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DOT Hazmat General Awareness

This course is designed to provide you the basic information about hazardous materials and Hazardous Material Regulations ("HMR").

Also, after completing this course, you will be able to determine the required shipping documents and other necessary requirements of dealing with the hazardous material.


  • Understand the basics of the Hazardous Material Regulations ("HMR") 
  • Identify the Hazardous Materials ("HazMat") with which you work 
  • Understand HazMat training requirements 
  • Determine the required information for shipping documents 
  • Determine the proper labeling, marking and placarding requirements 
  • Understand the packaging, loading and unloading requirements of the materials you handle

Topics Covered:

  • Hazardous Material (HazMat) 
  • Hazardous Materials Regulations ("HMR") 
  • Classification 
  • The Hazardous Materials Table 
  • Packaging 
  • Labeling 
  • Marking 
  • Placarding 
  • Shipping Papers 
  • Emergency Response Information 
  • Loading and Storage

This course has been approved for 1 hour, and requires no prerequisites.

This course includes individual quizzes, which must be passed with a 70% score to proceed forward to the next lesson. Additionally, the final exam must be passed with a minimum of 70% to pass the course.