For shipments using Ocean (vessel) Transportation. Fulfills US DOT and International Law Training Requirements.
IMDG Training is required for any hazmat employee who needs to understand how to use the IMDG Code. This includes: Shipping personnel who prepare and sign the shipping papers for ocean transport, Personnel responsible for classifying hazardous product, Anyone else who meets the definition of a "hazmat employee" and who needs to understand how to read and interpret the IMDG Code.
The 2-Day IMDG Initial Webinar is designed for freight forwarders, third party logistics entities, carriers and freight brokers. Recurrent training is required every 3 years for IMDG.
IMDG 2-Day Initial Webinar Topics:
- Format of the Regulations
- General Provisions
- Classification of Dangerous Goods
- Using the Dangerous Goods Regulations
- Selecting a Packing Instruction
- General Packing Provisions
- UN Packaging Specification Marks
- Marking and Labeling
- Handling and Safety
- Limited Quantities
- Limited Discussion of RAM & Explosives
Materials Required: Current edition of the IMDG Code is required for this webinar. If you need a current copy, we suggest purchasing one from our recommended suppliers. Students will be emailed the class workbook which they will download and print; we suggest putting it in a three ring binder.
Webinar Hours: 11am - 7pm each day Eastern Standard Time (includes testing). Sign-in begins 15 minutes prior to class start time. Class times are EST - please adjust according to your time zone.
Student Workbook: students download workbook to view and print student workbook, we suggest putting it in a three ring binder. If you do not print the workbook, you must be able to view it at the same time as the webinar.
Regulations: IMDG regulations are required for this webinar. Students must provide them, as they are not included with the course. If you need a current copy, we suggest purchasing one from our recommended suppliers.
Exam taken online at the conclusion of the webinar. Exams must be submitted within 3 hours of completion of the course.
Webinar Hours: All webinars start in East Coast Time - please adjust your time accordingly. Students must sign in 15 minute early.
Training location: We recommend taking the webinar from a location where you will not be distracted by coworkers or daily work duties.
Recommended supplies: Sticky notes, pens, highlighter, notepaper
Please note: The registration period for enrolling in public webinars closes 1 business day prior to the start of class.
Webinar Frequently Asked Questions - Click here!
Classroom training may be more suited for you: if you do not use the 49CFR Regulations on a regular basis.
What is the difference between webinar and online training? Webinars are instructor led and completed in 1 day. Online training is taken on your own, and you have 3 months to complete.
Are any additional training courses required?
- Hazmat Security Awareness Training (SAT) - In the United States this additional training is required. DGI offers free SAT on our website.
- Function Specific Training - Ultimately (in the United States) your employer has final responsibility for determining if a hazmat employee is properly trained for their particular job function. Since there is a potential for limitless types of job functions as determined by an individual employer, we as your training provider can only suggest what types of additional training might be required.
- We recommend that persons shipping the following substance get additional training:
- Radioactive Materials
- Toxic Gases (additional DOT requirements)
- Toxic Inhalation Hazard
- Packaging of Explosives (additional DOT requirements)