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Shipping radioactive materials, radiopharmaceuticals and radioisotopes by air is governed by the IATA Class 7 Dangerous Goods Regulations.
This online course satisfies all air 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 course?
According to the IATA DGR: Training must be provided or verified for all personnel as identified in Table 1.5.A (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).
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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.
Upon successful completion each student will have immediate access to a printable certificate and wallet card for proof of training on IATA DGR Class 7 Shipping by Air.
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.
Each student will receive 0.4 CEUs (or 4 CMEs) from Compliance Training Online® for completing this course.
Our IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations Shipping Class 7 training and certification course consists of content, graphics, audio, non-scored quiz questions and a final exam.
This course covers basic concepts, such as how to use IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations, shipper and operator responsibilities, and the proper methods to safely identify, document, package, mark, label, handle, and load individual classes of dangerous goods. It also presents statistics and case studies to emphasize the need for dangerous goods regulations for air transport.
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 57th Edition
- Basis of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations
- Application of the Regulations
- Shipper's Responsibilities
- Operator's Responsibilities
- 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
- Packing Groups
- Shipper's Responsibilities
- Multiple Hazards
- Selecting the Proper Shipping Name
- Using the List of Dangerous Goods
- Shipper's Responsibilities
- Salvage Packaging
- General Packing Requirements
- Specific Packing Instructions
- Packaging Specifications and Performance Tests
- Requirements for Inner Packagings
- UN Outer, Single, and Composite Packagings
- General Testing Requirements
- Types of Tests
- Test Reports
- Specific Testing Requirements
- Marking and Labeling
- General Label Specifications
- Hazard Labels
- Handling Labels
- Shipper's Declaration
- Completing the Shipper's Declaration
- Air Waybill
- Additional Documentation
- Provisions for Pilot-in-Command
- Informing Passengers and Shippers
- Document Retention
- Class 7 Radioactive Material
- Special Form
- Low Specific Activity (LSA) Material
- Surface Contaminated Objects (SCO)
- Low Dispersible Radioactive Material
- Subsidiary Risks
- Before Shipment Requirements
- General Requirements
- Excepted Packages
- Industrial Packages
- Type A Packages
- Type B(U) and B(M) Packages
- Type C Packages
- Fissile Material
- Uranium Hexafluoride
- Transport Index and Criticality Safety Index
- Competent Authority Certificates
- Storage and Loading
- Additional Resources
According to the IATA DGR:
Recurrent training must take place within two years (24 months) of the previous training, unless a relevant authority defines a shorter period.
Other related Compliance Training Online® courses (see our complete list of courses) include:
- AFMAN-Shipping Hazmat by U.S. Military Air Transport
- DOT Hazmat General & Security Awareness
- IATA DGR Initial
- IATA DGR Refresher
- IATA DGR Loading (Ramp) and Warehouse Personnel
- IATA Shippers & Packers Function Specific
- IMDG (International Maritime Dangerous Goods)
- OSHA Fork Lift Safety
- OSHA Hazard Communication (Worker Right to Know)
- OSHA Labor & Industry Ergonomics
- OSHA Office Ergonomics
- OSHA Personal Protective Equipment
- OSHA Portable Fire Extinguishers
NOTE: If you are shipping hazardous materials in the United States the FAA (the enforcement agency in the U.S.) requires you to have received DOT Hazardous Materials General and Security Awareness (49 CFR §172.704) training in addition to IATA DGR training.
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.
If you have a copy of the 2015 edition, you can access the "IATA DGR 2016 (57th) Edition Significant Changes" document from our "Resources" section.