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Shipping Lithium Batteries (Function-Specific)

Course Code: HMT 251


This online course provides required function-specific training for employees who package, mark, label, and document lithium battery shipments for transportation by ground, air, or vessel. 

$225 each





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Course Details
Professionals who complete this course will satisfy 49 CFR, IATA DGR, and IMDG Code function-specific training requirements for hazmat employees who prepare shipments of lithium-ion or lithium-metal batteries.

Key Learning Objectives

  • Provide initial or recurrent "function-specific" hazmat training for employees involved in shipping lithium batteries, as required by 49 CFR 172.704(a)(2) 
  • Describe the hazards of lithium-ion and lithium-metal batteries
  • Properly package, mark, label, and document lithium batteries for ground, air, or vessel transportation 

Training Topics

  • Updated 49 CFR, IATA, and IMDG lithium battery regulations 
  • Revised requirements for excepted batteries (i.e., "Section II)
  • 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
This online course provides function-specific training required by 49 CFR 172.704(a)(2).

US DOT also requires that general awareness and cargo security awareness training be part of hazmat employees' initial and recurrent training. Hazmat safety training and security plan training are required too, when applicable (see 49 CFR 172.704(a)(1)–(5)).

For "hazmat employees" with no previous hazmat training experience: 
If lithium batteries are the only hazardous materials you ship, we recommend the more comprehensive Shipping Lithium Batteries online training. 

If you ship lithium batteries and other hazardous materials, we recommend Hazmat Ground Shipper Certification (DOT) for a fuller perspective on US DOT's 49 CFR Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR). 
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