DOT Hazmat Transportation – Advanced General Awareness Training
In accordance with the DOT Hazardous Materials Regulations 49 CFR Part 172 Subpart H.
Includes security awareness, function specific, and modal specific training.
“DOT hazmat training has a lot of technicalities. This course is prepared well and helped me to understand some of the more difficult areas.”
Jerami Deen, Transportation Depot Supervisor
“This course gave a lot of details. I will use it as a reference in the future too.”
John Reave, Hazardous Chemical Packaging Supervisor
"I was very impressed with the the content of the course in general. I've been engaged in the trucking industry for over 20 years in hazmat! This course gave me a whole new perspective."
The DOT Hazmat Transportation: Advanced General Awareness 10 Hour Training course is designed to provide an in-depth introduction to the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR, CFR Title 49 Parts 171-180). This 10-Hour DOT Hazmat training course encompasses:
- general awareness training,
- function-specific training (such as packaging, marking, labeling, placarding, etc.),
- modal-specific training (i.e., the requirements for transportation of hazardous materials by highway, rail, air, and water), and
- security awareness training requirements.
The 10-Hour DOT Hazmat Transportation Training course is for employees who are involved in the packaging, marking, labeling, placarding, and transporting of hazardous materials. In short, every worker employed in an industry that handles the transport of hazardous materials must complete the DOT 10-Hour advanced general awareness training in order to protect their own safety and that of others. The DOT classifies hazmat employees as those who:
- Load, unload, or handle hazardous materials;
- Prepare hazardous materials for transportation;
- Operate a vehicle used in the transportation of hazardous materials;
- Are responsible for the security of hazardous materials while in transport; and
- Manufacture, test, repair, mark, or modify containers, drums, or other packaging used in the transport of hazardous materials.
Employees whose job function directly affects the safe transportation of hazardous materials must receive the DOT Hazmat Transportation Training within 90 days after employment or a change in job function. Hazmat employees must receive recurrent training at least once every three years to remain in compliance with federal law. For employees engaged in the transportation of hazardous materials by air, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requires DOT hazmat regulation training once every two years.
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Once the required study time of the DOT Hazmat Transportation Advanced General Awareness Training has been completed, you can take the final exam. When you pass the final exam, you will receive an electronic course completion certificate that will be emailed to you immediately.
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This 10 hour DOT Hazmat Transportation Training course is taken entirely online, and 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 of our courses are built using HTML 5, making them more compatible with the browser on your mobile device (e.g., smartphone or tablet).
Our Learning Management System tracks your progress, allowing you to switch between your computer and mobile device without retaking any training content.
The core objective of the DOT Hazmat Transportation Advanced General Awareness Training 10 Hour course is to familiarize workers with the general awareness training requirements of 49 CFR Part 172.704(a)(1) and some function-specific training requirements of 49 CFR Part 172.704(a)(2).
After completion of the DOT Hazmat Transportation Advanced General Awareness Training course the learner will be able to:
- Understand the purpose and applicability of the hazardous materials regulations;
- Identify hazardous materials and the basic hazard classes and divisions;
- Use the Hazardous Materials Table 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;
- Understand the carrier requirements for various modes of transportation including highway, rail, air, and water; and
- Outline the basic protocols for recognizing and responding to potential security threats.
10 Hour Advanced General Awareness Training Course Syllabus
The DOT Hazmat Transportation Advanced General Awareness Training course consists of 12 modules broken down into 25 lessons. Students are required to take each lesson in sequential order as listed below.
DOT Hazmat Transportation Advanced General Awareness Training: Introduction
Module 1: Hazardous Materials Regulations
Module 1 of this DOT Hazmat Transportation Training covers the DOT hazmat regulations found in Title 49 of the Code for Federal Regulation (CFR), the nine hazard classes and divisions for hazmat substances, DOT training requirements, and the five federal agencies (PHMSA, FMCSA, FRA, FAA, and USCG) with the power to enforce the hazmat laws.
- Lesson 1: Regulatory Overview
- Lesson 2: Hazard Classes and Divisions
Module 2: Packaging and Labeling
Module 2 of the DOT Hazmat Transportation Training explores the details of the DOT Hazardous Materials Table (HMT) found in Title 49 of the CFR. You will learn how to interpret the information you find in columns 1-10 of the DOT Hazardous Materials Table, as well as how to use the information in Appendices A and B to prepare packages for transport.
- Lesson 3: Hazardous Materials Table – Part 1
- Lesson 4: Hazardous Materials Table – Part 2
Module 3: Shipping Papers
Module 3 of the DOT Hazmat Transportation Training discusses DOT Shipping Papers requirements, including how to properly prepare these documents, special considerations for certain hazardous materials, and the four different types of shipper’s certification.
- Lesson 5: Preparation of Shipping Papers
- Lesson 6: Additional Description Requirements
- Lesson 7: Shipper’s Certification
Module 4: Packaging
Module 4 of the DOT Hazmat transportation Training covers both general and specific DOT packaging requirements for the transport of hazardous materials.
- Lesson 8: General DOT Packaging Requirements
- Lesson 9: Specific DOT Packaging Requirements
Module 5: Marking
Module 5 of the DOT Hazmat Transportation Training covers both general and specific DOT marking requirements for the transport of hazardous materials.
- Lesson 10: General DOT Marking Requirements
- Lesson 11: Specific DOT Marking Requirements
Module 6: Labeling
Module 6 of the DOT Hazmat Transportation Training covers the general and specific requirements for DOT labels when transporting hazardous materials.
- Lesson 12: General DOT Labeling Requirements
- Lesson 13: Specific DOT Labeling Requirements
Module 7: Placarding
Module 7 of the DOT Hazmat Transportation Training discusses both general and specific requirements for DOT placards when used in the transport of hazardous materials.
