Safety Diploma Course

DOT HAZMAT Shipping Training


This course makes learners understand about the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Hazardous Materials Regulations pertaining to carrying goods via air. The syllabus covers every aspect of the regulations and provides a complete overview of guidelines within 49 CFR 175,which include the standard practices followed to properly identify, label, mark, pack and placard different categories of hazardous items. Students also provided with vital statistics and important case studies to understand the significance of hazardous materials regulations for air cargo movement.

Governing regulations

This DOT Hazmat Transportation Carrier Requirements (Air) course, which is conducted through online mode, follows modal–specific training needs suitable for 49 CFR 175 and Part 172, Subpart H of the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR).

Course Overview

This online course offers students with a complete analysis of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Hazardous Materials Regulations with respect to air cargo transportation. Students get to know basic concepts of rules and regulations and safe practices followed while handling hazardous goods while transporting via airplane. They will also learn the nuances of how to identify, label, mark, package and placard different types of dangerous substances.

Who Must Take this Course?

According to the DOT, an air carrier company which follows HMR, will not be able to transport hazardous goods by air to any destination (intra-state, inter-state or international destinations) until all of their employees involved in transportation are trained and tested as per 175.20 and 172.700-704 regulations. Newly recruited employees are required to undergo initial training within 90 days of joining to perform Hazmat related responsibilities. Till the time the new workers are trained to the satisfactory level, the hazardous material handling employees will have to work under the supervision of experts.

Course Format

Our DOT Hazmat Transportation Carrier Requirements (Air) Training course follows the pattern – providing course content, audio, graphics, self check questions, and the final exam.
Upon successful completion each student will receive Hard copy of completion certificate and can print a wallet card

Continuing education credits?

Each student will receive 0.2 CEUs (or 2 CMEs) for completing this course.

Topics Covered

  • About This Course
  • Course Objectives
  • Introduction to DOT Hazmat General Awareness and Security Training
    • Applicability
    • Incidents and Statistics
    • Shipper Responsibilities
    • Air Carrier Responsibilities
  • Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR)
    • Regulatory Agencies
    • Legal
    • Penalties
    • Responsibilities
    • Training Requirements
    • Training Programs
    • Training Records
    • Hazardous Materials Table (HMT)
      • Columns 1-10 of the HMT
      • How to Use the HMT
      • Hazard Classes
      • ORM-D
  • 49 CFR Part 175
    • Inspecting Shipments
    • Overpacks
    • Exceptions
    • Operator Equipment and COMAT Exceptions
    • Special Aircraft Operations Exceptions
    • Personal Use Exceptions
    • Mobility and Medical Devices Exceptions
    • Miscellaneous Hazmat Exceptions
    • Notification of Hazmat Restrictions
    • Notification of Hazmat Requirements
  • Packaging Requirements
    • Determining Appropriate Packaging
    • General Packing Requirements
    • Combination Packaging Regulations
    • Damaged Shipments
    • Quantity Limitations
    • Exceptions-Limited and Small Quantities
    • Passenger Aircraft
    • Cargo Aircraft
    • Segregation Table
  • Subpart C, Specific Regulations
    • Flammable Liquid Fuels
    • Oxidizers and Compressed Oxygen
    • Division 6.1 and Division 6.2 Materials
    • Class 7—Radioactive Material
    • Class 7—Acceptance and Carriage
    • Class 7—Distance Requirements
    • Class 7—Radioactive Contamination
    • Plutonium Shipments
    • Carbon Dioxide, Solid (Dry Ice)
  • Marking, Labeling, and Placarding
    • Markings
      • Non-Bulk and Bulk Markings
      • Limited Quantities
      • Content-Specific Markings
    • Labeling
      • Exceptions
      • Mixed and Consolidated Packagings
      • Label Specifications
    • Placarding
      • Placarding Tables and Dangerous Placards
  • Documentation
    • Pilot Notification
    • Shipping Papers
    • Certification
    • Reports of Discrepancies
    • Incident Reporting
  • Security Awareness
    • Office of Security
  • Summary
  • Additional Resources
  • Exam