Dangerous Goods Courses

If you're a part of the cargo supply chain and handle dangerous goods or hazardous materials, adhering to the latest industry standards for Air, Sea & Road transport is essential.

At WiseTech Academy, we recognize the critical importance of specialized knowledge in the freight sector. We're thrilled to offer our comprehensive IATA / ICAO / IMDG / 49CFR-compliant Dangerous Goods and Hazmat Training courses.

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Dangerous Goods compliance

Ensure your team stays ahead of the curve, maintaining safety, and compliance while enhancing your air and sea freight regulations.

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Benefit from the expertise of industry professionals who have a deep understanding of sea freight and its unique challenges.

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You can fast-track your compliance journey with our range of convenient and engaging online dangerous goods/hazmat courses.

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Dangerous Goods (HAZMAT) courses

Our Dangerous Goods (Hazmat) training courses meet international requirements and allow you to become qualified in Dangerous Goods transport, handling and logistics across air, sea, road, rail freight and more.

At the completion of the below courses, you will gain an understanding of International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) Dangerous Goods Regulations, International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) requirements, International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG), and Title 49 of the United States Code of Federal Regulations (49 CFR).

*Our air freight training meets the competent authority training requirements in United States, Australia, Canada, Singapore, France, Italy, Spain, and more.
View the full list of accredited countries here.


These courses include:

      • 100% online
      • Self-paced learning
      • IATA CBTA accredited provider
      • Certificate of completion
      • Access to credible experts

Air freight

Dangerous Goods Regulations (HAZMAT) - IATA DGR "Initial" and "Recurrent"

IATA Accredited

Preparing DG (Hazmat) Consignments (excluding Radioactive)
A$406

For shippers, freight forwarders, cargo agents, manufacturers and exporters


This course meets both "Initial" and "Recurrent" training requirements

  • Certified CBTA IATA Dangerous Goods training provider
  • IATA competencies 7.1
  • IATA-Accredited Certificate of Completion (see eligible country list here)
  • Covers ICAO training requirement
  • Covers the U.S. 49 CFR requirements
  • 100% online

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IATA Accredited

Preparing DG (Hazmat) Consignments (All Classes)
A$406

For shippers, freight forwarders, cargo agents, manufacturers and exporters


This course meets both "Initial" and "Recurrent" training requirements

  • Certified CBTA IATA Dangerous Goods training provider
  • IATA competencies 7.1
  • IATA-Accredited Certificate of Completion (see eligible country list here)
  • Covers ICAO training requirement
  • Covers the U.S. 49 CFR requirements
  • 100% online

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IATA Accredited

Accepting DG (Hazmat) Consignments
A$406

For airlines, cargo terminal operators, ground handling agents, freight forwarders, cargo agents and consolidators

This course meets both "Initial" and "Recurrent" training requirements

  • Certified CBTA IATA Dangerous Goods training provider
  • IATA competencies 7.1 and 7.3
  • IATA-Accredited Certificate of Completion (see eligible country list here)
  • Covers ICAO training requirement
  • Covers the U.S. 49 CFR requirements
  • 100% online

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IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (English) – 65th edition

Seven-day access
A$59

7-day access to the publication for students undergoing training and in need of access to IATA's Dangerous Goods Regulations.


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Thirty-day access
A$110

30-day access to the publication for students undergoing training and in need of access to IATA's Dangerous Goods Regulations.


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No time restrictions
A$480

Immediate access and full search functionalities make maintaining compliance with the regulations quick and easy for all airline employees, ground handling agents, freight forwarders, and shippers.

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Sea Freight

Dangerous Goods Regulations (HAZMAT) - IMDG Code "Initial" and "Recurrent"

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Packing, preparing and accepting Dangerous Goods (Hazmat) consignments
A$182

For freight forwarders, consolidators, cargo agents, and shippers

This course meets both "Initial" and "Recurrent" training requirements

  • Meets the mandatory requirements of Chapter 1.3 of the IMDG Code
  • Covers the U.S. 49 CFR requirements
  • Certificate of Accreditation
  • 100% online

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Preparing non-bulk Dangerous Goods (Hazmat) consignments
A$182

