OTAGO HEAVY VEHICLE LICENSING TRAINING

DANGEROUS GOODS LICENCE ENDORSEMENT

(D ENDORSEMENT)

WHAT IS A DANGEROUS GOODS ENDORSEMENT?

A Dangerous Goods endorsement (or D endorsement) certifies that you have the knowledge and skills to safely transport dangerous goods by road in New Zealand for hire or reward (for example if you’re a transport operator or a courier).

Some common goods classifieds as Dangerous Goods for transport can include:

  • ammunition and fireworks
  • aerosol canisters
  • LPG and CNG cylinders
  • oxyacetylene and other welding cylinders
  • compressed air cylinders for scuba diving
  • diesel
  • flammable liquids such as petrol, kerosene, methylated spirits, turpentine, thinners, solvent-based paints and epoxy resin
  • hardener for epoxy resin
  • some swimming pool chemicals
  • some commercial and household cleaning products, such as dishwasher detergents
  • some garden care products.

DANGEROUS GOODS ENDORSEMENT COURSE PREREQUISITES

A current New Zealand drivers licence (learners, restricted or full) is required before you can complete the course.

DANGEROUS GOODS ENDORSEMENT COURSE CONTENT

Our Otago based Dangerous Goods Endorsement Training covers;

NZQA Unit standard 16718

Study, theory and assessment for NZQA Unit standard 16718 “Demonstrate and apply knowledge of law and practice for the transport of Dangerous Goods by road”

COURSE COSTS

*The D Endorsement must be renewed every five years.

Full course

$390

Renewal course

$290

HOW TO GET YOUR D ENDORSEMENT ON YOUR LICENCE

Upon successful completion of the course, present your course certificate provided by Central Lakes Licensing to a licensing agent (AA or VTNZ) to have the D endorsement added to your licence.


You must present this within 60 days, or you will have to pay for and re-sit the course again.


NOTE: You are NOT licensed to transport Dangerous Goods until the Dangerous Goods Endorsement has been added to your licence.

WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT
GETTING YOUR D ENDORSEMENT?

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