- Lesson 14: General DOT Placarding Requirements
- Lesson 15: Specific DOT Placarding Requirements
Module 8: Carrier Requirements-Highway
Module 8 of the DOT Hazmat Transportation Training summarizes the DOT and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR) for the transportation of hazmat. Lessons explore the general requirements for transportation of hazardous materials by public highways, with particular emphasis on shipping papers, training requirements for different types of hazmat cargo carriers, loading and unloading of hazardous material shipments, the requirements for segregation of hazardous materials, and procedures to follow in case of an accident or emergency.
- Lesson 16: Carrier Requirements – Highway Part 1
- Lesson 17: Carrier Requirements – Highway Part 2
Module 9: Carrier Requirements–Air
In Module 9 of the DOT Hazmat Transportation Training, you will learn about the general requirements for the transportation of hazardous materials by air, with particular emphasis on the responsibilities of the shipper and the air carrier, as well as items that are excluded from the requirements of Section 175 of the HMR. Lessons also explain packaging requirements, quantity limitations, and regulations for the air transportation of specific hazardous materials. Students will also learn the differences between the regulations of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the International Air Transport Association (IATA), and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).
- Lesson 18: Carrier Requirements – Air Part 1
- Lesson 19: Carrier Requirements – Air Part 2
Module 10: Carrier Requirements-Rail
In Module 10 of the DOT Hazmat Transportation Training, you will study the general requirements for the transportation of hazardous materials by rail, with particular emphasis on general handling, loading, and unloading requirements, inspection, and removal and disposition of hazardous materials when being transported via railway. Lessons will focus on the specific requirements for the segregation of hazardous material packages and the positioning of placarded cars, transport vehicles, freight containers, and bulk packaging. We will also briefly examine the Association of American Railroads (AAR) recommendations for the safe transportation of hazardous materials by key trains.
- Lesson 20: Carrier Requirements – Rail Part 1
- Lesson 21: Carrier Requirements – Rail Part 2
Module 11: Carrier Requirements-Water
Module 11 of the DOT Hazmat Transportation Training examines the general requirements for transportation of hazardous materials by vessel, with particular emphasis on general operating, handling, stowage, and segregation requirements for shipments of hazardous waste. Lessons also provide detailed requirements for handling, stowage, loading, and unloading of different classes of hazardous materials. This module also explains the two basic differences between the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) code’s Dangerous Goods List and the HMR’s Hazardous Materials Table, and the process for reporting incidents to the National Response Center (NRC).
- Lesson 22: Carrier Requirements – Water Part 1
- Lesson 23: Carrier Requirements – Water Part 2
Module 12: Security Awareness
The final module of the DOT Hazmat Transportation Training covers the importance of having a security plan and the steps organizations can take to keep their hazardous materials cargo and their employees safe while in transit.
- Lesson 24: Security and Safety Plans
- Lesson 25: Specific Security Measures
The Final Exam will test for knowledge in all topics covered under the 10-Hour DOT Hazmat Transportation Training. Upon passing this exam, you will receive your course completion certificate.
This course is designed by OSHA Certified Outreach Trainers and is updated and reviewed as soon as new requirements or regulations are issued by OSHA, DOT, and other regulatory agencies. The course meets the compliance requirements of the United States Department of Transportation Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171-180).
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Once this DOT 10 Hour Advanced General Awareness Training course is completed, you will immediately be able to download, save, or print your Course Completion Certificate in PDF format. A plastic wallet card will arrive in the U.S. mail within 2-3 weeks after you submit a passport size picture.
A Final Note
In order to ensure compliance with federal regulations, always consult a current copy of the HMR and any subsequent final rules published in the Federal Register.
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, it is important that you receive additional on-site training from your employer.
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According to the United States Department of Transportation (DOT), all hazmat shipments must comply with the U.S. DOT Hazardous Materials Regulations as set forth in Title 49 – Transportation. Hence, all hazmat employers and employees who prepare hazardous materials for shipment or engage in the actual commercial transportation of these materials must receive the relevant training.
Hazmat training requirements are outlined in Subpart H of Part 172 of the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR).
- Common, contract, and private carriers who transport hazardous materials in commerce;
- Shippers who offer hazardous materials in commerce for transport within states, between states, or internationally;
- Persons who design, manufacture, inspect, maintain, recondition, repair, or test a package, container, or packaging component that is used for transportation of hazardous materials in commerce;
- Persons who indicate by marking, labeling, or other means that a hazardous material being transported in commerce is present in a package;
- Persons responsible for the safety of hazardous materials during transportation; and
- Compliance officers who certify that all applicable requirements of the HMR are being met.
Employees whose job function directly affects the safe transportation of hazardous materials must receive training within 90 days after employment or a change in job function. Hazmat employees must receive recurrent training at least once every three years. For employees engaged in transportation of hazardous materials by air, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requires recurrent training once every two years.
In addition, according to 49 CFR 172.702(b), the DOT Hazmat Training certification must also be updated whenever the DOT issues a new regulation or revises any existing regulations. No employee can perform any activities under the new or revised DOT regulations unless he/she has undergone training that incorporates the new and/or revised rules and regulations.
Yes. This is because anyone who offers a hazardous material (including hazardous waste) for transportation must sign a document containing the following certification:
“I hereby declare that the contents of this consignment are fully and accurately described above by the proper shipping name, and are classified, packaged, marked and labeled/placarded, and are in all respects in proper condition for transport according to applicable international and national governmental regulations.”
Therefore, in order to certify the above and to ensure that the shipment is in compliance with the DOT’s Hazardous Materials Regulation (HMR), an employee who is expected to sign a Hazardous Waste Manifest must be knowledgeable in all relevant areas of the HMR.
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