For shippers, freight forwarders, consignors, manufacturers and exporters

This course meets both "Initial" and "Recurrent" training requirements

  • Meets the mandatory requirements of Chapter 1.3 of the IMDG Code
  • Covers the U.S. 49 CFR requirements
  • Certificate of Accreditation
  • 100% online

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Packing and loading/unloading Dangerous Goods (Hazmat) consignments into CTUs
A$182

For shippers, consignors, freight forwarders, manufacturers, consolidators, packers and handlers

This course meets both "Initial" and "Recurrent" training requirements

  • Meets the mandatory requirements of Chapter 1.3 of the IMDG Code
  • Covers the U.S. 49 CFR requirements
  • Certificate of Accreditation
  • 100% online

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Tank and bulk container operations
A$182


For shippers, consignors, freight forwarders, manufacturers and exporters

This course meets both "Initial" and "Recurrent" training requirements

  • Meets the mandatory requirements of Chapter 1.3 of the IMDG Code
  • Covers the U.S. 49 CFR requirements
  • Certificate of Accreditation
  • 100% online

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Ship loading and unloading operations
A$182


For stevedores, dockside workers, and other shoreside personnel

This course meets both "Initial" and "Recurrent" training requirements

  • Meets the mandatory requirements of Chapter 1.3 of the IMDG Code
  • Covers the U.S. 49 CFR requirements
  • Certificate of Accreditation
  • 100% online

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Vessel operations
A$182

For ship operators and crew


This course meets both "Initial" and "Recurrent" training requirements

  • Meets the mandatory requirements of Chapter 1.3 of the IMDG Code
  • Covers the U.S. 49 CFR requirements
  • Certificate of Accreditation
  • 100% online

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Senior DG (Hazmat) managers and DG Safety Advisors (DGSAs)
A$182

For Dangerous Goods managers and safety advisors


This course meets both "Initial" and "Recurrent" training requirements

  • Meets the mandatory requirements of Chapter 1.3 of the IMDG Code
  • Covers the U.S. 49 CFR requirements
  • Certificate of Accreditation
  • 100% online

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IMDG Code Publication
(2022 Edition)

A$25-A$350

Three access options are available from DG Air Training Centre:

  • Seven (7) days (for students)
  • Fourteen (14) days (for students)
  • Full publication (no time limit)
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Get your team Dangerous Goods compliant

Ensure your team is upskilled and fully compliant with WiseTech Academy’s world class, 100% online Dangerous Goods (Hazmat) courses.

WiseTech Academy is IATA’s first accredited online Competency-based Training and Assessment (CBTA) Center for Dangerous Goods (Hazmat) training. As an IATA approved CBTA Center, our dangerous goods courses offer internationally recognized qualifications and co-branded IATA course certificates. See the approved country list here.

Our recognized courses offer compliance in multiple territories across IATA's Dangerous Goods Regulations, ICAO requirements, CASA requirements, International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG), and Title 49 of the United States Code of Federal Regulations (49 CFR).

Industry-recognized Dangerous Goods courses

The Academy’s 100% online Dangerous Goods training courses are created by experienced Dangerous Goods trainers. Our IATA-accredited courses* have been developed in partnership with DG Air Training Centre and meet the requirements of Part 1, Chapter 4 of the ICAO Technical Instructions, Chapter 1.5 of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations, and the IMO requirements of Chapter 1.3 of the IMDG Code.

The Academy is a WiseTech Global business, offering high-quality online learning for supply chain and logistics professionals. Our innovations and global technology include the world’s leading logistics platform, CargoWise, and are used across more than 165 countries worldwide.

A world class training experience

Our comprehensive suite of Hazmat courses is delivered via WiseTech Academy’s interactive learning platform, featuring engaging videos, quick quizzes, assessments and certificates of completion.

 

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Training your team? Accelerate and track their learning through your own administration portal, with full visibility of learning progress, Dangerous Goods accreditations and reaccreditation reminders. Get in touch to learn more about our corporate training solution.

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Existing customers

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Frequently asked questions

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Below you’ll find some frequently asked questions about our online Dangerous Goods courses

General FAQs

Dangerous Goods accreditation courses are specialized training programs designed to provide essential knowledge and skills for handling, transporting, and managing hazardous materials safely, in compliance with international regulations.

