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


Why do a Transport of Dangerous Goods course with TR Driver Training?

  • This course covers the knowledge and skills required to safely and legally transport Dangerous Goods by the road. Dangerous Goods Licence endorsements are valid for 5 years. 

D Endorsement Course

Course Aim

The aim of this course is to:

  • To enable drivers to apply for a "D" driver licence endorsement on successful completion of the course requirements.

Course Venue

We can complete training at one of our nationwide training facilities or at your own site.


  • Meets requirements of Unit Standard 16718 (Demonstrate and apply knowledge of law and practice for the transport of Dangerous Goods by road). 
  • Successful completion of the course enables you to apply for the 'D' Endorsement on your licence.
  • Dangerous Goods “D” Licence endorsements are valid for 5 years and must be renewed within 60 months of expiry.
  • Takes approximately 1 day and covers theory only – there is no practical.

What happens when I pass the course?

  • Take the certificate we give you to a licensing agency (e.g. AA, VTNZ or VINZ) and apply for a D Endorsement (Fees apply). 
  • YOU MUST present this within 60 days - otherwise you will have to pay for and re-sit the course again

IMPORTANT: You cannot drive with just the certificate - it is not a licence.

Dangerous Goods Licence Pre-requisites

  • Drivers must have a minimum of a NZ Class 1 (car) Learner Licence.

Course Fees – Scheduled courses at one of our nationwide branches

  • Full course - $355 + GST per person ($408.25 including GST).
  • Includes NZQA credit registration fees for Full course.
  • Does not include Driver licence fees for “D” endorsement.

Trainee Requirements

  • Drivers must have a minimum of a NZ Class 1 (car) Learner Licence
  • Course numbers are normally restricted to 8 trainees.


All trainees receive and work from our “Operators Handbook for the Transport of Dangerous Goods by Road” – a professionally produced comprehensive training resource with illustrations.


We’re happy to custom build a training programme to suit your needs. We can also run a private course at your premises (Minimum of 6 people).