British Association of Dangerous Goods Professionals 

Dangerous Goods Safety Adviser (DGSA) Exams

Since 2001 organisations involved in the transport of dangerous goods must appoint a qualified Dangerous Goods Safety Adviser - a DGSA. A person can only be appointed as a DGSA if they have passed a written examination. In the UK, the Department for Transport (DfT) has appointed the responsibility for operating the DGSA Exam scheme to the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA). The SQA set dates for these important DGSA Exams and publish the dates on their Dangerous Goods Safety Adviser - DGSA website:

DGSA Exam Dates 2019

  • 13 June 2019
  • 12 September 2019
  • 21 November 2019

DGSA Exam Dates 2020

  • 5 March 2020
  • 11 June 2020
  • 10 September 2020
  • 19 November 2020

Further Information

For more information on the Dangerous Goods Safety Adviser qualifications,  Exams, including the complete examination syllabus, please visit the Dangerous Goods Safety Advisers (DGSA) website

Support From BADGP

The British Association of Dangerous Goods Professionals, BADGP, was set up to support DGSAs and other people handling dangerous goods, in all modes of transport. We run events and seminars, produce a Dangerous Goods Newsletter and run a Questions and Answers forum. Our membership is by subscription. For more information or to join us, please see the Join BADGP page of this website. 


BADGP is unique in several ways: no other organisation represents individual professionals working in the dangerous goods area in any function, including, but not limited to, Dangerous Goods Safety Advisors. It covers all major modes of transport. Members from outside Great Britain are positively welcomed (but all meetings are held in GB).

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Latest News

16/2/19: Presentations from "Transport of Radioactive Materials" Seminar now available to all members.

12/12/18: Proposal On Electronic Freight Information. BADGP Members can read more on our "News Alerts" page.

10/12/18: BADGP December 2018 Newsletter published. See BADGP December 2018 Newsletter

30/11/18: The US has issued its Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM), HM-215O, to harmonize the 49CFR with international requirements. BADGP Members can read more on our "News Alerts" page.

5/11/18: BADGP 2019 AGM & Annual Industry Seminar announced: 14th March 2019, nr Coventry. Open to members and non-members. Register now at: BADGP 2019 AGM & Annual Lectures

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