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DOT Hazardous Materials Transportation


The course meets the requirements for training as specified in 49 CFR 172 Subpart H, including testing of participants. This course does cover driver training as required for each hazmat employee who will operate a motor vehicle.

Who Should Take This Course

Hazardous materials (hazmat) training now applies to any individual who:

  • Loads, unloads, or handles hazardous materials;
  • Marks, labels, or otherwise prepares containers, drums, or packagings for transportation of hazardous materials;
  • Prepares hazardous materials shipping papers for transportation; and
  • Is responsible for safety of transporting hazardous materials


Upon completion of this online course, participants should be able to:

  • Locate and use the Federal hazardous materials regulations
  • Properly label and mark hazardous material containers for shipment
  • Complete Bill of Lading for hazardous materials
  • Select proper packaging for hazardous materials
  • Understand the vehicle placarding requirements
  • Develop appropriate emergency response information to accompany shipments.


This course is intended to be completed at your own pace. Although not required, we suggest taking the modules in the order they are presented, particularly if you are new to hazardous materials transportation. Each module contains text explaining the federal regulatory requirements with links to external web resources. And again, while not required, we suggest you explore each link to gain a better understanding of proper transportation of hazardous materials.

At the end of each module you will find a link to the exam for that module. Each user is required to complete the exam for each module to demonstrate participation in the course. Each exam is a series of multiple-choice questions. After selecting your answers for all questions in the exam, you must click the submit button to score the exam and record your results. You may take an exam as many times as you wish. While there is no passing score requirement for this course, we suggest you use the exams to assess your understanding of the regulations.

course quick facts
course code DED2101
cost $149.00
estimated time to
complete course
8 Hours
course materials
90 Days

Linda R. Taylor, PE is the Coordinator of Environmental Training and Technical Assistance programs at North Carolina State University's IES. Ms. Taylor has over 10 years of civil and environmental engineering experience, and has taught numerous online courses on environmental, health, and DOT hazardous materials transportation topics.


"Greatly improved my skills. Helped clarify some doubts. Feel more professional. I would not hesitate to take additional hazard materials courses here." - Jose M.

"It has made me more aware of new regulations since I had last taken this course." - Daniel H.