Update on COVID-19 Temporary Certificates from Transport Canada

Transport Canada has provided an update on the Temporary Use Permits that were issued at the start of the pandemic.  

The following certificates have been extended until December 31, 2021, or the day it is canceled in writing by the Minister of Transport:

Certificate Number Description
TU 0752.3: Hand Sanitizer  Authorizes, under certain conditions, the handling, offering for transport, or transport of hand sanitizer without complying with all applicable sections of the TDG Regulations. 
TU 0753.3: Canada Post Corporation Authorization – Shipping Hand Sanitizer by Air Authorizes the handling, offering for transport, or transport of hand sanitizer by the Canada Post Corporation by air to remote communities.  
TU 0754.2: Transporting Hand Sanitizer by Air Authorizes the handling, offering for transport, or transportation of hand sanitizer by air, under certain conditions.
TU 0764.1: Test Samples for COVID-19 To assist medical professionals in responding to this unprecedented situation, the temporary certificate authorizes the handling, offering for transport, or transporting of dangerous goods that are COVID-19 test samples, in non-standardized packaging and without TDG training, under certain conditions.

The following certificates will not be renewed and will expire on January 31, 2021

Certificate Number Description
TU 0750.1: Training Allows a person with a training certificate that expires after March 1, 2020, to continue to handler, offer for transport, or transport dangerous goods with an expired training certificate, as long as the person has sound knowledge of all TDG aspects related to their duties. 
TU 0751.2: Testing and Inspection Requirements

Allows means of containment, which have not been inspected or tested in accordance with Part 5 of the TDG Regulations, to be used for the transportation of dangerous goods. In order to use the temporary certificate, the inspection and test marks on the means of containment have to be visible and legible and were valid:

  • on February 28, 2019, in the case of cylinders, spheres, tubes, UN pressure receptacles, multiple-element gas containers, and other pressure receptacles containing dangerous goods included in class 2.1 or class 2.2, and selected and used in accordance with CSA B340 and CSA B342, or
  • on February 29, 2020, for all other containers.

ICC is here to help. Since March we have been offering live virtual training to replace in-person training and we continue to offer online training for all modes of transport. We can also assist with interpreting any of the certificates. Call us at 1-888-977-4834 to get more information on the types of training available to you. 

Further details on the temporary certificates can be found on the Transport Canada website.

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Racheal Mani

Racheal Mani

Racheal Mani, based out in our Delta, B.C. office, has over 12 years of experience working under different auspices of federal, provincial, and municipal regulatory framework. She specializes in TDG Clear Language, IATA, IMDG, and WHMIS 2015 training. Racheal’s extensive knowledge in the dangerous goods industry is driven from her hands-on experience from packaging of dangerous goods for all modes of transport and her consistent liaison with ICC clients to ensure dangerous goods consignments meet the applicable regulatory requirements prior to transport.