DOT Hazmat: Security Awareness


The objectives of this DOT Hazmat: Security Awareness course address the Federal Department of Transportation training requirements for 49 CFR 172.704(a)(4).

Per 49 CFR 172.704(a)(4)

Security Awareness Training. No later than the date of the first scheduled recurrent training after March 25, 2003, and in no case later than March 24, 2006, each hazmat employee must receive training that provides an awareness of security risks associated with hazardous materials transportation and methods designed to enhance transportation security. This training must also include a component covering how to recognize and respond to possible security threats. After March 25, 2003, new hazmat employees must receive the security awareness training required by this paragraph within 90 days after employment.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the security threats and targets associated with transporting hazardous materials;
  • Explain methods of enhancing hazardous materials transportation security, especially while en route;
  • Describe the tools that will help prevent security breaches; and
  • Understand the requirements for an in-depth security plan.

Topics Covered

Section 1 - Course Overview
Section 2 - Potential Targets and Threats
Section 3 - En Route Security
Section 4 - Prevention Tools
Section 5 - In-depth Security Plans

Final Exam

DOT Hazmat: Security Awareness


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