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Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) Category 3 for the Leadership & Management Training Program

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This training program combines IATA's trusted IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) course with Harvard ManageMentor© (HMM), a state-of-the-art, media-rich training platform furnished by Harvard Business School faculty, global business leaders and practitioners in the field of leadership development.

This course is designed for freight forwarder staff who either have no prior DGR training or who have not updated their training during the past 24 months. This course fulfills ICAO and IATA training requirements and qualifies you to handle and process dangerous goods for carriage of by air for a 24-month period. You can renew your qualification before its expiration date with the relevant recurrent training course.

This unique program can give you a competitive advantage in the cargo industry. In addition to your IATA DGR category 3 certificate and applicable HMM certificates you will be awarded with the Leadership & Management Diploma.

Important Note

The new edition (59th) of the DGR publication will be released on November 6, 2017. If you purchase this course before November 6, 2017, you will receive the current DGR edition (58th) and be solely responsible for acquiring the 59th edition at the IATA Online Store for your exam in 2018.

Course format

This distance learning course is available in eTextbook format.
  • The IATA course requires approximately 35 - 45 hours of study, to be completed in 12 months.
  • Additional time will be required for the HMM modules.
  • Student performance will be based on an examination. Please refer to the Exam Information below for more details.

What you will learn

Upon completing this course you will have the skills to:

  • Apply the IATA DGR to common work situations
  • Understand related legal aspects and responsibilities of shippers, agents, and airlines
  • Identify dangerous goods permitted for transport and their DGR categories
  • Pack, mark, and label dangerous goods
  • Complete a Shipper’s Declaration for dangerous goods
  • Follow general emergency procedures when a damaged package is discovered

Key topics

IATA DGR course content

  • Contents of the IATA DGR
  • Dangerous goods classes and divisions
  • Identification
  • Packing, marking, labeling, and documentation requirements
  • Radioactive materials

The training kit includes:

  • Course Guide
  • The current edition of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations manual
  • IATA Dangerous Goods Training Program, Book 1

Important Note: The IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) publication is updated at the beginning of every year and exams are based on the most recent edition. Students are solely responsible for acquiring the latest edition for their exam (this can be purchased from the IATA Online Store).

HMM access

This valuable online reference tool, used by companies around the world, will help you handle day-to-day management issues.

HMM offers the following on-demand features to help you achieve more on the job:

  • Concise lessons and tools for fast and effective learning
  • Videos featuring Harvard University faculty, trusted experts, and next-generation emerging leaders
  • Editor’s Choice articles featuring up-to-the-minute business expertise, selected and updated quarterly by Harvard Business Publishing editors
  • Hundreds of new checklists, self-assessments, worksheets, and handouts to facilitate the application of new ideas to your own work environment
  • Personalized experience: goals, skill development, and action planning to help you quickly apply new skills
  • Post-topic, On-the-Job component where you work on your action plan and receive content, tips, and reminders

Harvard ManageMentor© Content Summary by Topic

Who should attend

This course is recommended for All Category 3 personnel as per Table 1.5.A of the IATA DGR:

  • Freight Forwarder staff preparing DG / HAZMAT shipments
  • Airline staff preparing dangerous goods as Company Material (COMAT)

Certificate awarded

  • An IATA Certificate of Completion (DGR category 3) is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 80% or higher on all exercises and exams. A special distinction is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 90% or higher.
  • A Harvard ManageMentor© certificate of completion is awarded for each module, provided you obtain a passing grade of 70%. You may track your progress within the HMM platform.

How to claim your Diploma

  • Upon successful completion of the 10 required HMM modules and the IATA course, contact us to claim your IATA Leadership and Management Diploma.

Exam information

Please read the General Information on Distance Learning Exams, and check the Distance Learning - Course edition list for exams when booking your exam.

IATA Exam

  • Exam Delivery Method: Supervised exam in IATA Exam location. Physical Attendance is required. Depending on exam venue availability online exams are available.
  • Exam Format: Subjective-type questions. Closed Text Book, the current edition of the DGR Manual is required during the exam.
  • Number of questions: 20 (total of 100 marks)
  • Time Allowance: 3.5 hours
  • Passing Grade: 80 correct answers
  • Distinction Grade: 90 correct answers
  • Number of exam attempts: 2
Harvard ManageMentor© Exam
  • Exam Delivery Method: Online assessment
  • Exam Format: Multiple-choice questions
  • Number of Questions: 10 or less per HMM module
  • Time Allowed: The assessment can be retaken as many times as you need to pass
  • Passing Grade: You must score at least 70% on the assessment.

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