It is time once again to provide the required HazMat training for your employees. You contact the same organization who provided training for you before, but they do not have training sessions scheduled in the timeframe that you need.

As you look for an alternative, you discover that there are multiple programs that provide HazMat training. How do you choose the best one? Here are somethings to consider.

  1. Does it meet federal requirements?

This is the most important thing to consider. Failure to meet the DOT training requirements may result in civil and/or criminal penalties of up to $50,000 per violation. If you multiply that by multiple employees, that ads up very quickly. While most programs will satisfy these requirements, it is important to be certain before you sign up.

  1. Does the price make sense?

There will be varying price points as you look for options. As you narrow the list of possible options, make sure the programs you are considering have reasonable pricing. If the price seems too good to be true, it probably is. But don’t over pay either.

  1. Does the organization know the industry?

There are online programs from venders who provide training for numerous industries. While this could be an option, is there also an option from a person or organization within the industry? The insight from a professional can be very valuable to your team.

These are just a few things to consider. The considerations will likely be different for every business, as they each have unique situations.

If this seems overwhelming, it doesn’t have to be. We offer customized in-house or web based training options that meet DOT requirements. TEN-E was founded in 1989, so you can count on our experience in the industry. If you want to know more about our training options, contact Diane at