In this article, Tetra Tech’s training experts describe a number of compliance courses available to give your internal team the resources, knowledge, best practices, and experience in developing and managing their own regulatory compliance program.
Tetra Tech’s release of our International Material Data System (IMDS) online automotive-related training has helped our compliance training program meet the current need for both remote work capabilities and a flexible workday schedule.
Tetra Tech is now extending this concept by offering Compliance Data Exchange (CDX) training online, giving trainees the ability to complete their compliance training remotely and at a flexible pace. After successfully completing the training, users will be able to enter their product data, representing a full material declaration, so that they and their client can evaluate the product to ensure it is compliant with global product compliance regulations, such as Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) in the United Kingdom, Proposition 65 in the U.S., and Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) in Europe.
While CDX has many features and capabilities, Tetra Tech focuses the initial training offering on novice users and users with some IMDS experience who are looking to provide product compliance declarations to their non-automotive clients or are hoping to expand business in non-automotive markets. Some topics in the initial training include:
- CDX introduction
- CDX licensing
- Logging in and basic navigation
- Key CDX concepts
- Data entry demonstration
- Basic data entry exercises
- Submitting CDX requests to suppliers
In the future, trainings will be expanded to reach a wider audience. Topics for future CDX online courses include:
- CDX company organization
- Defining regulatory scope
- Preparing for supplier roll-out
- Creating CDX MDS request
- Basic data entry review
- Import functionality
- Reviewing incoming data
- Export functionality
- Evaluating product compliance
- Incorporating CDX into current processes
Keeping up with your compliance training does not have to be a challenge. Tetra Tech’s online training modules for IMDS and CDX offer the same proven benefits as our classroom trainings, plus many additional benefits, including a reduction in the cost associated with travel-related time and training costs.