DGTA's mission is to promote and develop exceptional competence in dangerous goods professionals and trainers worldwide through education, communication, networking and voluntary professional certification. To support the professional certification process, DGTA has partnered with the Institute of Hazardous Materials Management (IHMM) as they develop two new credentials relating to the transportation of Dangerous Goods: The Certified Dangerous Goods Professional (CDGP) and the Certified Dangerous Goods Trainer (CDGT).

Many DGTA members are volunteering their time to serve on the IHMM Examination Scheme committees for these credentials to ensure valid certifications are available to recognize the qualified persons in our industry.

Eligibility Requirements for the Certified Dangerous Goods Professional (CDGP)

The Certified Dangerous Goods Professional (CDGP) requires a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in the field. Candidates must demonstrate through experience and examination that they have the knowledge and skills appropriate for dealing with the transportation and security of hazardous materials/dangerous goods internationally. The examination is based on demonstrating knowledge of:

  1. UN Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods Ė Model Regulation, 17th Edition
  2. International Civil Aviation Organizationís Technical Instructions (ICAO TI), 2013 - 2014 Edition
  3. International Maritime Organizationís Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code), 2012 Edition

Within these regulations, the candidates will need to demonstrate expertise in the following Knowledge Domains:

  1. National and International Regulatory Standards
  2. Interrelationships between the Regulatory Standards
  3. Management of Transportation
  4. Handling of Cargo
  5. Management of Documentation
  6. Emergency Management
  7. Security

For more information on the CDGP and how to register for the exam use the following link: http://bit.ly/UJRx3M

The Certified Dangerous Goods Trainer

This certification is still in the development stage. DGTA believes that a quality trainer not only needs to be a subject matter expert but also have expertise in the principles of Instructional Technology. To this end, DGTA will continue to work with IHMM and other training professionals to develop a recognized certification for dangerous goods professionals who want to share their expertise through providing quality dangerous goods courses.p For more information on the IHMM and the certifications the organization offers, go to their website at www.ihmm.org.