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Hazardous Materials Instructor Training Advanced Course

March 20-24, 2023

Ocoee, Florida

Course and General Information

Target Audience

The target audience is:

  • Class III Associate Members
  • Qualified CVSA non-members who train hazmat employees

Class Size

Class size is limited to 24 students. The number of attendees from a single company/business may be limited.

Course Schedule

This course is scheduled for Monday through Friday, March 20-24, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EDT each day.


  • To attend this course, all registrants must sign the CVSA Waiver and Release of Liability for Communicable Disease.
  • Participants should be familiar with 49 CFR Parts 171 and 172 and know how to use the hazardous materials table in Part 172. Note: Participants who are interested in taking refresher courses on Parts 171 and 172 will have access to courses and webinars on the CVSA Learning site.
  • Prior experience as an instructor is preferred but not required.

What to Expect

Students will be given a pre- and post-test on the CVSA Learning site. The post-test will be an individual effort using only the books and materials provided during the class. To successfully pass the course and receive a certificate of completion, a minimum score of 70% is required. A student who scores less than 70% or chooses not to take the post-test will receive a certificate of attendance.


  • Included: All training materials will be provided, including hazardous materials and safety regulations, emergency response guidebooks, the CVSA North American Standard Out-of-Service Criteria, highlighters and pens.
  • Not included: Attendees are responsible for airfare, transportation, meals, hotel accommodations and any other travel expenses.

Training Location

FDOT Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise HQ
263 Turkey Lake Service Plaza, Bldg. 5315
Ocoee, FL 34761
Phone: 407-264-3147

Dress Code

Appropriate dress for the training course is business casual.


The daily high temperature in Lowell in Ocoee is 79 degrees and the daily low is 58 degrees.

Waiver and Release of Liability for Communicable Disease

Every individual registered for this course must sign the CVSA Waiver and Release of Liability for Communicable Disease to attend this course. This is a requirement. Individuals who do not sign the waiver will not be permitted to attend this course.

Events Code of Conduct

CVSA is committed to providing a safe, productive and welcoming environment for all meeting participants. All participants, without exception, are expected to abide by this events code of conduct across any and all technologies used to execute a CVSA event whether in person or a virtual event. All participants must comply with the instructions of the host(s), moderator and CVSA staff. CVSA has a zero-tolerance policy for any form of discrimination or harassment by participants.

Examples of unacceptable behavior are:

  • Unauthorized sharing of login credentials with another user, including unregistered users; any unregistered user found participating will be required to pay the full registration fee, including the late registration fee
  • Recording, copying and/or sharing of any media, including screenshots
  • Engaging in unsafe practices while participating in a virtual event, such as driving a car
  • Harassment, disrespect, intimidation or discrimination in any form
  • Verbal or written abuse of any participant, including, but not limited to, comments related to race, color, ethnicity, age, religion, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, etc.
  • Sharing inappropriate, nude and/or sexual images
  • Threatening or stalking a participant

To report an incident of unacceptable behavior, please contact CVSA Executive Director Collin Mooney or CVSA Deputy Executive Director Adrienne Gildea. CVSA reserves the right to take any action deemed necessary and appropriate, including immediate removal from the meeting without warning or refund, in response to any incident of unacceptable behavior. CVSA may also, at its discretion, prohibit attendance at any future meeting, virtually or in person.

Consent to Multimedia Use

Registration and attendance at and participation in CVSA meetings and other activities – in-person or virtually – constitutes an agreement by the registrant to CVSA’s use and distribution of the registrant’s or attendee’s image or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions, and audiotapes of such events and activities.

Copyright Acknowledgement

By registering and attending the event, an attendee may participate or contribute to discussions regarding the Standards and CVSA Materials (“work product”) and hereby acknowledges that it is their intent and understanding that the intellectual property, including copyright in and to the work product, and all derivative works and/or any modifications and variations of the work product, did, does and will vest solely in CVSA. To the extent that an attendee contributes to the work product during the event, they do not claim any ownership in the work product and instead hereby completely assign any and all copyrights and any other intellectual property rights in their contributions to CVSA.

Contact Information

If you have any questions, contact CVSA Director of Hazardous Materials Programs Bill Reese at 202-998-1806 or bill.reese@cvsa.org.