Hazmat: Highway Transportation Driver Training

This online course provides drivers with DOT-required hazardous materials training.


This course is designed specifically for hazmat drivers - that is, any motor carrier driver who is employed by a hazmat employer and directly affects hazmat transportation safety. This course helps drivers transport hazardous materials safely. It helps satisfy the function-specific training requirements and modal-specific training requirements for transport by highway.

Prerequisites: Hazmat: Highway Transportation Driver Training assumes the learner has Hazmat General Awareness, Security Awareness, and Safety knowledge already gained from experience or successful completion of appropriate training. Specifically, the learner must be able to identify the required training all hazmat employees must receive, determine if a material is a hazmat and verify its hazard classification using the Hazardous Materials Regulations, recognize and identify hazmat through the use of shipping papers, markings, labels, and placards, recognize potential hazmat security threats and ways to reduce them, identify suspicious behaviors and describe how to report suspicious activity, describe ways to stay safe while working around hazmat, and discuss where to find emergency response information and how to respond to an emergency.

After completing this course, learners will be able to:

  • Explain what additional licensing and registration requirements are necessary before transporting hazmat
  • Decide what hazmat documentation is needed and where to store it during transport
  • Take precautions to keep your cargo safe and secure during transport
  • Discuss what to do in the event of a hazmat incident or accident during transportation


  • Your Responsibilities
    • License Requirements
    • CSA & Your BASIC Score
    • Registration
  • Required Documentation
    • Shipping Papers
    • The Hazmat Table
    • Emergency Response Information
    • Additional Class 1 Requirements
    • Hazardous Waste Manifest
    • Location During Transport
  • Transporting Hazmat Safely
    • Before You Leave
    • While En Route
    • Parking, Fueling, & Maintenance
    • Hazmat Incidents & Accidents


Average Completion Time

Completion times vary depending on the number of times the information is viewed prior to finishing the course. The average completion time is 30 minutes.


Knowledge Assessment

Testing is conducted in this online course to reinforce the information presented. You are provided three opportunities to achieve a passing mark of 80% or greater.


Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of this course, a certificate will be available to download and print. You can access your certificate through your online account.