49 CFR (DOT) Shipping by Ground Online Hazmat Training

Initial and Recurrent 49 CFR Training

Designed to provide both Initial and Recurrent 49 CFR training based on the most current hazardous materials regulations of the United States as contained in the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations Title 49 (49 CFR), regarding the proper classification, identification, packing, marking, labeling, documentation and placarding of hazardous materials to be shipped by ground within the United States.  Fulfills U.S. Code of Federal Regulations Title 49, (49 CFR) Subpart H, Section 172.704 (49 CFR 172.704) training requirements for non-bulk shipping of hazardous materials by ground, excluding radioactive materials.


49 CFR (DOT Ground) Online Hazmat Training

Anyone involved in handling, shipping, and/or transporting hazardous materials must receive training specific to their job function and the responsibilities that come with it. They must also undergo general awareness training to understand the transportation process as a whole, as well as security awareness training that prepares them to recognize potential threats to the safety of the transportation system. Any hazmat employee whose job involves driving a commercial vehicle transporting hazardous materials must receive additional 49 CFR training to avoid incidents. Drivers must also be able to identify mistakes in a shipment that may be subject to legal penalties and which in the end could affect the driver’s driving record.

This online 49 CFR training course provides required initial and recurrent 49 CFR training to participants involved with handling, shipping, and/or transport of non-bulk, non-radioactive hazardous materials by ground. Hazardous materials by ground training is based on the requirements outlined in the most current version of Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations Subpart H, Section 172.704 (49 CFR).

Included in this course at no additional cost are General Awareness and Security Awareness.

- Primary Audience: This 49 CFR training course is intended for shippersfreight forwarders, and hazmat employees involved in the handling, shipping, and/or transport of hazardous materials by ground. To learn more about course objectives and other details click here.

- Regulatory Manuals:

  • Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations (49 CFR) - Electronic Version is available at https://www.phmsa.dot.gov/standards-rulemaking/hazmat/hazardous-materials-regulations
  • Emergency Response Guide - PDF version is included with the course.

The regulatory manuals can be purchased as books or digital downloads from Air Sea Containers.

Course Duration: 5 - 6 hours (Varies by Student)



Learn More About Online 49 CFR Training

The Department of Transportation (DOT), through the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), enforces regulations that cover the safe transport of hazardous materials in commerce through every step of the shipping process, which includes highway/ground transportation of such materials. These requirements apply to offerors as defined in 49 CFR, Section 171.8 Definitions and Abbreviations and Section 171.1 Applicability of Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR).

Due to the constant changes of the relevant regulations, it is required that hazmat employees undergo recurrent training within three years of their initial training. For this reason, our Shipping by Ground 49 CFR training course is applicable for Initial or Recurrent Training, for those who are new to the ground transport of hazardous materials or those who need to recertify their training. If your job involves any function that will affect the process of transporting hazardous materials by ground, you cannot refrain from receiving the appropriate 49 CFR training.

If you are involved in the shipping, handling, and/or transport of lithium batteries, it is highly recommended that you also purchase our Supplemental Lithium Batteries Training, which is available in this store. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure their employees are trained commensurate with their responsibilities, which may necessitate additional training.

Note: This 49 CFR training course is based on the most current edition of 49 CFR, and it is recommended that you have this regulation on hand when taking this online DOT hazmat training course.  

If you prefer, you can view an electronic copy of 49 CFR at PHMSA's Online CFR (eCFR) website.  For further information, please call our office at (844) 532-7634.

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