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TDG Transportation of Dangerous Goods Training Certification

This course presents information on Canadian regulations for the transport of dangerous goods, with a focus on road and rail transportation. Regulations concerning the transportation of dangerous goods by road and rail in Canada help to protect handlers, citizens, communities, the nation, and the environment. When the regulations are adhered to, they can be a significant contributor to the reduction of risks associated with the movement of dangerous goods.

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Governing regulations.
Transport Canada has developed a comprehensive set of safety standards and regulations for the transport of dangerous goods within Canada’s borders. This is known as the Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) Act, 1992, and is commonly referred to by the phrase "TDG Regulations." Canada’s Department of Transport oversees all aspects of transport in the country. Safety across the entire transport system and within each major mode of transport is the primary objective of this oversight, and the safe transport of dangerous goods is a key area of focus.

Who must take this course?
According to the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations:

(1) A person who handles, offers for transport or transports dangerous goods must
(a) be adequately trained and hold a training certificate or
(b) perform those activities in the presence and under the direct supervision of a person who is adequately trained and who holds a training certificate.

(2) An employer must not direct or allow an employee to handle, offer for transport or transport dangerous goods unless the employee
(a) is adequately trained and holds a training certificate
(b) performs those activities in the presence and under the direct supervision of a person who is adequately trained and who holds a training certificate.

Other Frequently Asked Questions

Click to Learn More How long is the course?

It will take a MINIMUM of 4 hours to complete this online course and receive a Transportation of Dangerous Goods Training Certificate. 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.

Click to Learn More How soon is the certificate of completion issued?

Upon successful completion each student will have immediate access to a printable Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations by Road or Rail training TDG certificate and wallet card.

Click to Learn More How long do I have to complete this course?

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 then you currently need and take advantage of volume discounts.

Click to Learn More Continuing education credits?

Each student will receive 0.4 CEUs (or 4 CMEs) from Compliance Training Online® for completing this course.

Click to Learn More Course format.

Our Transportation of Dangerous Goods by Road or Rail online training course consists of content, graphics, audio, and a final exam.

Click to Learn More Course synopsis.

This training course covers General Awareness and Familiarization of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods (or TDG) Regulations and is intended as an overview of the TDG Regulations. The TDG Regulations cover a wide range of subject related to the transport of dangerous goods. The document is divided into 21 parts. Sixteen of these parts comprise the regulations, and the final five are schedules listing information about specific dangerous goods.

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Specific topics covered in this course include:

