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IATA DGR (Dangerous Goods Regulations)

Online Training & Certification Course
Shipping Dangerous Goods by Air

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.

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$257.95 per student   (1-3)

$239.95 per student   (4-7)

$209.95 per student   (8-12)

$199.95 per student   (13-20)

$189.95 per student   (21+)

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Governing regulations.
This course meets the IATA DGR 60th Edition hazardous goods training requirements for those who are shipping any of the nine classes of dangerous goods.

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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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 60th 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?

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.
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 Additional related courses I may wish to purchase.

Other related Compliance Training Online® courses (see our complete list of courses) include:

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 2018 edition, you can access the "IATA DGR 2019 (60th) Edition Significant Changes" document from our "Resources" section.

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