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Live Animals Transportation (Classroom, 3 days)

Este curso también es dado en Español.

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Did you know that in the past 3 years, 340 participants from 48 countries have taken this course with IATA?


When shipping or accepting live animals for air transportation, you have to know how to use and comply with the IATA Live Animals Regulations (LAR). IATA LAR is the global standard and essential guide to transporting live animals by air in a safe, humane, and cost-effective manner. The expertise acquired in this course will also allow you to identify business development opportunities for your company as this type of transportation requires a high degree of technical skills.

Whether you are a shipper, a freight forwarder, an airline, or an animal care professional, a working knowledge of LAR is a must to ensure that live animals are transported humanely and in compliance with airline regulations and animal welfare standards.

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

Prerequisites: Participants should have prior knowledge of Air cargo procedures

Recommended level: Beginner and Intermediate

Next class

Aug 08 - Aug 10, 2017 - Sweden, Stockholm (IATA)
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What you will learn

Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Meet compliance standards and master the use of IATA’s Live Animals Regulations (LAR) manual
  • Protect the safety and welfare of animals on the ground and in the air
  • Review and discuss special routings and animal behaviors
  • Identify and implement procedures to handle emergency situations
  • Understand the container design principles for live animals.

Course content

  • Proper use of IATA's Live Animals Regulations manual
  • Government and airline regulations
  • Shippers' and airlines' responsibilities
  • Classification and identification of live animals
  • Packaging, documentation and marking requirements for live animal shipments
  • Special shipping procedures and considerations for endangered species
  • Delay and emergency handling
  • Load planning and calculation
  • Completion of the Shipper's Certification for Live Animals, the Notification to Captain (NOTOC), and CITES documentation

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  • Case studies
  • Final examination

Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • Customer service
  • Reservations and operations staff of airlines
  • Airline handlers
  • Air cargo forwarders

Certificate awarded

An IATA Certificate of Completion is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 70% 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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