About DGDT

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The Dangerous Goods Driver Training (DGDT) contract has been administered by SQA since October 2006.
SQA is the appointed Agent of the Department for Transport. It is responsible for matters relating to approved centres, examinations, the issue of results and arrangements for the issue of ADR Driver Training Certificates to successful candidates.

Drivers of vehicles carrying dangerous goods that fall within the scope of the regulations are required to hold an ADR Driver Training Certificate.

In Great Britain and Northern Ireland the ADR Driver Training Certificate is obtained after a driver has attended a training course approved by the Department for Transport as competent authority, and successfully completed an examination set and marked by SQA.

The requirement to undertake approved training and hold an ADR Driver Training Certificate for the transport of dangerous goods applies to drivers of:

  • Road tankers
  • Vehicles carrying tank containers
  • All vehicles carrying dangerous goods which fall within the scope of the Regulations

The detail of the requirements is set out in the Regulations

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