Getting Dangerous Goods accreditation ensures compliance with safety regulations, reduces the risk of accidents, enhances workplace safety, and helps avoid potential legal penalties or liabilities.

WiseTech Academy has several Dangerous Goods courses available for air and sea freight. Each course includes components that relates to the U.S. 49 CFR making them suitable for a global audience.

If you are interested in Dangerous Goods by air freight that meet the requirements of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations, our courses are:

  • Preparing DG Consignments (excluding Radioactive) - Dangerous Goods (Hazmat) Regulations (IATA DGR)
  • Accepting DG Consignments - Dangerous Goods (Hazmat) Regulations (IATA DGR)
  • Preparing DG Consignments (all Classes) - Dangerous Goods (Hazmat) Regulations (IATA DGR)

If you are interested in Dangerous Goods by sea freight courses that meet the requirements of the IMDG Code, our courses are:

  • Preparing non-bulk Dangerous Goods (Hazmat) consignments for shippers, consignors, manufacturers and exporters
  • Packing, preparing and accepting Dangerous Goods (Hazmat) consignments for freight forwarders, consolidators, cargo agents, and shippers
  • Tank and bulk container operations
  • Packing and loading/unloading Dangerous Goods (Hazmat) consignments into cargo transport units
  • Vessel operations for ship operators and crew
  • Ship loading and unloading operations for stevedores and dockside workers
  • Senior Dangerous Goods (Hazmat) managers and Dangerous Goods Safety Advisors (DGSAs)

If you are interested in courses for hazardous materials being shipped domestically in the U.S. that meet the requirements of the 49 CFR, our courses will be available soon.

Anyone in the freight forwarding, shipping, warehouse operation, and freight handling industries who deals with hazardous materials must obtain Dangerous Goods training. This includes anyone involved in packing, shipping, loading, or handling such goods.

A comprehensive Dangerous Goods training course covers topics such as classification and identification of hazardous materials, packaging requirements, marking and labeling, documentation, emergency response procedures, and regulations specific to each mode of transport.

Online courses offered by WiseTech Academy can be studied at your own pace and in your own time, removing the need for costly off-site, face-to-face training. Dangerous Goods courses are designed to be completed within two business days, or less for experienced providers.

Yes. WiseTech Academy’s Dangerous Goods courses conclude with an assessment to evaluate your understanding of the material. Successful completion of the exam is essential to obtain accreditation.

Yes. Dangerous Goods qualifications often require renewal after a certain period, usually every two to three years, depending on the mode of transport. Renewal training ensures that you stay up to date with the latest regulations and safety practices. WiseTech Academy will alert you of your upcoming requalification so you can rest assured you and your staff can stay current.

Yes. If training was previously completed through WiseTech Academy, an automatic reminder will be sent when you are due to renew your qualification.

"Dangerous Goods" and "Hazmat" (Hazardous Materials) are terms used interchangeably, but with subtle differences. "Dangerous Goods" is an internationally accepted term rooted in UN regulations, categorizing substances posing risks during transportation and guiding their handling. Conversely, "Hazmat" is more colloquial and prevalent in the U.S. and sometimes Canada. It pertains to hazardous materials regulated domestically, primarily by agencies like the U.S. DOT and PHMSA. Both terms denote substances with potential dangers, with "Dangerous Goods" being globally recognized, and "Hazmat" having a regional focus, particularly in North America.

There are several types of Dangerous Goods qualifications, including air, sea, road, and rail-specific certifications. Each type covers the relevant regulations and procedures for forwarding, administering, and transporting hazardous materials. WiseTech Academy offers air and sea freight and 49 CFR Dangerous Goods courses.

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Air freight FAQs

You can access accredited, up-to-date Dangerous Goods courses at WiseTech Academy, which is an International Air Transport Association (IATA) approved training center for the delivery of competency-based training and assessment. Our courses are 100% online.

Our air freight training meets the competent authority training requirements in United States, Australia, Canada, Singapore, France, Italy, Spain, Switzerland* and more. View the full list of countries here.

Yes. WiseTech Academy’s Dangerous Goods accreditation courses are 100% online. Online training offers the flexibility to learn at your own pace and from any location with an internet connection.

Our air freight training meets the competent authority training requirements in United States, Australia, Canada, Singapore, France, Italy, Spain, and more. View the full list of countries here.

