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Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) for Auditors and Inspectors (Classroom, 5 days)

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Did you know that in the past 5 years, 71 participants from 24 countries have taken this course with IATA?


The audit requirements, procedures and skills you need to become a dangerous goods auditor.

Learn how to perform a dangerous goods audit by breaking down and analyzing each stage: the audit scope, objectives, follow-up and closure. Practice techniques to deliver measurable results, and learn how to collect evidence in order to measure compliance with corporate policies, standards and regulatory requirements, and other aviation regulatory agencies.

Course format: This course is available at IATA Training Centers, regional partner locations, and on-demand as in-company training. This course provides 24 hours of instruction delivered by an official IATA Instructor.

Next class

Jun 12 - Jun 16, 2017 - Switzerland, Geneva (IATA)
2 additional classes are scheduled. See all

What you will learn

Upon completing this course you will have the skills to:

  • Plan an internal dangerous goods audit and know who to involve
  • Design and conduct a dangerous goods audit that fulfils regulatory requirements
  • Utilize the tools needed to plan a dangerous goods audit
  • Evaluate the implementation of a corrective action plan and conduct follow up to ensure compliance
  • Close an audit following corporate policies

Course content

  • Standards and regulatory requirements
    • ISO 19011:2011, IOSA, ISAGO
  • Audit terminologies
  • Preparing an audit
    • Internal audit principles
    • Implementation and procedure
    • Selecting an audit team and methods
  • Auditor role and responsibilities
  • Auditor process and the system based approach
    • Process definition and mapping
    • System definition and flow charting rule
  • Performing an audit: how to initiate, define, prepare, and conduct
  • Preparing and distributing the audit report
  • Completing the audit and conducting follow-up
  • Opening audit meetings


  • Audit and dangerous goods practice scenarios
  • Final examination

Download course outline (pdf)

A complimentary copy of the Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) manual is provided with the course material.

Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • Quality, safety and operations managers
  • Station and cargo operations managers
  • Airline internal auditors responsible for dangerous goods audit
  • Internal auditors from airport authorities
  • Civil Aviation Authorities responsible for validating the dangerous goods training records, documentation, handling and loading procedures

Prerequisites: Participants should have a valid DGR - Category 6 certificate at the time of registration.

Certificate awarded

An IATA Certificate of Completion is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 80% or higher on all exercises and exams. A special distinction is warded to participants obtaining a grade of 90% or higher.

This course is a step toward earning an IATA Diploma in:

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