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IMDG Recurrent Syllabus

The 1-Day course is designed for freight forwarders, third party logistics entities, carriers and freight brokers preparing dangerous goods shipments for ocean transport that have had previous IMDG training within the past 3 years. The course is a review of topics covered in the 2-Day initial class with an emphasis on updates and changes with the current edition of the IMDG Code. Recurrent training is required every three years for IMDG.

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

Prerequisite for Recurrent training is IMDG Certification within the past 3 years.

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

Included with Webinar Training:
Printable Classroom Workbook
(IMDG Code must be provided by student for webinars)

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


8:30A - 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



Session ends