DOT Hazmat: Shipping Papers


The objectives of this DOT Hazmat: Function Specific - Shipping Papers course address the Federal Department of Transportation 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

At the end of this course, students should be able to:

  • Explain the purpose of shipping papers;
  • Demonstrate how to fill out a shipping paper;
  • Describe guidelines related to the emergency response number;
  • Compare shipper's certification requirements for domestic, international, and air shipments; and
  • Identify record retention requirements for shipping papers relating to hazardous materials.

Topics Covered:

Section 1 - Course Overview
Section 2 - About Shipping Papers
Section 3 - Completing Shipping Papers Steps 1-3
Section 4 - Exemptions and Special Permits
Section 5 - Requirements by Mode of Transportation
Section 6 - Technical Names, Exceptions, and Additional Information
Section 7 - Hazardous Substances and Radioactive Materials
Section 8 - Shippers Certification
Section 9 - General Formatting and Emergency Response Final Exam

DOT Hazmat: Shipping Papers


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