Lithium Batteries Training by Air

$199.00 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 U.S. 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 and are the entities that establish lithium batteries shipping regulations. 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, as well as of the aircraft transporting the lithium batteries, endangering lives and property.

As such, shipping lithium batteries can be dangerous without proper handling, thereby requiring strict adherence to lithium battery shipping regulations. This is why national and international lithium battery shipping regulations exist.  Lithium battery shipping regulations govern the classification, identification, packaging, marking and labeling, documentation, placarding, and segregation of lithium batteries. One can certainly learn about these lithium battery shipping 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 lithium batteries 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 initial or recurrent training for participants involved with the handling, shipping, and/or transport of Lithium Batteries by air.  For those currently trained in air transportation of dangerous goods, this course may be utilized as as a supplemental course covering the specifics of shipping lithium batteries. 

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

Upon completion of the course, the student will have a better understanding of the current lithium battery shipping regulations, which govern the shipping and handling of lithium batteries. There have been many significant changes in all three modes of transport, 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 lithium battery shipping 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 lithium batteries course, the student may download a certificate of course completion.

Additional information regarding U.S. Hazardous Materials Training requirements can be found at:

Regulatory Manuals

  • International Air Transport Association (IATA) Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) - 65th Edition
  • Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations (49 CFR) - Electronic Version is available at  
    • Printed version is optional.

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.

Online shipping regulation training for transporting lithium batteries by air.

Primary Audience

This course is intended for shippers, freight forwarders, and hazmat employees involved in the handling, shipping, and/or transport of Lithium Batteries by air, including spares or replacement lithium batteries, lithium batteries contained in equipment, and lithium batteries packed with equipment.  Aside from achieving mandatory compliance, students will attain a comprehensive understanding of the lithium battery shipping regulations.

This lithium batteries 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.

Are you a shipper, freight forwarder, or hazmat employee? Still have questions about Hazmat training? CLICK HERE to view Hazmat University’s FREE Online Training Guide.

Course Code:
None (for initial); Prior Air (IATA DGR) (for recurrent)
Course Duration:
4 - 5 hours (Varies by Student)

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