Online: Transportation of Small Quantities for Ground and Rail



Recorded course - Available on demand


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Course addresses how to ship hazardous materials according to the Small Quantity for Ground and Rail exception (49 CFR 173.4) and the De Minimis Quantity exception (49 CFR 173.4b).     These are exceptions for shipping small amounts of authorized hazardous materials via ground transport.    Shipping per these exceptions are considered 'Relaxed Regulations'.   There are fewer regulatory requirements for shipping per these exceptions compared to 'fully regulated' packages.    This course is considerably shorter in duration compared to our other courses where we address all fully regulated requirements.   

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be certified to ship hazardous materials per the Small Quantity for Ground and Rail exception as described in 49 CFR 173.4 and the De Minimis Quantity Exception as described in 49 CFR 173.4b.   Fully regulated materials and other exceptions described in 49 CFR will not be addressed.             

Students may stop and restart this course at their own pace. The course consists of video, practice problems and an examination. Students should allocate approximately 3.0- 3.25 hours at the computer in order to complete this course. Upon successful completion of an online test, students will be issued a certificate. Students can always call or e-mail an instructor while working on course materials. Students will be provided with an electronic manual that includes all course materials.         





How to navigate 49 CFR 171-180   

Use of the Hazardous Materials Table 

Determining which materials qualify for the Small Quantity for Ground and Rail and De Minimis Quantity Exceptions   

Specific package assembly rules for each of the exceptions

Package marking requirements

Use of the Emergency Response Guidebook



NH CEUs = 0.3

Online $175.00