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Shipping Lithium Batteries (Function-Specific)

Course Code: HMT 251


This online course covers how to package, mark, label, and document lithium battery shipments for transportation by ground, air, and vessel. 

The course provides function-specific training for hazmat employees who prepare or offer lithium-ion or lithium-metal batteries for transportation, as required by 49 CFR, the IATA DGR, and the IMDG Code. 

Course content is updated regularly to cover new and revised regulations for lithium-ion and lithium-metal batteries shipped separately, in-equipment, or with-equipment—by ground, air, and vessel.

Registration includes: 

  • Engaging, interactive Shipping Lithium Batteries training
  • Trusted compliance resources
  • Certificate to document your lithium battery hazmat training
  • 365 days of Lion Membership for complete compliance support

Shipping Lithium Battery (Function-Specific) Training Covers:

  • Updated 49 CFR, IATA, and IMDG lithium battery regulations 
  • Revised requirements for excepted batteries
  • Classifying, naming, and packaging lithium batteries
  • Marking, labeling, and placarding shipments
  • Primary vs. secondary batteries
  • Shipping batteries "in equipment" and "with equipment"
  • Completing shipping papers and the Shipper’s Declaration
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Online Course Details

Course code HMT 251
Compatible on Desktop, tablet, or mobile
Duration 2 hours
Access time 90 days
Certificate issued Yes
Training required by US DOT, ICAO/IATA, and IMO/IMDG
(49 CFR 172.704, IATA DGR 1.5, IMDG 1.3.1)

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Lion Membership      12 months

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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 Shipping Lithium Batteries (Function-Specific) training?

This course is built for any person who performs or directs hazardous materials pre-transportation functions for lithium battery ground, air, or vessel shipments: Packaging, marking, labeling, preparing shipping papers, or loading/unloading packages containing lithium batteries.

Need full hazmat/DG training to ship Lithium Batteries?

The Shipping Lithium Batteries Online Course provides general awareness, security awareness, and function-specific training to help you satisfy DOT hazmat employee training mandate at 49 CFR 172.704 or 173.185(c)(4)(v).

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