Dry Ice Shipping Training

If your package contains hazardous materials other than dry ice, additional training is necessary.  Examples of other hazardous materials include human blood, tissue, cell lines; gene transfer vectors, genetically modified organisms, pathogenic organisms, bacterial or viral cultures or supernatants, clinical materials as well as chemicals and radioactive material.  When in doubt, call x6-2919 or x6-3615.


Shipments of dangerous goods must be in compliance with all federal and international regulations which include requirements related to dry ice shipping training.  If you are going to package dry ice for shipment or receive a dry ice shipment, you must follow the training certification requirements outlined below.

1. Click Here to download and read the Dry Ice Shipping guide. This guide will explain the general provisions relating to the regulation and detailed training in the requirements applicable to dry ice.
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2. Click Here to submit an e-signed and completed “Intent to ship Dry Ice Form” and post-test. A member of Tufts EHS will review this form, and, upon successful completion, will certify you to ship dry ice.

There are a total of 5 questions. Make sure to select the best answer in each question. Click Here to download a pdf version of the test.

A passing score of 80% is required. A Certificate of Training will be sent to you if the test was passed. Shipping regulations change frequently, so it is necessary to renew your certification every two years.

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