CD-ROM and Web Based Dangerous Goods Training Programs
This page provides answers to our most commonly
asked questions about our Dangerous Goods
IATA Training CD-ROM (call 800-949-4834 for more details)
- Question: Is your program FAA or
Answer: Neither the
FAA nor IATA review or evaluate computer based training
programs. The FAA (and US DOT) will not evaluate any type
of training program for shippers, forwarders or truckers
- Question: So, will this program
meet my legal training requirements to the FAA and the US
Answer: Yes, it can.
This CD training program is not any different than any other
training program in that you, as the hazmat employer are
responsible for the correct training. (Citation: 49 CFR
Part 172.702). This program has been used every year for
five years now to train hundreds of people. This program
has been used to meet training requirements imposed by the
FAA as a result of penalty actions against shippers, and
the certificate we issue along with the training records
have been accepted by them.
- Question: What about CNS
if Im an IATA/CNS cargo agent, can I use this program?
The Cargo Agency Agreements that we have seen state
that an endorsed agent must get appropriate
training and be in compliance with the FAA regulations.
This training program can be used to meet your FAA training
requirements, and therefore could be considered appropriate
However, we are NOT stating that this program is CNS approved
either neither Cargo Network Services, nor IATA have
an endorsement scheme for computer based training at the
If you are a shipper and not a forwarder you can disregard
this whole issue as your sole responsibility is to the FAA
and the US DOT.
- Question: How many people can I
train at the same time?
Answer: Only one user
may be logged on at a time. IF you need to train many people
at the exact same time you should buy additional copies
of the CD. If you buy more than 3 copies from us we will
provide a discount to you.
Question: So, will this training program teach me to ship
any type of hazardous material?
Answer: This program will teach you to use the IATA regulations
so that you may be knowledgeable and competent in determining
a shipments' acceptability for transport. We recommend to
clients that if they are shipping Class 7 Radioactive Materials
and Class 1 Explosives that they seek additional training.
We can provide that training in the form of customized in-house
- Question: Do I need to have a copy
of the IATA Dangerous Goods
Regulations to use with the CD?
you must have a current copy of the IATA DGR to use with
the program, you should also have a highlighter so that
you can highlight important sections as you go through the
- Question: Is this training better
than attending a classroom seminar?
It is different and has certain advantages over classroom
training, and in some cases classroom training may hold
an advantage -- it's a matter of preference and an individuals
learning style. Obviously, in a classroom you can raise
your hand and ask the teacher a question! (We do provide
free hazmat training support by calling 1-800-949-4834).
- Question: How much does the program
Answer: The 2013 CD
program is $995 dollars plus $25.00 per certificate.
- Question: What are the advantages
of Computer Based Training (CBT)?
Answer: Here are several
advantages that we have found:
- Study at your own pace. The program
is divided up into logical units, and there is no limit
to the amount of time a student can spend studying the
material as thoroughly as they need. There's no rush,
no deadlines. When the student has had enough for the
day, they log off and the program keeps track of their
progress and will allow them to take the final exam
once they have completed all of the modules.
- Move forward or backwards in the program
as you need. If you didn't quite understand something,
just click the "back" arrow and review it
- Learning by sight and sound. Your not
just looking at a book -- you're viewing the graphics
and hearing the audio -- it's moving, interactive and
most of all it engages your senses. They say a picture
is worth a thousand words... there are no pictures in
the hazmat regulations, but our CD is full of exciting
- Cost. This is simple. Add up the cost
of sending people to a seminar in a hotel. Figure in
things like airfare, accommodations, lost time from
work, overtime costs (perhaps) for other employees to
fill in, meals, etc, etc and then compare it to our
cost for this CD. Training several people results in
a huge savings.
- Logistics: There simply may not be
any quality public seminars in your area. You can take
this training program on your computer, anywhere!
- Control: Many companies with nationwide
operations want to ensure that everyone in their company
is getting the same, quality training. This is often
impossible to do when you are sending people from different
cities to various training companies. Since the DOT
does not approve classroom training, you really have
no way of knowing if the seminar in Boston is going
to be the same as the seminar in Seattle. Even if you
only use IATA endorsed training schools (such as ours)
you will find variability in the training amongst IATA
- Record keeping: Using the administrator
module you can print out a copy of the test any time
you like. The DOT requires you to keep training records
for all of your employees training -- and this is more
than just the certificate. You have to be able to produce
the training materials that were used to training the
employee. Most companies fall short in doing this --
they don't keep a copy of the manual, they don't even
have the exams most of the time, all they have is a
certificate, which looks nice on the wall, but doesn't
completely meet your legal record keeping requirements
from the DOT.
- Call us for more information at (800)
- You can also call the US DOT at 1-800-HMR-4922
and ask them about computer based hazmat training.