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DOT HazMat 8 Hour

  • This DOT Hazmat course is designed to meet the DOT Hazardous Materials Transportation training requirements of 49 CFR 172 subpart H and is required every three years.

    You may have been asked by UPS (United Parcel Service) or FedEx (Federal Express) to complete DOT training for the shipment of hazardous materials. You do not have to spend hundreds of dollars to meet your DOT training requirements.

    DOT Training is required for anyone who ships hazardous materials or dangerous goods such as solvents, perfumes, hazardous waste, infectious material or tissues, flammables, cleaning supplies and many other categories that carry a hazardous label.


  • Current U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations require initial and recurrent training of all employees who perform work functions covered by the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171-180). Any employee whose work directly affects hazardous materials transportation safety is required to have training.

    The Office of Hazardous Materials Safety has developed training modules that meet the requirements for general awareness training as prescribed in Title 49 CFR, Part 172, Subpart H.

    Topic areas covered include:

    The Hazardous Materials Transportation Training Modules contain an interactive training program for individual instruction.
  • For Training Purposes Only

    These modules are for training purposes only; they are not a substitute for the Hazardous Materials Regulations. In order to be sure you're in compliance with the regulations, refer to a current copy of the Hazardous Materials Regulations and the final rules published in the Federal Register. In the event of a discrepancy between these training modules and the current HMR, the HMR is the authoritative source.

    Welcome to the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), Pipeline
    and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration's (PHMSA) Hazardous Materials General Awareness/ Familiarization training program. This program is designed to:

    • familiarize you with the requirements of the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR); and
    • enable you to recognize and identify hazardous materials.

    The training provides an overview of:

    • the Hazardous Materials Table;
    • Hazard Classes;
    • Packaging;
    • Marking, Labeling, and Placarding;
    • Shipping Papers; and
    • Incident Reporting