49CFR IATA IMDG Initial Syllabus

The 5-Day Initial course is designed for basic shippers, freight forwarders, third party logistics entities, carriers and freight brokers who prepare shipments for ground, air and ocean transport.

Please Note: Security Awareness Training is no longer conducted in the classroom. We are now offering it for FREE on our website.
If you ship Radioactive Materials additional training is required. If you ship Explosives additional training is recommended. 

Included with Class:
IATA Regulations
49CFR Regulations
Excerpts from the IMDG Code
Classroom Workbook
Daily Lunch

Printable version

Day 1 - 49 CFR

 

8:00 - 8:30A

Registration

8:30A - 12:00N

49CFR Lesson 1 - Introduction, Format of the Regulations, Comply with US training requirements, Identify 9 classes of materials
49CFR Lesson 2 - Utilize hazmat table, Apply Special Provisions, Select Proper Packaging Authorizations
49CFR Lesson 3 - Identify, Mark and Document shipments of hazardous substances and marine pollutants

12:00N - 1:00P

Lunch (included with seminar)

1:00 - 4:30P

49CFR Lesson 4 - Specification Markings, UN Specification Packaging, Proper testing and assembly of packaging
49CFR Lesson 5 - General Packing Requirements, Packaging Authorizations for Non-Bulk & Bulk packaging
49CFR Lesson 6 - Documentation
49CFR lesson 7 - Mark & Label

4:30P

Session Ends

Day 2 - 49 CFR

 

8:30A - 12:00N

Review 49CFR Lessons 1-7
49CFR Lesson 8 - Limited Quantities, Consumer Commodities, Small Quantities, Materials of Trade
49CFR Lesson 9 - Placards
Review

12:00N - 1:00P

Lunch (included with seminar)

1:00 - 2:00P

Review

2:00 - 4:30P

49 CFR Exam

4:30P

Session ends

Day 3 - IATA

 

8:30A - 12:00N

IATA Lesson 1 - Introduction, Format of the Regs, Symbols & Abbreviations, Industry Terms, Applicability
IATA Lesson 2 - Identify Forbidden Dangerous Goods, DG carried by passengers & crew, Limitations
IATA Lesson 3 -  Classification criteria for 9 classes of DG's, Recognize hazards posed by each class.
IATA Lesson 4 - Dangerous Goods list, Numerical Cross Reference, Special Provisions

12:00N - 1:00P

Lunch (included with seminar)

1:00 - 4:30P

IATA Lesson 5 - Packing Instructions, General Packing Requirements, State & Operator Variations
IATA Lesson 6 - UN Specification Packaging
IATA Lesson 7 - Mark & Label
IATA Lesson 8 - Documentation

4:30P

Session ends

Day 4 - IATA

 

8:30A - 12:00N

Review IATA Lessons 1-8
IATA Lesson 9 - Limited Quantities
IATA Lesson 10 - Overpacks
IATA Lesson 11 - Excepted Quantities
IATA Lesson 12 - Dangerous Goods Acceptance Checklist

12:00N - 1:00P

Lunch (included with seminar)

1:00 - 2:00P

Review

2:00 - 4:30P

IATA Exam

4:30P

Session ends

Day 5 - IMDG

 

8:30A - 12:00N

Review IMDG Lesson 1 - Format of the Code, General Provisions, Definitions, Training Requirements
Review IMDG Lesson 2 - Identify & Classify the 9 classes/division of Dangerous Goods
IMDG Lesson 3 - Utilized the DG list, Locate and apply Special Provisions
IMDG Lesson 4 - General Packing Requirements, UN Specification Packaging, Packing Instructions

12:00N - 1:00P

Lunch (included with seminar)

1:00 - 3:00P

IMDG Lesson 5 - Marking, Labeling, Placarding, Documentation
IMDG Lesson 6 - Stowage, Segregation, Special Requirements, Cargo Transport Units, Competent Authority
IMDG Lesson 7 - Limited Quantities, Excepted Quantities
IMDG Lesson 8 - Apply appropriate 49CFR conditions and limitations
Review

3:00 - 4:30P

IMDG Exam

4:30P

Session ends

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