What are the governing regulations?
This online certification course meets the general and function-specific training requirements for personnel in Category 4 and 7 as outlined in Section 22.214.171.124 of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations.
Who must take this training?
According to IATA DGR Section 126.96.36.199, 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. Personnel in Category 4 and 7 as outlined in Section 188.8.131.52 include personnel employed by or working on behalf of operators, freight forwarders, and cargo agent--or agencies acting on behalf of operators who accept cargo other than dangerous goods.
Other Frequently Asked Questions
Specific topics covered in this course include:
- About This Course
- Course Objectives
- Introduction to Dangerous Goods Training for General Cargo Acceptance Personnel
- Applicability-Key Terms and Concepts
- Legal Basis
- General Philosophy
- Shipper's Responsibilities
- Operator's Responsibilities
- Training Requirements
- Dangerous Goods Security
- Information to Shippers
- 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
- 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
- List of Dangerous Goods
- Using the List of Dangerous Goods
- Marking and Labeling
- UN Specification Markings
- Packaging Use Markings
- Other Markings
- Hazard Labels
- Handling Labels
- Label Specifications
- Consumer Product Warning
- Unit Load Devices
- Shipper's Declaration for Dangerous Goods
- Air Waybill
- Biological Substances, Category B
- Packing Instruction 650
- Acceptance Checklists
- Acceptance Checklists Not Required for Excepted Quantities
- Acceptance of Unit Load Devices Containing Dangerous Goods
- Acceptance of Dangerous Goods Consolidations
- Emergency Response
- Procedures for Ground Staff
- Dangerous Goods Emergency Response—Ground Incidents
- Contaminated Cargo or Baggage
- Dangerous Goods Incidents and Accidents
- Additional Resources
Our IATA DGR General Familiarization & Function Specific training certification course for General Cargo Acceptance 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.
IATA cargo training certificates are valid for two years. Section 184.108.40.206 of the IATA DGR states that retraining must occur within 24 months of the previous training to ensure knowledge is current with DGR standards. 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 General Cargo Acceptance Personnel general familiarization and 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.