TDG Online Certification

Transportation of Dangerous Goods by Ground


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Transportation of Dangerous Goods

Any person that ships, handles, or transports dangerous goods by ground must be adequately trained and hold a valid certificate.

This TDG course has been developed to meet the TDG Regulation general training requirements. The course consists of 10 chapters and a final exam. Once you pass your exam, you may print your wall and wallet sized certificates. Your training also includes a plastic wallet certificate. This card typically ships within one day using Canada Post regular mail.

A TDG Certificate must be renewed when the 3-year expiry date has been met, or if you change employers. TDG certificates must be signed by your current employer. Your record of training will be safely stored in your account and can be accessed in the “Manage Certificates” section at any time.

The course may be started and stopped as needed, there is no time limit. It is fully narrated and includes interactive exercises in each chapter. Once the course has been completed, you will understand the requirements and responsibilities of anyone who handles, ships, or transports dangerous goods by ground.

This training course is meant to be completed online, but we also offer webinar, self study books, and on-site training. If more training is needed relating to the work being performed, supplementary or on-site training is available. We also offer training for TDG by sea (IMDG) and TDG by Air (IATA).

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In anticipation of the planned amendments to Part 6 of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations (TDGR), we have updated our training to include the topic of worker competency and how this affects persons shipping dangerous goods by ground.

Average Duration: 3 Hours
Certificate Valid for 3 Years
Printable Certificate Upon Completion
Plastic, Digital, & Printable Certificate
Unlimited Exam Attempts
Standards Compliant Across Canada
Available in English or French
Self-Paced, Available 24/7
Live Student Support
Permanent Record of Training
User Management Tools Available

Course Outline

1. An Introduction to TDG

The introductory chapter of this course outlines major learning objectives, the TDG Act and regulations, TDG background information, requirements, enforcement of the TDG Act, and penalties for violating the act.

2. Training Requirements

Learn about what training is required as a worker as well as what topics must be covered. You will also learn about the specific information required on your training certificate, how to stay up-to-date, special allowances, and how to show proof of training when required.

3. Classifications

This chapter goes over the different classifications of dangerous goods, how they are classified, how to classify dangerous goods, proofs of classification, divisions within the different classes, packing groups, and approaches used to classify substances.

4. Dangerous Goods Classes

Learn about the 9 classes of dangerous goods as well as their divisions and the hazards they present, including: explosives, gases, flammable liquids, flammable solids, oxidizers, toxic & infectious substances, radioactive materials, corrosives, and miscellaneous products, substances, or organisms.

5. Documentation

The chapter on documentation will teach you about the different types of shipping documents, the role of the consignor, formats, document retention, required information, consist for transport by rail, residue, special cases, quantity changes, procedures during transport, document location, procedures after unloading, hazardous waste, and the movement of documents.

6. Safety Marks

Learn all about TDG safety marks, including labels, placards, orange panels, signs, numbers, letters, and words used to identify dangerous goods and the nature of their danger. You will also learn about the purpose behind various safety marks, your responsibilities, visual requirements, and exemptions.

7. Containers

Chapter 7 provides instruction on various means of containment used when transporting dangerous goods. This includes: small & large means of containment, how to select a means of containment, standardized means of containment, UN certification safety marks, loading and securing containers, and filling containers.

8. Dangerous Goods Incidents

Learn how to respond to incidents regarding dangerous goods. Topics covered include emergency reporting, identifying a release, reportable quantities, release reports, 30-day follow up reports, loss or theft of dangerous goods, and unlawful interference.

9. Emergency Response

The chapter on emergency response covers Emergency Response Assistance Plans (ERAPs), integration with other organizations, when an ERAP is required, ERAP details, the application process, ERAP Reviews, application refusals, revisions, and renewals.

10. Special Situations

Learn about special situations and exemptions to the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act. Topics covered include gross mass exemptions, class exemptions, limited quantities, and requirements for exemption.

11. Site Registrations

This section explains the process for registering a site as well as the necessary information when registering, renewing a registration, what actually qualifies as a site for transporting dangerous goods by ground, and any exemptions from registration.

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Depending on how many training credits you purchase, you may receive a discount. Once purchased, training credits may be used to assign training to users in your account or held for future use.

In addition to the training that you purchase, you will also have access to a number of free training management tools. These tools allow you to add and manage users in your account, distribute training courses, view training progress, print certificates, view records of training, and create customized certification reports to ensure your users are always in compliance.

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Additional Services

We put our team of professionals to work to build solutions that improve results, save time, relieve your budget and keep your people safe. In addition to our training programs, we also provide Consulting Services, Train The Trainer Solutions, Course Authoring, and Integration services.

Consulting Services

It is our mandate to develop plans and programs that meet the unique needs and environments where staff carry out their work on a daily basis, creating customized programs that deal with risks specifically for each situation.

Our consulting services include OHS Auditing, Safety Policy Development, Procedure Writing, Training Needs Analysis, Safety Inspections, Job Safety & Hazard Analysis, Emergency Response Planning, and Fall Prevention & Detection.

Train the Trainer

Customize and control the learning experience of your staff or customers with our Train the Trainer offerings and enjoy the peace of mind that comes with our lifetime complimentary update service.

These packages educate new trainers on how to deliver in-person training to adult learners. Packages include Instructor Certification courses, expanded reference manuals, ready to customize classroom presentations, exam templates, certificates, and participant guides for students.

Program Authoring

Deliver original content courses to your staff to address the unique hazards associated with your workplace.

Our team of industry leading instructional designers and subject matter experts are able to develop defensible, effective, and efficient training programs that you can deliver as elearning content, self-learning course books, reference materials for classroom teaching, or as an app that integrates with existing frameworks. Training programs can be something that is built from scratch, or modified using pre-existing course materials from our library or your own.