CDL Entry Level Driver Training (ELDT) - HAZMAT (H) Endorsement

In accordance with DOT Hazardous Materials Regulations 49 CFR Part 171-180 and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Regulations

Customer Reviews

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Refreshed my knowledge of HAZMAT regulations and learned new best practices. A must for anyone handling hazardous materials.

Maria Garcia, Hazmat Specialist

An excellent resource for drivers seeking the Hazmat endorsement. Covers everything you need to know concisely.

Michael Jones, Driver Trainer

I enrolled in this ELDT (H) Endorsement training, and it was exactly what I needed to get my CDL with a Hazmat endorsement. The course clearly explained the regulations for transporting hazardous materials as per the FMCSR. The information was presented in a way that was easy to understand, even for a first timer. I felt confident and prepared to take the endorsement test after completing the course.

Lisa Rodriguez, Hazmat Driver

I aced the ELDT Hazmat endorsement test thanks to this course! It’s packed with practical info on handling hazardous materials. Great prep for any driver.

David Miller, Delivery Driver

Invaluable training for our hazmat delivery team. Ensured we understand regulations and safe handling procedures. Thanks!

Sarah Lee, Safety Manager

Cost: $99.99 / person

5 Hour Course | CEUs: 0.5


This CDL Entry Level Driver Training (ELDT) - HAZMAT (H) Endorsement course is a comprehensive program designed to equip commercial drivers with the knowledge and skills necessary to safely handle hazardous materials in line with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and the DOT’s Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR, CFR Title 49 Parts 171-180). Participants will learn about emergency protocols, route planning, and regulatory compliance specific to transporting hazardous materials. With engaging content and practical exercises, this training ensures drivers are well-prepared to navigate the complexities of transporting hazardous materials while adhering to stringent safety standards and regulations.

The complete CDL Entry Level Driver Training (ELDT) - HAZMAT (H) Endorsement course encompasses:

  • General awareness training on hazardous material regulations and classifications,
  • Specific training on classification, packaging, marking, labeling, placarding, and packing,
  • Specific requirements for transportation of hazardous materials by highway,
  • Function-specific training including responsibilities of the driver, and
  • Emergency preparedness and response training.

This CDL Entry Level Driver Training (ELDT) - HAZMAT (H) Endorsement course is for driver-trainees seeking an H Endorsement on their CDL for the first time to transport hazardous materials. From February 2022, the FMCSA requires entry-level drivers to complete a training program by an approved trainer by them before taking the knowledge test to obtain the H Endorsement on their commercial driving license (CDL).

Hazmat drivers do not need to receive recurrent training as the ELDT H Endorsement for the CDL does not expire. However, once an individual’s CDL expires, generally every five years on their birthday, the H Endorsement renewal for the new CDL will require individuals to undergo the TSA security check. Some states may require more frequent security assessments based on shorter license cycles.

Some Benefits of HAZWOPER OSHA Online Training

You can take the final exam once you complete the required study time. Upon passing the final exam with 80% or more, you will receive an electronic CDL Entry Level Driver Training (ELDT) - HAZMAT (H) Endorsement certificate of course completion which will be emailed to you immediately. Once you finish the course, we will also immediately report your completion to the FMCSA Training Provider Registry (TPR).

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Our interactive CDL Entry Level Driver Training (ELDT) - HAZMAT (H) Endorsement course adds more value for the learner by creating a two-way dialogue and enabling a personalized, user-focused experience from start to finish. We periodically update content and add new videos, graphics, and animations to make the user experience interesting, informative, and enjoyable while keeping the safety training course content fresh and as dynamic as possible.

This CDL Entry Level Driver Training (ELDT) - HAZMAT (H) Endorsement course is fully-narrated providing learners with comprehensive audio guidance throughout the entire course.

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This CDL Entry Level Driver Training (ELDT) - HAZMAT (H) Endorsement course can be taken entirely online. The material can be accessed anywhere, anytime from a computer, iPad®, iPhone®, or an Android® device of your choice. All you need is a fast internet connection and access to a web browser. All our training courses are built using HTML 5, making it more compatible with the browser on your smartphone or another mobile device such as a tablet.

