International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Course

Course Details

DURATION: Approximately 3 hours
COURSE ACCESS TIME: 60 days
PREREQUISITES: DOT Certification
REQUIREMENTS MET: DGR 1.3.1
INSTRUCTOR ASSISTANCE: 24/7 assistance

Code: 2000
Subjects: DOT Hazmat Courses
Price: US $199.00

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IMDG training prepares those transporting hazardous materials with the foundational knowledge they need to ship these goods according to IMDG regulations. While each IMDG training program is unique, they all cover the basics for preparing and transporting dangerous goods. Learn more about IMDG training and courses.

Are You Seeking an International Maritime Dangerous Goods Certificate?

Our three-hour maritime dangerous goods course covers the fundamentals of shipping dangerous goods by ocean according to IMDG requirements. When you enroll in this self-paced course, you can come and go as you need to over a 60-day period. This course serves as both initial and recurrent training. You can have your staff take this IMDG online course individually or all together. Learn more about this online course for shipping and Hazmat professionals below.

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What Are IMDG Training Requirements?

The International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code is a set of regulations related to the shipping of dangerous goods by vessel. IMDG training requirements are related rules that dictate who must receive maritime dangerous goods training and IMDG certification. These training rules, which apply to all international vessel carriers, are enforced under international treaty.

Who Needs IMDG Dangerous Goods Training?

The IMDG code requires employees of vessel carriers that ship dangerous goods internationally to receive IMDG certification. Additionally,if you ship hazardous materials by vessel, your carrier may require your packages to meet international standards before they will accept them for shipment. In short, 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, which requireHazmat employees to be trained on all applicable modal rules.

Maritime dangerous goods training helps promote the safety of workers, the public and the environment, since using improper procedures when shipping these materials can result in serious harm. Failure to comply with the IMDG Code can result in civil penalties, rejected shipments, incidents in transit, and carrier blacklisting, so it’s important for employees to get the training and certification they need.

There’s a good chance you need IMDG training if you have any involvement in shipping dangerous goods by vessel. You should consider taking this IMDG certification course if you:

  • Classify dangerous goods
  • Select proper shipping names
  • Pack, mark, label or placard dangerous good packagings
  • Load or unload cargo transport units
  • Prepare or sign dangerous good shipping papers

IMDG training uses a specific set of exercises related to the shipment and transportation of potentially dangerous goods. An IMDG training course covers the fundamental aspects of shipping dangerous items. If you are wondering if you need IMDG, you may want to ask yourself these questions:

  • Do you ship or package hazardous materials (or dangerous goods) and offer them for transportation by ocean?
  • Do you load and unload Cargo Transport Units?
  • Do you prepare or sign dangerous good shipping papers?
  • Have you already undergone basic DOT Hazmat shipping training that covers domestic requirements?

If you answer yes to any of these questions, you may need dangerous goods training. IMDG certification is often needed for various job titles, including shipping clerks, port personnel, shippers, cargo handlers, freight forwarders, dockworkers and longshoremen.

What Are the Prerequisites for This Training?

One of the main IMDG training requirements is receiving a DOT certification. DOT certification is relevant and required for those who transport hazardous materials, offer a hazardous material for transportation, signs on any DOT document, such as hazardous waste manifests or marks or labels packages for transport. A DOT certification provides the foundational knowledge and skills needed to pursue IMDG training.

How Often Do I Need to Renew My Maritime Dangerous Goods Training?

Currently, the IMDG Code doesn’t have a standard recertification schedule, meaning how long an IMDG certification is good for may depend on additional factors. For example, HAZMAT employees on foreign and domestic vessels who operate in navigable waters of the U.S. need to follow the retraining requirements set forth in 49 CFR Part 176, Section 13, which is every three years.

IMDG certification gives you the ability to ship hazardous goods internationally by ocean using any carrier. However, this certification only lasts three years. If you plan to continue shipping dangerous goods, you need to make sure your certification remains active by taking and passing a renewal course. Our online IMDG training serves as a first-time training course and as a re-certification course, making it convenient for new and veteran Hazmat workers alike.

