Licence Endorsement: "D" Transport of Dangerous Goods by Road

This course is available as a "Full" course for first time trainees, and as a "Renewal' course for those renewing their D endorsement.

FULL $230.44* excl GST ($265.00 incl GST)

RENEWAL $191.30* excl GST ($220.00 incl GST)

Who needs a dangerous goods (D) endorsement?

If you’re transporting dangerous goods, you will need to have a dangerous goods (D) endorsement on your driver licence. 

What is the aim of this course?

  • This course is designed to provide you (loaders, drivers, handlers and others) with the knowledge and skills required to transport and handle dangerous goods legally and safely.
  • To enable you, upon successfull completion of the course, to apply for your "D" driver licence endorsement.

Am I eligible to sit this course?

If you hold a minimum of a Class 1 New Zealand Car Licence (Learner, Restricted or Full), then you are eligible to sit this course.

How long are D endorsements valid for?

Dangerous Goods “D” endorsements are valid for 5 years, and must be renewed within 60 months of expiry.

I already have my D endorsement, but it's due to expire. What do I do?

Come along to our dangerous goods "full" course however you will pay a "renewal" price. To be eligible you must still hold a minimum of a Class 1 New Zealand Car Licence, and have had a "D" endorsement that has expired by no more than 60 months.

For more information visit NZ Transport Agency - Renewing an endorsement

How long does this course take?

We suggest you allow for a 6 - 8 hour day.

What unit standard is covered?

16718 - Dangerous Goods Transported by Road.

Can I have this course added to my Record of Learning?

Yes, and our course includes the NZQA credit registration fees (Full course only).

What's the assessment process?

Our course includes theory training and an open book assessment.

Once I've completed the course, do I have my D endorsement?

No. On successful completion of the course you will receive a course certificate. On its own this certificate is not a licence or an endorsement. You must take it to a licensing agent (VTNZ, AA, VINZ) and have it added to your licence. There is an additional fee for this, which is payable to the licensing agent.

YOU MUST present the course certificate to a licensing agent within 60 days - otherwise you will have to pay for and re-sit the course again.

How do I apply for my D endorsement?

You need to visit a licencing agency; and

What is NOT included in your course?

Our course fees do not include:

- NZTA or licensing agency fees;

- Eyesight or medical fees.

Where do you hold courses?

We hold community courses in Hamilton, South Auckland, Tauranga, Taupo. We can hold private courses, onsite at your facility, anywhere in New Zealand. We are happy to chat with you about your requirements - contact us to discuss.

How many trainees do you allow per training session?

Training sessions at our facilities are limited by room size which varies from place to place, however we generally limit a community class to 12 persons. Training sessions at your facility will be dependant on room size availability (and Health & Safety requirements).

Useful Links

NZ Transport Agency - Applying for a dangerous goods (D) endorsement

Alternatively, we’re happy to design a training session that suits your individual or unique needs. These training sessions can be held either at our training facility, or at your premises. Contact us to discuss -  we'd be pleased to hear from you.

*Forklift Industrial Training reserves the right to amend our pricing at any time.

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