Transportation of Dangerous Goods


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Any UBC faculty, staff or student dealing in the movement of materials classified as “Dangerous Goods” is required to take a TDG course under Transportation Canada regulations

Transportation of Dangerous Goods

Who needs TDG training?

Any UBC faculty, staff or student who is ordering, shipping or receiving materials classified as ‘Dangerous Goods’ under the Transport of Dangerous Goods.
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Why are there different training courses?

Training is specific to each class of dangerous goods, with Class 6.2 (Biological materials) and Class 7 (Radioactivity) being very specialized.
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How do I know if I have a valid TDG certificate?

Your TDG Training certificate is only valid if it has the name and address of your employer and is signed by both you and your supervisor.
Also, keep your card on hand at work, because you have to produce it immediately if asked to do so by a Transport Canada inspector.
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How long is a TDG certificate valid?

Your TDG certificate is valid based on whether you ship by air or ground. The certificate validity is as follows:
Ground shipment – 3 years
Air shipment – 2 years.
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Which TDG training do I need and how much does it cost?

If you order, handle, ship or receive Dangerous Goods including…. And have…. Then take…..
Biological materials, including clinical samples, animal tissues, cell lines, viruses, prions or bacterial strains No prior TDG Class 6.2 Training
An expired TDG Class 6.2 Training Certificate
TDG Class 6.2
(Full TDG Course)
UBC $175
Non-UBC $300
Ship and receiving radioactive materials or devices To ship or receive radioactive material

TDG Class 7: Shipping & receiving

(Offered online through BCIT)

Note: see BCIT course page for costs

Hazardous chemicals, fuels, lithium ion batteries, or compressed gases To ship or receive dangerous goods other than Classes 1, 6.2 or 7 as part of my work UBC Transportation of Dangerous Goods by Ground and Air
(On-line Training)

UBC – No Cost
Non-UBC $67

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