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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 online training course covers IATA function specific topics for shippers, packers, freight forwarders, and cargo acceptance personnel. It presents basic concepts and the proper methods to safely identify, package, mark, label, document, and handle each class of dangerous goods.

Many everyday items that seem safe may become dangerous when exposed to normal conditions of air transport, such as changes in temperature and pressure. IATA certified shippers, packers, freight forwarders, and dangerous goods acceptance personnel must be able to identify dangerous goods and be aware of their associated hazards.

Because dangerous goods may change hands several times along the transportation route, it is important that all involved personnel meet relevant safety training requirements. This ensures that IATA shippers pass their responsibility along to IATA freight forwarders and IATA acceptance personnel with the appropriate dangerous goods training needed to prevent incidents or accidents.

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$118.95 per student   (21+)

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What are the governing regulations?
This IATA shippers, packers, freight forwarders, and cargo acceptance online certification course meets the function specific training requirements for personnel in Category 1, 2, 3, or 6 as outlined in Section of the IATA DGR manual.

Who must take this training?
According to IATA DGR Section, 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 online certification course is designed for employees of organizations that handle or ship dangerous goods by air. It is specifically targeted at shippers and packers, airline cargo acceptance personnel, and consolidators and freight forwarders. The IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) General Familiarization (Awareness) course should be completed prior to taking this function specific online training.

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Click to Learn More What are the consequences of not training?

Case Study: Several flight attendants on an A319 passenger aircraft reported a strong odor that was described as a "dirty bleach smell." The strength of the smell caused the flight attendants to experience headaches, dizziness, nausea, burning eyes, and throat tightening. Three flight attendants were transported to the hospital, where they waited five hours for blood work. The results were normal, but it was noted that the blood work should have been drawn much sooner. Due to the nature of the flight attendants’ symptoms, the plane was taken out of service.

Key Takeaways: Even brief exposure to fumes can cause detrimental effects. One flight attendant experienced nausea, headache, and dizziness as they were walking from the front to the back of the cabin. Mitigating this exposure is crucial.

Click to Learn More What people are saying about 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.
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Click to Learn More Course topics.

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?

To remain IATA certified, retraining must be provided within 24 months of previous training. This ensures that all personnel have current knowledge of IATA dangerous goods regulations and how they apply to their specific job functions.

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.

Click to Learn More What students who took this course also bought.

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.

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