Online: 2020 Transportation of Lithium Metal and Lithium Ion Batteries

Initial / Refresher

Online Course "LITHIUMFULL"


$349/person (full course)

Recorded course - Available on demand


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Check out our 2020 Lithium Battery Shipping Guide!


The regulations that govern transportation of Lithium Batteries are constantly evolving.  This online course describes the DOT regulations (49 CFR) in effect on January 1, 2020, the 2020 IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (61st Edition) and the latest IMDG Code (Amendment 39-18). This online session covers all regulatory requirements for the transportation (air, water, rail or ground) of lithium batteries.

This session (full course) addresses the following topics: 

  • Differentiating lithium metal vs. lithium ion batteries.  
  • Determining if a lithium battery or cell is "fully regulated" or "small", or “medium”.   
  • IATA air regulations packing instructions:  Section IA vs. Section IB vs. Section II
  • A comprehensive review of the requirements for shipping lithium 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 papers.  
  • State and operator (airlines) variations specific to lithium battery shipments
  • State of Charge Limits for air transport of Lithium Ion Batteries
  • New Lithium Battery label requirements that took effect January 1, 2019
  • Prohibition of Lithium Ion and Lithium Metal Batteries without equipment, on Passenger aircraft.
  • New number of small packages of lithium batteries per consignment limits
  • Requirements for shipping prototypes batteries

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 HAZMATEAM 2020 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 videos, practice problems and an examination. Students should allocate approximately 9 to 11 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.


Online Course: Battery Type: Sizes: Modes: Approx. Duration
Lithium Ion Multimodal Rechargeable All Sizes Ground (49 CFR), Air (IATA) & Vessel (IMDG)

8 - 9 hours

Lithium Ion Ground & Air Rechargeable All Sizes Ground (49 CFR) & Air (IATA) 7 - 8 hours
Small Lithium Metal Non-Rechargeable Small & Medium Ground (49 CFR) & Air (IATA) 6.5 - 7 hours
Small Lithium Ion Rechargeable Small & Medium Ground (49 CFR) & Air (IATA) 6.5 - 7 hours

* We offer an 8-hour classroom version of TRANSPORTATION OF LITHIUM METAL AND LITHIUM ION BATTERIES that addresses ground (49 CFR) and air (IATA) at the HAZMATEAM Training Center in Hudson, NH.


NH DES CEUs: 0.5

Price: $349.00