  • About This Course
  • Course Objectives
  • Introduction to Road and Rail Transportation of Dangerous Goods in Canada
    • Transportation of Dangerous Goods in Canada by Road and Rail
    • Key Terms
  • The Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) Act, 1992
    • TDG Regulation Parts
    • TDG Regulation Schedules
    • Development of the TDG Regulations
    • Application of the TDG Regulations
    • How Are the TDG Regulations Administered?
    • Using the TDG Regulations
  • Roles and Responsibilities Under the TDG Act
    • Shipper Responsibilities
    • Carrier Responsibilities
    • Receiver or Consignor Responsibilities
    • Employer and Employee Responsibilities
  • Understanding Dangerous Goods
    • Classification of Dangerous Goods
    • What Is a Means of Containment?
    • Standards Related to Containment
    • What Is a Packing Group?
    • What Are Safety Marks?
    • Who Is Responsible for Classifying a Good as Dangerous?
    • Proof of Classification
    • Special Situations Related to Classification
    • Selecting a Container for a Dangerous Good
  • Dangerous Goods Safety Marks
    • Requirements for Dangerous Goods Safety Marks
    • Size and Orientation of Labels and Placards
    • Ways to Display a UN Number
    • Marking Small Means of Containment
    • Marking Large Means of Containment
    • The Danger Placard
    • Consignor Responsibility for Safety Marks
    • Carrier Responsibilities for Dangerous Goods Safety Marks
    • Removal or Change of Dangerous Goods Safety Marks
  • Dangerous Goods, Classes 1 to 3
    • Class 1 - Explosives
    • Class 1 Divisions
    • Class 1 Packing and Containment
    • Class 1 Compatibility Groups
    • Class 1 Safety Marks
    • Special Provisions Related to Class 1
    • Class 2 - Gases
    • Class 2 Divisions
    • Aerosols and Exemptions
    • Class 2 Means of Containment
    • Class 2 Safety Marks
    • Determining Lethal Concentrations of Gases
    • Class 3 - Flammable Liquids
    • Class 3 Packing Groups
  • Dangerous Goods, Classes 4 to 6
    • Class 4 - Flammable Solids, Spontaneously Combusting Substances, and Water-Reactive Substances
    • Class 4 Divisions
    • Class 4 Packing Groups, Containment, and Safety Marks
    • Class 5 - Oxidizing Substances and Organic Peroxides and Class 5 Divisions
    • Class 5 Packing Groups, Containment, and Safety Marks
    • Class 6 - Toxic and Infectious Substances and Class 6 Divisions
    • Class 6 Packing Groups, Containment, and Safety Marks
  • Dangerous Goods, Classes 7 to 9
    • Class 7 - Radioactive Material, Containment, and Safety Marks
    • Class 8 - Corrosives
    • Class 8 Packing Groups, Containment, and Safety Marks
    • Class 9 - Miscellaneous Products, Substances, or Organisms
    • Lithium Cells and Batteries
    • Class 9 Packing Groups, Containment, and Safety Marks
    • Specific Containment Rules for Classes 3, 4, 5, 6.1, 8, and 9
  • Training Requirements Under the TDG Act
    • Training Certificate Requirements
    • Training Requirements for Foreign Carriers
    • What Is Adequate Training?
    • The Training Certificate
    • Certificate Issuance and Expiration
    • Contents of the Certificate
    • Keeping and Showing Proof of Training
  • Emergency Response Assistance Plan
    • The ERAP Limit
    • When Is an ERAP Required?
    • Applying for Approval of an ERAP
    • Applying for Renewal or Revision of an ERAP
    • Approval and Refusal of an ERAP
    • Revocation and Request for Review
    • Compensation for Special ERAP Situations
  • TDG Act Documentation
    • Consignor Responsibilities for Documentation
    • Carrier Responsibilities for Documentation
    • Consist for Transport By Rail
    • Legibility and Language Requirements for Transport Documents
    • Information Required on a Shipping Document
    • Additional Information Required on a Shipping Document
    • Consignor’s Certification
    • Location of Shipping Documents
    • Retention of Shipping Documents and Information
    • The Protective Direction
    • Permit for Equivalent Level of Safety
    • Applying for a Permit for Equivalent Level of Safety
    • Renewal or Revision of a Permit for Equivalent Level of Safety
    • Approval and Refusal for a Permit for Equivalent Level of Safety
    • Revocation and Request for Review
  • TDG Act Reporting Requirements
    • Reporting an Emergency
    • Contents of an Emergency Report
    • Reporting a Release or Anticipated Release
    • Contents of a Release or Anticipated Release Report
    • The 30-Day Follow-Up Report: Road, Rail, or Marine
    • Security Reports: Loss or Theft Report
    • Security Reports: Unlawful Interference Report
  • Inspectors and Inspections
    • The Inspector’s Certificate of Designation
    • The Inspection Certificate
    • Detention of Dangerous Goods or Means of Containment
    • Direction to Remedy Non-Compliance
    • Direction Not to Import or to Return to Place of Origin
    • Review of Detention or Direction
  • Specific TDG Regulations for Road Transport
    • Transporting Dangerous Goods from the United States in Canada
    • Transporting Dangerous Goods to or from Air Transport
    • Transporting Dangerous Goods to or from Ship Transport
    • Reshipping Dangerous Goods within Canada
    • Transportation of Explosives in a Road Vehicle
  • Specific TDG Regulations for Rail Transport
    • Transporting Dangerous Goods from the United States in Canada
    • Transporting Dangerous Goods to or from Air Transport
    • Transporting Dangerous Goods to or from Ship Transport
    • Reshipping Dangerous Goods within Canada
    • Locating Placarded Railway Vehicles on a Train
    • Coupling Railway Vehicles
    • Tank Cars for Flammable Liquids
  • Summary
  • Additional Resources
  • Exam
Click to Learn More How often is retraining or recertification required?

A training certificate issued for transport by aircraft expires 24 months after its date of issuance. A training certificate issued for transport by road vehicle, railway vehicle, or ship expires 36 months after its date of issuance.

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