What are the governing regulations?
This online certification course for IATA load planners and flight crews meets the general familiarization and function-specific training requirements for personnel in Category 10 as outlined in Section 18.104.22.168 of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations.
Who must take this training?
According to IATA DGR Section 22.214.171.124, 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 IATA Category 10 - flight crew members, aircraft load planners, flight dispatchers, and flight operations officers.
Other Frequently Asked Questions
Specific topics covered in this course include:
- About This Course
- Course Objectives
- Introduction to Dangerous Goods Training for Flight Crew and Load Planners
- Applicability-Key Terms and Concepts
- Legal Basis
- General Philosophy
- Shipper's Responsibilities
- Operator's Responsibilities
- Training Requirements
- Dangerous Goods Security
- Shipper and Passenger Awareness
- Information to Shippers
- Information to Passengers
- Forbidden Dangerous Goods
- Forbidden Unless Exempted
- Hidden Dangerous Goods
- Dangerous Goods Carried by Passengers or Crew
- Dangerous Goods Transported by Post
- Dangerous Goods in Operator's Property
- Excepted Quantities
- Limited Quantities
- Radioactive Material-Excepted Packages
- State Variations
- Operator Variations
- Class 1—Explosives
- Class 2—Gases
- Class 3—Flammable Liquids
- Class 4—Flammable Solids
- 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
- Packaging Use Markings
- Hazard Labels
- Handling Labels
- Label Specifications
- Consumer Product Warning
- Storage and Loading
- Storage and Handling—Protection from Damage
- Self-reactive Substances and Organic Peroxides
- Radioactive Materials
- Inspection of Packages
- Incompatible Dangerous Goods
- Incompatible Dangerous Goods—Explosives
- Securing Dangerous Goods
- Loading Restrictions
- Cargo Compartments
- Load Limits
- Cargo Aircraft Only
- Commodity Specific Requirements
- Battery-powered Wheelchairs and Mobility Aids as Baggage
- Spillable Batteries
- Lithium-ion Batteries
- Non-spillable Batteries
- Operator Verifications
- Unit Load Devices
- Provision of Information
- Notification during an In-Flight Emergency
- Emergency Response
- Flight Crew Emergency Procedures
- Spills and Leaks
- Procedures for Load Planners
- Contaminated Cargo or Baggage
- Dangerous Goods Emergency Response—Ground Incidents
- Dangerous Goods Incidents and Accidents
- Additional Resources
Our IATA Function Specific Training & Certification for Flight Crew and Load Planners 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.
According to the IATA DGR Section 126.96.36.199, 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 Flight Crew and Load Planners Function Specific 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.