Multimodal Air, Ground & Vessel Training - Initial

$825.00 per student

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Updated for 2019

Hazmat employees who are involved in functions related to the processing of hazardous materials / dangerous goods shipments in commerce must undergo training for the specific functions they perform as described by the hazardous materials regulations. Some employees have positions that involve them in a hazardous materials shipping process for more than one mode of transportation, and they must undergo training that includes exposure to 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 not only expected but 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 training options that include the ability to receive training for shipping hazardous materials by air, by ground, and by vessel. This means that this single option contains the content for all three modes of transport and functions to be performed. The price of this all-encompassing multimodal option is also lower than the combined prices for the individual air, ground and vessel training courses. Multimodal training enables employees to complete their required training with greater efficiency all under one purchase.

This course provides required initial training to participants involved with shipping dangerous goods by air, by ground, and by vessel. Dangerous goods by air 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.

If you have undergone initial training in the past, you may instead qualify for our online recurrent training.


Course Objectives

At the end of the 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 substances and articles to an appropriate proper identification
  • Select or verify the correct packaging for the dangerous goods being shipped
  • Select or apply the correct markings and labeling for the material being shipped
  • Accurately complete or verify the shipping paper required 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 shipping paper 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 it relates to the appropriate national and/or international authorities
  • Download and print a certificate of training upon successful completion of the course
Additional information regarding USA Hazardous Materials Training requirements can be found at:

Required and Optional Regulatory Manuals

  • International Air Transport Association (IATA) Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) - 60th Edition
  • 49 CFR - Electronic Version is available at
    • Printed version is optional.
  • International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code - 2018 Edition
  • Emergency Response Guide - PDF version is included with the course.
    • Printed version is optional.

Primary Audience


While anyone involved in the process of transporting dangerous goods by air, ground, and vessel can benefit from undergoing multimodal air, ground and vessel training, this course is intended for shippers, freight forwarders, and those who oversee the handling of dangerous goods-related job functions. This training may also be applicable to include Federal departments and agencies such as government contractors, military armed forces and civilian subcontractors that are involved in shipping and transporting hazardous materials. For additional information regarding who is required to have dangerous goods training, please visit the FAQ section of our website.
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