IMDG Code e-Learning
IMDG Code e-Learning is an IMDG web-based training course. As of January 1, 2010, the IMDG Code mandates training for shore-side staff involved in the transport of dangerous goods by sea. IMDG Code e-Learning is a flexible, quality, cost-effective solution to meeting this requirement. At the moment, eight of the top twenty container lines have implemented IMDG Code e-learning for tens of thousands of staff worldwide.
The course covers General Awareness and Function-Specific training as required by the IMDG Code. If required, a company training administrator is able to configure the course for individual students so that training is tailored to the functions that student performs. Administrators also are able to monitor progress, access training records, define the minimum passing grade, and set time limits for completion of training.
Optional 49 CFR module
As of April 2010, IMDG Code e-Learning includes an optional 49 CFR module to add on to the IMDG course. This is essentially a two-for-one: at the end of the course, students will have a certificate for IMDG training as well as 49 CFR (vessel) training.
The IMO partnered in the development of IMDG Code e-Learning. The course is endorsed by:
TT Club, the international transport and logistics industry's leading provider of insurance
The International Cargo Handling & Co-ordination Association (ICHCA), a membership organization which promotes safety and efficiency in the handling and movement of goods
IMDG Code e-Learning has been certified to meet training requirements by:
The Australian Maritime Safety Administration (AMSA) (certificate number AP5101)
The Ministry of PI Land Transport & Shipping, Mauritius
IMDG Code e-Learning has been assessed and certified against the DNV (Det Norske Veritas) Standard for Certification of Learning Programmes. This certifies that the course has met the DNV standard for the quality of development, content and delivery; is properly designed; contains clear objectives; is designed by qualified trainers; and is assessed and improved in line with market demands and experience.
The course is updated with every new edition of the IMDG Code and is also updated for errata and user feedback as required.