Board of Certification

The BOC sets and maintains the criteria, qualifications and procedures for certifying dangerous goods trainers based on nationally and internationally recognized standards.

These standards include the American National Standards Institute (ANSI)/American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) American National Standard Z490.1, Criteria for Accepted Practices in Safety, Health and Environmental Training, and the International Board of Standards for Training, Performance and Instruction (ibstpi) Instructor, Instructional Design, and Training Manager Competencies. The dangerous goods trainer examinations overseen by the BOC are Core (based on UN Recommendations), ADR, IMO, ICAO, TDG and 49CFR.

The BOC also:

  1. provides leadership for the development of specific test “need-to-know” criteria and test questions for the Dangerous Goods Trainers examinations. This need-to-know is reviewed and updated at least annually, and undergoes a public re-validation at least every five (5) years. Test items are reviewed, evaluated, and approved for use in the test item bank on a continuing basis;
  2. reviews, evaluates and approves the construction and content of the test, using psychometrics validation methodologies;
  3. establishes criteria for reviewing and evaluating applications for certification; and,
  4. serves as the Board of Appeals for challenges to test questions, test results, and applicant eligibility.

The DGTA BOC members are:

BOC Member Name Company
Richard Barlow (Public Member)  
Cliff Bartley Horizon Lines, LLC
Pierre Boies CFT Canada
David Creighton SAF-T-PAK, Inc.
Steve Hawks Hawks Logistics
Jim Henry The Compliance Center, Inc.
David Jones (BOC Chair) Federal Express
Gene Sanders WeTraining
Desmond Waight DanGoods Training and Consultancy
Paterick Wallwork GEMC Environmental
William Withrow Baxter Healthcare Corporations

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