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IATA DGR (Dangerous Goods Regulations)

Cargo Aircraft Carrying Dangerous Goods

Online Training Certification Course Shipping Dangerous Goods by Air (with 2021 Addendum)

from the highest rated and most trusted online training company - since 2008.

This online course satisfies all air transport carrier dangerous goods by air requirements including FedEx and UPS. It covers how to use the 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.

Organizations that ship HAZMAT and other dangerous goods by air must comply with the IATA's safety training requirements. IATA dangerous goods training is required for any employee involved in the packing, marking, labeling, shipping, loading, transporting, or accepting of hazardous materials and dangerous goods for shipment by air.

Many dangerous goods can be transported safely by air if the articles or substances are packed properly and quantities are limited. However, without proper IATA dangerous goods shipping training, the hazardous properties of dangerous goods can adversely affect the safety of the crew, passengers, aircraft, and even nearby communities and the environment.

This dangerous goods training certification course covers important topics related to IATA DGR training. It emphasizes hazard awareness, shipper and operator responsibilities, and important safety information for anyone who handles or ships dangerous goods by air. Our IATA training online course includes modules for each of the nine classes of dangerous goods.

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What are the governing regulations?
The current edition of the IATA DGR contains all applicable regulations for air transport. This online certification course meets the IATA DGR 62nd Edition hazardous goods training requirements for those who are shipping any of the nine classes of dangerous goods.

Who must take this training?
IATA DG certification is required for all employees involved in the transport of dangerous goods according to Table 1.5 in the DGR. 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. Our online training course ensures that employees understand DGR regulations, the different classification of dangerous substances, and how to avoid adverse hazardous materials incidents.

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

Case Study: In May 1996, Valujet Flight 592 caught on fire and crashed into the Everglades approximately 10 minutes after takeoff from Miami International Airport. Both pilots, all three flight attendants, and all 105 passengers were killed.

The plane was loaded with 4,109 pounds of cargo, including baggage, mail, and company-owned material (COMAT). The COMAT consisted of tires, wheels, and five boxes described as containing empty oxygen canisters.

ValueJet had directed their maintenance contractor SabreTech to replace the oxygen generators on three of its planes. The oxygen generators are a component of a plane's passenger emergency oxygen system. An oxygen generator is activated when its retaining pin is removed, which causes a spring-loaded mechanism to strike a percussion cap containing a small explosive charge mounted at the end of the generator. That small explosion provides the energy necessary to start a chemical reaction in the generator oxidizer core, which liberates oxygen gas. The chemical reaction is exothermic, meaning it produces heat.

The five oxygen generators loaded on ValuJet Flight 592 were improperly marked as empty. In addition, they did not have the required safety cap installed, and they were improperly packaged and labeled.

The National Transportation Safety Board determined that the accident was caused by a fire in the aircraft's cargo compartment, which was initiated by the activation of one or more oxygen generators that were improperly carried as cargo. The contributing factors included the failure of SabreTech to properly prepare, package, and identify unexpended chemical oxygen generators; the failure of ValuJet to properly oversee its contract maintenance program to ensure compliance; and the failure of the FAA to require smoke detection and fire suppression systems in Class D cargo compartments.

Click to Learn More What people are saying about this course.

I loved it there is just a wealth of information. It is challenging and really makes you think about attention to detail when shipping specific items.
Randy G

I thought the course was constructed and presented well. I was very please with my experience.
Tim C

Well planned training course. Thank you
Evelynn B

Very interesting
Lori H

very informing, have had other training, but not to this depth
Rodney F

important knowlegde
Noel M

Great course
Eduardo G

Well put together course. No confusing areas and very straight forward.
James K

Thank you for this very effective re-fresher training, it was of the right content, length, and cost...I will be using this again as I am completely satisfied.
Jeffrey H

Refresher course was informative and covered all the information contained in the test.
Tasha C

es muy importante, y constructivo.
Yahaira A

This course is easy to take and readily available when I need my recertification.
Sarah A

Thanks you so much! I!!
Duc H

Extremely Informative!!! I really enjoyed the lessons!! I know have thorough knowledge on Dangerous Goods. Thanks!
Augustine P

This is my first time doing an online course this long so my feedback might be of limited use. I thought introducing practice tests helped solidify the material. I think more of those small tests would help in retaining the material more effectively. I thought changing the voices per module helped keep me more focused. Overall a good experience.
Alfonso R

I really enjoyed this format. This is my second time taking this class. Thank you!
Amber V

Good Class. Test hard enough to make one work for the answers.
Stephen F

I enjoyed taking the course.
Bruce B

Very well explained and organized teaching system.
Kyle D

It was a great challenge for me. I enjoy learning.
Dinh M

Thank you. Great course.
Mike A

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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 1 Explosives
    • Definitions
    • Primary Hazards
    • Six Divisions
    • Thirteen Compatibility Groups
    • Classification
    • Exclusions and Limitations
    • Packing Instructions
    • Labels
  • Class 2 Gases
    • Definitions
    • Primary Hazards
    • Three Divisions
    • Exemptions
    • Limited and Excepted Quantities
    • Mixtures and Hazard Precedence
    • Aerosols and Aerosol Dispensers
    • Packing Instructions
    • Packaging Specifications
  • Class 3 Flammable Liquids
    • Definitions
    • Flammable Liquids
    • Liquid Desensitized Explosives
    • Primary Hazards
    • Packing Group Criteria
    • Limited and Excepted Quantities
    • Packing Instructions
  • Class 4 Flammable Solids
    • Flammable Solids
    • Self-reactive Substances
    • Desensitized Explosives
    • Division 4.1
    • Division 4.2-Substances Liable to Spontaneous Combustion
    • Division 4.3-Substances Which, in Contact with Water, Emit Flammable Gases
    • Excepted and Limited Quantities
    • Packing Instructions
  • Class 5 Oxidizing Substances and Organic Peroxides
    • Oxidizing Substances
    • Organic Peroxides
    • Classification
    • Temperature Controls
    • Desensitization
    • Exceptions, Limitations, and Labels
    • Packing Instructions
  • 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 7 Radioactive Material
    • Definitions
    • Hazards
    • Limitations
    • Classification
    • Special Form
    • Low Specific Activity (LSA) Material
    • Surface Contaminated Objects (SCO)
    • Fissile
    • Low Dispersible Radioactive Material
    • Subsidiary Risks
    • Packing
    • 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
    • Marking
    • Labeling
    • Documentation
    • Competent Authority Certificates
    • Handling
    • Storage and Loading
  • Class 8 Corrosives
    • Packaging Group Criteria
    • Limitations
    • Excepted and Limited Quantities
    • Packing Instructions
    • Labels
  • Class 9 Miscellaneous
    • Labels
    • Limitations
    • Dry Ice
      • Packing Instructions
      • Documentation
      • Handling
    • Lithium Batteries
      • Primary Hazard
      • Classification
      • Packing Instructions
      • Labels
      • Special Provisions
      • Limitations
    • Magnetized Material
      • Packing Instructions
      • Handling Label
      • Loading
  • Summary
  • Additional Resources
Click to Learn More Course format.

Our IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations 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 6 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?

DOT rules require all hazmat employees to repeat training in its entirety at least every three years. To remain IATA certified, recurrent dangerous goods training must occur with 24 months of the previous training. Airline carriers may refuse shipments if IATA shipping Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) training has not been completed within the previous 24 months.

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 Shipping Hazmat by Air.

Click to Learn More Continuing education credits?

Each student will receive 0.6 CEUs (or 6 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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