Our cloud-based learning management system (LMS) tracks your progress, which means you can seamlessly switch between different devices during your CDL Entry Level Driver Training (ELDT) - HAZMAT (H) Endorsement without losing any progress. This means you can stop training in the middle of a lesson on your iPad® and resume your online CDL Entry Level Driver Training (ELDT) - HAZMAT (H) Endorsement course on your iPhone® without missing a step.

As our safety training courses are self-paced, you can complete this training at your convenience, moving through training content as quickly or slowly as you like.

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The core objective of the CDL Entry Level Driver Training (ELDT) - HAZMAT (H) Endorsement course is to prepare you to complete your Hazardous Materials (H) endorsement test successfully. This comprehensive training is designed to equip you with the expertise you need to navigate hazardous materials transportation according to the regulations set by the DOT HMR outlined in 49 CFR Parts 171-180 and FMCSR.

Course Objectives – CDL Entry Level Driver Training (ELDT) - HAZMAT (H) Endorsement

After completing the course, the learner will be able to:
  • Understand the purpose and applicability of the FMCSR and hazardous materials regulations.
  • Use the Hazardous Materials Table (HMT) and interpret the information contained therein.
  • Identify the information required for preparing hazardous material shipping papers and the hazardous waste manifest.
  • Understand the requirements for marking, labeling, and placarding of hazardous material shipments.
  • Summarize the requirements for proper packaging, loading, and unloading of hazardous material shipments.
  • Identify the requirements to safely navigate railroad crossings and tunnels.
  • Comprehend the requirements for transporting passengers and property with hazardous materials.
  • Understand specialized requirements for transporting hazardous materials in bulk packages.
  • Safely manage hazardous materials emergencies and explain and follow the procedures for post-response operations.
  • Identify safe procedures for fueling a vehicle containing hazardous materials.
  • Conduct proper pre-trip and parking inspections of vehicle tires.
  • Recognize the prerequisites for acquiring permits and navigating route limitations when transporting hazardous materials.
  • Articulate the driver's duty in devising a secure route, considering aspects such as population density and the avoidance of vulnerable zones.
  • Outline the essential elements of route preparation for Class 1 explosives.
  • Follow proper routing procedures for Class 1 (Explosives) and (Class 7 (Radioactive) materials.
  • Understand procedures, communication, attendance, and parking requirements for hazardous materials requiring a Hazardous Materials Safety Permit (HMSP).

CDL Entry Level Driver Training (ELDT) - HAZMAT (H) Endorsement Course Syllabus

This CDL Entry Level Driver Training (ELDT) - HAZMAT (H) Endorsement course consists of 13 lessons categorized under 5 modules. Students are required to take each lesson in sequential order as listed below.

Course Content

CDL Entry Level Driver Training (ELDT) - HAZMAT (H) Endorsement: Introduction

Module 1: Hazmat Basic Requirements and Communication

This module sets the stage for understanding the rules and regulations governing hazardous materials transportation. We will learn the foundational hazardous materials competencies and applicable DOT HMR and FMCSR regulatory requirements. This includes understanding the hazardous materials table; proper marking, labeling, and placarding of hazardous materials cargo, and the preparation and importance of shipping papers. This module will also explain how to identify the appropriate reporting channels in emergencies involving hazardous materials.

  • Lesson 1: Basic Introductory Hazardous Materials Requirements
  • Lesson 2: Operational Hazardous Materials Requirements
  • Lesson 3: Reporting Hazardous Materials Crashes and Releases

Module 2: Safe Transportation Practices

This module introduces practical procedures for safely transporting hazardous materials. You will learn how to safely navigate tunnels and railroad crossings by following specific regulations. This module also covers proper loading and unloading techniques for hazardous materials, ensuring cargo is segregated, secured, and meets regulations for transport alongside foodstuffs. Additionally, we will explore the specialized considerations for handling bulk packages like cargo tanks and portable tanks.

  • Lesson 4: Tunnels and Railroad (RR)-Highway Grade Crossing Requirements
  • Lesson 5: Loading and Unloading Hazardous Materials
  • Lesson 6: Hazardous Materials on Passenger Vehicles
  • Lesson 7: Bulk Packages

Module 3: Emergency Preparedness and Response 

Being prepared for emergencies is crucial. In this module you will be introduce to the knowledge and skills needed to respond to accidents and unintended hazardous materials releases. You will learn the proper procedures for reporting incidents and implementing best practices for emergency response. The focus will be on protecting people, property, and the environment.

