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Initial Class

Hazardous Materials in Ground and Ocean Transportation

U.S. Department of Transportation 49CFR & IMO Regulations


$ 1,122.62

* You will need the 2022 International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code) Amendment 41-22 to successfully complete this course. This regulation is not included in the cost.

Cancellation Policy:                     14 days or less $200 fee             No shows are subject to the full registration fee.


Provides the training required and outlined under U.S. Department of Transportation Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations (49CFR), Part 172, Subpart H and the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG), Section 1.3.

This course covers the skills needed to prepare, offer and accept ground and/or ocean shipments of hazardous materials/ dangerous goods. It is a systematic program that ensures a hazmat employee/student has familiarity with the general provisions of hazardous materials/dangerous goods in transportation, is able to recognize and identify hazardous materials/dangerous goods, has knowledge of specific requirements of the regulations applicable to functions performed by the employee/student, and has knowledge of emergency response information, self-protection measures and accident prevention methods and procedures. Instruction will focus on non-bulk packages offered into transportation.

NOTE: This course does not cover the regulations for offering fully regulated lithium batteries, radioactive (Class 7) or infectious shipments into transportation.




At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to: 

  1. Identify who regulates what in terms of hazardous materials/dangerous goods in transportation. United States rules & regulations versus international rules & regulations. 
  2. Navigate through the 49CFR and IMO Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG). 
  3. Classify products by hazard class, division and/or packing group. 
  4. Recognize and identify United Nations (UN) Specification Packagings. 
  5. Recognize and identify proper marks and labels for a shipment. 
  6. Complete shipping documentation with the proper hazardous materials/dangerous goods information. 
  7. Prepare, offer and accept most domestic and international ocean shipments of hazardous materials/dangerous goods. 
  8. Recognize and identify hazardous materials/dangerous goods in transportation. 
  9. Understand the specific requirements of the regulations as it relates to their job function. 
  10. Understand the precautions to be taken when handling hazardous materials/dangerous goods. 

Through all of this, emphasis will be placed on each student’s responsibility when offering hazardous materials/dangerous goods into ground and/or ocean transportation. 


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