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Satisfy DOT HM-181 Training Requirements 100% Online

The U.S. Department of Transportation requires HAZMAT transportation training for all individuals who handle or ship hazardous materials and waste. Satisfy HM-181 training requirements at your own pace with online DOT HAZMAT Transportation Training.

Whether you need a general overview of HM-181 or an in-depth education on DOT regulations for HAZMAT carriers, we have the right DOT hazardous materials transportation course for you. Under 49 CFR 172.704 Subpart H, HAZMAT employees must complete DOT training within 90 days of starting work and retrain every three years.

DOT HAZMAT Transportation Training Courses

All-in-One Training

Take the guesswork out of DOT training requirements with this all-in-one compliance solution for employees who handle or transport hazardous materials. Satisfy all DOT HAZMAT transportation requirements, including security and general awareness training.

Basic General Awareness Training

Satisfy general HM-181 training requirements for new HAZMAT employees or workers who change job functions. Learn how to safely package, store, move, load and unload hazardous materials or waste according to DOT requirements.

Which DOT HAZMAT Transportation Course Do I Need?

All workers who handle or ship hazardous materials must complete DOT HAZMAT transportation training within 90 days of their job start date or a change in job duties.

DOT hazardous materials regulations found in 49 CFR 172.704 Subpart H/HM-181 dictate the training requirements for approved HAZMAT training. Both of our DOT HAZMAT training courses satisfy the training requirements in HM-181.

DOT HAZMAT Transportation: Basic General Awareness Training is a basic overview of hazardous materials transportation regulations, including handling, packaging, labeling and other fundamental HAZMAT concepts. This course is best for most shippers, packagers, office workers, labelers, HAZMAT identification workers and other employees who need to satisfy basic HM-181 training requirements.

DOT HAZMAT Transportation: All-in-One Training additionally covers DOT requirements for shipping hazardous materials by highway, railway, water or air. This comprehensive course is the program of choice for employees who:

  • Load, unload or handle hazardous materials
  • Operate vehicles that carry hazardous materials or waste
  • Select, mark, label or modify containers or packaging
  • Prepare materials for shipping
  • Prepare shipping papers
  • Oversee the safety of hazardous materials during shipment

About DOT HAZMAT Transportation: All-in-One Training

This course provides comprehensive DOT HAZMAT training for individuals who handle and transport hazardous materials. It includes general HAZMAT regulations, advanced security training, packaging standards and carrier requirements.

You’ll learn the specific safety standards necessary to transport hazardous materials on highways, railways, airways and waterways. Lasting at least seven hours, this course is suitable for new HAZMAT employees and workers who experienced a change in job functions. It satisfies general recurring training requirements.

This course also offers continuing education units (CEUs). It is accepted for 1.34 Industrial Hygiene CM Points by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH) and 0.8 Continuance of Certification (COC) points from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP).

About DOT HAZMAT Transportation: Basic General Awareness Training

Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) require all workers involved in the transportation of hazardous materials to complete a general DOT HAZMAT class. This basic general awareness training course covers essential information for DOT HAZMAT transportation safety.

Completing this course takes at least four hours and satisfies the training requirements in HM-181. A general awareness hazard class is required by the Department of Transportation every three years. This course also satisfies your recurring training requirement.

This general training educates students in hazardous material regulations, the HAZMAT table, shipping papers, marking and labeling procedures, placarding standards and security awareness. It meets all DOT, UPS, FedEx and DHL training requirements.

DOT Hazardous Materials Transportation Training FAQs

Who needs HAZMAT transportation training?

All workers who handle, package, load, unload, ship or transport hazardous materials are required by the U.S. Department of Transportation to complete DOT HAZMAT transportation training.

HAZMAT transportation regulations found in HM-181 apply to roles at all levels — from shipping dock handlers loading hazardous materials to regional managers planning HAZMAT shipments.

How long does DOT HAZMAT transportation training take?

DOT HAZMAT Transportation: Basic General Awareness Training takes at least four hours to complete online. DOT HAZMAT Transportation: All-in-One Training takes at least seven hours to complete online.

Completion time includes all instructional content, end-of-module quizzes and a final exam. Our DOT HAZMAT transportation courses allow you to train anytime within 180 days of purchase.

How often is DOT HAZMAT transportation training required?

The DOT requires an initial HAZMAT transportation class within 90 days of starting a new job or a change of job functions involving hazardous materials.

Recurring basic HAZMAT training is necessary every three years. Workers must complete another DOT HAZMAT class at least every three years to remain compliant with DOT regulations.

What is a DOT HAZMAT certificate of completion?

Successfully finishing either the basic general awareness or all-in-one training course allows students to immediately print a course completion certificate. This certificate is evidence that a worker has received proper DOT training in the handling and shipment of hazardous materials.

Under Section 172.704(d), employers must create and retain a record of current training for each HAZMAT employee. The DOT HAZMAT certificate of completion satisfies this recordkeeping requirement.

What are 49 CFR HAZMAT training requirements?

The minimum requirements for DOT HAZMAT transportation training are found in 49 CFR 172.704 Subpart H, also known as HM-181. Any DOT hazardous materials course must include the following elements:

  • General Awareness/Familiarization Training
  • Function-Specific Training
  • Safety Training
  • Security Awareness Training
  • In-Depth Security Training

Both of our DOT HAZMAT transportation classes provide full instruction in all required content subjects.

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