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IATA IMDG 3-Day Initial Syllabus

The 3-Day Initial course for air and ocean shipments is designed for basic shippers, freight forwarders, third party logistics entities, carriers and freight broker preparing dangerous goods shipments for ocean and air. Prior IMDG certification is highly recommended as this is a fast-paced course

Please Note: Security Awareness Training is no longer conducted in the classroom. We are now offering it for FREE on our website.

Note if you ship Explosives or Radioactive Materials:

  • Explosives: This course fulfills the requirements for anyone shipping explosives, div. 1.4 already classified with a UN#. Other class 1 explosives including 1.4 unclassified, additional training is required. Please see our explosives course.
  • Radioactive Materials: This course also fulfills the requirements for shipping radioactive exempted items, for example smoke alarms. For anything else additional training is required. Please see our radioactive courses.

Included with Class:
IATA Regulations
IMDG Excerpts
Classroom Workbooks
Daily Lunch

Day 1 - 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 2 - 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 3 - IMDG

 
 8:00 - 8:30A

Registration

8:30A - 12:00N

Review IMDG Lessons 1-5:

Lesson 1 - General Provisions, Definitions and Training
Lesson 2 – Classification, The Nine Classes of Dangerous Goods 
Lesson 3 - Dangerous Goods List and Index
Lesson 4 – Specification Packaging, Packing & Tank Provisions
Lesson 5 – Consignment Procedures, Marking, Labelling and Placarding

Lesson 6 – Transport Operations
Lesson 7 – Limited Quantities & Excepted Quantities

12:00N - 1:00P

Lunch (included with seminar)

1:00 - 3:00P

Lesson 8 - Compliance With 49 CFR (Overview)
Review Lessons 1-8

3:00 - 4:30P

IMDG Exam

4:30P

Session ends