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An introduction to the TDG Act and Regulations

TDG: An Overview
Language: English | French

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Course Details

Course Description

This course provides an overview of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) system and helps promote awareness and good practice in all aspects of the TDG. Terms and concepts and the requirements of the Canadian TDG regulations are clearly explained.

Examples and quizzes reinforce learning. A record of completion is provided upon successful completion of the final exam.

Topics include:

  • Introduction and overview of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) system
  • The Act and Regulations, including training, classification, documentation, safety marks, means of containment and emergencies.

Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Apply and understand the purpose of the TDG Act and Regulations
  • List company responsibilities under the Act and Regulations
  • List employee responsibilities under the Act and Regulations
  • Describe the main training and training certification requirements as they apply to road vehicle transport

Average time to complete this course is approximately 1.5 hours.

The course reflects Amendment 6 (February 2008) to the TDG Regulations, as well as Amendment 8 (June 2009) to the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act, 1992.

Target Audience

Recommended as an overview for all employees.

Guidelines for Training Criteria:

Transport Canada has prepared guidelines to help understand the training requirements in Part 6 of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations. For further information on the guidelines, see The guidelines indicate what Parts of the Regulations should be included in a person's specific training.

This e-course covers the topics listed in Training Guideline A.

CCOHS offers three other TDG courses to meet your specific needs:


Prior technical knowledge of the transportation of dangerous goods system is not a requirement. However, familiarity with practices in the transportation industry is 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.


Registration for this course is provided online, or by contacting Client Services or calling 1-800-668-4284.

Review Process

CCOHS courses are unique in that they are developed by subject specialists in the field, and reviewed by representatives from labour, employers and government to ensure the content and approach are unbiased and credible.

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