HMW-150 Preparing Hazardous Materials/Dangerous Goods for Transportation by Multiple Modes – Initial Training

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February 1-5, 2021

Optimized for Eastern and Central Time Zones    

HMW-150 Multi-Modal Initial CLOSED  CLOSED

March 1-5, 2021

Optimized for Eastern and Central Time Zones

HMW-150 Multi-Modal Initial  CLOSED CLOSED

March 22-26, 2021

Optimized for Mountain and Pacific Time Zones

HMW-150 Multi-Modal Initial  CLOSED CLOSED 

April 26-30, 2021

Optimized for Eastern and Central Time Zones

HMW-150 Multi-Modal Initial register $1145  $1295  

May 17-21, 2021

Optimized for Eastern and Central Time Zones

HMW-150 Multi-Modal Initial register $1145   $1295   

June 21-25, 2021

Optimized for Mountain and Pacific Time Zones

 HMW-150 Multi-Modal Initial register $1145    $1295    

Please Note: Registration closes when all seats are taken, or two business days before the webinar begins, whichever comes first. 

Meets applicable requirements for initial and recurrent training.

 This 5-day introductory-level course covers the basic skills needed to prepare, offer, and accept shipments of hazardous materials by ground, air, and water. HMW-150 capitalizes on the harmonization between the three different codes to combine three separate courses into one 5-day session, reducing training time and cost. Instruction will focus on non-bulk packages.


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Regulations Covered

HMR, DGR and IMDG Code


  • "HMR" means U.S. DOT's (49 CFR) Hazardous Materials Regulations
  • "DGR" means IATA's Dangerous Goods Regulations
  • "IMDG Code" means IMO's International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code



Materials Provided by DGAC:

  • A Copy of the HMR
  • A Course Textbook
  • Various handouts including a compliance guide/checklist

Materials Provided by the Student:

  • DGR and IMDG Code
  • A limited number of "loaner" DGRs and IMDG Codes may be available from DGAC for your use during the course.  

Class hours:

Varies According to Time Zone: (You may sign up for either webinar regardless of your time zone)

HMW-150 Optimized for Eastern and Central Time Zones

9 AM – 6 PM Eastern Time Daily

8 AM – 5 PM Central Time Daily

7 AM – 4 PM Mountain Time Daily

6 AM – 3 PM Pacific Time Daily

HMW-150 Optimized for Mountain and Pacific Time Zones

11 AM – 8 PM Eastern Time Daily

10 AM – 7 PM Central Time Daily

9 AM – 6 PM Mountain Time Daily

8 AM – 5 PM Pacific Time Daily

 Note: There will be a one-hour lunch break after approximately four hours of class time each day. Breaks will be taken during morning and afternoon sessions.

Material Covered:

  • Discussion of the Relationship Between the Requirements of the US DOT, ICAO and IATA, and IMO
  • DOT Authorization to Use the International Standards for Air and Water Shipments within the United States
  • Organization and Structure of the HMR, DGR and IMDG Code
  • Classification of Hazardous Materials in Each Code
  • Hazard Classes/Divisions
  • Packing Groups
  • UN/NA/ID numbers as appropriate
  • Precedence of Hazards for Multiple-Class Materials
  • Proper Shipping Name Selection
  • Technical Names
  • Hazardous Substances
  • Marine Pollutants
  • Materials Toxic by Inhalation (TIH Materials)
  • Use of the Various "Tables" in each Code: 
    • 49 CFR Hazardous Materials Table
    • IATA DGR List of Dangerous Goods
    • IMDG Code Index and Dangerous Goods List
  • Distinction Between Cargo Aircraft Only and Passenger Aircraft Shipments
  • Special Provisions
  • Packaging Selection in Each Code
  • Marking and Labeling in Each Code
  • Shipping Paper Requirements in Each Code (Including discussion of unique documents such as the Air Waybill and Shipper's Declaration for Dangerous Goods, the IMO Dangerous Good Declaration; HM/DG Descriptions, Certifications and Signature Requirements)
  • HMR and IMDG Code Placarding Requirements
  • Container Packing Certificate
  • Transporting Air Shipments to and from Airports
  • Transporting Vessel Shipments to and from Ports