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2024 is just a few short months away. Register for next year's training today! With in-person and live virtual sessions available, 2024 courses are now open for registration at the AIAG Store. Get a head start on next year’s training needs. Simply click here to learn about all available training and take the next steps.

Here, we highlight two corporate responsibility courses for consideration as you plan your 2024. Both courses are being offered in a live virtual format, which requires participants to use a device capable of streaming content through a video conferencing platform and to agree to keep their camera active throughout the training. These courses apply to IMDS coordinators/processors, environmental specialists, data managers/processors, and the following departments: environmental health and safety, quality, human resources, and engineering.

IMDS Basic Concepts and Application

This instructor-led course is designed to ensure users are familiar with all aspects of the IMDS system with an emphasis on creating quality product substance compliance data. The goal is to get you working in IMDS as quickly and efficiently as possible. Students will learn how to build, receive, and submit data in response to customer requests. All basic concepts will be reviewed in detail providing students with confidence to function competently in the IMDS system. 

The training focuses on more than just how to run the IMDS interface and enter data. It includes the skills and processes needed to obtain and submit accurate quality data. The automated check routines of IMDS only go so far and are not designed to nor can they be relied on to ensure that your data is correct and accurate. You are the final judge of data quality. In this class you will learn the material basics and thought processes to apply in making judgments about data submitted by your suppliers. 

In addition to presentations, the class includes exercises to practice the skills discussed in each section of the class before moving on to the next concepts. Exercises will be done in the official DXC training system for IMDS. As part of the course, each student will receive a personal training license ID that will remain valid for 4 weeks after completion of the training. 

In addition to the training, an optional practicum will be available to all students. This consists of exercises to be completed in the training system and turned in to the class instructor after completion of the basic training. A follow-up group conference call to discuss the results of the practicum will be open to all students. 

Register for this course here. 

Advanced IMDS

The growing concern regarding substance uses in products, its recycling or disposal has created a lot of legislation and global actions in the last years. Providing excellent quality material declaration data to your customers requires a thorough understanding of these regulations. Professionals must be prepared for the impact of these requirements on the future of their business.

This course provides an extension of the IMDS Basic Concepts and Application course to help you understand the regulations and anticipate their impact on your business. Additionally, students will receive hands-on instruction on how to utilize IMDS' more complicated features, such as Chemistry Manager, Where Used Analysis, MDS Update, and MDS Request.

As a prerequisite, those who enroll are required to have a basic understanding of IMDS, including MDS creation, submission, and review for acceptance/rejection; or they must have attended the IMDS Basic Concepts and Application course.

Register for this course here.



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