Online: 2018 IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (Air Shipping) Initial/Refresher

Online Course "IATA"

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Covers the 2018 International Air Transport Association (IATA), International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and US DOT PHMSA shipping requirements for air transport of Dangerous Goods/Hazardous Materials found in the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR), ICAO Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air and 49 CFR 171-180. 

Topics include: definitions, classification (including environmentally hazardous substance classification), using the IATA Dangerous Goods List (“blue pages”), labeling, marking, packaging requirements unique to air transport, using the packing instructions (“yellow pages”), package segregation (updated in 2018!), exceptions, completing the Dangerous Goods Declaration form, air waybills, state (country) variations, operator (airline) variations and how to use the DOT PHMSA webpage. Does not cover radioactive materials.

The goal of this course is to have the student walk away with a thorough understanding of how to use the IATA DGR, but most importantly, how to ship dangerous goods.  The course consists of video instruction, practice problems and an examination.  Depending upon whether the student is taking this course as an initial or refresher, students should allocate approximately 8 to 16 hours at the computer in order to complete this course. 

Students may stop and restart this course at their own pace. 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. Students will be provided with an electronic manual that includes slide handouts and other course materials. The student must have the most current version of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations in order to take this course.


Lesson One:    Introduction to the DG Regulations and definitions

Lesson Two: State and Operator Variations

Lesson Three: Classification of Class 1-3

Lesson Four: Classification of Class 4-6

Lesson Five: Classification of Class 7-9 (Rad overview only)

Lesson Six: Environmentally Hazardous Substance (EHS) Classification

Lesson Seven: Estimating Ecotoxicity for mixtures

Lesson Eight: Introduction to the DG List and selecting proper shipping names

Lesson Nine: Package quantity limits and how to use the Packing Instructions

Lesson Ten: IATA Special Provisions

Lesson Eleven: Exceptions: Limited Quantity, Excepted Quantity, De Minimis Quantity, others…

Lesson Twelve: General Packaging Requirements: pressure tests, Q values, salvage packaging, more…

Lesson Thirteen: Specification Packaging for liquids and solids

Lesson Fourteen:  Specification Packaging for gasses, infectious materials and IBCs

Lesson Fifteen: Package Marking

Lesson Sixteen: Package Labeling

Lesson Seventeen:  Air waybills, US emergency response information

Lesson Eighteen:  Completing the Dangerous Goods Declaration form

Lesson Nineteen:  Using the IATA checklists and find the error problems


HAZMATEAM is now a member of the Dangerous Goods Training Association (DGTA).  DGTA promotes and develops exceptional competence in dangerous goods trainers worldwide through education, communication, networking and voluntary professional certification. For more information, visit  We are not affiliated with IATA.

DEP TCH: 6 (BC-2017-3175)
NH DES CEUs: 0.8



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