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RAIL 0131 - Transportation of Dangerous Goods for Railway Certification

Railway Part-time Studies Course

School of Transportation

Course Details

This course will give those working in the railway industry (mainly conductors, locomotive engineers, yard supervisors) an overview of Canadian federal legislation regulating the transport of dangerous goods. Content will include a review of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act and Regulations with a focus on the impact to Canadian railways. Successful students will receive a BCIT Statement of Completion, and a card stating: "This student has met the certification requirements of BCIT Railway in Transportation of Dangerous Goods for Railway." According to Canadian Railway Operating Rules (Rule A, i and vii), recertification is mandatory every three years.


A minimum of three years’ railway experience, or prior Railway Conductor training, or RAIL 1001.





Winter 2020

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2020 term.

CRN 86198

Mon Mar 16 - Tue Mar 17 2 Days

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Mar 16 - Mar 17 Mon/Tue 08:00 - 14:30 AIC



Course Outline





  1. Prerequisite: A minimum of three years’ railway experience, or prior Railway Conductor training, or RAIL 1001. This course is held at BCIT Annacis Island Campus.

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BCIT's Part-time Studies English Language Proficiency Standard is English 12 (or equivalency). Students who do not meet this requirement should upgrade their English skills prior to any future registration.

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