ELDT Hazardous Materials Course

Course Overview

The ELDT Hazardous Materials Course is designed to teach students that will be obtaining their hazardous materials endorsement for the first time. This course covers all FMCSA required content. In addition to the required ELDT content, additional study material is provided to aid students in preparing to take their hazardous materials knowledge test. By the end of this course, students will understand the basics of hazardous materials regulations and will be prepared to take their hazardous materials endorsement knowledge test at a Michigan Secretary of State location.

This course is offered primarily as a self-guided, online course, with required quizzes that must be completed online through Schoology. There is also a one-day instructor-led option. 

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Self-guided course for non-USTDTS students and graduates of over 7 years: $250
Self-guided course for current USTDTS students and graduates of less than 7 years: $100
Instructor-led course with classroom time: $1295

Course Materials 



The on-campus USTDTS Media Center is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 PM EST to assist students with computer and internet access needs. Weekend hours (Saturday and Sunday) are available by appointment only.  

  • Media Center 
  • Moodle

Student-Supplied Materials 

  • Electronic device capable of completing Moodle assignments (highly suggested) 
  • Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) or Commercial Learner’s Permit (CLP); DOT medical card