Transportation of Dangerous Goods

Any UBC faculty, staff or student dealing in the movement of materials classified as “Dangerous Goods” is required to take a TDG course under Transportation Canada regulations

Transportation of Dangerous Goods

Who needs TDG training?

Any UBC faculty, staff or student who is ordering, shipping or receiving materials classified as ‘Dangerous Goods’ under the Transport of Dangerous Goods.
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Why are there different training courses?

Training is specific to each class of dangerous goods, with Class 6.2 (Biological materials) and Class 7 (Radioactivity) being very specialized.
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How do I know if I have a valid TDG certificate?

Your TDG Training certificate is only valid if it has the name and address of your employer and is signed by both you and your supervisor.
Also, keep your card on hand at work, because you have to produce it immediately if asked to do so by a Transport Canada inspector.
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How long is a TDG certificate valid?

Your TDG certificate is valid based on whether you ship by air or ground. The certificate validity is as follows:
Ground shipment – 3 years
Air shipment – 2 years.
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Which TDG training do I need and how much does it cost?

If you order, handle, ship or receive Dangerous Goods including…. And have…. Then take…..
Biological materials, including clinical samples, animal tissues, cell lines, viruses, prions or bacterial strains No prior TDG Class 6.2 Training  TDG Class 6.2 full course
UBC $200
Non-UBC $300
Biological materials, including clinical samples, animal tissues, cell lines, viruses, prions or bacterial strains An expired TDG Class 6.2 Training Certificate

TDG Class 6.2 Refresher

UBC $125 | non-UBC $185

Receive radioactive materials or devices  Only receiving packages – not shipping

TDG Class 7: Receiving radioactive materials

(note – this training is included in the Radiation Safety Training Course for lab personnel)

Ship radioactive materials or devices No prior experience but will need to ship radioactive material

TDG Class 7: Shipping & receiving

Offered online through BCIT

Hazardous chemicals, fuels, lithium ion batteries, or compressed gases To ship or receive dangerous goods other than Classes 1, 6.2 or 7 as part of my work

General TDG online training courses available through Danatec.

UBC specific courses under development

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