DOT Hazardous Materials Transportation Training Online

7 hour(s) (TimeBoost® option available as directed by employer)
Cost: $195 per person

Do You Need to Take the DOT Hazardous Materials Transportation Course?

In compliance with U.S. DOT regulations (49 CFR 172.704 Subpart H) also known as HM -181, this U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) training is for individuals who handle, manage, transport, or ship hazardous materials/hazardous waste. This includes employees who load, unload, and handle hazardous materials; select, mark, label, or modify containers or packaging; prepare materials for shipping; prepare shipping papers; are responsible for the safety of hazardous materials during shipment; and vehicle operators.

Training must be carried out in accordance with the Hazardous Materials Regulation (HMR), and every person who performs a function related to the HMR must be trained and tested. Employers must create and retain records of said training as defined in Section 172.704(d). All hazmat employees must receive security awareness training, which is included in this course.

New HAZMAT employees or employees who change job functions must compete DOT training within 90 days and all employees must undergo DOT training at least once every 3 years. Employees can perform new hazardous job materials functions prior to completing training if they are working under the supervision of a properly trained HAZMAT employee.

Why Choose NET for DOT Hazardous Materials Transportation Training?

The DOT Hazardous Materials Transportation course is designed so you can complete your training at your own convenience. Work from any device using HAZWOPER On Mobile, and start and stop as often as you need without losing any of your progress.


Immediately download your e-certificate upon completion of the course.


A wallet card will be mailed to you upon course completion.


An OSHA Study Timer tracks your completed time and allows you to log on and off as needed.


The DOT Hazardous Materials course counts as continuing education units (CEUs). This course is accepted for 1.34 Industrial Hygiene CM Points by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH) and .8 Continuance of Certification (COC) points from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP).


Your course access is valid for 1 year.

“A very nice, easy to use course and navigation. Great DOT training course. Keep up the great work!” – Glenn Nechtmann, Northwestern University

Course Features

The DOT Hazardous Materials Transportation course consists of two full-length videos, each with award-winning content and more than 20 interactive animations. Along the way, you’ll navigate through self-grading quizzes and a final exam.

All completed hours count as CEU’s (Continuing Education Units) accredited by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH) and the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP).

This course has been awarded .5 Industrial Hygiene CM Points by the ABIH — approval number 13338. This course is also eligible for .7 Continuance of Certification (COC) points from the BCSP.

Course Content

Upon completion of this course, students will possess a thorough knowledge of:

  • Hazardous materials classifications.
  • Labeling, placarding, and shipping hazardous materials.
  • Completing a hazardous waste manifest.
  • Regulations and procedures.
  • The Security Awareness Module.

Course Objectives:

  • Discuss regulations.
  • Classify hazardous materials.
  • Describe hazard classes.
  • Recognize placards and labels.
  • Describe the procedure for labeling, placarding, and shipping hazardous materials.
  • Complete a hazardous waste manifest.
  • Take the hazardous materials transportation certification exam.

This online course is in compliance with U.S. DOT regulations (49 CFR 172.704 Subpart H) also known as HM -181. View the full table of contents here.

Physical and On Site Requirements

There are no prerequisites for this course.

OSHA regulations require site-specific training as opposed to attending a generic public seminar class for hands on training with PPE. This means students will train on the actual equipment they will be using as employees and not just a generic piece of equipment.


How long does the certification last?

The certification period is good for three years and then the hazardous materials training program must be retaken. If your job responsibilities change, your training needs may change.

Who maintains training records?

Each hazmat employer must create and retain a record of current DOT training for each hazmat employee. The record must include information for at least the last three years. This record must be retained for as long as that employee is employed as a hazmat employee and for 90 days thereafter. The training records must include the following information:

  • Hazmat employee’s name.
  • Most recent training completion date.
  • Description copy or location of training materials used.
  • Name and address of the person providing the training.
  • Certification that the hazmat employee has been trained and tested as required.