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07-25-24 Hazardous Materials Initial Training and Recurrent (Refresher) Training Class options


SUMMARY - See this entire summary at


Sessions summary - revised 051524


THE REGS - The Federal hazardous materials transportation law 49 CFR § 172.704 Training requirements is the basic statute regulating the transportation of hazardous materials (hazmat) in the United States. This law requires the training of ALL hazmat employees. The purpose is to increase a hazmat employee's safety awareness and be an essential element in reducing hazmat incidents. The Hazardous Materials regulations (HMR) include training requirements in several sections of Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) as follows:

GENERAL: § 173.1

SPECIFIC: § 172.704

Air:  § 175.20,
Vessel:  § 176.13,
Highway:  §  and § 177.816


DATE - Training date: 07-25-24


TIMES - 8:00 AM EST to 11:30 a.m. EST REFRESHER Training (3.5 hours - $99)  

or 12:30 p,m, EST to 5 p.m. INITIAL  Training  (4.5 hours - $149 now also $99)


Both the initial training and the recurrent a.k.a “refresher” training, are available, back to back, in one day.  


TIME ZONES - Not in the Eastern Standard Time zone?   Your U.S. time will be earlier than EST so make your calendar entry accordingly so you don't miss the start of the morning or afternoon sessions.


REGISTER - If you have not registered for the date, see the store at to register or simply tell us you want in via email:  You will see this document on the store product for the class.  A pdf of it will also be provided to you after purchase.


You may have already seen this on the store class description, or Mike DiGiorgio or Shane Sweet may have emailed it to you before or after your purchase.


GET THE FREE PDF of the “Green Book” at this link...

This class provides HazMat training as required by 49 CFR §172.704



  • Live

  • Online

  • interactive


CERTIFICATE - We provide a Certificate for those completing the session.   We reserve the right to refuse a certificate for anyone failing to attend the entire session or sessions.  The certificate provides written documentation of training requirements, including:

  • the hazmat employee’s name; 

  • the completion date of the most recent training;

  • training materials used (copy, description, or location); 

  • the name and address of the hazmat trainer; and 

  • certification that the hazmat employee has been trained and tested.

Certificates will be sent by email to the email addresses associated with the registrations received by us


BOOK - MUST HAVE - CRITICAL NOTE: TO TAKE THIS CLASS, YOU MUST HAVE THE HARD COPY OR THE PDF VERSION OF THE TEXTBOOK. (SEE Link to book or how to get a hardcopy herein).  ll fees.   A link to the pdf of "Book" is shown herein.   NOTE that when you try that link it may send us a notice asking us to grant your access to the file.  If you are prompted we will grant access right away and you will see an email telling you the link is open to you at the email you were using at the time.


HARDCOPY - Students may obtain a HARDCOPY - an option but not a requirement - of the Book at the following link - 


PREREQUISITE - Propane Bobtail drivers taking this class will find it helpful if they have already taken the CETP 2.2 Bobtail class.   


COMBO - Combo 2.2 & Haz Mat:  We also offer the CETP 2.2 Bobtail class and exam combined with this Haz Mat class.   Ask us


RECORDS - Training records must be retained for each hazmat employee for three years from the date of the last training, and for 90 days after the employee leaves.   Refresher (a.k.a “recurrent”) training must be documented every three years.


BE READY - the following link summarizes student responsibilities for this class -


COST - $99 (was $149) for 5 hour initial training and $99 for 3 hour refresher a.k.a. Refresher session.  Cost includes training classes and relevant materials in pdf format. Attendees must, at a minimum,  download the textbook from the link we provide in this document AND have it for class.  There are NO OTHER FEES.


INITIAL - The “Initial Training” class lasting 5 hours - is for you if you 

  • -do not have “Relevant Training” from a previous employer with the records for your current employer

  • - are new to your current job and have not completed the Initial Training within 90 days of your start

  • - need to generate documentation of training for your current job



  • Meet the requirements of 172.704 by completing the required training

  • Secure documentation of required training for your records


PAYMENTS - The store accepts Credit cards or Paypal.  The “offline payment” or “manual payment” essentially means you will pay by check or other means after you register via the store and before the class.   If you have any problems with paying by card,  use the offline payment choice and we will invoice your company.   We have had reports of customers having issues with American Express for some reason.  Your payment will be processed via PayPal or “Wix Payments” and will appear as Shane Sweet or Shane Sweet LLC on your card statement


RECORDING - Both the Initial Training class and the Recurrent Training classes are Live - not a recording, not videos - and will be led and instructed by Mike Digiorgio of Silverback Consulting, one of America's recognized propane instructors, consultants and trainers.


TESTING - Testing throughout the course will be overseen by Mike and all paperwork, if applicable,  will be submitted to you for your training files.  Each module in the book has a quiz and


SNIPPED - Note that this text description as shown on the “Store” product description for this class may have been truncated due to site space limitations.  If you are reading the pdf of this text, it is the full-length version of this summary.

NOTE that if you are reading this on the store class description, the document ends HERE.  The site restricts the number of characters on the store description so see the remainder of the document at the Google Doc link above or in the pdf received after purchase at the store.


07-25-24 Hazardous Materials Initial Training and Recurrent (Refresher) training

PriceFrom $99.00
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