Dangerous Goods Training FAQ

Who needs dangerous goods training?

The Canadian TDG Regulations state that anyone who handles, offers for transport, or transports dangerous goods needs adequate training.

Examples of those that require training:


Cargo Handler
Lift Truck Operator
Dock Worker
Towmotor Operator
Freight Handler
Warehouse Operator

Offers for transport:
Clerical personnel (i.e. preparation of documents)
Freight Forwarder


What is considered “adequate TDG training”?

Comprehensive knowledge of all topics listed in TDG Part 6.2 (a) to (m) applicable to one’s duties and the dangerous goods expected to be handled, offered for transport, or transported.

Air training must to meet the criteria of the ICAO Technical Instructions – Chapter 4 / IATA – Section 1.5, as applicable.

Marine training must meet the criteria of the IMDG Code – Chapter 1.3, as applicable.

More training guidelines


When does dangerous goods training expire?

Ground (TDG100) and Marine (Marine100) training is valid for 3 years.
Air (Air100) training is valid for 2 years.

Note: employers are responsible for ensuring adequate training has been given to their employees.  Training certificates must be signed by both employer & employee and are not transferable between employers.


Why choose Upward Packaging?

Our instructors have years of hands-on experience dealing with dangerous goods by ground, air and ocean transport – few people can draw from this unique perspective.  We pride ourselves on this experience, the practical insight that it has afforded us, and our ability to pass this information on to our students.