Dangerous Goods Advisory Council (DGAC)

Dangerous Goods Advisory Council (DGAC)

DGAC is an international, non-profit educational organization that promotes safe and efficient transportation of hazardous materials in domestic and international commerce. DGAC’s diverse membership includes hazmat shippers, carriers, trade associations, and providers of related goods and services such as packaging, test labs, labels, warehousing facilities, freight forwarding, software, and consultants and trainers. We actively participate in U.S. rulemaking and international regulatory activities, and provide classroom training, webinars and conferences, and. DGAC has Observer status at the United Nations Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods and on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (UNCETDGGHS), Advisory status at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), and Consultative status at the International Maritime Organization (IMO).

Company details

7501 Greenway Center Drive Suite 760 , Greenbelt , DC 20770 USA

Locations Served

Business Type:
Nonprofit organization (NPO)
Industry Type:
Health and Safety - Hazardous Substances
Market Focus:
Internationally (various countries)
Year Founded:

The Dangerous Goods Advisory Council, which was incorporated in 1978, is an international, non-profit, educational organization dedicated to the promotion of the safe transportation of hazardous materials/dangerous goods.

DGAC and its staff accomplish this goal by providing education, assistance, and information to the private and public sectors through our unique status with regulatory bodies and through the diversity and technical strengths of our membership.  We are an international, educational, nonprofit membership organization representing shippers of varying sizes, carriers of all modes, container manufacturers and reconditioners, as well as emergency response and waste clean-up companies. Committee and Board Meetings are open to employees of all member companies.


DGAC promotes the safe transportation of hazardous materials/dangerous goods globally by providing education, assistance and information to the private and public sectors, through our unique status with regulatory bodies, and the diversity and technical strengths of our membership.


DGAC will be recognized by our membership, our students, the regulated community at large and regulatory authorities as:

  • An effective advocate for responsible regulation of hazardous materials/dangerous goods through consensus building within the regulated community and through the education of public officials responsible for development of regulations;
  • A strong and influential advocate for global hazardous materials/dangerous goods transportation safety; and
  • The premier provider of quality training for the transportation of hazardous materials/dangerous goods.

HAZMAT Training Classes

DGAC can provide the right training for the specific dangerous goods that your company handles. Does your company offer appropriate, consistent, and regularly scheduled hazmat training classes? Are you an employee who needs to improve your skills in order to qualify for jobs that require training? If you are looking for HAZMAT classes, DGAC offers help and hazmat training in accordance with industry regulations and standards.

Scheduled or In-House HAZMAT Training Classes

There are a variety of ways to attend our hazmat classes. We offer scheduled hazmat training in various locations for various types of dangerous goods and hazardous materials. Courses are conducted over two to four days, depending on the topic. Refer to our hazmat course schedule to find out where and when the pre-scheduled courses will take place. For infrequent or individual training needs, the scheduled hazmat classes are often the most cost-effective.

For clients who have groups that need training, in-house courses may be the better option. With our in-house hazmat training, you can schedule the type of training that your company requires for a time that suits you and your employee schedules. We offer a wide range of hazmat classes that are taught by experienced, skilled trainers from DGAC. Hazmat classes can also be tailored to your needs if you have additional chemicals or dangerous goods that should be added. We create courses that make sense for each company or group we work with and DGAC members are eligible for discounts on in-house training courses

Stay Involved and Stay Safe

Companies that become members of DGAC not only benefit from discounts, but they also become part of a network of professionals who are dedicated to the safe handling of hazardous materials. You will also receive regular updates on our HAZMAT classes so you and your employees are always up to date on the latest regulations and requirements.

For more information and to learn how Dangerous Goods Advisory Council (DGAC) can further your company’s knowledge and expertise when it comes to handling and transporting hazardous materials and danger goods, please contact our team at (202) 289-4550.