Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) for Passenger Handling Personnel (e-learning)



About the course

4-hour e-learning course

IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) for Passenger Handling Personnel aviation training course

This course is recommended for 'Personnel Responsible for Accepting Passenger and Crew Baggage, Managing Aircraft Boarding Areas and other Functions Involving Direct Passenger Contact at an Airport' as per IATA's DGR - section 1.5 and in accordance with function 7.5 in IATA's 'Dangerous Goods Training Guidance'. | Previously covered under category 9. Find out more about the CBTA approach, current courses and previous corresponding categories.

A safe and efficient air transport system is dependent on a competent workforce, meaning that you must be trained in the functions for which you are responsible – whether or not this is noted in your job title. IATA recognizes that this is best achieved through a Competency Based Training and Assessment approach (CBTA). This interactive course will guide you in the tasks and responsibilities to ensure that you are competent to perform your job function and be in full compliance with the regulations. It has been designed as per IATA's DGR - section 1.5 and in accordance with function 7.5 in IATA's 'Dangerous Goods Training Guidance'.

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Course code: TCGG-37

Group discounts
Considerable discounts are available for multiple purchases (30+ users) of this course. To simplify company-wide implementation, you can also host this e-learning course on your company’s Learning Management.
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Course format

  • This self-study e-learning course requires approximately 4 hours of study, to be completed within 6 months.
  • After the enrollment validity expires, the users will not have access to the course content and will not be able to take the exam/assessment.
  • The recommended level for this course is Entry-level and Intermediate.
  • Student performance will be based on an examination. Access to the current IATA DGR is required to complete the exam. Please refer to the Exam Information below for more details.

Registration information

Important: Please note that if you are purchasing courses for more than one person, you must create a User Account for each individual. Registration and payment must be done through each User Account. You cannot use one User Account to purchase courses for multiple individuals. However, you may pay for multiple individuals by one credit card or bank transfer through each individual’s User Account. If you pay by bank transfer, please attach a copy of the bank transfer issued by the sender’s bank to each individual’s order.


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Course fee by user
USD 150

What you will learn

Upon completing this course you will have the skills to:

  • Identify and classify dangerous goods
  • Interpret hazard communication
  • Detect hidden dangerous goods in cargo and mail
  • Accept passenger and crew baggage
  • Explain the basic Emergency Response procedures

Course content

The key topics that are covered during this course include:

  • Understanding the basics of dangerous goods
  • Recognizing dangerous goods
  • Identifying forbidden and hidden dangerous goods
  • Apply operator’s requirements in acceptance of baggage
  • Report dangerous goods incidents and undeclared dangerous goods

Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • Airline, airport and ground handling passenger handling staff
  • Airline and airport staff at transfer desk
  • Operations managers and frontline supervisors of passengers handling

Certificate awarded

Upon successful completion of the exam/assessment, you will achieve an IATA “Award of Completion” available for you to print for your records. Please note: This award is valid for 24 months.

Exam/Assessment information

Please read the IATA Training Unsupervised Online Examination Student User Guide for Partner-taught or Self-study exams.

  • Method: Unsupervised online exam The exam/assessment can be taken at any time at your convenience.
  • Format: 30 multiple-choice questions
  • Access to the current IATA DGR is required to complete the exam.
  • Time allowance: 75 minutes
  • Passing grade: 80% correct answers
  • Number of exam attempts: 2

Important note: The exam/assessment should be accessed after you have completed the course module. Once you have started the assessment you can no longer access the course module.

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