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Hazmat Clerical Assistant

Course Code: HMT 215

This course provides hazmat training required every three years for administrative professionals and shipping clerks who complete hazmat shipping documentation, e.g., shipping papers, bills of lading, or the Hazardous Waste Manifest (or e-Manifest). 
Shipping papers are an essential element of a hazmat shipment. They communicate urgent information to handlers, freight forwarders, and emergency responders. Hazmat employees who complete this course receive hazmat general awareness, hazmat security awareness, and function-specific training. 

Registration includes: 

  • Engaging, interactive 49 CFR hazmat employee training.
  • Relevant excerpts of the 49 CFR Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR). 
  • Trusted compliance resources and references to simplify hazmat compliance.
  • Three months of Lion Membership for complete compliance support.
  • Certificate to demonstrate competence in relevant 49 CFR hazmat regulations 

Hazmat Clerical Assistant Training Topics: 

  • What is a DOT hazardous material?
  • Lion's 10 Steps for Hazmat Transportation
  • Recognizing and responding to security threats
  • Preparing shipping papers and manifests
  • Recordkeeping requirements


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Key Learning Objectives

  • Develop general awareness of DOT hazmat regulations and how they apply to the employee's job
  • Follow function-specific hazmat requirements to properly complete and manage hazmat shipping documentation
  • Satisfy US DOT hazmat employee training requirements

Online Course Details

Course code HMT 215
Compatible on Desktop or tablet
Duration 3 to 4 hours
Access time 90 days
Certificate issued Yes
Training required by      US DOT (49 CFR 172.704(c))

CEUs and Certification Maintenance

CEUs awarded 0.30
Lion Membership (incl. Finder Service)     3 months

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What's different about online training at

Professionals choose Lion’s online training because our courses are more detailed and more up-to-date than other training available.

Hazardous materials, environmental, and safety professionals rely on Lion for:
  • Courses developed and supported by credentialed, experienced trainers.
  • Materials updated continuously to keep pace with changing regulations.
  • Unrivaled training resources to simplify compliance and inform decision making.
  • Flexible, convenient solutions to fit any schedule or learning style.
  • Ongoing compliance support, including the Lion Finder Service

Online courses can be accessed 24/7, from any internet connection, with support available 7 days a week. Test drive a course or learn more about online training.  

Who takes Hazmat Clerical Assistant training?

This course is built for hazmat employees responsible for preparing shipping papers and keeping records of hazardous materials shipments.

Training for Hazmat Managers:

Employees with management responsibilities, i.e. those who classify materials, select Proper Shipping Names (PSN), determine authorized packaging, supervise hazmat employees, or sign shipping papers, should complete comprehensive hazmat training—see the Hazmat Ground Shipper Certification (DOT) Course.
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