TDG – Transportation of Dangerous Goods: Canada BIS



TDG – Transportation of Dangerous Goods: Canada


Transporting dangerous goods poses several hazards to workers, the general public, and the environment. Individuals involved in the transportation of dangerous goods within Canada are responsible for preventing injury, property damage, and environmental harm by being adequately trained and operating in a safe and responsible manner. To help accomplish this, the TDG Act and Regulations were created. Proper adherence to this act and its associated regulations ensures the safety of drivers, the public, and the environment while transporting dangerous goods within Canada.

This course has been designed to educate learners on the Canadian TDG Act and its associated regulations in order to help them transport dangerous goods safely and properly. Throughout this course, participants will learn about their roles and responsibilities under this Act, relevant parts of the legislation, and the various aspects and requirements of safe and responsible dangerous good transportation, including but not limited to proper handling, packaging, labelling, placarding, documentation, and incident reporting procedures.


This online Transportation of Dangerous Goods course covers the following topics:

  • TDG Act compliance, enforcement, and penalties
  • Roles and responsibilities of handlers, consignors, transporters, drivers, and receivers
  • Dangerous good classifications and shipping descriptions
  • Classes and sub-classes of dangerous goods
  • Packaging dangerous goods
  • Marking, labelling, and placarding dangerous goods
  • Shipping documentation for dangerous goods
  • Handling procedures for dangerous goods
  • Identifying and reporting dangerous good incidents
  • Emergency Response Assistance Plans (ERAPs)
  • TDG Act exemptions

Approximately 120 minutes


Knowledge testing is conducted throughout the course. Test questions are designed to reinforce the information presented and must be completed by each participant. A mark of 80% must be achieved in order to receive a certificate of completion. Each participant is allowed to repeat the course THREE TIMES if the course pass mark has not been achieved on the first attempt. Supplemental materials to help you through the course will be made available upon registration.


Participants who successfully pass the course will be able to download and print an online certificate of completion through the learning management system.