Transportation of Dangerous Goods

About TDG

This course is available as an in-house training program.

To Train or Not To Train?

As of Aug 15, 2002 any technician driving a vehicle with refrigerants, welding gases, drain cleaning chemicals, or any other items common to this industry and classed as dangerous goods, without a training certificate issued by the employer and a shipping document is doing so illegally.

Service Vans are no longer exempt from the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act and Regulations.

Who require training? Employers – it is their responsibility to issue the completed training certificate. Employees – service technicians, dispatchers, warehouse personnel and clerical staff who prepare the documents.

Do I work, in any capacity, with dangerous goods that are going to be, or currently are, in transport? If you do, then YES, you will most likely need TDG training.

The very first section in Part 6 of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations provides a very clear answer on the question of training. Anyone who handles, offers for transport, transports or imports dangerous goods into Canada must be trained. The onus is put on employers to determine if their employees are adequately trained.


You will be required to sign-in and provide Photo Id.

Course Length

4 hours


Tuition – $115.00 (Includes: Handbook)

A Hybrid Future in Learning

Say the word "Hybrid" and what may come to mind first is an environmentally friendly, fuel-efficient car. However, as the demand for a certified, achieved recognized level of skills and knowledge increases, TS Technical College is discovering the many benefits of hybrid learning, including flexible scheduling and increased understanding by organizations and individuals about the activity in which they are involved.

Several trends are coming together that create a need for on-the-job recognition and understanding, in regards to supporting current and growing green initiatives that tackle climate change. Nationally, the federal government has made these issues a priority, especially in the Oil & Gas Industry, considered strategic for economic and security growth. Concern for the environment is one of the core values of TS Technical College, and was from the moment we opened our doors 12 years ago. Our Hybrid courses are designed to help improve the global competitiveness of business and industry through ensuring that their many workers are prepared.

Talk is one thing, real action is another!