This course will train inspection personnel to inspect cargo tank motor vehicles transporting hazardous materials (HM) for compliance with Hazardous Material Regulations at the weigh/inspection station or a carrier’s or shipper’s place of business.
Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to carry out HM field activities in a manner that complements national HM program goals in that specialized area.
State MCSAP or local law enforcement personnel responsible for conducting cargo tank inspection
- Possess a certificate of proficiency for conducting North American Standard Level I Inspections, Part A and Part B Inspections, and Hazardous Materials/Dangerous Goods Inspections
- Bring the most current version of the Hazardous Materials Regulations to the course
This course is limited to 18 students.
Total Course Hours
Iowa Department of Transportation
800 Lincoln Way
Ames, Iowa 50010
The class will meet 8 a.m.-5 p.m. local time each day.
Free parking is available on-site at the training academy.
Appropriate dress for the training course is business casual.
Out of state/out of agency members will be required to obtain permission from the State Training Point of Contact for this class prior to registering. Contact information is contained in the course description.
When you click on the “REGISTER NOW” button below, you will be taken to your CVSA member portal where you will need to login to register. Once you’ve logged into your account, scroll down to the “Events” section on the right side of the page and select “Cargo Tank Inspection Course – Ames, IA – October 23-27, 2023”
For assistance navigating the member portal, please view this informational video.
Travel and Hotel Information
Each attendee is responsible for their own airfare and hotel arrangements and expenses, and other travel expenses.
Airport and Transportation Information
- Ames Municipal Airport is the closest airport to the training location. The training location is 3 miles from the airport.
- The airport has several transportation options, including taxis, shuttles, rental cars, public transportation and ride shares.
Days Inn by Wyndham Ames
229 S Duff Ave
Ames, IA 50010
Courtyard by Marriott Ames
311 S 17th St
Ames, IA 50010
Point of Contact
General CVSA Training Contact
Rules, Requirements and Policies
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