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Awareness training in the transport of dangerous goods/Hazardous materials is a legal obligation in the UK, Europe, United states and contracting territories, under ADR Chapter 1.3. 

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Dangerous goods by road GENERAL AWARENESS

All personnel handling or transporting dangerous goods must have received at least this dangerous goods awareness 1.3 training before performing duties related to the transport of dangerous goods. Online course you can start today, get your certificate instantly


The Dangerous Goods Transport General Awareness course fully meets the awareness training requirements in of the IMDG Code (Amdt 40-20), of the ADR Agreement. Online course you can start today, get your certificate instantly

HAZMAT / D.O.T. (49 CFR)

A certified hazmat training course for all those involved with every aspect of a hazmat shipment by road or surface. Online course you can start today, get your certificate instantly

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ADR Awareness training (as defined in ADR Section 1.3) is a legal requirement for all non-driving staff (and drivers below the “ADR Load Limits”) who have any involvement in allowing Dangerous Goods to be transported by road.

This course is for staff at all levels, director, manager, packer, production director, personnel manager, delivery driver, laboratory technician, supervisor, and warehouse staff. In fact anyone who in any way is involved with dangerous goods.

All staff (other than those in scope of ADR) who’s duties concern the carriage of Dangerous Goods whether directly or indirectly by Road, Sea, Rail or Air are required to receive training appropriate to their responsibilities.

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Gain a comprehensive understanding of the most recent regulations governing the transportation of hazardous materials by sea, as per the guidelines outlined in the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code.

The Department of Transportation (DOT) and the International Maritime Organization (IMO) mandate both initial and recurrent training every three years for individuals engaged in the transportation of hazardous materials by vessel.

1. Preparing hazardous materials for shipment via vessel
2. Classifying, packaging, marking, labeling, and placarding hazardous materials
3. Adhering to specific requirements for flammable substances
4. Identifying marine pollutants
5. Preparing necessary transport documents
6. Ensuring compliance with IMDG recordkeeping obligations
7. Adapting to the latest amendments in the IMDG Code that may impact your shipments of hazardous materials.


Individuals engaged in the offering or transportation of hazardous materials are mandated to undergo training. This includes employees who:

1. Load, unload, or handle hazardous materials.
2. Work in Shipping & Receiving.
3. Open packages containing potentially hazardous materials.
4. Participate in the transportation of hazardous materials.
5. Hold responsibility for the safety or security of hazardous materials.


Many employees, spanning various industries, may be unaware of the necessity for DOT general awareness hazmat certification, particularly if they are not directly responsible for the hazmat transportation process. If your role involves hazmat management in any capacity – whether storing materials, marking or labeling materials for shipment, loading or unloading materials, transporting materials, or opening materials – this fundamental training is essential. The course is also a requirement for individuals involved in the creation and repair of hazardous waste shipping containers.


To meet compliance with DOT hazmat transportation regulations, anyone involved in any stage of hazmat transportation, whether by air, ground, rail, or sea, must complete DOT hazmat general awareness training. This course addresses the initial of the three required areas of training, with the other two being function-specific training and safety and security training.

All roles involving the packing, labeling, marking, loading or unloading, transporting, or opening of hazardous materials necessitate DOT hazmat general awareness certification. Participants completing EDUWHERE’s course gain a solid foundation for working with hazmat, acquiring comprehensive knowledge of hazardous materials and the regulations governing their storage, management, and transportation.


If hazardous materials are part of your department’s incoming or outgoing activities, general awareness training is crucial for anyone involved in these processes. EDUWHERE’s course assists in identifying hazardous materials, understanding associated security protocols, familiarizing oneself with various hazard classes and packing groups, and more.

Upon completion of the hazmat general awareness course, participants receive a certificate, score sheet, and wallet card. However, it’s important to note that according to 49 CFR 172.704(d) of the Hazardous Materials Regulations, certification is not complete until additional worksite-specific training, as required by the employer, is undertaken. Employers should maintain detailed records of training activities for formal certification issuance.


The DOT’s Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) mandate DOT hazmat general awareness training for any employee involved in the shipping of hazardous materials at any stage. This encompasses professionals across industries where hazmat is packaged, marked, labeled, transported, or loaded/unloaded, as well as those creating or repairing hazardous material containers.

Due to the intricate nature of hazardous waste management involving various materials and procedures, general awareness hazmat training proves valuable. It provides an introduction to the extensive array of materials and underscores the level of care required in managing and regulating such materials.

While this training is foundational for all employees engaged in hazmat transportation, it does not offer exhaustive instruction on individual substances or procedures. It forms a critical component of hazmat information, and a complete hazmat education necessitates additional coursework by the individual.

Yes you will get a digital certifictae you can download, print or save. You can also order a ID plastic card you kan keep in your wallet.

No specific accreditation is required to provide ADR 1.3 training. As a result, anyone can offer training sessions on this Chapter of the ADR Agreement. Safety advisors can also provide these trainings

Unlike ADR trainings for Dangerous Goods Road Drivers, the training for Chapter §1.3 can be conducted remotely.


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Dangerous goods by road General awareness training

ADR, formally the Agreement of 30 September 1957 concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road, is a 1957 united nations treaty that governs transnational transport of hazardous materials. Until 31 December 2020, the treaty was fully named European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road. However, as the word “European” might have given the impression that the treaty was only open for accession to European states, an amendment was decided in the end of 2019.

Concluded in Geneva on 30 September 1957 under the aegis of the United nations economic commissions for Europe, it entered into force on 29 January 1968. The agreement was modified (article 14, paragraph 3) in New York City on 21 August 1975, though these changes only took effect on 19 April 1985. A new amended ADR 2011 entered into force on 1 January 2011. Annexes A and B have been regularly amended and updated since the entry into force of ADR. Consequently, to the amendments for entry into force on 1 January 2015 (until June 2017), a revised consolidated version has been published as document ECE/TRANS/242, Vol. I and II.A further revision applies from 1 January 2017

As of 2020, 52 states are party to ADR.m

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