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Multimodal DOT, IATA & IMDG HAZMAT Shipping

Shipping Dangerous Goods by Air, Road, Rail and Sea

Online Training Certification Course

From the highest rated and most trusted online training company - since 2008.

This multimodal HAZMAT training certification course uses online training to explain how to manage dangerous goods across diverse transportation platforms.

Multimodal shipping often involves transporting hazardous materials by some combination of trucks, ships, trains, and aircraft. Multimodal hazmat shipping is unique because preparations that protect dangerous items on one platform may not protect them on another. For instance variant temperatures, air pressures, or vibration levels may affect cargo in unpredictable ways. That's why shipping dangerous goods along a route over different transportation platforms can benefit from specific multimodal HAZMAT training.

This course is for:
Multimodal training is ideal for workers who pack, load, transport, and inspect hazardous materials that are subject to IMO, IATA, and DOT shipping regulations. This course trains workers who transport different shipments over different platforms as well as workers whose shipments are carried over more than one platform along a single route.

Case Study: Around 10 percent of container cargo worldwide comprises hazardous goods, but as the following disaster makes clear, not every shipper chooses to declare the presence of hazardous materials. The process for calculating cargo risk that is currently used by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in the United States begins with an analysis of the cargo manifest that an ocean carrier provides about any shipment that has been accepted for transport to the United States. This cargo manifest is provided to CBP by the carrier based on information provided by a shipper about the cargo it has contracted for transport. Since the container is sealed, an ocean carrier is in no position to confirm the accuracy of the declarations it receives from its customers. Essentially, it is an honor system. Unfortunately, some shippers are not always forthcoming about the cargo they are shipping. This reality was made clear on March 21, 2006. The M/V Hyundai Fortune, a large ocean-going containership, transiting from Asia to Europe via the Suez Canal, had a catastrophic fire off the Gulf of Aden, 60 miles south of the coast of Yemen. Efforts to contain the fire failed and the crew abandoned ship. Ultimately, the ten-year old ship was sold for scrap. The cause of the fire is believed to have been a container loaded with petroleum-based cleaning fluids stowed near the engine room. The shipper failed to indicate the hazardous nature of this shipment to the Hyundai Fortune, undoubtedly to avoid the special handling fees associated with transporting hazardous materials.

Key Takeaways: Failure to comply with shipping regulations can have far-reaching and catastrophic results for people, companies, and the environment.

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Governing Regulations

This safety training explains the standards and regulations set forth by the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the United States Department of Transportation (DOT), and the United Nations International Maritime Organization (IMO) IMDG Code. The course meets the following standards:

  • IATA and DOT training
  • IATA and DOT certification
  • IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR)
  • IMO International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG)

If you do not have a copy, you will need to purchase the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) Manual both for reference purposes in your day to day shipping operations, and while taking this course.

You can access the IATA DGR Current Edition Significant Changes document from our "Resources" section.

If you don't already have a copy, you'll need to purchase the International Maritime Dangerous Goods IMDG Code both for reference purposes in your day to day shipping operations, and while taking this course.

