How long are the qualifications valid for?

It depends on the qualification but as a quick summary:

  • Air courses are valid for 2 years from the date of initial training. Refresher training must be done within a 3 month period PRIOR to the expiry date to retain the original qualification.
  • Sea courses are valid for two years, but must be renewed before the next version of the IMDG becomes mandatory.
  • Road courses (not bulk) have no mandatory validity period. However a refresher is recommended every two years to keep up with regulatory changes.
  • Load Distribution and Restraint for air courses are valid for 3 years.