Who Should Take This Course?

Our DOT HAZMAT Training Online: Carrier Requirements – Air course is designed for all employees involved in hazardous materials transportation by air. All air carriers conducting flights to or from United States airports are required to comply with 49 CFR regarding the acceptance, loading, storage, and transportation of hazardous materials by aircraft.

This course is intended to comply with the modal-specific training requirement of 49 CFR 175.20 and Part 172, Subpart H of the Hazardous Materials Regulations. The course includes training on quantity limitations, packaging requirements, excepted materials, separation requirements, and notification to the pilot-in-command.

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 course consists of 5 sections, which are fully narrated and interactive within our Online Training System (OTS). Quiz questions within each section help the student retain the knowledge needed for the final exam.

Module 1
Section Title
Course Overview
1 Training Requirements
Requirements for Hazmat transportation by air | DOT compliance | ICAO technical instructions | Hazmat shipping by air: Training requirements | “Will carry” and “will not carry”. 
2 Packaging, Preparation, and Separation Requirements
Package markings and descriptions | Shipper and carrier responsibility | Overpacks | Verification of authorization and quantity limitations | Verification of content and accuracy of shipping papers | Ensuring Hazmats are marked, labeled, and placarded | Hazardous materials packaging | Requirements for packaging liquids | Combination packaging | Weight restrictions and cargo locations | Incompatible hazardous materials | Written notification.
3 Excepted Materials
Groups of excepted hazmats | Safe operations and replacement equipment | Quantity limitations | Personal use | Small arms | Dry ice | Medical equipment.
4 Requirements by Aircraft Type
Passenger aircraft requirements | Cargo aircraft loading requirements | Transport by air only | Small, single-pilot aircraft.
5 Discrepancies, Incident Reports, and NRC and CDC Notification
Reporting discrepancies | Types of discrepancies | Incidents and reports | Notifying NRC and CDC.
Course Exam

Course Exam

  • The final exam for this course consists of 10 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

Students will take this 100% online, fully narrated course through our state-of-the art Online Training System (OTS). The training is available 24/7 and can be taken at the students own pace, with saved progress.

Designed by Certified Outreach Trainers, this DOT HAZMAT course includes up-to-date, high quality training created with your safety and learning as our top priority. The course features interactive training, 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. For your convenience, it 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 training online course was designed by a team of Certified Outreach Trainers. It is U.S.DOT and FAA accepted and meets the requirements for 49 CFR and 14 CFR.

DOT HAZMAT Certification

Once the course is completed, you will immediately be able to download, save or print your DOT HAZMAT Certificate of Course Completion 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 course objective of the DOT HAZMAT Air Carrier Requirements course is to meet the Federal DOT 49 CFR 175.20 and Part 172, Subpart H modal specific training requirements of the Hazardous Materials Regulations.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Understand the DOT requirements for air transportation of hazardous materials as set forth in Subparts A, B, and C of HMR Part 175, and compare the guidelines with the International Civil Aviation Organization’s Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air
  • Distinguish between shipper and air carrier responsibilities
  • Know the notification guidelines for pilots, facilities, and passengers
  • Understand the exceptions to the “Carrying of Hazmat in Cabins or on Flight Decks” regulation
  • Define cargo aircraft, forbidden, magnetic field, and passenger aircraft, as it relates to this topic
  • Determine hazmat air transportation packaging requirements
  • Know the air transportation quantity limitations, exceptions, loading/unloading, and storage guidelines
  • Determine the guidelines related to completing a discrepancy report


Per DOT Hazmat Training Requirements, a complete curriculum must include:

General Awareness Training (Basic or Advanced)

We offer two options for DOT Hazmat General Awareness training:

Function-specific and Modal-specific Training

Function-specific Training

Function-specific training is required hazardous materials training specific to the functions an employee actually performs. We offer the following function-specific course options, which may be taken separately or are already included within the DOT Hazmat: General Awareness/Function Specific (10 Hour) course (with the exception of the Shipping Batteries course.)

* Additional function-specific training may be required to prepare you for the specific duties you perform on the job. 

Modal-specific Training

Modal-specific training is specific to the mode of transportation that will be used to tranport hazardous materials. We offer four DOT Hazmat modal-specific courses:

Security Awareness Training

We offer a 100% Online DOT Hazmat Security Awareness training course. DOT Hazmat Security Awareness training is also included within our DOT Hazmat General Awareness/Function Specific (10 Hour) course and our DOT Hazmat Basic General Awareness (4 Hour) course.

Safety Awareness Training

We are working on Online courses to help workers meet this requirement. Coming soon!

In-depth Security Training (if applicable)

When an employer is required by 49 CFR 172.800(b) to have an in-depth Security plan, then in-depth Security training is also required. This site-specific training covers actions taken by employees according to the employer’s plan. We don’t currently offer in-depth security training.

Driver Training for Motor Vehicle Operators (if applicable)

Motor vehicle drivers who transport hazardous materials must have training on the safe transportation of hazardous materials by highway. A variety of driver safety courses may be needed. We do not currently offer driver training.

HAZMAT Employers are required to train new HAZMAT Employees within 90 days of employment or assuming new 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. However, the FAA, under 14 CFR, requires air carrier employees to be trained every two years. DOT and FAA require employers to maintain training records.

Hazmat Employer

Per the U.S. Department of Transportation, a Hazmat Employer is a person whose employee(s) perform the following functions:

  • Transport hazardous materials (hazmat) in commerce;
  • Cause hazmat to be transported or shipped in commerce; or
  • Represent, mark, certify, sell, offer, recondition, test, repair, or modify packagings as qualified for use in the transportation of hazmat.

The term “hazmat employer” also includes any department, agency, or instrumentality of the United States, a State, a political subdivision of a State, or an Indian tribe engaged in offering or transporting hazmat in commerce.

Hazmat Employee

Per the U.S. Department of Transportation, a Hazmat Employee is a person who is employed by a hazardous materials employer and directly affects hazardous materials (hazmat) transportation safety.

This would include an owner-operator of a motor vehicle which transports hazmat, and a person (including a self-employed person) who:

  • Loads, unloads, or handles hazmat;
  • Tests, reconditions, repairs, modifies, marks, or otherwise represents packagings as qualified for use in the transportation of hazmat;
  • Prepares hazmat for transportation;
  • Is responsible for safety of transporting hazmat; or
  • Operates a vehicle used to transport hazmat.

Additional Training

Please note that this online DOT HAZMAT Transportation training 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.

The HazMat Student Advantage

Student Advantages

Package Deal Special Offer

The Below Packages Include Two Courses at a Promotional Price:

Online DOT Hazmat General Awareness/Function Specific (10 Hour)  &
Online Air/IATA Carrier Requirements Training

Online DOT Hazmat General Awareness (10 Hr) Price Online Air/IATA Carrier Requirements Price Combined Price Package Deal Price Package Deal Savings
$199.95 $49.95 $249.90 $224.95 $24.95

Online DOT Hazmat: Basic General Awareness (4 Hour)  &
Air/IATA Carrier Requirements

Online DOT Hazmat General Awareness (4 Hr) Price Online Air/IATA Carrier Requirements Price Combined Price Package Deal Price Package Deal Savings
$74.95 $49.95 $124.90 $99.95 $24.95