Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) Category 3 for the Leadership & Management Training Program (partner-taught or self-study)

About the course

35-45 hour partner-taught or self-study course

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.

This training program combines IATA's trusted Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) Category 3 course with Harvard ManageMentor© (HMM), a state-of-the-art, media-rich training platform furnished by Harvard Business School faculty, global business leaders and practitioners in the field of leadership development.

Course Code: TCGP-13-HMMD

Course format

IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) Category 3 course

  • This is a partner-taught or self-study course, which will take you approximately 35-45 hours to complete, depending on your previous knowledge and experience.
  • The course materials are provided in e-book and printed format. Please choose the format when you register.
  • You will have 12 months to complete the course and exam (enrollment validity), which starts from the date you purchase the course.
  • The recommended level for this course is Entry-level and Intermediate.
  • Performance will be based on an examination. Please refer to the Exam Information below for more details.
Please note: Once you have completed the exam you will no longer have access to the course material, and after the 12-month enrollment validity expires you will no longer have access to the course content, nor will you be able to take the exam.

Please note that the enrollment validity for this course expires on 30 November 2022, irrespective of the date of enrollment. Please ensure that you complete the course and take your exam before this date. The 22-30 November 2022 session will be the last opportunity to take your exam.

10 HMM© courses

  • Additional time will be required for the 10 HMM© modules. Each HMM© self-study module requires approximately 2-4 hours of study. Access to the HMM© platform is valid for 6 months (enrollment validity) from the date access is provided, with exams administered online.

Study with the help of an Instructor

If you would prefer to study this course with the help of a local trainer, enrol at an IATA Authorized Training Center near you.

    Registration information

    • Enrollment fees include both the IATA course and access to the HMM© platform. Upon payment, you will receive access to all HMM© content for a six-month period. If you are ordering printed materials that will require shipping, please check the shipping fees and applicable taxes.
    • When you click to purchase the course, you will be directed to login to your Training Account through our Customer Portal. If you have previously taken a course with IATA, please have your login details ready, if not, you will be prompted to create an account.

    Important: Please note that if you are purchasing courses for more than one person, a Training Account must be created for each individual. Registration and payment must be made through each individual Training Account. You may pay for multiple individuals by using one credit card or bank transfer in each individual’s users Account. If you pay by bank transfer, please attach a copy of the bank transfer issued by the sender’s bank to each individual order. If you are a company wishing to purchase courses for 10 or more employees, please Contact our Customer Service representatives for more information on how to register multiple users.


    USD 1,000 (e-book) / USD 1,000 (printed)
    USD 1,150 (e-book) / USD 1,150 (printed)

    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

    Course content

    The key topics that are covered during this IATA course include:

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

    Supporting Materials

    The training kit includes:

    • Course book
    • IATA Dangerous Goods Training Program, Book 1
    • Each participant will receive a complimentary copy of the current edition of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations manual, if you have purchased the e-book course, your manual will be provided in e-book format. It is an indispensable field publication that you will refer to throughout this course and in your day-to-day duties.

    HMM © access

    This valuable online reference tool used by companies around the world will help you handle day-to-day management issues. The Harvard ManageMentor© content summary provides an outline of the courses which offer on-demand features to help you achieve more on the job:

    • Concise lessons and tools for fast and effective learning
    • Videos featuring Harvard University faculty, trusted experts, and next-generation emerging leaders
    • Editor’s Choice articles featuring up-to-the-minute business expertise, selected and updated quarterly by Harvard Business Publishing editors
    • Hundreds of new checklists, self-assessments, worksheets, and handouts to facilitate the application of new ideas to your own work environment
    • Personalized experience: goals, skill development, and action planning to help you quickly apply new skills
    • Post-topic, on-the-job component where you work on your action plan and receive content, tips, and reminders

    Important Note: The IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) publication is updated at the beginning of every year and exams are based on the most recent edition. Students are solely responsible for acquiring the latest edition for their exam (this can be purchased from the IATA Online Store).

    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
    • IATA Accredited Cargo Agents
    • Personnel acting on behalf the operator in processing dangerous goods

    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. Your certificate will be available to download from your Training Account.

    Exam information

    Please read the General Information on Partner-taught / Self-study exams, and check the Course Edition List for Exams when booking your exam.

    • Method: Online exam with remote supervision (OERS)
    • Format: 20 Subjective-type questions. Open course book exam. A digital or printed copy of the current DGR Manual is required during the exam. No other materials are allowed
    • Time allowance: 3.5 hours
    • Passing grade: 80% correct answers
    • Distinction grade: 90% correct answers
    • Number of exam attempts: 2

    Harvard ManageMentor© Exam
    A Harvard ManageMentor© certificate of completion is awarded for each module, provided you obtain a passing grade of 70%. You may track your progress within the HMM platform.

    • Method: Online assessment
    • Format: Multiple-choice questions
    • Number of questions: 10 or less per HMM© module
    • Time allowed: The assessment can be retaken as many times as you need to pass
    • Passing grade: You must score at least 70% on the assessment.
    How to claim your Diploma: Upon successful completion of the 10 required HMM© modules and the IATA course, please contact us to claim your IATA Leadership and Management Diploma.

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

    Leadership & Management Training Program Diploma

    Enhance your critical business knowledge and skills through this highly-acclaimed training program.

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