INITIAL – To receive a Bio HazMat Shipping training certificate for the first time through our training program:
- Complete Biosafety 205 online course through Learn@UW
- Go to our training pages and select Biosafety 205 to find registration information
- After completing Biosafety 205, you will find information regarding how to register for a Biosafety 206 Workshop session. Complete the Biosafety 206 Workshop and you will be sent a certificate of training.
- The training is valid for 2 years. If you renew your training before the 2-year expiration, you need only complete the Biosafety 207 Renewal course and do not need to attend another workshop session (see below).
RENEWAL – If you hold a current shipping training certificate (2 years since your last shipping training) through the Office of Biological Safety and would like to renew:
- Complete Biosafety 207 online course through Learn@UW
- Go to our training pages and select Biosafety 207 to find registration information
- If your training has expired by more than 3 months, please contact the shipping trainer to discuss if your renewal requires a Biosafety 206 workshop session in addition to the online Biosafety 207 course.
- If you have been previously certified for hazardous materials shipping through another agency and you want to renew certification through EH&S, you will be asked to complete the Initial training steps above.
- We offer concentrated infectious & biological hazardous materials shipping training as a service to UW employees, staff, faculty and students.
After completion of the training, individuals will receive a Bio HazMat Shipping Certificate of Training which is valid for 2 years. These individuals are eligible to be certified by their employers to ship these substances* in compliance with the DOT and IATA training requirements. Training Certificates will be sent via a PDF email attachment within 10 days of completion of required training elements. Date of the Certificate will reflect the date training is completed, not date the email is issued.
Certification of a HazMat employee is granted by the employer not the training entity.
The certificate issued by EH&S’s Office of Biological Safety (OBS) certifies completion of compliant training on a specific date by the employee; your individual employer (e.g. department, group, laboratory, manager, PI, etc.) may accept this training as adequate for your designation as a certified hazmat employee. Each Hazmat employer is responsible for compliance with the requirements of DOT regulation 49CFR Part172.700 regardless of whether the training required by these regulations has been completed.
Any Hazardous Materials Shipping Training program (here at OBS or through an external agency) provides compliant materials and information which are adequate for hazmat shipping certification. The training program will issue documentation to confirm training has been completed; this documentation must be supported by your employer’s consent that you are a certified hazmat shipping employee.
HazMat Shipping training is available from many sources outside the UW-Madison.
Federal law requires training in the regulations so your employer can certify you to ship hazmat. You and your employing department or laboratory group may choose training outside of UW. For more information, go to the US DOT HazMat Transportation Regulations webpage