Lithium Batteries Training by Air & Vessel

$229.00 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. 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, vehicle, or vessel transporting the lithium batteries, endangering lives and property, which means lithium batteries  training is essential for all hazmat employees involved in the handling and shipping of lithium batteries.

As such, shipping lithium batteries can be dangerous without proper handling and lithium batteries  training. This is why national and international regulations exist governing the classification, identification, packaging, marking and labeling, documentation, placarding, and segregation of lithium batteries. One can certainly learn about these lithium batteries training regulations in the respective hazardous materials training courses for shipping by air, ground, or vessel, 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.

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

This lithium batteries course is intended as initial or recurrent training for air and vessel.  For those currently trained in air and vessel transportation of dangerous goods, this course may be utilized as a supplemental course covering the specifics of lithium battery transportation, thereby serving as supplemental  lithium batteries training.

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 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 lithium batteries 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 and IMO for the transportation of Lithium Batteries
  • Emergency Response requirements associated with Lithium Batteries as part of mandatory lithium batteries training

Upon successful completion of the 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 Dangerous Goods Regulations (IATA DGR) - 65th Edition
  • International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code - 2022 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 and the IMDG Code both for reference purposes in your day to day shipping operations, and while taking this course.  They can be purchased as books or digital downloads from Air Sea Containers.

Lithium battery handling and shipping training for shipping these hazardous materials by air and ocean.

Primary Audience

This course is intended for shippersfreight forwarders, and hazmat employees involved in the handling, shipping, and/or transport of  Lithium Batteries by air and vessel, including spares or replacement lithium batteries, lithium batteries contained in equipment, and lithium batteries packed with equipment.

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) and Vessel (IMDG) training (for recurrent)
Course Duration:
6 - 7 hours (Varies by Student)

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