Hazmat: Placarding

This course helps satisfy the function-specific training requirements regarding shipping papers.


This course is designed specifically for hazmat employees - that is, anyone who is employed by a hazmat employer and directly affects hazmat transportation safety. This course helps satisfy the function-specific training requirements regarding placarding.

Prerequisites: Hazmat: Placarding 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 placarding specifications and requirements
  • Identify hazmat placarding and describe what each placard means


  • Intro to Placards
  • Placard Requirements
  • Hazmat Placards
  • Exceptions


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 20 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.