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Hazmat Training

Our courses help you comply with training requirements for shipping or transporting hazardous materials.

Why Train with CHEMTREC

CHEMTREC offers online hazmat training designed to keep industry professionals informed of changing regulations, explore required practices for handling, shipping, and packaging of hazardous materials, and fulfill training requirements


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Helps companies meet hazmat regulation compliance and safety standards


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Our Hazmat Training Courses

Hazmat Shipping

Hazmat General, Safety & Security Awareness Training

If you ship dangerous materials, the U.S. Department of Transportation requires general awareness, safety and security training every three years.

49 CFR Training Course 2021

Ground Transportation 49 CFR Training for Shippers

If your company ships hazardous materials in the U.S., you must comply with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Code of Federal Regulations, 49 CFR.

Ground Carrier Course

Ground Transportation 49 CFR Training for Carriers

The 49 CFR requires employees involved in shipping hazardous materials within the U.S. receive training.

IATA Training Course 2021

Dangerous Goods by Air Training

If you ship dangerous goods by air on either passenger or cargo airlines, you must comply with ICAO/IATA’s requirements.

Lithium Batteries Training Course 2021

Shipping Lithium Batteries & Cells Training

If your company ships lithium ion or lithium metal batteries, the U.S. Department of Transportation requires training.

OSHA Training Course 2021

OSHA Hazard Communication Standard Training

OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard or HCS is a vital safety regulation that is based on the United Nation’s Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals or GHS.


HAZWOPER 8-Hour Refresher Training

This course is designed for individuals who need to refresh their existing 24-hour or 40-hour HAZWOPER certification.

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Shipping Dangerous Goods by Vessel Training - Coming Soon!

If your company is involved in shipping hazardous materials or dangerous goods by vessel, it's essential to adhere to the regulations that are set forth in the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code, also known as the IMDG Code (49 CFR 172.704 & IMDG 1.3.1).

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Custom Training Options

If you’re looking for a different training option or need to put a large group through training, CHEMTREC offers Custom Training Solutions.

Custom Training Options

Free Training Through TRANSCAER

CHEMTREC is a proud sponsor of TRANSCAER® which is an outreach program covering North America. Since 1986, the organization has focused on assisting communities and training emergency responders to prepare for and respond to hazardous material transportation incidents.

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Related CHEMTREC Services

Emergency Response

No matter where or when an incident occurs, you can rely on CHEMTREC and our hazmat emergency response services. Our Emergency Services Specialists are quick and efficient – we can help reduce your company's liability and exposure, and potentially even save lives.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Hazmat Training

Why do I need to comply with hazmat shipping regulations?

Between the inherent hazards of the job and the repercussions of violating federal training regulations, regular hazmat training is a clear necessity. CHEMTREC's online hazmat training helps meet training requirements by keeping industry professionals informed of changing regulations and updated on required practices for handling, shipping, and packaging of hazardous materials.

Companies must comply with hazmat shipping regulations to arrange the safe transport of hazardous materials, protect the public's safety and the environment, and to facilitate efficient emergency response in case of an incident. Non-compliance can result in severe consequences including legal penalties and reputational damage. 

Since the need for proper education before handling, packing, shipping, or transporting hazardous materials is so important, the U.S. Department of Transportation issues training regulations under the Pipleline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration's Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations (49 CFR). 

Who needs hazmat training?

Every employer that deals with materials regulated under the U.S. DOT Hazardous Materials Regulations in any way is responsible for training its own employees, with no exceptions for the size of the business. Even a self-employed individual under these guidelines must comply with training requirements.

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