IATA (ICAO) Shipping by Air Online Hazmat Training

Initial and Recurrent IATA Certification Training

Designed to provide both Initial and Recurrent IATA certification training based on the most current dangerous goods regulations of the International Air Transport Association (IATA DGR) and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO TI) regarding the proper classification, identification, packing, marking, labeling and documentation of dangerous goods to be shipped by air. Fulfills U.S. Code of Federal Regulations Title 49, (49 CFR) Subpart H, Section 172.704 (49 CFR 172.704) and international IATA certification training requirements for non-bulk shipping of dangerous goods by air, excluding radioactive materials.


IATA Certification (ICAO) Online Hazmat Training

Federal and international government regulations require that anyone defined as a hazmat employee involved in the handling, shipping, and/or transport of dangerous goods by air must undergo IATA certification training prior to embarking on the role of being a hazmat employee. This means that employers must provide each of their hazmat employees with training, regardless of the size of the company, and that even those who are self-employed need to receive training in order to comply with these regulations to avoid risk of being involved in an incident related to a shipment of dangerous goods and penalties as a result of non-compliance.

Hazmat employees whose function requires IATA certification training must receive instructions that are specific to their job function and the responsibilities that come with it. They must also undergo general awareness training to understand the transportation process as a whole, as well as security awareness training that prepares them to recognize an insider or outsider threat that is prohibited and that will interfere with the compliance process and jeopardize the safety of the transportation system.

This course provides required initial and recurrent dangerous goods training to participants involved with handling, shipping, and/or transport of non-bulk, non-radioactive dangerous goods by air. Dangerous goods by air IATA certification training is based on the requirements outlined in the most current version of the IATA DGR and the ICAO Technical Instructions, and complies with Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations Subpart H, Section 172.704 (49 CFR).

Included in this course at no additional cost are General Awareness and Security Awareness.

- Primary Audience: This course is intended for shippersfreight forwarders, and hazmat employees involved in the handling, shipping, and/or transport of dangerous goods by air.  To learn more about course objectives and other details click here.

- Regulatory Manuals:

  • International Air Transport Association Dangerous Goods Regulations (IATA DGR) – 65th Edition 
  • Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations (49 CFR) - Electronic Version is available at https://www.phmsa.dot.gov/standards-rulemaking/hazmat/hazardous-materials-regulations
  • Emergency Response Guide - PDF version is included with the course.

You will need to have access to the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) Manual both for reference purposes in your day to day shipping operations, and while taking this course.  It can be purchased as a book or digital download from Air Sea Containers.

Course Duration: 5 - 6 hours (Varies by Student)



Learn More about IATA Certification Online Training

The International Air Transport Association Dangerous Goods Regulations (IATA DGR) are the most trusted source to help you prepare and document dangerous good shipments in commerce by air. It is the most complete, up-to-date, and user-friendly reference in the industry. In addition, air carriers go through the acceptance process prior to transporting by utilizing the acceptance checklist designed by IATA.

IATA DGR was developed in partnership with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and in coordination with local governments around the world. They are commonly referred to as the go-to regulations for the safe transport of dangerous goods by air. In many cases, IATA imposes more stringent requirements than ICAO, providing detailed requirements for every step of the shipping process.

According to the DGR, certain substances and articles can be severely restricted or forbidden from air transport altogether, depending on how great a threat they can pose to an aircraft, the crew, and passengers onboard. Any that are allowed for shipping by air must be classified, identified, packaged, marked, labeled, and documented, as well as segregated, prior to transport under highly specific guidelines. Anyone involved in the shipping process is required to undergo IATA certification training in accordance with Federal and international regulations to ensure safety throughout the process.

Hazmat University provides online training courses based on the most current IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations regarding the proper classification, identification, packing, marking, labeling, and documentation of dangerous goods to be shipped by aircraft. Anyone who joins these programs can achieve successful completion of training and certification by employer. Our courses satisfy both initial and recurrent training requirements per the regulations.

If you are involved in the shipping, handling, and/or transport of lithium batteries, it is highly recommended that you also purchase our Supplemental Lithium Batteries Training, which is available in this store. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure their employees are trained commensurate with their responsibilities, which may necessitate additional training.

Note: Our IATA certification course is based on the IATA DGR 64th Edition, and it is recommended that you have this manual on hand when taking this course.  For further information, please call our office at (844) 532-7634.

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