DOT HAZMAT Specialist (DHS)
$395.00 $345.00 (Premium Membership)
DOT HAZMAT Specialist (DHS)


  • access_time 13:00 hours / 1.30 CEUs


Hazardous materials are defined by the Secretary of Transportation as those materials and substances that are capable of posing an unreasonable risk to health, safety and property when transported in commerce. There are more than 800,000 hazardous materials shipments every day.

The U.S. Department of Transportation is responsible for developing, issuing and enforcing the Hazardous Materials Regulations which are found in Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations, Parts 171-180. If you are involved in the transportation of hazardous materials and need to know how to apply these regulations or how to teach them to others, this course is for you. Be sure you are in compliance with the regulations.

You will learn about the Hazardous Materials Table, Shipping Papers, Packaging, Marking, Labeling, Placarding, HAZMAT Classification, Emergency Response Information, Training of HAZMAT Employees, Transportation, Incident Reporting, the Emergency Response Guide, and Carrier Requirements for Highway, Air, and Rail. The required amount of time to complete the course is dependent upon your knowledge of workplace safety. You have up to six months to complete the course.

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to:

  • Utilize the instructions in the DOT's Emergency Response Guide
  • Read and understand the Hazardous Material Table from the DOT regulations
  • Specify HAZMAT shipping and packaging requirements
  • Specify marking and labeling requirements for HAZMATs and specify carrier requirements for transporting HAZMATs.


The DOT HAZMAT Specialist (DHS) Course is a foundational course that requires no prerequisites.

Continuing Education Units:

(1.30) CEUs are offered for this course. As an IACET Accredited Provider, NASP offers IACET CEUs for its learning events that comply with the ANSI/IACET Continuing Education and Training Standard. CEUs will be reflected on the Certificate upon successful completion of the course and passing the exam. Partial credit or adjusted CEUs will not be awarded for individuals who do not successfully meet the criteria for achievement of CEUs.

Online Exams:

The student will take a comprehensive online exam at the end of the course. You must score 80% to receive a certificate. You have two opportunities to pass the exam.


A refresher course and exam will be required every three (3) years. The cost of this recertification is $150.

Non-discrimination Policy:

NASP is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free of all forms of discrimination. View the full document here.

Proprietary Interest Disclosure:

The instructor(s) has no financial interest in any course documents, products, tools, or instruments. View the full document here.

Learning Objectives:

Our DOT HAZMAT Specialist certificate covers:

  • The Hazardous Materials Table
  • Shipping Papers
  • Packaging
  • Marking and Labeling
  • Placarding
  • Carrier Requirements
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