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Covers the International Maritime Organization and US DOT PHMSA shipping requirements for vessel transport of Dangerous Goods/Hazardous Materials found in Amendment 40-20 of the IMDG Code and 49 CFR 171-180. 

This comprehensive course addresses how to navigate the IMDG Code 2 volume set.    This is mandatory training for individuals that offer Dangerous Goods for international vessel transportation or load freight containers with Dangerous Goods.  The IMDG Code has some distinct differences from 49 CFR: more restrictive load segregation requirements, more inclusive placard rules, different environmental hazardous substance classification requirements and more.       Students will be given ample video instruction and will fine tune newly acquired skills through use of practice problems.   The goal of this course is to have the student walk away with a thorough understanding of how to use the IMDG Code, but most importantly, how to ship dangerous goods via vessel transport.  

Depending upon whether the student is taking this course as an initial or refresher, students should allocate approximately 9 to 14 hours at the computer in order to complete this course.    It is recommended students first complete DOT 49 CFR ground training prior to enrolling in this course.   This course does not cover radioactive materials. 

Students may stop and restart this course at their own pace. Upon successful completion of an online test, students will be issued a certificate. Students can always call or e-mail an instructor while working on course materials. Students will be provided with an electronic manual that includes slide handouts and other course materials. The student must have the most current version of the IMDG Code in order to take this course.


Lesson One   Introduction to the DG Regulations and training
Lesson Two:  IMDG Definitions
Lesson Three:  United States Requirements for International shipments.
Lesson Four:  Classification Introduction
Lesson Five:  Classification of Class 1-2
Lesson Six:  Classification of Class 3
Lesson Seven:  Classification of Class 4
Lesson Eight:  Classification of Class 5-6
Lesson Nine:  Classification of Class 7-9 (RAD overview only)
Lesson Ten:  Classification of Environmentally Hazardous Substances (EHS) Part I
Lesson Eleven:  EHS Part II - Mixtures and Exceptions
Lesson Twelve:  Security
Lesson Thirteen:  Safety Basics
Lesson Fourteen:   Precedence of hazard
Lesson FifteenDangerous Goods List, selecting proper shipping names and the IMDG Index
Lesson Sixteen:  Dangerous Goods List Part II and Special Provisions
Lesson Seventeen:  Special Provision 188 - Small Lithium Batteries
Lesson Eighteen:  Dangerous Goods in Excepted Quantities
Lesson Nineteen:  Dangerous Goods in Limited Quantities
Lesson Twenty:  IMDG Packing Instructions
Lesson Twenty-one:  Specification Packaging Part I
Lesson Twenty-two:  Specification Packaging Part II
Lesson Twenty-three: Package Marks
Lesson Twenty-four Package Labels
Lesson Twenty-five:  Marks and Labels for Packages Containing Lithium Batteries
Lesson Twenty-six: Dangerous Goods Declarations Part I
Lesson Twenty-seven: Dangerous Goods Declarations Part II
Lesson Twenty-eight: Dangerous Goods Declarations Part III
Lesson Twenty-nine:  Load Segregation Part I
Lesson Thirty:  Load Segregation Part II
Lesson Thirty-one:  Loading Freight Containers and Packing Certificates
Lesson Thirty-two:  Placarding Freight Containers According to IMDG

 HAZMATEAM is now a member of the Dangerous Goods Training Association (DGTA).  DGTA promotes and develops exceptional competence in dangerous goods trainers worldwide through education, communication, networking and voluntary professional certification. For more information, visit  We are not affiliated with IATA.   



NH DES CEUs: 0.8 



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16-Hour IMDG (Vessel Shipping) Initial / Refreser
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