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IMDG Initial Syllabus

This 2-Day course is designed for freight forwarders, third party logistics entities, carriers and freight brokers preparing dangerous goods shipments for ocean transport. 

IMDG training is required every 3 years.

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

Included with Class:
Excerpts from the IMDG Code
Classroom Workbook
Daily Lunch

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.

Webinar students: Webinars start at 11 am EST. The course content is the same but the times will be different then noted below.

Day 1 - IMDG

 
 

8:00a - 8:30a

Registration

8:30a - 8:45a

Welcome and Introductions

8:45a – 12:00n

Lesson 1 - General Provisions, Definitions and Training
Lesson 2 – Classification, The Nine Classes of Dangerous Goods 
Lesson 3 - Dangerous Goods List and Index

12:00n - 1:00p

Lunch (included with seminar)

1:00p – 4:30p

Lesson 3 (continued) 
Lesson 4 – Specification Packaging, Packing & Tank Provisions
Lesson 5 – Consignment Procedures, Marking, Labelling and Placarding

4:30P

Session ends

   
   

Day 2 - IMDG

 

 

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