Multimodal Air, Ground & Vessel Online Hazmat Training

$745.00 per student

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Hazmat employees who are involved in functions related to the processing of hazardous materials / dangerous goods shipments in commerce and must undergo training for the specific functions they perform as described by the hazardous materials regulations. Some employees have job functions that involve them in a hazardous materials shipping process for more than one mode of transportation, and they must undergo training in all of the applicable modes for transport in which they will be involved. In some cases, we might see hazmat employees who require training in all three major modes of transporting hazardous materials: air, ground, and vessel. That means that before they can even begin taking on responsibilities related to these modes of transport, employees are required by Federal and international laws and regulations to undergo training for all three modes.

This can be complicated, time-consuming, and costly for employees and employers alike. To make the process smoother, Hazmat University provides Multimodal Air, Ground, and Vessel Training, which combines the content for all three modes of transport into a single course, for less than the price of purchasing the individual courses separately. Multimodal training enables employees to complete their required training with greater efficiency all under one convenient purchase.

This course provides required initial or recurrent training to participants involved with the shipping, handling, and/or transport of dangerous goods by air, ground, and vessel. Multimodal Air, Ground, and Vessel Training is based on the requirements outlined in Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations (49 CFR), International Air Transport Association Dangerous Goods Regulations (IATA DGR), and the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) Technical Instructions. Training for shipping hazardous materials by Ground was developed based upon the requirements outlined in 49 CFR. The training for shipping dangerous goods by Vessel is based on the requirements outlined in 49 CFR and the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code.

Included in this course at no additional cost are General Awareness and Security Awareness.

Multimodal Transport Course Objectives

At the end of the multimodal transport course, participants should be able to:

  • Properly classify or understand the classification requirements of substances and articles according to their proper hazard class
  • Assign or verify the assignment of substances and articles to an appropriate identification name and associated UN number
  • Select or verify the correct packaging for the dangerous goods being shipped and understand applicable packing requirements
  • Select or apply the correct marks, labels, and placards for the material being shipped
  • Accurately complete or verify the shipping paper (shipper’s declaration for dangerous goods) requirements for the transport of dangerous goods by air and the applicable requirements for an air waybill; the shipping papers required for the transport of dangerous goods by ground as outlined in 49 CFR; and the transport document required for the transport of dangerous goods by vessel as outlined in the IMDG Code
  • Understand the requirements for security, safety, and emergency response as they relate to shipments of dangerous goods by air, ground, and vessel as required by the appropriate national and/or international authorities
  • Understand the rules and procedures to be followed for segregation of hazardous materials
  • Download and print a certificate of training upon successful completion of the course

Additional information regarding U.S. Hazardous Materials Training requirements can be found at:

Regulatory Manuals

  • International Air Transport Association Dangerous Goods Regulations (IATA DGR) - 65th Edition
  • Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations (49 CFR) - Electronic Version is available at
    • Printed version is optional.
  • International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code - 2022 Edition 
  • Emergency Response Guide - PDF version is included with the course.
    • Printed version is optional.   

You will need to have access to the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) Manual and the IMDG Code both for reference purposes in your day to day shipping operations, and while taking this course.  They can be purchased as books or digital downloads from Air Sea Containers.

Multimodal transport online training for shipping hazardous materials by air, ground, and vessel.

Primary Audience

This multimodal transport course is intended for shippers, freight forwarders, and hazmat employees involved in the handling, shipping, and/or transport of dangerous goods by air, ground, and vessel.

This multimodal transport training course may also be applicable to personnel of Federal departments and agencies, such as government contractors, military armed forces personnel, and civilian subcontractors that are involved in shipping and transporting hazardous materials.

Are you a shipper, freight forwarder, or hazmat employee? Still have questions about Hazmat training? CLICK HERE to view Hazmat University’s FREE Online Training Guide.

Course Code:
None (for initial); Prior Air (IATA DGR), Ground (49 CFR), and Vessel (IMDG) training (for recurrent)
Course Duration:
15 - 16 Hours (Varies by Student)

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