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Course Summary

CDL Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) Endorsement Theory provides information needed to transport hazardous materials in adherence with both federal and state laws. It will also help prepare drivers for the Hazardous Materials Endorsement Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) exam.

Lesson 1: Introduction

  • Endorsement Process & Requirements 
  • Resources & Glossary

Lesson 2: Identifying & Classifying

  • Roles and Responsibilities 
  • Classify Hazards 

Lesson 3: Placard, Label, Mark, Document

  • Basic Communication Requirements 
  • Placards, Labels & Markings 
  • Shipping Papers 

Lesson 4: Securing Hazardous Materials

  • Securing Hazardous Materials 
  • Loading, Unloading, Bulk Packaging

Lesson 5: Transporting

  • Routes & Planning
  • Tunnels & Railroads
  • Fueling, Parking, Tire Checks
  • Hazardous Materials Safety Permits

Lesson 6: Responding to Emergencies

  • Crashes & Hazardous Materials Releases
  • Emergency Equipment & Response Procedures

Comprehensive Final Exam

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