49 CFR (DOT Ground) Online Hazmat Training

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The United States Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) legally requires that anyone involved in the process of handling, shipping, or transporting hazardous materials by ground in commerce must satisfy 49 CFR training requirements before they can legally handle, ship, or otherwise have anything to do with such materials. This means they must know how to comply with all of the 49 CFR training requirements and regulations prescribed in Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations (49 CFR) - specifically, the sections collectively known as the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR).

These regulations provide stipulations for precisely how hazardous materials must be classified, identified, packed, marked and labeled, placarded, documented, and segregated during the process of shipping by ground. Complying with these regulations is not a choice for hazmat employers and employees, nor is undergoing training to understand the regulations. Adhering to these regulations and receiving the necessary 49 CFR training is required by law in order to prevent potentially disastrous hazardous materials incidents that can endanger property, health, our environment, and the security of the transportation system.

Hazmat University’s 49 CFR (DOT Ground) Training provides required initial or recurrent training to participants involved with the shipping, handling, and/or transport of hazardous materials by ground transport while in commerce to fulfill 49 CFR training requirements. Hazardous materials training is based on the requirements outlined in the United States Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations (49 CFR). Employees who have undergone initial or recurrent training in the past are required by law to undergo recurrent training at least once every three years.

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

Course Objectives

At the end of the course, participants should be able to:

  • Properly classify or understand the classification requirements of substances and articles to their proper hazard class
  • Assign or verify the assignment of substances and articles to an appropriate identification name and associated UN number
  • Select or verify the correct packaging for the hazardous materials being shipped and understand applicable packing requirements
  • Select or apply the correct marks, labels, and placards for the material being shipped
  • Accurately complete or verify the shipping paper requirements for the transport of hazardous materials by ground
  • Understand the requirements for security, safety, and emergency response as they relate to shipments of hazardous materials by ground and understand the requirements for training as required by the appropriate national authorities
  • Understand the rules and procedures to be followed for segregation of hazardous materials
  • Download and print a certificate of training upon successful completion of the course
  • Fulfill 49 CFR training requirements

Additional information regarding U.S. Hazardous Materials Training requirements can be found at: https://www.phmsa.dot.gov/

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
    • Printed version is optional.
  • Emergency Response Guide - PDF version is included with the course.
    • Printed version is optional.   

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

Transporting hazardous materials by ground can be accomplished after completing 49 CFR online training.

Primary Audience

This course is intended for shippers, freight forwarders, and hazmat employees involved in the handling, shipping, and/or transport of hazardous materials by ground.

This training may also be applicable to personnel of Federal departments and agencies, such as government contractors, military armed forces personnel, and civilian subcontractors that are involved in shipping and transporting hazardous materials.

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Course Code:
None (for initial); Prior Ground (49 CFR) training (for recurrent)
Course Duration:
5 - 6 hours (Varies by Student)

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