Course Description

According to Regulations on Road Transport of Dangerous Goods, published in the Official Gazette No: 28801, on 24 October 2013, the Ministry of Maritime Transport and Communications, "Enterprises that carry out activities under this Regulation are  required to consult or employ  a dangerous goods safety adviser (DGSA).  Entering into force in  June 30, 2015, that obligation, applies to s all  companies: "Located in the transportation of dangerous goods chain; sender, packing, loading, filling and emptying transport company.’’

Who can apply?

Preconditions for attending DGSA courses  held for  future professions:

Having a Bachelor's degree

Course Application:

The course for Hazardous Materials Safety Consultant Maritime Transport and Communications Ministry is necessary to record the automation system.

ADR – How to get  a Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor (DGSA) Certificate?

To get a certificate, it is necessary to complete the DGSA course completion from a center authorized by the Ministry of Maritime Transport and Communications.. Participants who have  an exam score of 70 or  above at the end of course can participate DGSA exams  held on specific dates by the Ministry of Maritime Transport and Communications. If participants  get 70 points or more from the exam they will be entitled to receive ADR-DGSA certificate.

Course Period and Details

İzmir University of Economics EKOSEM DGSA Course consists of a  total of 49 hours. Attendance throughout  the course is compulsory.

If  required, EKOSEM has the right to change course hours and classes or to cancel the program partially or completely.

Before the DGSA examination held by the Ministry of Maritime Transport and Communications, participants who successfully complete the course from our institution will be given free replacement and refresher courses.


  • International agreements and national legislation relating to the transport of hazardous substances,
  • Classification of dangerous substances (Classification procedures of solutions and mixtures, the  structure of the hazardous substances list, classes of dangerous goods and the principles of this classification, the structure of transported hazardous substances, physically  hazardous substances, chemical and toxicological properties, etc.)
  • General packaging, tanks and tank-container rules (types, code, marking, construction, initial and periodic inspection and testing).
  • Marking, labeling, the installation rules of warning signs and orange plates.
  • Information on transport documents.
  • Shipping management and its restrictions (Full load, carriage in bulk, medium-sized transport in bulk containers, transport in containers, carriage in fixed or demountable tanks).
  • Rules relating to the carriage of passengers.
  • Prohibitions and measures on mixed loading.
  • Rules of the separation of hazardous substances.
  • Limiting the amount of transported material and the amount of exemptions.
  •  Handling and storage rules.
  • Cleaning or degassing before loading and after unloading.
  • Documents to be kept in the vehicle (transport documents, writing instructions, vehicle approval certificate, driver course certificate,  special permits, etc.).
  • The rules for parking of vehicles in traffic.
  • Traffic regulations and restrictions on the transport of hazardous substances.
  • Rules to guide  evacuation to prevent  leakage occuring.
  • Requirements relating to transport equipment.
  • Preparation of security plans for business relating to the transportation of hazardous materials.
  • Informing about the causes and types of accidents involving  Hazardous materials and reporting of this accident.
  • The principles and procedures of preparing the annual report for businesses.
  • Course completion exam

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