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IATA DGR Class 6 & Dry Ice

IATA DGR Training Class 6 & Dry Ice

Online Training Certification Course Shipping Toxic and Infectious Substances by Air

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This online certification course provides required safety training for handling and transport of IATA DGR Class 6 dangerous goods and Class 9 dry ice.

Class 6 includes toxic and infectious substances, which can be among the most dangerous goods if not handled correctly. Dry ice, the solid form of carbon dioxide, is a Class 9 dangerous good. It is commonly used in the shipment of toxic or infectious substances that have specific temperature requirements that must be maintained. IATA dry ice training ensures packing guidelines are met to reduce the risk of explosion, suffocation, and contact hazards. Course topics for shipping dry ice training are specific to its use as a refrigerant for the shipping of Class 6 materials.

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$129.95 per student   (21+)

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What are the governing regulations?
IATA Class 6 and Class 9 of the Dangerous Goods Regulations govern the shipping of toxic and infectious substances by air with dry ice. This online training course satisfies all carrier requirements for proof of training, including FedEx and UPS.

If you are shipping other classes of dangerous goods you must take our full IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations training course in place of this one.

Who must take this training?
All personnel as identified in Table 1.5 A of the DGR must be trained and IATA certified before handling hazardous materials for air transport. This includes airline acceptance staff, shippers, packers, and freight forwarders; cargo training and development specialists; ground handling and load control staff involved in the cargo chain; regulatory compliance specialists; operations and station managers; and security screeners.

IATA clinical training covers pre-transport functions for shipping Class 6 infectious materials. This may apply to employees at hospitals, medical clinics, labs, and other facilities that handle or transport biohazards. IATA infectious shipping regulations apply to several commonly shipped goods, including medical waste, blood samples, used needles, laboratory cultures, and any substance with the potential to cause transmissible diseases. IATA toxic shipping provisions apply to anyone involved in the handling, packaging, and transport of toxic materials. This includes air shipments of insecticides, pesticides, tear gas, and lead-based compounds.

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Click to Learn More What are the consequences of not training?

Case Study: In 1998, a Douglas DC-8-51 cargo plane was preparing for takeoff from Brownsville International Airport when all four crew members became short of breath. The crew responded by using oxygen masks, and the pilot taxied back to the ramp, where the crew was treated. It was determined that the oxygen depletion was caused by a buildup of gaseous CO2 in the cockpit, which originated from numerous containers of dry ice in the cargo hold. Thankfully no one was injured; however, the concentration of CO2 can cause an increased rate of respiration, and eventually, unconsciousness.

Click to Learn More Course topics.

Specific topics covered in this course include:

  • About This Course
  • Course Objectives
  • Introduction to Dangerous Goods Regulations
    • Philosophy of Dangerous Goods Regulations
    • Key Terms and Concepts
    • Dangerous Goods Incidents and Statistics
    • How to Use the DGR
    • Changes to the 62nd Edition
  • Applicability
    • Basis of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations
    • Application of the Regulations
    • Shipper's Responsibilities
    • Operator's Responsibilities
    • Training
    • Adequate Instruction for Shipping Section II Lithium Batteries
    • Security
  • Limitations
    • Forbidden Dangerous Goods
    • Hidden Dangerous Goods
    • Dangerous Goods Carried by Passengers or Crew
    • Dangerous Goods Transported by Post
    • Operator's Property Exceptions
    • Excepted Quantities
    • Limited Quantities
    • Variations
  • Classification
    • Packing Groups
    • Shipper's Responsibilities
    • Multiple Hazards
    • Samples
  • Identification
    • Selecting the Proper Shipping Name
    • Using the List of Dangerous Goods
  • Packing
    • Shipper's Responsibilities
    • Overpacks
    • Salvage Packaging
    • General Packing Requirements
    • Specific Packing Instructions
  • Packaging Specifications and Performance Tests
    • Codes
    • Markings
    • Requirements for Inner Packagings
    • UN Outer, Single, and Composite Packagings
    • General Testing Requirements
    • Types of Tests
    • Test Reports
    • Specific Testing Requirements
  • Marking and Labeling
    • Markings
    • Labels
    • General Label Specifications
    • Hazard Labels
    • Handling Labels
  • Documentation
    • Shipper's Declaration
    • Completing the Shipper's Declaration
    • Air Waybill
    • Additional Documentation
  • Handling
    • Acceptance
    • Loading
    • Inspections
    • Provisions for Pilot-in-Command
    • Informing Passengers and Shippers
    • Reporting
    • Document Retention
  • Class 6 Toxic and Infectious Substances
    • Toxic Substances
    • Classification of Toxic Substances
    • Classification of Toxic Mixtures
    • Limitations and Labels
    • Infectious Substances
    • Classification of Infectious Substances
    • Exceptions
    • Patient Specimens
    • Medical Devices
    • Biological Products
    • Packing Instructions-Category A Infectious Substances
    • Packing Instructions-Biomedical Waste
    • Packing Instructions-Category B Biological Substances
    • Handling
  • Class 9 Miscellaneous
    • Labels
    • Limitations
    • Dry Ice
      • Packing Instructions
      • Documentation
      • Handling
  • Summary
  • Additional Resources
Click to Learn More Course format.

Our IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations Shipping Class 6 plus Class 9 Dry Ice training and certification course consists of content, graphics, audio, non-scored quiz questions and a final exam.

Click to Learn More How long is the course?

It will take a MINIMUM of four hours to complete this online course. The student may log on and off as needed. A bookmark will be set so when they log back in they will return to where they left off.

Click to Learn More How long do I have to complete this course?

We have no restrictions on how long a person takes to complete a course.

Likewise, if you are purchasing for others, we have no time limit on assigning courses. So you can purchase a larger quantity then you currently need and take advantage of volume discounts.

Click to Learn More How often is retraining or recertification required?

According to IATA regulations, employers must provide or verify training for all personnel every two years. Recertification must take place within 24 months of the initial training, except in instances when a relevant authority defines a shorter retraining period.

Click to Learn More How soon is the certificate of completion issued?

Upon successful completion each student will have immediate access to a printable certificate and wallet card for proof of training on IATA DGR Class 6 plus Class 9 Dry Ice Shipping by Air.

Click to Learn More Continuing education credits?

Each student will receive 0.3 CEUs (or 3 CMEs) from Compliance Training Online® for completing this course.

Click to Learn More What students who took this course also bought.

If you do not have a copy, you will need to purchase the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) Manual both for reference purposes in your day to day shipping operations, and while taking this course.

You can access the "IATA DGR 62nd Edition Significant Changes" document from our "Resources" section.

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