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Shipping Hazmat by Ground (DOT) – Ops

Course Code: HMT 218

This course provides required DOT hazmat training for employees who package, mark, label, handle, load, unload, document, and/or offer placards for hazmat ground shipments. US DOT requires hazmat training for all "hazmat employees" and training must be repeated at least once every three years (49 CFR 172.704).
Hazmat employees who complete this course learn a practical approach to overall hazmat compliance and know how to identify and respond to security threats. 

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.
  • Year-round updates to your course resources and alerts about rule changes.
  • 6 months of Lion Membership for complete compliance support.
  • Certificate to demonstrate competence in 49 CFR hazmat regulations.

Shipping Hazmat by Ground – Ops training covers:

  • 49 CFR General and Security Awareness
  • Lion's 10 Steps for Hazmat Compliance
  • US DOT's packaging requirements for hazmat shippers
  • Marking and labeling hazmat packages
  • Loading, unloading, and segregation rules
  • Reporting hazmat incidents
  • Requirements for offering hazmat placards
  • Preparing US DOT shipping papers and manifests
  • Verifying carrier credentials

This course is designed to help satisfy US DOT’s initial or recurrent hazmat training requirement for hazmat employees and includes “general awareness,” “security awareness,” and “function-specific” training required by 49 CFR 172.704. 

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Key Learning Objectives: 

  • Help satisfy DOT hazmat employee training mandates at 49 CFR 172.704
  • Safely perform a full range of hazmat job functions in compliance with US DOT's 49 CFR hazmat regulations 

Online Course Details

Course code HMT 218
Compatible on Desktop, tablet, or mobile
Duration 7 hours
Access time 90 days
Certificate issued Yes
Training required by      US DOT (49 CFR 172.704)

CEUs and Certification Maintenance

CEUs awarded 0.70
ABIH CM Points 1.00
NEHA Contact Hours 8.00
REHS Contact Hours* 8.00
Lion Membership           6 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 should take this hazmat online course?

This 49 CFR course is designed for operations-level employees who package, mark, label, and document hazmat shipments. Additional training may be required for employees who prepare hazmat air or ocean 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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