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IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) with Harvard ManageMentor

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Review IATA Cargo Dangerous Goods Regulations and understand the legality and the responsibility of shippers, agents, and airlines.

You will also receive access to 44 Harvard ManageMentor modules.

What you will learn

Upon completing this course you will have the skills to:

  • Apply the IATA Cargo Dangerous Goods Regulations correctly
  • Discern the legal aspects and the responsibility of shippers, agents, and airlines involved in transporting dangerous goods
  • Identify and classify individual dangerous goods items
  • Verify goods are properly packed, marked, and labeled
  • Fill in and check the "Shipper's Declaration for Dangerous Goods"
  • Knowledge of Topics included in HMM modules

Available as: Distance Learning course
Duration: 160-200 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 Dangerous Goods Regulations Manual
  • Dangerous goods classes and divisions
  • Identification
  • Packing, marking, labeling and documentation requirements
  • Radioactive materials

Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • Dangerous goods acceptance agents
  • Cargo agents
  • Freight forwarders
  • Cargo operations managers and frontline supervisors

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.

You will also receive a certificate for each successfully passed HMM module.

Additional information

HMM Validity Period and Module Duration

The  Harvard ManageMentor® platform is used of more than five million profesionals  worldwide.
Organized into blended-learning modules, HMM covers a variety of business topics, incorporating audio, video, case studies, activities, animations, articles, and a multitude of additional tools and worksheets.

Harvard ManageMentor (HMM) incorporates state-of-the-art, media-rich content furnished by Harvard Business School faculty, global business leaders and practitioners in the field of leadership development. It is a valuable online reference that companies around the world trust to help boost individual and corporate performance by helping you handle the small and large management & leadership issues you may face.

Upon enrollment, you will receive access to over 40 modules, valid for 8 months; however, you are only required to successfully complete 10 modules. Each module is 2-4 hours long. You can select topics that better reflect your training and development criteria:

Topics have been intuitively arranged for your benefit: 

  • Selection by category: Managing Yourself, Managing Others, Managing the Business
  • Selection by role: First-Time Manager, Mid-Level Manager, Senior Manager

Module Content

The content is divided into 44 modules (pdf), each covering an essential management topic.

Topics are also supported with video insights from leaders and experts, Harvard Business School case studies, Harvard Business Review articles, templates, discussion outlines and other resources to enhance the learning experience.

HMM Certificate of Completion

A certificate of completion is awarded at the end of each HMM module to students who achieve a grade of 70% and have viewed 70% of the module content. Certificates may be printed directly from your personal printer.


The IATA exam is based only on the IATA course content. The IATA examination procedures remain unchanged.

HMM modules are available in English (v11), Spanish and Mandarin (v10)

The training kit includes:

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

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