Multimodal Ground & Vessel Training - Recurrent

$615.00 per student

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Product Details

Updated for 2019

Many hazmat employees specialize in one of the three main modes of transportation for dangerous goods - ground, vessel, or air - and they are required by federal and international regulations to undergo training in the regulations that apply to the respective mode of transportation with which they are involved. Specific employment opportunities, however, give employees responsibilities that overlap with more than one means of transportation. Working in more than one process often means having to follow more than one set of regulations, and certainly means having to undergo training in more than one mode.

Hazmat University understands this and provides options for multimodal training, both initial and recurrent, that provides employees the training they need. The recurrent multimodal ground and vessel training combines the respective individual recurrent training for each mode of transport, meaning it is essentially the same as if one undergoes recurrent ground and recurrent vessel training separately, but the recurrent multimodal option packages both of them at a lower price. This multimodal approach offers all the same training required of hazmat employees involved in both the ground and vessel transportation processes, for a lower price.

This course provides the required recurrent training to participants involved with the shipping of dangerous goods by ground and by vessel. Recurrent training for shipping hazardous materials by ground was developed based upon the requirements outlined in Title 49 of the United States Code of Federal Regulations (49 CFR). The recurrent 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 not undergone any training in the past, you may instead qualify for our online initial 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 ground  as outlined in 49 CFR, and 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 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

  • 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 both ground and vessel can benefit from undergoing multimodal ground and vessel training, this course is primarily intended for shippers, freight forwarders, and those who oversee the handling of dangerous goods or other related job functions. This training may also apply 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.
Course Code:
Ground and Vessel Training - Initial or Recurrent
Course Length:
Varies by Student

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