Certificate in Applying IMDG Code

Provided by The Logistics Academy

Course introduction


Transport of dangerous goods by sea is regulated in order to prevent injury to persons or damage to ships and their cargos. Transport of marine pollutants is primarily regulated to prevent harm to the marine environment. The objective of the IMDG Code is to enhance the safe transport of dangerous goods while facilitating the free unrestricted movement of such goods. The course aims to impart knowledge and applications skills in IMDG Code.

Dangerous goods training for shored-based personnel became mandatory from 1 January 2010. Central to the latest Amendment 37-14 is the “appropriate training for shore-based staff involved in the handling, packing, transporting, storage etc. of dangerous goods, which may be audited by the competent authority (MPA, Singapore). Persons not yet trained or certified competent may only operate under the direct supervision of a competently trained person.

Curriculum Overview

Programme Structure


  • Introduction to International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG)
  • General provisions & dangerous goods classes
  • Dangerous Goods List (DGL)
  • Proper Shipping Name (PSN)
  • Packing & UN Marking
  • Labelling, marking & placarding
  • Stowage, segregation & compatibility provisions
  • Limited & Excepted Quantity
  • Description of the purpose and content of the dangerous
  • goods transport documents
  • Description of emergency response documents

Area of Studies

Designed For

Personnel from shipping, freight forwarding, logistics, transportation and warehousing companies who are involved in handling and transporting of dangerous goods.


A Certificate in Applying IMDG Code will be awarded upon successful completion of the course. Participants must fulfil 75% attendance and pass the required examination. Participant who fails the examination,will be granted a re-examination. In the event, if the participant did not pass the re-examination, he would have to re-enrol for the course if he wishes to obtain the certificate.

Duration & Intake

Programme Duration


3 days, 9am – 6pm, total 24 hours.

Fees & Funding

* MCF Training Grant is available for eligible participants.

Wef 1 Oct 2015, the funding support level of the MCF training grant is switched from 70% back to 50%. For more details of the grant, please refer to MPA website: www.mpa.gov.sg/mcf.
(MCF Application form is only required after the course is confirmed.)

  SLA Member Company Non-Member Self-Sponsored
Course Fee $590.00 $735.00 $735.00
GST $41.30 $51.45 $51.45
Application Fee $32.10 $32.10 $32.10
Total Fee
(payable to TLA)
$663.40 $818.55 $818.55
MCF Grant 50%
of course fee
of course fee
PIC Grant 60%
(or available tax deductions/ allowances)
(or available tax deductions/ allowances)

Payment will only be required after the course is confirmed.
(The status of the course would usually be advised one (1) month before the course start date.)

Payment mode (retail payments facilities are not available) :
Overseas – Telegrahic transfer
Local – Cheque or bank transfer