Competency Based Training

What makes our competency based training different but effective?

  • Customized to the products your company ships
  • In-depth review of the regulatory requirements is a must for anyone who is involved with shipping hazardous materials or dangerous goods
  • Interactive and packed full of exercises that require hands on use of regulatory manuals to determine proper marking, labeling, package selection and documentation.
  • On-Going training exercises provided (see below)

Courses available for DOT non-bulk, IATA & IMDG

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What does this training cover?

DOT Non-Bulk

  • General Awareness
  • Security Awareness
  • Shipping papers
  • Marking
  • Labeling
  • Placarding
  • Package Selection
  • Classification


  • Applicability
  • Limitations
  • Classification
  • Dangerous Goods List
  • Marking
  • Labeling
  • Documentation
  • Undeclared Hazmats


  • General Familiarization
  • Classification
  • Dangerous Goods List
  • Packing & Tank Provisions
  • Stowage
  • Segregation
  • Documentation

What is continual training?

Every month, TCA will issue a series of regulatory questions and/or exercises to complete. In order to stay proficient, we recommend that all employees involved in the program complete and return the exercises to TCA and we will record your participation and establish continued credit to demonstrate to employers and federal agencies that the student is remaining current with the training.

What is the length of the training?

Typically each regulation requires a 8-12 hour commitment.

Do I need to bring anything to the class?

Yes. You must have access to a current regulatory manual for the class you are completing. Up to three individuals can share one regulatory manual.
(49CFR 106-109 and 171-180 for DOT, IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations for IATA and IMDG Code - volumes 1 & 2 for IMDG.)

Are there any pre-requisites for any of these classes?

No, however it is better if you have had some exposure to the subject.

What does TCA need to conduct the training class?

  • • Copies of the SDS for products that you ship
  • • Examples of bill of ladings or dangerous goods declarations
  • • A suitable room to conduct the training
  • • Dry Erase board, Projector, chalk board or flip chart if possible
  • • Lunch supplied for the class
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