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Professional Skills for DGR Instructors - Categories 1,2,3,6 (Classroom, 5 days)

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This course focuses on techniques and strategies to plan a robust dangerous goods training program. You will learn how to develop a training session, impart learning through active learning, sequence learning activities to ensure an effective mix and flow, and conclude a training session with an emphasis on knowledge transfer so you can apply the learning back on the job. You will practice a variety of core techniques to lead adult learning, instructional design, and facilitation techniques. In addition, ample opportunity will be available to apply these techniques and strategies during the course..

Course format: This course is available at IATA Training Centers, regional training partner locations, and on-demand as in-company training. This course provides 40 hours of instruction delivered by an official IATA Instructor.


  • Participants must hold a valid DGR Category 6 certificate for the entire duration of the course they attend
  • At least 5 years working knowledge and experience in hazardous materials and safety operations, or cargo operations

Next class

Apr 17 - Apr 21, 2017 - China, Beijing (IATA)
12 additional classes are scheduled. See all

What you will learn

Upon completing this course you will be able to:

  • Write training objectives and formulate test questions for a given target group
  • Develop a DGR training program using instructional design techniques
  • Facilitate learning by applying effective facilitation techniques
  • Prepare visual aids required for the training unit

Course content

  • Understanding and applying adult learning theory
  • Leveraging adult learner differences
  • Instructional planning, methods and learning outcomes
  • Producing structured lesson plans
  • Designing effective examinations
  • Mastering facilitation techniques and first day of class strategies
  • The effective use of media and visual aids
  • Classroom management

There will be a mandatory Dangerous Goods Regulations exam to assess technical competence on category 6.

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Please come prepared with the following materials:

  • Calculator:This course involves calculation exercise
  • Laptop: You will create a teaching portfolio as a class project

Complimentary copies of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations Manual and Dangerous Goods Regulations Training Workbook 1 will be provided with the course material.

Who should attend

  • Dangerous Goods instructors for category 1, 2, 3 and 6 as per Table 1.5.A of the IATA DGR
  • Instructional designers responsible to develop DGR training program for all categories

Airlines training specialists and instructional designers for categories 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 might be interested in attending the Dangerous Goods Instructional Techniques.

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 awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 90% or higher.

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

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