What are the governing regulations?
This online certification course meets the general familiarization and function-specific training requirements for personnel in Category 9, 11, and 12 as outlined in Section 184.108.40.206 of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations.
Who must take this training?
According to IATA DGR Section 220.127.116.11, personnel identified in the categories specified in Tables 1.5 A or 1.5 B must take part in or provide verification of safety training prior to performing any duties specified in Tables 1.5 A or 1.5 B. This includes passenger handling staff, ground handling agents, crew members, and security staff who handle screening of passengers, crew, baggage, cargo, or mail.
Other Frequently Asked Questions
Specific topics covered in this course include:
- About This Course
- Course Objectives
- Introduction to Dangerous Goods Training for Cabin Crew, Passenger Handling Personnel, and Security Screening Personnel
- Applicability-Key Terms and Concepts
- Legal Basis
- General Philosophy
- Shipper's Responsibilities
- Operator's Responsibilities
- Training Requirements
- Dangerous Goods Security
- Information to Passengers
- Forbidden Dangerous Goods
- Hidden Dangerous Goods
- Dangerous Goods Carried by Passengers or Crew
- Dangerous Goods Permitted in Passenger Baggage
- Group 1
- Group 2
- Group 3
- Group 4
- Dangerous Goods in Operator's Property
- Class 1—Explosives
- Class 2—Gases
- Class 3—Flammable Liquids
- Class 4—Flammable solids; substances liable to spontaneous combustion; substances which, in contact with water, emit flammable gasess
- Class 5—Oxidizing Substances and Organic Peroxides
- Class 6—Toxic and Infectious Substances
- Class 7—Radioactive Material
- Class 8—Corrosives
- Class 9—Miscellaneous Dangerous Goods
- Proper Shipping Name
- Using the List of Dangerous Goods
- Marking and Labeling
- UN Specification Markings
- Hazard Labels
- Handling Labels
- Consumer Product Warning
- Dangerous Good Emergency Response
- Dangerous Goods Incidents and Accidents
- General Procedures for Passenger Handling and Security Screening Personnel
- General Procedures for Cabin Crew
- Dangerous Goods Emergency Response Chart
- Contaminated Cargo or Baggage Handling
- Additional Resources
Our IATA Function Specific Training & Certification for Cabin Crew, Passenger Handling, and Security Screening Personnel course consists of content, graphics, audio, self check questions, and a final exam.
It will take a MINIMUM of 2 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.
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.
Certification in IATA function-specific safety training is good for two years. According to the IATA DGR Section 18.104.22.168, retraining must be provided within 24 months of the previous training to ensure knowledge is current. However, if recurrent training is completed within the final 3 months of validity of previous training, the period of validity extends from the date on which the recurrent training was completed until 24 months from the expiry date of that previous training.
Upon successful completion each student will have immediate access to a printable IATA DGR Cabin Crew, Passenger Handling, and Security Screening Personnel Function Specific and General Familiarization training certificate and wallet card.
Each student will receive 0.2 CEUs (or 2 CMEs) from Compliance Training Online® for completing this course.
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.