TDG for Consignors/Consignees (English) (8.5 hours)

TDG for Consignors/Consignees (English) (8.5 hours)
This course is continuously updated to meet all of Transport Canada's training requirements under the TDG Regulations, for all persons who handle, offer for transport, or transport dangerous goods.






Disponible en français

Consignors ship dangerous goods while consignees receive the dangerous goods. The Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) Act and Regulations require both the consignor and consignee to be adequately trained and hold a TDG Certificate of Training for their work. The six modules of this course provide a detailed description of the parts of the TDG Act and Regulations that consignors and consignees must know. This includes classification, documentation, safety marks, means of containment, and emergency response.

Examples and quizzes reinforce learning and each module has a self-assessment to test understanding of the material.

A record of completion is provided by CCOHS upon successful completion of the final exam. A formal TDG Certificate of Training is issued by the employer when they determine their employee has a sound knowledge of all the topics and has received workplace specific training that directly relate to their duties with dangerous goods. The course was developed by CCOHS.

Topics include six modules

  1. Overview: Provides an introduction and overview of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) Act and Regulations. Includes information on training, classification, documentation, safety marks, means of containment, and emergencies.
  2. Classification of Dangerous Goods: Describes how dangerous goods are classified under the TDG Act and Regulations. Provides information on the nine hazard classes, and the relationship of TDG classes to shipping requirements and safety marks.
  3. Documentation of Dangerous Goods: Explains the purpose of documentation, the required information elements for shipping documents, and the requirements for consignors, carriers and consignees. The information is based on the requirements in the Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) Act and Regulations.
  4. Safety Marks:Explains the types of safety marks, their purpose, and their requirements under the TDG Act and Regulations. Includes information on when and how the safety marks must be displayed, and when they can be removed or replaced.
  5. Means of Containment: Describes the various kinds of "means of containment" (such as drums and tanks) for dangerous goods under the TDG Act and Regulations. Includes information on the UN Packaging system and other standards for means of containment, certification safety marks, and other requirements such as handling and storage of the means of containment.
  6. Emergency Response: Describes the various types of dangerous occurrences and the requirements for reporting and responding to leaks and spills under the TDG Act and Regulations. Includes information on the use of the Emergency Response Guidebook, and the Emergency Response Assistance Plans (ERAPs).

Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to

  • Apply and understand the purpose of the TDG Act and Regulations
  • List and understand your responsibilities as a consignor and consignee under the TDG Act and Regulations
  • Describe the requirements and process for classifying dangerous goods and applying the appropriate labels and other safety marks to means of containment
  • Know the requirements for shipping documents as they apply to consignors and consignees
  • Know how to use standards and technical specifications to select appropriate means of containment for dangerous goods
  • Describe the requirements for preparing, receiving, handling and storing means of containment
  • Understand and fulfill your obligations in the event of an emergency, including reporting

Recommended for

This course is recommended for employees who work for shippers and receivers and perform duties relating to TDG and/or will be handling dangerous goods.


Prior technical knowledge of the transportation of dangerous goods system is not a requirement. However, familiarity with warehousing, shipping and receiving are helpful.

Delivery Method

This course is delivered as an on-line e-learning course. All you need is a computer, access to the Internet - and you are ready to go! This e-learning course is designed to help you learn at your own pace and in your own environment at your own convenience.

During checkout, you can choose to register as a single learner or select a multiple learner license. With a multiple learner license you will act as an administrator and add learners from your company.

Also available in French.

  • eCourse Volume Discount

    The cost is based on the total number of seats purchased. Multi-seat pricing is based on the single user seat price with the following volume discounts applied:

    Total Seats Discount
    100 - 499 25%
    500 - 999 50%
    1000+ 80%



    Réductions pour volume sur les cours en ligne.

    Le coût est fondé sur le nombre total de droits de participation achetés. Le coût par participant pour une licence multiparticipant est calculé en appliquant les réductions pour volume suivantes au coût de participation individuelle :

    Nombre total de participants Réduction
    100 à 499 25 %
    500 à 999 50 %
    1 000 et plus 80 %

Le TMD pour les expéditeurs et les destinataires (Français) (	8.5 heures)

Le TMD pour les expéditeurs et les destinataires (Français) ( 8.5 heures)

Nous mettons continuellement le cours à jour pour en assurer la conformité avec l'ensemble des exigences de Transports Canada aux termes du Règlement sur le TMD en ce qui concerne la formation de quiconque manutentionne, demande de transporter ou transporte des marchandises dangereuses.
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