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Training Modules

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Hazardous Materials Transportation Training Modules

The Hazardous Materials Transportation Training Modules introduce users to the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; Title 49 CFR Parts 171-180). All hazmat employees (as defined in § 171.8 of the HMR) must receive training that includes general awareness/familiarization training, function-specific training, safety training, and security awareness training. See Subpart H of Part 172 of the HMR for all training requirements.

The Office of Hazardous Materials Safety (OHMS) has developed this free online training module program to meet the requirements for general awareness/familiarization training and to serve as the basis for function-specific training. The "8.0 Security Requirements" training module meets the requirement for security awareness training.

All topic areas covered in the modules include:

  • Hazardous Materials Table (HMT)
  • Shipping Papers
  • Marking and Labeling
  • Placarding
  • Packaging
  • Modal Requirements for Highway, Air, Rail and Water
  • Security Requirements

The Hazardous Materials Transportation Training Modules also include interactive training functionality for enhanced instruction. The training modules are available at:

Comments on the current release of the Hazmat Transportation Training Modules may be sent to

Note: These modules are for instructional purposes only and are not a substitute for the HMR. Although the modules will be updated periodically, the HMR requirements may change more frequently. To ensure that you are following the current regulations, consult a current copy of the HMR and any subsequent final rules published to the Federal Register.