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Hazmat & Waste Ground Shipper Certification (DOT)

Course Code: HMT 301

This online course combines the curriculum from our Hazmat Ground Shipper Certification (DOT) (HMT 300) and Intro to the Hazardous Waste Manifest (RCRA 303) training.

This course provides DOT hazmat training to prepare and offer hazardous materials and/or hazardous waste shipments for transportation by ground. The course covers a step-by-step approach to ensure full compliance with the latest 49 CFR Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) and how to properly complete the Hazardous Waste Manifest.

This training is built to help satisfy US DOT hazmat training mandates for hazmat employees found at 49 CFR 172.704. DOT requires training once every three years. 

Your Registration Includes:

  • Engaging, interactive 49 CFR hazardous materials shipper training.
  • 49 CFR Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR)  
  • Trusted compliance resources and references to simplify hazmat compliance.
  • Year-round updates to your course resources and alerts about rule changes.
  • 365 days of Lion Membership for complete compliance support.
  • Certificate to demonstrate competence and fluency in 49 CFR hazmat regulations.

DOT Hazmat and Waste Shipper Training Covers:

  • What is a DOT hazardous material
  • Lion's 10 Steps for Hazmat Transportation
  • Recognizing and responding to security threats
  • Classifying hazardous materials
  • Using the 49 CFR 172.101 table and selecting shipping names
  • General packaging requirements
  • Selecting authorized packaging (non-bulk, bulk, excepted)
  • Packaging specification, filling and closing packages
  • Preparing shipping papers and manifests
  • Placarding requirements
  • Loading, unloading, and segregation rules
  • Recordkeeping and training mandates
  • Reporting hazmat incidents and emergencies
  • Regulatory reliefs and special permits
  • Filling out and signing the Hazardous Waste Manifest
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Key Learning Objectives:

  • ​Gain expertise to navigate and implement DOT hazardous materials regulations for bulk or non-bulk ground shipments
  • Classify and name hazardous materials or waste, supervise hazmat employees, and certify overall compliance on hazmat shipping papers or the Hazardous Waste Manifest
  • Earn CEU's and certification maintenance points toward IHMM, ABIH, NEHA, and REHS credentials 

Online Course Details

Course code HMT 301
Compatible on Desktop, tablet, or mobile
Duration 13.5 hours
Access time 90 days
Certificate issued Yes
Training required by      US DOT (49 CFR 172.704)

CEUs and Certification Maintenance

CEUs awarded 1.40
IHMM CM Points Up to 13.25
ABIH CM Points Up to 2.17
NEHA Contact Hours       14.00
REHS Contact Hours 14.00
Lion Membership   12 months

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Why choose online DOT hazmat training?

Online hazmat training is convenient, cost-effective way to satisfy US DOT hazmat employee training mandates for bulk or non-bulk hazmat shippers.

Produced and kept up-to-date by Lion's team of experienced hazardous materials trainers, Certified Dangerous Goods Professionals (CDGP), and Certified Hazardous Materials Managers (CHMM), the DOT Hazmat & Waste Ground Shipper Certification Online Course is comprehensive, reliable, and designed to simplify hazmat compliance for shippers.

Online courses are available 24/7 with support available 7 days a week. Our state-of-the-art learning management system gives you access to tools that enhance your online training experience:
  • Resume your training from where you left off with automatic bookmarking
  • Track your progress with the detailed course status display
  • Get answers to your course content questions from expert instructors
  • Develop your compliance expertise with engaging interactions
  • Test your knowledge with exercises and quizzes on critical topics
  • Access your complete Lion training history at any time


Who takes this hazardous materials and waste shipper course?

This hazmat course is designed for hazmat employees responsible for compliance with the US DOT Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR), who read and interpret hazmat rules, sign shipping papers or the EPA's hazardous waste manifests, prepare and offer materials for transport, or oversee the activities of other hazmat employees.
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