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TDG Training for Shippers


This training aims to make the shipper autonomous in order to prepare the dangerous goods in accordance with the Transport of Dangerous Goods (TDG) regulations.

We cover all 17 parts of the regulations along with the following topics:



  • Proper shipping names designation
  • Safety Marks
  • Documentation
  • Classification (9 hazard classes)
  • Appropriate standardized containers
  • Emergency response assistance plans
  • Exemptions
  • Provincial regulations (tunnels, load securement)
  • Marine transportation in Canadian waters
  • Ferries
  • Packaging and shipping exercises
  • How to use regulations for future amendments
  • Site Registration Requirements


We privilege enjoyable learning with the help of games and didactic material. Each participant will receive a training booklet for future reference and a training certificate in accordance with Transport Canada standards.


TDG Shipper
Monday, 5 August 2024
4 hours
375,00 $

Mandatory course designed for those involved in the dangerous goods shipping chain.

Thursday, 5 September 2024
4 hours
375,00 $

Mandatory course designed for those involved in the dangerous goods shipping chain.

For other dates, please contact us!
Group pricing available on request: 450 906-6999

1 - Summary and objectives of the training


Did you know that the handling of dangerous goods requires your employer to certify your training in the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations (TDGR)?    Did you know that in the event of an offence, a 5-year statute of limitations applies, and that each day is considered a separate offence during this period?

These obligations are too often ignored. Nevertheless, the TDGR is an integral part of operations for most companies in chemistry-related fields. In addition to WHMIS labelling and the Consumer Chemicals and Containers Regulations (CCCR), TDGR labelling is present in our workplaces. This presence, although fully acceptable, unilaterally requires staff to undergo training and recertification every 3 years in these regulations.


2 - Training outline


Module 1: Regulatory Context 

Module objectives: 
Be able to: 

  • Link the UN involvement in the TDGR
  • Analyze the impact of non-compliance with the TDGR
  • Assess whether RTDG training is mandatory in your workplace 
  • Distinguish risks not covered by the TDGR
  • Understand the need for comprehensive classification.

1.1 History of TDGR in Canada
1.2 Legal responsibilities of each of the TDGR actors
1.2.1 The shipper and importer, the carrier and the handler
1.2.2 Offences and Penalties
1.3 TDGR Classification
1.3.1 What is Dangerous Goods (DG)?
1.3.2 Proof of classification
1.3.3 Definitions of classes 1 to 9
1.3.4 Lithium batteries (an introduction)
1.3.5 Identification of the need for an Emergency Response Assistance Plan (ERAP)


Module 2: Documentation

Module objectives: 
Be able to: 

  • Judge the compliance of a shipping document
  • Analyze good practices for submitting a shipping document
  • Apply the requirements of the standard to your own shipping documents

2.1 Regulatory Requirements
2.2 Proper presentation of the shipping description
2.3 Additional Information 


Module 3: Safety Marks  

Module objectives: 
Be able to: 

  • Judge the compliance of Safety Marks on a Truck Judge the compliance of Safety Marks on a Package
  • Properly complete the marks and labelling of a package 
  • Evaluate acceptable equivalent indications requiring placards
  • Explain to a carrier your reasoning leading to your choice of identifiers

3.1 Labels
3.2 Marking and labelling of a small container
3.3 Marking and labelling of a large means of containment
3.4 Regulatory use of placards in transport
3.5 Overpack


Module 4: Packaging loading and reporting

4.1 Characteristics of standardized packaging
4.2 Introduction to TP14850 and 14877
4.3 UN mark on packaging 
4.4 Loading a trailer
4.5 Spills and Reporting 


Module 5: Exemption and Training 

Module objectives: 
Be able to: 

  • Justify the need to be trained in the TDGR to your employer 
  • Properly apply limited quantity exemptions 
  • Identify situations that can benefit from exemptions 
  • Synthesize regulations in real situations

5.1 Limited quantity exemption
5.2 Fuel exemption 1.33 and other exemptions
5.3 Passage through a tunnel
5.4 IMDG Training Overview (boat)
5.5 IATA Formation Flyover (aircraft)
5.6 Reciprocity CAN-USA
5.7 Other regulatory contexts
5.8 Exercises find errors 


1 day


On-site training or by video conference
Conformite + Legalite = Securite