What You'll Learn

    About This Course
    Course Objectives
    Governing Bodies and Regulations
  • What Are Dangerous Goods and Hazardous Materials?
  • Who Needs This Training?
    Classification and Hazard Classes
  • Classification
  • Hazard Classes
  • Class 1 - Explosives
  • Class 2 - Gases
  • Class 3 - Flammable Liquids
  • Class 4 - Flammable Solids
  • Class 5 - Oxidizing Substances and Organic Peroxides
  • Class 6 - Toxic and Infectious Substances
  • Class 7 - Radioactive Material
  • Class 8 - Corrosives
  • Class 9 - Miscellaneous
  • Class 9 - Dry Ice
  • Class 9 - Lithium Batteries
  • How to Read the DOT's Hazardous Materials Table
  • Columns of the Hazardous Materials Table 1-10
  • Hazardous Materials Table Appendix A-B
  • How to Use the Hazardous Materials Table
  • How to Read the IMDG Code's Dangerous Goods List
  • IMDG Code Dangerous Goods List - Proper Shipping Names
  • Using the IMDG Code Dangerous Goods List
  • Dangerous Goods List, Columns 1 - 18
  • Dangerous Goods List, Special Provisions for Certain Goods
  • Dangerous Goods List, Appendix A, B, and Index
  • How to Read the IATA's List of Dangerous Goods
  • Using the IATA List of Dangerous Goods
    Communication Marking, Labeling, and Placarding
  • DOT Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) Markings
  • HMR DOT Marking
  • HMR Non-Bulk Markings
  • HMR Limited Quantities
  • HMR Bulk Markings
  • HMR Radioactive Material Markings
  • HMR Content-Specific Markings
  • International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code, Marking of Packages
  • IMDG Marking
  • IMDG Marking Example
  • IMDG Marking of Cargo Transport Units and Bulk Containers
  • IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations, Section 7 - Markings
  • IATA DGR Markings
  • IATA DGR Radioactive Material Marking
  • IATA DGR Radioactive Material Marking Types A, B, and C
  • IATA DGR Radioactive Material Marking Fissile Material
  • Hazardous Material Shipping Labels
  • DOT Hazardous Materials Regulations
  • HMR Exceptions
  • HMR Radioactive Materials
  • HMR Mixed and Consolidated Packagings
  • HMR Label Specifications
  • IMDG Labeling of Packages
  • IATA Hazard Labels
  • IATA Labeling
  • Placarding Exceptions
  • Prohibited Placarding
  • Hazardous Materials Regulations - Placarding Tables
  • HMR Placarding Table 1
  • Placarding Table 2
  • Dangerous Placard
  • Placarding Subsidiary Hazards
  • Placard Exceptions
  • Placard Specifications
  • IMDG Placarding of Cargo Transport Units and Bulk Containers
    Packing and Packaging
  • Packing Definitions
  • Types of Containers
  • Packaging Responsibilities
  • Package Inspections
  • Determining Appropriate Packaging
  • Types of Packagings
  • UN Standard Packaging Marking
  • Hazardous Materials Regulations - Requirements for Inner Packagings
  • UN Outer, Single, and Composite Packagings
  • General Testing Requirements
  • Types of Tests
  • Bulk Packaging
  • Non-Bulk Packaging
  • General Packing Requirements
  • Exceptions - Limited and Small Quantities
    DOT Exceptions
  • Limited and Small Quantities
  • Agricultural Products
  • Materials of Trade
  • Lab Packs
  • Damaged or Leaking Packages
  • Overpacks
  • Department of Defense Packaging and Special Permits
  • Reusable Packaging
    International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code Packing Provisions
  • IMDG Code, General Provisions for Packing Dangerous Goods
  • Overview of the List of Packing Instructions
  • Using the List of Packing Instructions
  • Special Packing Provisions for Goods of Various Classes
  • Special Packing Provisions for Infectious Substances and Radioactive Material
  • Portable Tank Instructions and Special Provisions
  • Look-Up of Portable Tank Instructions
  • Bulk Container Codes
  • Use of Bulk Containers
    International Air Transport Association Packing and Packaging
  • IATA Class 1 - Explosives Packing Instructions
  • Class 2 - Gases Exemptions
  • Class 3 - Flammable Liquids Limited and Excepted Quantities
  • Class 4 - Flammable Solids Packing Instructions
  • Class 5 - Oxidizing Substances and Organic Peroxides Packing Instructions
  • Class 6 - Toxic and Infectious Substances Packing Instructions - Category A Infectious Substances
  • Class 7 - Radioactive Material
  • Class 8 - Corrosives Packing Instructions
  • Class 9 - Dry Ice/Lithium Batteries/Magnetized Material Packing Instructions
    Handling, Loading, Stowage and Segregation
  • The Thirteen Compatibility Groups of Explosives
  • DOT Shipping by Road or Rail
  • DOT Shipping by Air
  • DOT Shipping by Vessel
    International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code Stowage and Segregation
  • Stowage Provisions
  • Segregation
  • Consigning Operations for Cargo Transport Units
  • CTUs, Special Situations
  • Stowage and Segregation on Containerships
  • Stowage and Segregation on Ro-Ro Ships
  • Stowage and Segregation on General Cargo Ships
  • Shipborne Barges on Barge-Carrying Ships
  • Provisions for Shipborne Barge Cargo
  • International Air Transport Association (IATA) Stowage and Segregation
  • Self-Reactive Substances
  • Organic Peroxides
  • Toxic and Infectious Substances
  • Radioactive Material
  • Corrosives Limitations
  • Class 9 Dangerous Goods
  • Lithium Batteries - Limitations
  • DOT Shipping Papers
  • DOT Shipping Paper Exceptions
  • Preparation of Shipping Papers
  • DOT Basic Description
  • DOT Additional Information
  • DOT Emergency Response Information
  • DOT Certification
  • DOT Retention
    International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code Transport Documents
  • Container/Vehicle Packing Certificate
  • Other Documentation Required Aboard the Ship
    International Air Transport Association (IATA) Shipping Documentation
  • Shipper's Declaration
  • Completing the Shipper's Declaration
  • Air Waybill
  • Additional Documentation
  • Notes Regarding Specific Materials by Class
  • Class 7 - Radioactive Materials
  • Competent Authority Certificates
  • Required Documentation by Package Type
  • Radioactive Material - Air Waybill
  • Class 9 - Dry Ice Documentation
    Follow the Journey
  • Dry Ice
  • By Road
  • By Vessel
  • By Air
    Additional Resources
    Final Exam

It will take a MINIMUM of 10 hours to take this online course. The student may log on and off as needed. A bookmark will be set so when they log back in they will return to where they left off.

We have no restrictions on how long a person takes to complete a course. Likewise, if you are purchasing for others, we have no time limit on assigning courses. So you can purchase a larger quantity than you currently need and take advantage of volume discounts.

Multimodal regulators all have unique retraining requirements. Routine online certification can keep workers up to date on HAZMAT procedures no matter what transportation platforms they manage. The particular regulations are as follows:

  • The IATA DGR requires recurrent training within 24 months of the previous training, unless a relevant authority defines a shorter interval.
  • The DOT HAZMAT Shipping regulations require recurrent training every three years.
  • The IMDG Code does not specify a required recertification schedule. However, HAZMAT employees on US and foreign vessels operating in the navigable waters of the United States must follow the retraining requirements in 49 CFR Part 176, Section 13 which requires retraining every three years.

Since the shortest retraining requirement is two years, we will email you twenty-one days before your certification expires so you have time to retrain.

Each student will receive 1.0 CEUs (or 10 CMEs) from Compliance Training Online® for completing this course.

Sultan A Verified
Multimodal DOT, IATA & IMDG HAZMAT Shipping

it is a greet experience thank you

Jacob G Verified
Multimodal DOT, IATA & IMDG HAZMAT Shipping

It was a good course

Mario A Verified
Multimodal DOT, IATA & IMDG HAZMAT Shipping

It was awesome course that they show the whole level of shipping , packing and labeling. Really like the class and would recommend to other to take class.

Jose B Verified
Multimodal DOT, IATA & IMDG HAZMAT Shipping

the training was thorough and easy to follow. some sections were too slow for me (ie: kind boring) but that is only because the material did not interest me and too technical for me. I did appreciate that audio and that I was able to read along. Helped me absorb it more than just listening or just reading.



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