current information and changes from GHS 2013 (Globally Harmonized System) so that all materials are GHS Compliant. If you have NOT completed a course on transitioning to GHS (required by OSHA on or before December 1, 2013) Compliance Solutions offers a comprehensive online course to meet this requirement. For information on GHS Transition training, click here.


Our highly qualified subject matter experts and a seasoned training development and delivery team developed the DOT HazMat course. Unlike other courses, we include access to “Comply Chat” (our proprietary asynchronous communication system providing instant 2-way online communication) at no extra charge with your DOT course. Instructors are available Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. (Mountain Time).

Registered Students can email an instructor anytime. Replies are provided the same day for questions submitted Monday-Friday, 8 AM to 3 PM or the next business day for after-hours, weekend & holiday submissions. Students may also speak with a qualified instructor during normal business hours by calling 303-307-9220.

Technical support is available Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Mountain Time as well as nights, weekends and holidays for emergencies, which are limited to course access issues (passwords and login).

Course Topics – Contact Us for a Detailed Outline

  • Classification
  • Packaging
  • Hazardous Materials Handling
  • Labels and Pictograms
  • Marking, Labeling and Placarding
  • Shipping Documents
  • Security Awareness Certification
  • GHS Updates and Changes
  • Function Specific Training Explained

Special Note

Because of recent changes in international labeling and identification requirements (better known as “UN Global Harmonization”), this course has been updated with most current information and changes under GHS 2013 (Globally Harmonized System) and all materials are GHS Compliant. If you have NOT yet completed a course on transitioning to GHS (required by OSHA on or before December 1, 2013) Compliance Solutions offers a comprehensive online course to meet this requirement. For information on GHS Transition training, click here.

Bonus Training

This online training course INCLUDES “Awareness Level” training and certification for DOT Security Awareness at no extra cost!  We offer this content In conjunction with DOT’s Office of Hazardous Materials Safety, to begin make you aware of the requirements and hazards associated with securing and storing hazardous materials.

This training is an integral part of DOT Security Requirements and a complete company program. For Hazmat Shippers, Carriers and Receivers to be in full compliance, after training employees MUST review their company’s written Security Plan AND receive site-specific training. Please contact your company’s DOT Compliance Officer for more information.

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