  • Lesson 8: Operating Emergency Equipment
  • Lesson 9: Emergency Response Procedures

Module 4: Pre-Trip and Operational Considerations

Module 4 emphasizes the importance of pre-trip checks for safe transportation of hazardous materials. You will learn the proper procedures for checking vehicle tires before each trip. This module also discusses the importance of following the FMCSA's critical regulations for fueling while transporting hazardous materials.

  • Lesson 10: Engine (Fueling)
  • Lesson 11: Tire Check

Module 5: Planning and Permits

While the previous modules focused on the day-to-day operations of transporting hazardous materials, Module 5 emphasizes the importance of planning and preparation before you start your journey. Lessons in this module will examine route planning, ensuring the selection of routes that comply with regulations. This module will also equip you with the knowledge of when a Hazardous Materials Safety Permit (HMSP) is required, and the specific procedures and operational requirements associated with transporting hazardous materials under such a permit. By understanding these regulations and planning your trips accordingly, you can ensure a safe and compliant journey.

  • Lesson 12: Routes and Route Planning
  • Lesson 13: Hazardous Materials Safety Permits (HMSP)

Final Examination

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This CDL Entry Level Driver Training (ELDT) - HAZMAT (H) Endorsement course is designed by OSHA Certified Outreach Trainers and is updated and reviewed as soon as new requirements or regulations are issued by the DOT, FMCSA, and other regulatory agencies.

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IACET Accredited Provider

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is the government agency responsible for regulating commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in the United States. As an entry-level driver aiming to transport hazardous materials, you must understand the FMCSA's regulations and obtain a special endorsement on your Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). The hazardous material (H) endorsement qualifies you to transport hazardous materials on public roadways. To obtain your H Endorsement Training certificate, you must pass the final exam at 80% or more.

HAZWOPER OSHA Training LLC is an FMCSA-approved training provider for all states. The course meets the compliance requirements of the FMCSA and the DOT HMR.

IACET-Accredited Trainer

IACET Accredited Provider

The International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) originated the Continuing Education Unit (CEU). IACET ensures that continuing education and training providers uphold high-quality standards by adhering to the ANSI/IACET Standard for Continuing Education and Training through a rigorous accreditation process.

HAZWOPER OSHA Training LLC, provider No. #5660391-1, is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). We adhere to the globally recognized ANSI/IACET Standard for excellence in instructional practices. This accreditation enables HAZWOPER OSHA Training to issue the IACET CEU, validating the quality of our educational offerings.

Those enrolled in this CDL Entry Level Driver Training (ELDT) - HAZMAT (H) Endorsement will receive 0.5 CEUs.


Once the course is completed, you will immediately be able to download, save, or print your Course Completion Certificate in PDF format. We will also immediately share your certificate of completion with the FMCSA Training Provider Registry (TPR).

Training Requirements

A Commercial Driver's License (CDL) is required to operate a Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV). A CMV is any vehicle used for commerce that meets specific criteria, such as having a gross vehicle weight rating of at least 26,001 pounds or being designed to transport 16 or more passengers, excluding the driver.

To get a CDL, an individual must pass a knowledge test and a skills test. The specific knowledge tests depend on the CDL Class A, B, or C, or the type of endorsement being applied for. All CDL applicants must take the General Knowledge Test, but drivers who are applying for the H endorsement for their CDL to haul hazardous materials as defined in 49 CFR 383.5 must pass this ELDT hazmat endorsement knowledge test. In addition, individuals are also required to pass a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) background check.

Once you pass the required knowledge test for the H Endorsement, you will be required to take the CDL skills tests. Three types of general skills will be tested: vehicle inspection, basic vehicle control, and on-road driving. You must take these tests in the type of vehicle for which you wish to be licensed. Any vehicle that has components marked or labeled cannot be used for the Vehicle Inspection Test.

Furthermore, those drivers who plan to haul any liquid or gaseous materials in a tank or tanks having an individual rated capacity of more than 119 gallons and an aggregate rated capacity of 1,000 gallons or more that is either permanently or temporarily attached to the vehicle or chassis must pass the tank vehicle test as required by the FMCSA.

