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IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) - Initial - Category 3

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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.

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

Available as: Distance Learning course
Duration: 35 - 45 hours for course plus 3 hours and 30 minutes for exam
Recommended level: Entry-level and Professional
Prerequisites: None

Key topics

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

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The training kit includes:

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

This course can also be combined with Harvard ManageMentor Modules:

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 DGR CAT 3 Certificate of Completion 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.

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

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