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Hazardous Materials Instructor Training Introductory Virtual Course

January 10-12, 2023

Course and General Information

Target Audience

The target audience is Class III Associate Members and non-members; specifically, hazmat instructors who train hazmat employees.

Class Size

This course is limited to 24 students.


  1. You have some experience as a trainer. 
  2. You have basic knowledge of Title 49 CFR Part 172. 
  3. You currently teach hazmat employees or plan to in the future. 

This course WILL NOT cover 49 CFR Part 172 in detail. Prior to attending this training, you should already have a working knowledge of the hazardous materials table, shipping papers, marking, labeling and placarding.

What to Expect

  • This virtual course will include instructor-led training, a breakout session with team leaders to complete group presentations on assigned topics, and individual exercises.
  • All training materials will be provided, including hazardous materials and safety regulations, the CVSA North American Standard Out-of-Service Criteria, and preparatory and supplemental information.
  • Participants will be given a pre-test on the CVSA Learning portal the week prior to class. Participants may also complete a course (one to two hours) on the CVSA Learning portal before the class begins.
  • Students will be given and must pass a post-test. The post-test will be an individual effort using only the books and class material provided during the training. A score of at least 70% on the post-test is required to pass the course and receive a certificate of completion. A participant who scores lower than 70% or chooses not to take the final exam will receive a certificate of attendance.


The virtual course will be delivered, Tuesday through Thursday, Jan 10-12, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. EST each day.

Training Delivery

  • This course will be offered using the Zoom video-conferencing platform and the CVSA Learning portal. You will be sent a Zoom link prior to the start of the training course.
  • You will receive instruction and view presentations in Zoom and will complete team exercises in Zoom’s “breakout rooms.” You will also complete assigned tasks through the CVSA Learning portal. Therefore, to take this course, you will need access to Zoom and the CVSA Learning portal.
  • Course participants will be sent course login information the week before the course begins.

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 at 202-998-1806 or bill.reese@cvsa.org.