2018 Transportation of Lithium Ion Batteries
Initial/Refresher Course "LITHIUMION"
Recorded course -
Available on Demand
The regulations that govern transportation of Lithium Batteries
are constantly evolving. This online course includes the very latest
regulatory updates including the March 29, 2017 release of HM-215N
(latest 49 CFR update), the 2017 IATA
Dangerous Goods Regulations (58th Edition)
and the latest IMDG Code (Amendment 38-16). This online session covers
all regulatory requirements for the transportation (air, water, rail or
ground) of lithium ion batteries.
This course is shorter than out Transportation of
Lithium Metal and Lithium Ion Batteries course, as we only discuss
requirements for shipping Lithium Ion Batteries.
This session addresses the following topics specific to Lithium Ion
Differentiating lithium metal vs. lithium ion batteries.
Determining if a lithium ion battery or cell is "fully
regulated" or "small", or medium.
Unraveling the updates to IATA air regulations packing
instructions: Section IA vs. Section IB vs Section II
A comprehensive review of the requirements for shipping
lithium ion batteries "contained in equipment" vs. "packed with
equipment" vs lithium batteries shipped without equipment.
Hazardous properties of lithium batteries, safety concerns
and incident reporting
Requirements for selection of packaging, affixing package
marks/labels, prototype battery requirements and completion of shipping
State and operator (airlines) variations specific to
lithium ion battery shipments
State of Charge Limits for air transport of Lithium Ion
New Lithium Battery Class 9 label and the new lithium
battery handling mark being phased in starting 2017
Prohibition of Lithium Ion Batteries, without equipment, on
New number of small packages of lithium batteries per
This course INCLUDES required US DOT General Awareness and Security
Awareness training. Students will be provided with an electronic manual
that includes all course materials.
Students are provided with the 2017 Lithium Battery Shipping Guide that
summarizes the major requirements. Package illustrations, shipping paper
templates and more are included.
Students may stop and restart this course at their own pace. The course
consists of video, practice problems and an examination. Students should
allocate approximately 8 hours at the computer in order to complete
this course. Upon successful completion of an online test, students will
be issued a certificate. Students can always call or e-mail an
instructor while working on course materials.
OTHER ONLINE LITHIUM BATTERY COURSES AVAILABLE:
Lithium Metal and Lithium Ion*
||Ground (49 CFR), Air (IATA) & Vessel (IMDG)
Small Lithium Metal
||Small & Medium
||Ground (49 CFR) & Air (IATA)
Small Lithium Ion
||Small & Medium
||Ground (49 CFR & Air (IATA)
The classroom version of
TRANSPORATION OF LITHIUM METAL AND LITHIUM ION BATTERIES
is also available at the HAZMATEAM Training Centers.