Who must take this course?
According to the IATA DGR Section 188.8.131.52: Personnel identified in the categories specified in Tables 1.5.A or 1.5.B must be trained or training must be verified prior to the person performing any duty specified in Tables 1.5.A or 1.5.B. Persons taking this course must have completed the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) General Familiarization (Awareness) Training course first.
Other Frequently Asked Questions
Our IATA Function Specific Training & Certification for Shippers, Packers, and Freight Forwarders 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 184.108.40.206:
Recurrent training must be provided within 24 months of previous training to ensure knowledge is current.
Upon successful completion each student will have immediate access to a printable IATA DGR Shippers, Packers, and Freight Forwarders 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.
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) 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.