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IATA DGR Shippers, Packers, and Freight Forwarders

Cargo plane carrying dangerous goods

Function Specific Online Training & Certification Course

from the highest rated and most trusted online training company - since 2008.

This course presents function-specific International Air Transport Association (IATA) dangerous goods awareness training for shippers, packers, and freight forwarders. It covers basic concepts and the proper methods to safely identify, package, mark, label, document, and handle each class of dangerous goods.

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$179.95 per student   (1-3)

$161.95 per student   (4-7)

$145.95 per student   (8-12)

$131.95 per student   (13-20)

$118.95 per student   (21+)

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Who Is Taking This Course?

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What are the governing regulations?
This online compliance course for Shippers, Packers, and Freight Forwarders meets the Function Specific training requirements for personnel in Category 1, 2, 3, or 6 as outlined in section of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations.

Who must take this training?
According to the IATA DGR Section 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.

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Specific topics covered in this course include:

  • About This Course
  • Course Objectives
  • Introduction to Dangerous Goods Training for Shippers, Packers, and Acceptance Personnel
  • Applicability
    • Key Terms and Concepts
    • Legal Basis
    • General Philosophy
    • Shipper's Responsibilities
    • Operator's Responsibilities
    • Training Requirements
    • Dangerous Goods Security
  • Limitations
    • Forbidden Dangerous Goods
    • 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
    • Variations
    • State Variations
    • Operator Variations
  • Classification
    • Packing Groups
    • Shipper's Responsibilities
    • 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
    • Miscellaneous Dangerous Goods - Lithium Batteries
    • Multiple Hazards
  • Identification
    • Proper Shipping Name
    • Using the List of Dangerous Goods
    • Mixtures and Solutions
  • Packing Requirements
    • Packing Responsibilities
    • General Packing Requirements
    • UN Specification Packaging
    • Types of Packaging
    • Checking Packaging
    • Specification Packaging Markings
    • Different Dangerous Goods Packed in One Outer Packaging
    • Overpacks
    • Salvage Packaging
  • Marking and Labeling
    • Marking
      • Packaging Use Markings
      • UN Specification Markings
      • Other Markings
      • Marking Specifications
    • Labels
      • Hazard Labels
      • Handling Labels
      • Label Specifications
      • Overpack Labeling
  • Documentation
    • Shipper's Declaration for Dangerous Goods
    • Completing the Shipper's Declaration
    • Air Waybill
    • Additional Documentation
  • Radioactive Material
    • Units of Measurement
    • Radiation Protection Programs
    • Classification
    • Types of Packagings
    • Excepted Packages
    • Industrial Packages
    • Type A, B, and C Packages
    • Marking and Labeling
    • Package Specification Markings
    • Labeling
    • Documentation
    • Shipper's Declaration for Dangerous Goods
    • Competent Authority Certificates
  • Acceptance
    • Acceptance Checklists
    • Acceptance of Unit Load Devices Containing Dangerous Goods
    • Acceptance of Dangerous Goods Consolidations
  • Storage and Loading
    • Protection from Damage
    • Inspection of Packages
    • Securing Dangerous Goods
    • Loading Restrictions
    • Cargo Compartments
    • Cargo Aircraft Only
    • Incompatible Dangerous Goods
    • Incompatible Dangerous Goods-Explosives
    • Commodity Specific Requirements
    • Unit Load Devices and Intermediate Bulk Containers
  • Provision of Information
    • Information to the Pilot-in-Command
    • NOTOC
    • Provision of Information at Cargo Acceptance Areas
  • Emergency Response
    • Emergency Procedures
    • Dangerous Goods Emergency Response Chart
    • Dangerous Goods Incidents and Accidents
    • Reporting
  • Summary
  • Additional Resources
  • Exam
Click to Learn More Course format.

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.

Click to Learn More How long is the course?

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.

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 section

Recurrent training must be provided within 24 months of previous training to ensure knowledge is current.
Click to Learn More How soon is the certificate of completion issued?

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.

Click to Learn More Continuing education credits?

Each student will receive 0.2 CEUs (or 2 CMEs) from Compliance Training Online® for completing this course.

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Click to Learn More What students think of this course.

I found the course to be informative, well organized, with all the major points of the DGR being presented and easy to understand and follow. I found the experience very worth while.
Aaron W

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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 61st Edition Significant Changes" document from our "Resources" section.

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