Who Should Take This Course?

Our online DOT HAZMAT Table Training – Function Specific course is designed for Hazmat employees involved with hazardous materials transportation, such as those who ship, manufacture, or carry hazardous materials. This course will help workers learn how to use the Hazmat Table to determine labeling, packaging, special provisions and restrictions for hazardous materials transport. This course meets function-specific requirements in 49 CFR 172.704(a)(2)(i).

The course will include training on the symbols, proper shipping names and descriptions, hazard class and division, ID number and packaging groups, label codes, packaging requirements and more.

This course will expand upon the placarding training included in our DOT HAZMAT Training: Basic General Awareness (4 Hours) course. Our DOT HAZMAT Training: General Awareness/Function Specific (10 Hours) course includes the entirety of this HMT course’s training.

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

DOT HAZMAT Table Training (HMT)

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Course Outline

This DOT HAZMAT online course consists of 9 sections, which students will complete through our Online Training System (OTS). The course includes interactive quizzes to help ensure retention of the training material.

Module 1
1Course Overview
2What is the HMT?
Purpose of HMT | Where to find the HMR | Who uses the HMT | Hazmat Table categories | Basic Hazmat descriptions | Special information | Appendices to the HMT. 
The Hazmat Table column (1) symbols | +; A; D; G; I; and W | Multiple symbols | No symbol. 
4Proper Shipping Names and Descriptions
Hazmat descriptions and proper shipping names | Italicized text and non-italicized text | Concentration ranges | “Mono” prefix | Liquids and solids | Hazardous wastes | Mixtures and solutions | Poison / poisonous / toxic | “See” references| Interchangeable abbreviations.
5Hazard Class or Division
Five entry types | Normal entries | Forbidden entries | ORM-D entries | Re-evaluation of data | Flammable liquids. 
6ID Numbers and Packing Groups
Column 4 Identification numbers | International and domestic shipments | Column 5 Packing groups | Packing group exceptions.
7Label Codes and Special Provisions
Special information | Label codes | Multiple label codes | Special provisions | Letter codes | Special provision alphanumeric codes.
8Packaging Requirements, Quantity Limits, and Vessel Stow
Packaging | Reading packaging entries | The solid / liquid table | Quantity limitations | Vessel stowage.
9Appendices A and B
Appendix A: Hazardous Substances | Table 1 | Reportable quantity | Mixtures and solutions | Table 2 | Appendix B: Marine Pollutants | Proper shipping names.
Course Exam

Course Exam

  • The final exam for this course includes 10 questions, which are randomly compiled from a large pool of possible questions.
  • A score of 70% or higher is needed to pass the final exam. If a student doesn’t pass, the exam may be retaken as may times as needed in order to pass.

Course Format

Designed by Certified Outreach Trainers, this DOT HAZMAT Table HMT training is provided 100% online and is available 24/7. Taken through our state-of-the-art Online Training System (OTS), you will benefit from high quality, interactive training. The course is fully narrated and self-paced, so you can save your progress and train at your convenience. We also include a downloadable / printable student manual as reference material and to assist with note taking. Students may take up to 6 months, if desired, to complete the course after enrollment. To ensure customer satisfaction, 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 class was designed by Certified Outreach Trainers and meets function-specific requirements for 49 CFR 172.704(a)(2)(i).

DOT HAZMAT Certification

Upon course completion, 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.

Course Objectives

The objective of this DOT HAZMAT Table (HMT) 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 course, the student should be able to:

  • Use the Hazmat Table (HMT) to find hazardous materials;
  • Identify Hazmat packaging requirements;
  • Understand the information presented in the Hazmat Table and its appendices.

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 this HAZMAT DOT HMT 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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