Training for those who prepare, pack, document and offer dangerous goods for transport by sea, is a mandatory requirement of the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code.

This e-learning course is aimed at those preparing and offering dangerous goods for transport via sea and will provide you with a general overview of the IMDG Code, updated to the latest Amendment, 40-20, which is mandatory from the 1st June 2022.

The course will teach you how to classify, pack, load and prepare dangerous goods for transport and how to complete the required documentation.

In addition this training covers the main multimodal implications of ADR (European Road Regulations) and 49 CFR (USA HazMat Regulations) that shippers need to be aware of.

From within the course you can download a pdf copy of our Guide to the IMDG Code and full analysis of the changes in the IMDG Code Amendment 40-20 to reference.

No prior experience is necessary. 

Upon passing the test at the end of the course, a personalised certificate is provided.

Access to the course is provided immediately upon purchase.

Course content


  Introduction
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  Classification
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  Containment systems
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  Tanks, MEGCs and CTUs
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  Loading, stowage and segregation
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  Documentation
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  Emergency response
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  Shipments to, from, and through the USA
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  Course completion test
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Course notes

84 pages


A downloadable PDF written by our experienced Dangerous Goods Safety Advisers.

Packed full of clear explanations, experience, figures and tables to help put your learning into practice and reference back to once you've passed the course.

Further information


The course is also designed to fulfil the theoretical requirements of function-specific and safety training, as detailed in the IMDG Code Chapter 1.3, for those preparing and offering dangerous goods for transport via sea.

However, because all operations are different, we can not verify the competency of employees, which we recommend should be monitored or verified by the employer.

The training includes videos with audio and the test requires cookies to be enabled on your browser.

The course price is £82.50 per user excluding VAT, which is charged in addition depending upon your location. (£99.00 per user including 20% UK VAT)

A VAT invoice will be emailed to you automatically after purchase for your records.

Please click here if you would like to pay for multiple users via emailed invoice (we offer discounts for multiple purchases!) or pay via invoice instead of by card online.