Who Writes the IMDG Dangerous Goods Training?

At Hazmat School our dangerous goods training courses are written by hazardous material shipping experts to meet various national and international requirements. This IMDG course meets DGR 1.3.1 of the IMDG code.

The IMDG Code is produced by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), an agency of the United Nations responsible formaintaining 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. Whether you work for a vessel carrier or simply use vessel carriers to ship hazardous materials, you’ll need to comply with the regulations laid out in the code.

How Does This Online Course Work?

Our online IMDG certification course is designed for individuals who have received basic DOT certification and are ready to receive their IMDG certification. The course is entirely online and can be completed in approximately three hours.

After registering for the course, you’ll work through the lessons online at your own pace. You’ll have the ability to pause the training and return whenever you like, so you don’t need to complete the course in one sitting. You’ll have a period of 60 days to complete the course before you’ll need to renew your subscription.

Our fully narrated course is broken down into multiple chapters with knowledge check quizzes scattered throughout the training. The quizzes will prepare you for the multiple-choice final exam, which you will take at the end of the course. After passing the final with a score of 75% or higher, you will be able to print your personalized IMDG certificate. Your certificate will include the course title and date issued, as well as our company information, to verify the authenticity of the certificate.

If you have any questions throughout your training, you can easily seek help from our online instructors, who are available to provide assistance 24 hours per day, every day of the week.

Would You Prefer More Customized Training?imdg hazmat books

At Safety Compliance Management, we know that your company has unique needs when it comes to IMDG training. Our talented hazardous material shipping experts can create customized webinar training sessions to cover international hazardous material or dangerous goods IATA, IMDG and TDGR shipping training requirements for your specific products. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) code both dictate specific hazardous material training requirements that must be met by shippers of dangerous goods.

To get the best value for your money, you pay only for the time it takes us to develop and deliver via webinar, at your facility or onsite with us your product-specific coursework and materials. You may have as many employees as you would like participate in the international shipping training session, and each participant will receive a hazardous material shipping certificate after completing the course. We only require that you have undergone Basic DOT Hazmat training to provide you with an overview of hazardous materials and general shipping requirements prior to your customized onsite or webinar training session.

It would be our pleasure to assist you with your international hazardous material training needs. All we need is a Safety Data Sheet (SDS) for your products, and we’ll tailor the training to fit your needs.

Why Choose Hazmat School?

Hazmat School and IMDG training helps ensure businesses pass any inspections when shipping potentially dangerous materials, meaning they minimize the risk of related fines and penalties. Enrolling in IMDG training with Hazmat School offers programs at discounted, affordable rates.

Our programs are also paced, allowing students to learn the essential regulations and foundational information with innovative materials. We also offer instant enrollment, allowing you to start your IMDG training course as soon as possible.

Register to Complete Our IMDG Training Course Online

As one of the nation’s leaders in workplace safety training, Hazmat School serves over 20,000 students each year. Our instructors are experts in offering IMDG training and educating students on IMDG rules and regulations. After students complete our online course, they will have the knowledge they need to handle and ship hazardous materials across international waters safely.

Our IMDG training course was designed to be accessible and prepare students and their employers for success when handling potentially dangerous materials. At Hazmat School, we are committed to offering high-quality programs and learning experiences, the best value for your money and practical training for working adults.

Register for our international maritime dangerous goods course today by calling 877-OSHA-NOW (674-2669) or contacting us online.

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IMDG CODE 2022 40th Edition Book

Intl Maritime Dangerous Goods – Two Book Set (Sold Separately From Course)

$259.00

The IMDG Code is written in conjunction with government regulations under the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) and was developed as a uniform international code for the transport of dangerous goods by sea covering sections to assist you with packing, labeling, placarding, markings, handling, emergency response, container traffic and stowage, with particular reference to the segregation of incompatible substances. Anyone involved in shipping dangerous goods by vessel should have a copy of this manual.

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