Why Hazmat Training – Now being offered online

HazMat Certification gives both Employers and Truck Drivers a competitive edge. Hazmat Certified employers are able to offer more high demand services. Certified drivers become more desirable to local employers, which can lead to a higher paying job.

Our Hazmat Training is GI Bill Accepted at our Olympia/Lacey campus. Click Here for Information on GI Bill Benefits

Course Overview

Commercial Driver School’s Hazmat Course only requires 16 hours of training. Our course consists of general awareness, familiarization and the fundamentals of the hazardous materials transportation process. Our course fulfills all of the requirements established by Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR).

Utilizing the OHSA Hazards Communication Standards (HCS), this course will enable truck drivers to recognize hazardous materials as well as provide them with the basic knowledge of how to perform as a driver carrying hazardous materials.

Course Format

For more information on our new online class format, fill out the contact form at the bottom of this page, or call us today at 1-888-558-7120.

Our 16-hour course is divided into two 8-hour classes. During the first day of class, our instructor will go through different examples of products that are considered hazmat as well as hazmat classifications.

During the second day, we have a “hands on training method” that enables our students to put into practice everything they learned during the first day of class.

At Commercial Driver School, students will learn about:

  • Different kinds of hazards spills and classifications
  • Required shipping paperwork, packaging and labeling
  • The proper way to secure the area of a small-scale spill
  • How to recognize what are you transporting
  • How to segregate hazardous material when necessary
  • The loading process and emergency response

Commercial Driver School offers this Hazmat certification course at all four of our conveniently located campuses in Auburn, Lacey, Lakewood and Port Orchard. Our course and curriculum are based on and exceed both Federal and State standards for a HazMat Certification.

For more information, and to schedule a campus tour, please fill out the short form at the bottom of this page, or call 888-558-7120 to speak with one of our representatives.

2024 Class Schedule – Hazmat classes are offered online and in person at select campuses. Call 888-558-7120 for campus specific information

The schedule below is the same for all five of our campuses


  • CDS Truck School Graduate Josh Turner
    My first couple of days driving I as really concerned about my career choice, but the instructors did an excellent job of patiently teaching me. I am completely satisfied with CDS, best career decision of my life!
    Jerome R.
    Lakewood Campus graduate
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    Great place to learn! Thank you for a life changing opportunity!
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    Auburn Campus graduate
  • If you're looking for the best commercial driving school then look no further! Every single staff member is professional, very polite, patient, and super helpful. It's clear that their number one goal is to help you succeed. They will walk you through every step of the way.
    Cole A.
    Lakewood Campus graduate
  • It was an awesome experience. From the first week of class to the last week. The teachers spend time with you and make sure you are ready come testing time. And the pre trip instructor is awesome at preparing you for your test. Thanks CDS!
    Michael M.
    Auburn Campus graduate
  • CDS is a great school to learn how to drive a commercial vehicle. CDS was completely worth it and really got me prepared to go into the work force! The office personnel and instructors couldn't have been more helpful and fun to be around. Highly recommend this school!
    Caleb B.
    Auburn Campus graduate
  • Excellent place to learn how to drive trucks. Every teacher cares about you and wants you to come away with a license and a job! They hosted a job fair and I was able to see all the local companies that were interested in finding drivers. It was more than I expected! Highly recommend!
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    Port Orchard Campus graduate
  • I recommend CDS for anyone who is interested in pursuing a CDL. The instructors are a great group of guys and truly care about their trainees. You will get top notch training in just 4 weeks! Great work CDS.
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