Dangerous Goods certificates are generally valid for 24 months from the month you have completed your training. If training was previously completed through WiseTech Academy, an automatic reminder will be sent when you are due to renew your qualification.

Yes. WiseTech Academy is IATA’s first accredited online Competency-based Training and Assessment (CBTA) Center for Dangerous Goods (Hazmat) training. As an IATA-approved CBTA Center, our Dangerous Goods courses offer internationally recognized qualifications and co-branded IATA course certificates in a number of countries around the world.

Our air freight training meets the competent authority training requirements in United States, Australia, Canada, Singapore, France, Italy, Spain, Switzerland*and more. View the full list of countries here.

Yes. WiseTech Academy is an approved IATA Competency Based Training and Assessment (CBTA) Center. Our online Dangerous Goods courses have been approved by IATA as meeting the Competency Based Training and Assessment (CBTA) requirements.

Our air freight training meets the competent authority training requirements in United States, Australia, Canada, Singapore, France, Italy, Spain, Switzerland*, and more. View the full list of countries here.

WiseTech Academy’s Certificate number is CBTA-PR-22-0040. Upon successful completion students will receive an IATA Dangerous Goods certificate.

WiseTech Academy’s online Dangerous Goods courses have been approved by IATA and upon successful completion students will receive an IATA Dangerous Goods certificate.

Our air freight training meets the competent authority training requirements in United States, Australia, Canada, Singapore, France, Italy, Spain, Switzerland*, and more. View the full list of countries here.

Sea freight FAQs

You can access up-to-date Dangerous Goods courses at WiseTech Academy. Our courses meet the requirements of the International Maritime Dangerous Good Code. and are 100% online.

Yes. WiseTech Academy’s Dangerous Goods training courses are 100% online. Online training offers the flexibility to learn at your own pace and from any location with an internet connection.

Dangerous Goods certificates can be valid for up to 36 months while the current edition of the IMDG Code is in force. Once the next edition of the IMDG Code becomes mandatory, refresher training is required. If training was previously completed through WiseTech Academy an automatic reminder will be sent when you are due to renew your qualification.

Our recognized courses offer compliance with the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG), and Title 49 of the United States Code of Federal Regulations (49 CFR).

49 CFR FAQs

WiseTech Academy’s Dangerous Goods hazardous materials courses meet the requirements of the 49 CFR Hazardous Materials Regulations, International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code, and are 100% online.

Yes. WiseTech Academy’s hazardous materials training courses are 100% online. Online training offers the flexibility to learn at your own pace and from any location with an internet connection.

Hazardous material training certificates must be in compliance with the training requirements of the Hazardous Materials Regulations (§§ 172.701 to 172.704).

For domestic transport, general awareness, security and emergency response training, your certificate is generally valid for 36 months.

For air freight training, your certificate is valid for 24 months.

For sea freight training, your certificate is valid for the duration of the current edition of the IMDG Code.

If training was previously completed through WiseTech Academy an automatic reminder will be sent to you when you are due to renew your qualification.

Our recognized courses offer compliance with the training requirements of the Hazardous Materials Regulations (§§ 172.701 to 172.704).

Within the United States, the Department of Transportation (DOT) and Federal Aviation Administration do not approve the type of training for shippers, forwarders airline operators. It is the responsibility of the employer to determine if the training meets the requirements of 49 CFR, Subpart H. WiseTech Academy courses are approved by IATA, the world’s airline association. So, you can have confidence that the standard of training is exceedingly high.

The WiseTech Academy Dangerous Goods (Hazmat) courses for both air and sea transport are based on the international codes and regulations published by the United Nations, with additional U.S. Department of Transport 49 CFR references embedded throughout. This ensures compliance with both domestic and international legislation.

Within the U.S., the Department of Transportation mandates provisions for training to any company that performs any function regulated by the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR). Each Hazmat employer is responsible for determining what training may be needed for Hazmat employees. This rule is required for any business, no matter the size.

The WiseTech Academy Dangerous Goods (Hazmat) courses for both air and sea transport are based on the international codes and regulations published by the United Nations with additional U.S. Department of Transport 49 CFR references embedded throughout. This ensures compliance with both domestic and international legislation.

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