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Private: 02/13 | Hazardous Materials Instructor Training Advanced Virtual Course

February 13-17, 2023

Course and General Information

Target Audience

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

Class size is limited to 24 students.


Prior experience as an instructor is preferred but not required. Participants should be familiar with 49 CFR Parts 171 and 172 and know how to use the hazardous materials table in Part 172.

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.

What to Expect

  • All training materials will be provided, including digital hazardous materials and safety regulations, emergency response guidebooks, DOT Chart 17 and the CVSA North American Standard Out-of-Service Criteria.
  • Students will be given a pre-test prior to the class on the CVSA Learning site and a post-test at the end, also on the CVSA Learning site. The post-test will be an individual effort using only the books and class material provided during the class.
  • To successfully pass the class and receive a certificate of completion, the student must pass the post-test. A score of 70% is required to pass the post-test and receive a certificate of completion. A student who receives a score of less than 70% or chooses not to take the post-test will receive a certificate of attendance.


The virtual course will be delivered, Monday through Friday, Feb. 13-17, from 9 a.m.to 6 p.m. EST each day.

Training Location

The class will be held on Zoom. The Zoom link will be sent to students prior to the start of the class.

Virtual Events Code of Conduct

CVSA is committed to providing a safe, productive and welcoming environment for all virtual meeting participants. All participants, without exception, are expected to abide by this virtual events code of conduct across any and all technologies used to execute a CVSA 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.