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Hazardous Material Transportation Act

EPA Institute


This online Hazardous Materials training program has been created to introduce students to the various components that make up the Hazardous Material Transportation Act, including the principles, regulations, policies and opinions of environmental regulation and hazardous materials management and transportation.

This is an excellent program for anyone who is looking to develop a working knowledge of hazardous materials as they relate to compliance with current federal, state and local environmental regulations.

Designed as an overview of safely transporting hazardous materials, this online Hazardous Material Transportation Act class will walk students through regulatory requirements of the Department of Transportation.This course includes 0.2 CEU credits.


The goal of this program is to enable students with a broad knowledge of the various regulations of the Hazardous Material Transportation Act, including the where the regulations came from and the structure of those regulations.

Included in the objectives of this online Hazardous Material Transportation Act course are what kind of things are generally regulated as "hazardous waste" and will be given an understanding of the overall purpose and objectives of HMTA regulations.

This includes:

  • Define hazardous material and hazardous waste
  • Know the HMTA Regulations in the Wake of 9-11
  • Identify federal, state, and local regulations pertinent to hazardous waste management
  • Explain majors topics covered by HMTA
  • Discuss regulatory impacts on hazardous waste management
  • Recognize that proper hazardous waste management is required by federal and state regulations.
  • Determine if waste is hazardous and, if so, in what respect.
  • Maintain proper hazardous waste container and storage requirements
  • Learn the basic requirements for Transportation of Hazardous wastes including the requirements from DOT or USEPA.


CEUs are awarded for participation in educational activities with professional associations, business and industry, occupational groups, and education. Workshops, seminars, training programs, conferences, institutes, and short courses may qualify. As a guideline, these activities must be developed for a specific clientele, with the purpose of professional updating, re-certification, re-licensing, and retraining/vocational adjustment, or new career orientation.

Participants earn one CEU for each 10 "contact" hours spent in an organized educational activity. According to requirements set by the National Task Force on Continuing Education, this activity must meet under the direction of an approved sponsor and qualified instructors.

Generally, a 60-minute clock hour is the standard of measurement for each contact hour. Any portion of an hour does not count toward CEUs. The total number of CEUs awarded depends on how much time a participant spends in a formal learning situation.

course quick facts
course code DED-EPA18
cost $79.99
estimated time to
complete course
2 Hours
course materials
365 Days

This online course is taught in conjunction with the EPA Institute - a leader in EPA training and environmental education. The EPA Institute's environmental education courses provide students with a flexible option for developing the skills and exploratory experience that is needed to reach their fullest potential as independent thinkers and professionals who are better equipped to address a variety of environmental issues.