DOT & IMDG Dangerous Goods Shipping Course

Course Details


TIME TO COMPLETE: DOT section- 5 hours IMDG section- 3 hours
CONTINUING EDUCATION: 0.8 CEUs, 8 contact hours
REGULATIONS SATISFIED: 49 CFR, Part 172.704 (Subpart H) &  IMDG 1.3
REFRESH AGAIN: Every 3 years
NOTE: This course is our DOT course #1205 and IMDG course combined into one. You save $20 when purchasing this combined training course.

Max Subscription Days: 60 Days
Code: 1205/IMDG
Subjects: ENGLISH COURSES DOT Hazmat Courses
Price: US $299.00




Our online DOT/IMDG course is designed for anyone involved with dangerous goods that are responsible for overall compliance with domestic and international (US DOT and IMO) hazmat/dangerous goods regulations. Training is designed to help meet the DOT requirements found in 49 CFR 172 (Subpart H) and IMO’s vessel hazmat training mandate in IMDG Code 1.3.1.


If you’re looking for a new career path, you may be surprised by the number of industries that require employers and employees to take DOT shipment training courses with IMDG. The automotive, cosmetology, manufacturing, electronics, demolition and refrigeration industries are just a few examples of the verticals that require hazmat training.

When you take a few minutes to think about all the things that are considered hazardous materials, it’s easy to understand why so many industries require hazmat training. Believe it or not, even some used art supplies are classified as dangerous goods.

People who are responsible for transporting hazardous materials can take certification, recertification and refresher courses through Hazmat School. When you enroll in one of our online courses, you’ll have access to qualified, remote instructors who are available to answer your questions around the clock. You can also reach out to our customer support representatives if you need help with your account.

To learn more about our online training for shipping hazardous materials by air, or for help setting up an account, contact Hazmat School today.

international training for dotPART 1- DOT OBJECTIVES:

Meet the federal requirements of 49 CFR, Part 172.704 for certification in hazardous materials handling and transportation.

List the various laws relating to hazardous materials handling, response, and transportation including those related to 49 CFR, 40 CFR and 29 CFR as applicable.

Identify the definitions of hazardous materials and the terminology associated with safety when shipping/working with hazardous materials/wastes.

Identify the types and classifications of hazardous materials and the various hazards and risks associated with them.

Know the functions required for a DOT Hazmat Employee including knowledge of the Hazardous Materials Table (49 CFR 172.101), Labels and Placards, and shipping papers including signing waste manifests.

Define work practices by which employees can minimize the risks associated with working around hazardous materials including proper handling to avoid accidents.

Identify various hazardous materials/wastes using the Department of Transportation (DOT) Labeling system.

Identify emergency activities related to hazardous materials releases and of the employee’s role in emergency activities.

Define Security Awareness including risks and response to security threats.

Identify function specific operations to which the employee will be expected to perform including proper marking and labeling of packages and containers, shipping papers, packaging, and other required duties.



If you ship hazmat by vessel, your carrier may require your packages to meet international standards. IMDG training is required for all persons who transport dangerous goods according to IMDG Code 1.3. The IMDG training rules are recommended for shore-based personnel. However, vessel carriers often require compliance with them as a condition of accepting your shipments. These rules apply in addition to the US DOT Hazardous Materials Regulations. The DOT also requires hazmat employees to be trained on all applicable modal rules. Failure to comply with the IMDG Code can result in civil penalties, rejected shipments, incidents in transit, and carrier blacklisting.

This dangerous goods vessel transportation portion of this course was developed for anyone that:

  • –  Have any involvement in shipping dangerous goods by vessel;
  • –  Classify dangerous goods;
  • –  Select proper shipping names;
  • –  Pack, mark, label or placard dangerous good packagings;
  • –  Load/unload Cargo Transport Units; and
  • –  Prepare or sign dangerous good shipping papers.

The IMDG Code is produced by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), an agency of the United Nations charged with maintaining the international rules for shipping dangerous goods by sea. The IMDG Code is based on the United Nations Committee of Experts recommendations. These are the official international rules for dangerous goods transportation by vessel.  In order to do business with many vessel carriers, you must comply with the IMDG rules.

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be compliant with the DOT Hazmat Reguklations found in 49 CFR 172 Subpart H and IMO’s vessel hazmat training mandate IMDG Code 1.3.1 and will have met one of the “function-specific” elements of the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) hazmat employee training (as this relates to 49 Code of Regulations §172.704).


Final Examination:

1. Complete a multiple choice question examination with at least 75% accuracy.


Certification of Compliance with applicable Federal regulations – 49 CFR 172.704 and IMDG 1.3.1

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