IHMM Today

Open Book Policy for the Certified Dangerous Goods Professional

The Institute of Hazardous Materials Management (IHMM) announced on 26 October 2015 changes to the open book policy for the Certified Dangerous Goods Professional (CDGP) credential. This revision allows the Dangerous Goods Regulations, published by International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Air International Regulations for Shippers of Dangerous Goods, A.I.R Shipper published by LabelMaster to be used as references during the CDGP examination. CDGP Candidates can download the full open book policy at the IHMM website.

“IHMM revised the open book policy in response to comments on the use of the UN and ICAO regulations for the shipment of dangerous goods by air,” said L. Richie Spangler, IHMM Board Director. “CDGP Candidates asked that these new references be allowed because they are more commonly used and available. IHMM’s CDGP Examination and Scheme committees agreed the new references are aligned with the UN and ICAO regulations.”

The following reference materials may be brought into the CDGP examination room by the examinee for his or her personal use only:

  1. UN Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods – Model Regulation
  2. International Civil Aviation Organization’s Technical Instructions (ICAO TI)
  3. International Maritime Organization’s Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code)
  4. Dangerous Goods Regulations, International Air Transport Association (IATA)
  5. Air International Regulations for Shippers of Dangerous Goods, A.I.R Shipper

Statement of CDGP Examination Development. The CDGP Examination is developed by subject matter experts (SME) under the auspices of the Institute of Hazardous Materials Management and processes that govern examination development. Materials 1 through 5 listed above are references allowed into the examination room as approved open book reference materials. The examinee is advised that the CDGP examination questions are solely based on references 1 through 3 as listed above.