Lithium Batteries Training by Air

$179.00 per student

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A wide array of electronic devices, vehicles and equipment are powered with lithium batteries. This includes cell phones, digital cameras, laptop computers, tablets, and portable video game consoles. However, the US Department of Transportation (DOT), the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the International Air Transport Association (IATA), and the International Maritime Organization (IMO) all consider these batteries to be Class 9 hazardous materials. The stored energy within these batteries or cells that power many of the items we use in our daily lives can, under certain conditions, cause lithium batteries or cells to overheat and catch fire. This poses a great risk to the integrity of the packaging and the integrity of the aircraft transporting the lithium batteries, endangering lives and property.

As such, shipping lithium batteries can be dangerous without proper handling. This is why all four organizations have regulations governing the classification, identification, packaging, marking and labeling, documentation, placarding, and segregation of lithium batteries. One can certainly learn about these regulations in the respective hazardous materials training courses for shipping by air, but the regulations for lithium batteries warrant their own specialized training. This is because of the volume and frequency of lithium batteries being shipped and the potential dangers they pose. Moreover, the shipping requirements may differ greatly based not only on the mode of transportation, but on whether they are lithium ion batteries or lithium metal batteries. Regulations may also be different for packages containing “small” lithium batteries, for which exceptions may apply.

This course is intended as a supplement to dangerous goods training for air. Upon completion of the course, the student will have a better understanding of the current regulations involving shipping and handling of lithium batteries. There have been many significant changes in all three modes, and it is important for both new and existing shippers of lithium batteries to understand and apply the prescribed regulations.


Course Objectives

At the end of the course, participants will be familiar with:

  • The different types, sizes, and uses of Lithium Batteries, as well as the need to properly pack, mark, label, and document shipments of such batteries when required
  • Definitions of components and measurements associated with Lithium Batteries
  • The U.S. and international regulations which apply to the transport of Lithium Batteries
  • Specific information regarding the requirements of ICAO/IATA for the transport of Lithium Batteries
  • Emergency Response requirements associated with Lithium Batteries

Upon successful completion of the course, the student may download a certificate of course completion.

Additional information regarding USA Hazardous Materials Training requirements can be found at:

Required Regulatory Manuals

  • International Air Transport Association (IATA) Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) - 60th Edition
  • 49 CFR - Electronic Version is available at
    • Printed version is optional.

Primary Audience

This course is intended for shippers, freight forwarders, and hazmat employees involved in the handling and transport of lithium batteries by Air, including equipment containing lithium batteries, lithium batteries packed with equipment, and spares.

This training may also be applicable to personnel of Federal departments and agencies, such as government contractors, military armed forces personnel and civilian subcontractors that are involved in shipping and transporting hazardous materials.

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Course Code:
Modal training for job description for shipment and handling of Dangerous Goods based on the appropriate modal regulations for Air
Course Length:
Varies by Student

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