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Take the Dangerous Goods Officer Examination

As soon as a company is involved in the transport of dangerous goods, a dangerous goods officer must be appointed. The training certificate of the dangerous goods officer must correspond to the mode of transport on which the company transports dangerous goods.

There are training courses and exams for the

  • Road traffic
  • Rail transport
  • Inland waterway transport and
  • Maritime transport

You can take the exam as an initial examination, supplementary examination and repeat examination. During the initial examination, you must provide proof of at least 22.5 hours of training for the tested mode of transport. If you already have proof, but would like to extend it to an additional mode of transport, take the so-called supplementary examination. To do this, you must provide proof of 7.5 hours of training for the additional mode of transport. If you have a training credential that is about to expire, you can take an extension exam. To do this, you must provide your proof of training.

For the exam, please note the following points:

  • The duration of the test depends on the number of modes of transport tested. It is between 100 (one mode of transport) and 250 minutes (maximum four modes of transport) for the basic test and between 50 and a maximum of 125 minutes for the extension test. The duration of the supplementary examination is between 50 (one mode of transport) and 150 minutes (maximum three modes of transport).
  • The exam is conducted in writing. As a tool, you can use the relevant regulatory texts for the respective modes of transport as well as a non-programmable calculator. The use of other electronic aids is not permitted.

Regardless of the training facility and their place of residence, they can take the exam at any Chamber of Industry and Commerce in Germany.

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Portalverbund des Bundes und der Länder)

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