Who Should Take This Course?

Our DOT HAZMAT Training Online: Function Specific – Labeling course is designed for employees involved with hazardous materials transportation, such as shipment, carrying, or manufacture, and also involved in the use of hazardous materials labels. This course will help the student learn how to use labels to identify hazardous materials, select labels based on the hazardous material, and complete hazardous material labels as needed. This training meets the requirements for 49 CFR 172.704(a)(2)(i).

If you took our DOT HAZMAT Training: Basic General Awareness (4 Hours) course, this function-specific labeling class will provide expanded labeling training. If you took our DOT HAZMAT Training: General Awareness/Function Specific (10 Hours) course, the contents of this labeling class were included.

For information on DOT HAZMAT training requirements or the DOT HAZMAT courses we offer, visit our DOT HAZMAT Training page.

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Course Outline

This HAZMAT DOT Labels / Labeling course consists of 7 sections, which are fully narrated and interactive. Knowledge checks and exercises within each section of our Online Training System (OTS) help the student retain the knowledge needed for the final exam.

Module 1
Course Overview
1General Labeling Requirements
When are labels required? | Determining labels | Labeling table | Primary and subsidiary labels | Subsidiary hazard labels table | Display of hazard class or division. 
2Additional Labeling Requirements
Cargo aircraft only | Class 1 explosives | Non-flammable and non-poisonous gases | Poisonous gases by inhalation | Mixed and consolidated packaging | Authorized label modifications. 
3Labels by Class
Class 1: Explosive labels | Class 2: Compressed gas labels | Class 3: Flammable liquid labels | Class 4: Flammable solid labels | Class 5: Organic peroxide and oxidizer labels | Class 6: Toxic materials labels | Class 7: Radioactive materials labels | Class 8: Corrosive materials labels | Class 9 labels | Empty label. 
4Label Specifications
Durability | Design | Size | Form identification | Exceptions. 
5Label Placement
Placement | Multiple labels | Contrast with background | Duplicate labeling | Visibility.
6Labeling Exceptions
Exceptions and forbidden labeling | Dewar flasks and cylinders | DoD shipments | Low specific activity | Subsidiary labeling | Poisonous by inhalation | Prohibited labeling and exceptions.
7Radioactive Materials
General requirements | Radioactive labels | Selecting labels | Label locations | Label entries | Empty and fissile labels | Overpacks and freight containers. 
Course Exam

Course Exam

  • The final exam for this course consists of 20 questions, which are randomly compiled from a large pool of possible questions.
  • A 70% or better score is needed in order to pass the final exam. If a student does not pass, they may re-review information in the sections as necessary, and retake the test as many times as needed in order to pass.

Course Format

This is a 100% online, fully narrated course. The training is self-paced and available 24/7.

Designed by Certified Outreach Trainers, this DOT HAZMAT Labels / Labeling course includes up-to-date, high quality training created with your safety and learning as our top priority. The course features interactive training through our state-of-the-art Online Training System (OTS), which combines audio and visual elements for maximum retention. The course is completed entirely online using a computer with an internet connection and is available 24/7. A downloadable student manual is provided for reference during and after the course. For your convenience, the course can be completed over time, and your progress will be saved to the last section completed. Students are given 6 months to complete the course after enrollment. We are so certain you will be satisfied with your experience, that we offer a 100% Money Back Guarantee*.

Once the course is completed, you will immediately be able to download, save or print your Course Completion Certificate which is provided in PDF format. We’ll also mail you a PVC credit card style Wallet ID Card with optional photo, showing training course completion. The card will be mailed within 24 hours of course completion.


This DOT HAZMAT Labeling course was designed by Certified Outreach Trainers and meets the requirements for 49 CFR 172.704(a)(2)(i).

DOT HAZMAT Certification

Once the course is completed, you will immediately be able to download, save or print your Course DOT HAZMAT Course Completion Certificate which is provided in PDF format. We’ll also mail you a PVC credit card style Wallet ID Card with optional photo, showing training course completion. The card will be mailed within 24 hours of course completion.

Course Objectives

The objective of this DOT HAZMAT Labeling course is to meet the Federal Department of Transportation (DOT) training requirements for 49 CFR 172.704(a)(2)(i).

Per 49 CFR 172.704(a)(2)(i):

Function-specific Training. (i) Each hazmat employee must be provided function-specific training concerning the requirements of this subchapter, or exemptions or special permits issued under subchapter A of this chapter, that are specifically applicable to the functions the employee performs.

Learning Objectives

After completing this DOT HAZMAT Labels course, the student should be able to:

  • Use label type to identify hazards
  • Select proper hazard labels using the Hazardous Materials Table
  • Understand label requirement exceptions
  • Determine proper placement of labels
  • Properly label packages containing radioactive materials

Additional Training

HAZMAT employers are required to train new HAZMAT employees within 90 days of employment or assuming new HAZMAT related job responsibilities. Direct supervision is required of the employee performing a hazardous material function until training is complete. DOT requirements specify HAZMAT employees need to be retrained and tested at least once every three years. FAA requirements specify under 14 CFR that air carrier employees be retrained every two years.

Please note that this DOT HAZMAT Labeling course is not meant to replace company-specific or function-specific training provided by your employer on equipment use and procedures for your particular work environment. You must be trained by your employer on the hazards, equipment, engineering and administrative controls, safe work practices and emergency plans specific to your role and workplace. Employers need to evaluate employee needs for additional DOT hazardous material training and training in the use of personal protective equipment used on the job.

In ALL situations, employers are required to ensure their employees are adequately trained to do their job.

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