Federal Requirement


The federal government requires every dangerous goods shipper to have job-specific dangerous goods training before tendering a dangerous goods shipment to FedEx or any air carrier. Shippers are directly responsible for the correct transport of dangerous goods by air.


The government regulations state:

  • Each person involved in the shipping and/or handling of dangerous goods must be trained.
  • Recurrent training must occur every two years. Exception: In the U.S., the Department of Transportation (DOT), as competent authority, allows training for shippers every three years.
  • An enforcement agency may review your training records at any time.