A Final Note

It is important to remember that attending a training course on its own will not make a worker competent. Competence is developed over time by implementing the knowledge acquired through a training course to on-the-job work processes. Therefore, in addition to this online course, you must receive additional on-site training from your employer.

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Answer: All our courses are designed to take a specific amount of time. However, some students may get through this online training course much faster than others. This training course will take around 5 hours to complete.
Answer: The CDL Entry Level Driver Training (ELDT) - HAZMAT (H) Endorsement course holds significant importance for various reasons.
  • It equips drivers with the knowledge and skills to safely transport hazardous materials, reducing the risk of accidents and protecting themselves, the public, and the environment.
  • It ensures drivers comply with federal regulations governing the transport of hazardous materials, avoiding fines and potential license suspension.
  • It qualifies drivers to haul hazardous materials, opening doors to new job opportunities.
  • The ELDT Hazmat Endorsement demonstrates a driver's commitment to safety and specialized knowledge in handling hazardous materials.
  • Accidents involving hazardous materials can be catastrophic, resulting in hefty fines, clean-up costs, and potential lawsuits. Proper training can help prevent these incidents, saving companies significant expenses in the long run.
Answer: The course meets and exceeds the compliance requirements of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and the United States Department of Transportation’s (DOT’s) Hazardous Material Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171-180).
Answer: According to the rules of the FMCSA, there is no need to take a refresher training for this ELDT Hazmat Endorsement training as it is aimed as a first-time training for entry-level drivers.
However, the DOT regulations mandate that all personnel involved in the transportation process of hazardous materials must receive refresher/retaining once every three years. Therefore, we recommend that drivers transporting hazardous materials should enroll in our DOT Hazmat Transportation: General Awareness Training 4-hour online training course once every three years to ensure continued compliance with all regulations.
Answer: This Hazmat Endorsement training certificate does not expire. However, in order to renew the H endorsement on your CDL, individuals must by federal law go through a security threat assessment (STA) conducted by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) every five years. However, some states may require more frequent assessments based on shorter CDL renewal cycles. For instance, in the state of Florida, CDL renewals must be done every four years, therefore requiring an STA every four years.
Answer: This program is designed for drivers seeking to apply to add an (H) endorsement to an existing CDL, hence participants should be at least 18 years old and hold a valid commercial driver’s license.
Answer: Yes! As an FMCSA-approved training provider for ELDT online courses, our courses are accepted in every state except Washington. The state of Washington requires classroom instruction by a registered Washington Training Provider for all kinds of CDL certifications and endorsements. These requirements apply only to drivers who hold a Washington license or are obtaining a Washington CDL.
Answer: Various professionals across industries would gain valuable knowledge and skills by enrolling in this CDL Entry Level Driver Training (ELDT) - HAZMAT (H) Endorsement course. They include:
  • Commercial Drivers who may be tasked with transporting hazmat;
  • Hazmat Delivery Drivers,
  • Tanker Truck Drivers,
  • Hazmat Material Haulers (Liquid/Gas),
  • Hazmat Drivers for Energy Companies,
  • Hazmat Waste Transporters, and
  • Hazmat Drivers in specialized industries such as explosives in the mining sector or radioactive materials in the medical field.
Answer: Upon completing the final examination of this CDL Entry Level Driver Training (ELDT) - HAZMAT (H) Endorsement, you can immediately download, save, or print your Course Completion Certificate in PDF format. In addition, once you finish the course, we will immediately report your completion to the FMCSA Training Provider Registry (TPR).
Answer: Once you complete the H Endorsement training, we will report your completion to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) through the Training Provider Registry (TPR). This ensures that your training records are updated and accessible to the FMCSA, verifying that you have met the necessary requirements.
Once this is done, you are eligible to take your state's hazmat knowledge test. Successfully passing the knowledge test will qualify you to receive the H endorsement.
Answer: No. State authorities also require a knowledge test and a background security check by the TSA before you can receive an H endorsement.
You must complete this online H Endorsement theory course before taking the state Hazmat Endorsement Knowledge Exam, which is typically administered at the state motor vehicle office. Upon finishing this hazmat endorsement training course, our system will automatically upload your ELDT records to the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Training Provider Registry (TPR). Once this is done, you are eligible to take your state's hazmat knowledge test. Successfully passing the knowledge test will qualify you to receive the H endorsement.