Competency-Based Training for Dangerous Goods Inspectors (LIVE virtual classroom)



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Did you know that in the past 5 years, 48 participants from 14 countries have taken this course with IATA?

About the course

5-day (30 hours) LIVE virtual classroom course

IATA Competency-Based Training for Dangerous Goods Inspectors aviation training courseThis course is recommended for Inspectors working for national civil aviation authorities or aviation auditors, with inspection, audit or oversight responsibilities on dangerous goods training program.

IATA's Competency Based Training for Dangerous Goods Inspectors course provides you with the knowledge, skills and tools necessary to effectively validate and approve training systems, processes, procedures, course materials and content in accordance with the CBTA approach. You will be equipped to conduct inspections, oversight, or audits of any dangerous goods training program to ensure compliance with regulations. Inspectors play a critical role in ensuring compliance with national and international regulations for dangerous goods training programs within their jurisdiction. With the adoption of the ICAO Competency Based Training and Assessment (CBTA) approach to dangerous goods, the importance of an inspector's functions has only increased.

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Course code: TCGP-74-VC

Course format

  • The live sessions of this virtual classroom course are delivered by an official IATA Instructor.
  • The course will take you approximately 30 hours to complete and be held over 5 consecutive days.
  • There will be 2 live interactive virtual classroom sessions per day, each session will be 180 minutes.
  • The live sessions will require your participation, with multiple Q&A sessions and additional time spent on self-study material including projects, research, additional reading and videos.
  • Student performance will be based on an assessment.

Technical requirements

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  • A minimum of two years’ experience in the process related to dangerous goods training approval or validation.
  • Recommended level is Intermediate.
  • The recommended level of language proficiency is ICAO Operational Level 4 for courses in English or the equivalent level for other languages.

How to register

To arrange in-house training for your company: Complete the in-house training request form or contact the B2B Training Specialist in your region.

Virtual venues

We schedule our virtual classroom courses through one of 3 virtual venues, each in a different time zone for your convenience. For more information, please visit our page on virtual classroom timing or contact our Customer Portal.

Please check the exact schedule of each class below (View more details) and click ‘Register’.

Next class

Competency-Based Training for Dangerous Goods Inspectors (LIVE virtual classroom)

Denmark, Copenhagen (NWD-HST-Virtual)
22 - 26 April, 2024
Find out more about our Early Bird Terms.
All prices are before tax and include applicable discounts.
Class no: 201986
USD 2,695
USD 3,465
USD 3,855


This class is hosted by NextWay Training (NMD).

Next Way Training
Copenhagen Airport (c/o Lufthavnsvikar)
Terminal 3, 1st floor, West wing
2770 Kastrup

2 daily LIVE sessions:
9:00-12:00 & 14:00-17:00 Geneva/Paris
15:00-18:00 & 20:00-23:00 Beijing/Singapore
11:00-14:00 & 16:00-19:00 Dubai
7:00-10:00 & 12:00-15:00 UTC
Please note that these timings may be subject to change.

What you will learn

On completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Develop a thorough understanding of the Competency Based Training (CBTA) approach to dangerous goods training
  • Apply CBTA concepts, principles and components in relation to their inspection, oversight or audit processes
  • Evaluate training needs analysis (TNA), program design and development processes and evaluation methodology
  • Examine supporting documents and evidence materials
  • Observe and evaluate training delivery

Course content

The key topics that are covered during this course include:

  • Inspecting, overseeing, or auditing of:
    • Training management and governance policies and processes
    • Training program components
    • Training and assessment plans
    • Training records and documentation
    • Training modules and content
  • Observing training delivery and assessment
  • Evaluating training effectiveness and instructors’ performance and competency
  • Assessing continuous improvement measures

Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • Inspectors from national Civil Aviation Authorities
  • Auditors from airlines, airports, cargo terminal operators, ground handling agents and training organizations

Certificate awarded

An IATA Certificate of Completion is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 80% or higher on an assessment. A special distinction is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 90% or higher.

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