Certificate in Applying IMDG Code – MCF Grant Eligible

Next Intake Commencement Date:

16 Jul 2024, Tuesday

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Certificate in Applying IMDG Code – MCF Grant Eligible
Read what our participants have learnt from this course…


This course eventually teaches me on the correct way to label a DG container for there are a lot of DG classes. There is many other more valuable information I have learned in this programme. Thanks.

Maggie Ng Shai Mui, Operations Executive, G. Singapore Pte. Ltd.


To understand overall IMDG code and procedure. This allow me to work well in my company.

Jason Tang Teck Chong, Assistant Manager, C. Singapore Pte Ltd.


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 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.

Designed For

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

  • 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
Validity of Certificate : IMDG Code Amendment Cycle 2017-2026

A valid certificate for shore-based personnel became mandatory on 1 Jan 2010.

As the IMDG Code is amended every 2 years and the refresher training is also mandatory (retaking the same course) under the current IMDG Code. Thus, the staff would need to come for refresher training if they want to be certified for IMDG.


MCF Training Grant (50% off course fee) is available for eligible participants. For more details of the grant, please refer to MPA website: Training@MaritimeSingapore. (MCF Application form is only required after the course is confirmed.)

Eligible participants may qualify for MCF training grant so long as they have not benefited from the grant for the same course offered/conducted by the training provider.

SLA Member Non-Member Self-Sponsored
Course Fee $900 $1,125 $1,125
GST $81 $101.25 $101.25
Application Fee (includes GST) $32.70 $32.70 $32.70
Total Fee
(payable to TLA without grant)
$1,013.70 $1,258.95 $1,258.95
MCF Grant $450 $562.50 $562.50
Nett Fee
(payable to TLA after grant)
$563.70 $696.45 $696.45



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 – Telegraphic transfer
Local – Bank transfer or  Corporate PayNow


3 days, 9am – 6pm, total 24 hours.


Mr Tan Teow Guan graduated from Singapore Nanyang University with Bachelor of Science (Honors) in Chemistry in 1970. He also obtained a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from Singapore Institute of Management in 1992.

After graduation, Mr Tan commenced work as an Assistant Inspector of Petroleum and Hazardous Material in Singapore Government Chemistry Department. In 1974, he joined the Port of Singapore Authority (PSA) as Port Chemist and was soon promoted to Senior Port Chemist taking charge of Inspectorate of Dangerous Goods Section. When the Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) was formed in 1996, he was posted to MPA as Controller (Hazardous cargo) taking charge of Hazardous Cargo Section in the Port Marine Safety Department until he retired in Dec 2005.



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.

Next Intake Commencement Date:

16 Jul 2024, Tuesday

Select a registration method:

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