Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) Shippers and Packers - Category 1, 2 (classroom)

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About the course

3-day (24 hours) classroom course

Safety is your responsibility! During this course improve your awareness of operational restrictions, packaging instructions and other regulatory aspects related to the safe transport of dangerous goods by air. Gain the skills to classify, prepare, handle and process shipments containing dangerous goods according to the regulatory requirements of ICAO Technical Instruction and IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR).

This course is recommended for Category 1, 2 personnel as per Table 1.5.A of the IATA DGR

Please note: This course excludes radioactive materials

This course is available at IATA Training Centers and Regional Training Partner locations, and on-demand as in-house training.

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Course code: TCGP-92

IATA Dangerous Goods training is evolving from traditional learning to competency-based training and assessment (CBTA) as agreed by ICAO. We have already begun the move to this skills-based approach and therefore you might choose to register instead for the new corresponding courses: Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) for Preparing DG Consignments - Initial .

Find out more about the CBTA approach well-defined functions, current courses and previous corresponding categories

Categories 1 & 2 will correspond to CBTA DGR Reference H.6.1 | Preparing Dangerous Goods Consignments

The 63rd edition of the Dangerous Goods Regulations includes the provisions on competency-based training and assessment (CBTA) as agreed by the ICAO Dangerous Goods Panel in DGP/27 (September 2019). There is a two-year transition period and therefore, the training provisions from the 61st edition may continue to be used until 31 December 2022.

Please note that this course will be retired by 30 September 2022.

Course format

  • This classroom course provides 3 days (24 hours) of instruction delivered by an official IATA Instructor.
  • Student performance will be based on an assessment.


  • Recommended level is Entry-level.
  • 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 salesperson in your region.

Next class

Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) Shippers and Packers - Category 1, 2 (classroom)

Belgium, Brussels (IATA)
21 - 23 September, 2022
Register before 31 Aug, 2022 to take advantage of the USD100 Early Bird discount. The price below includes this discount.
Please register by 31 Aug
All prices are before tax and include applicable discounts.
Class no: 148306
USD 890
USD 1,135
USD 1,270

What you will learn

Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Comply with IATA’s DGR for shipping dangerous goods by air
  • Complete the shipper’s declaration for dangerous goods
  • Identify, classify, pack, mark, label and document dangerous goods according to regulations
  • Understand the legal aspects and responsibilities of transporting dangerous goods

Course content

  • Basis of IATA DGR
  • Legal aspects and responsibilities
  • Limitations for the carriage of dangerous goods by air
  • Classification and identification of dangerous goods
  • Packing, marking and labelling requirements: UN specifications, limited quantities and other packaging
  • Required transport documentations: Dangerous Goods Declaration (DGD), air waybill, and the use of the checklist to verify compliance
  • Recognition of undeclared dangerous goods
  • Dangerous goods emergency response and reporting requirements


  • Class exercises

Supporting materials

Each participant will receive a complimentary copy of the latest valid IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations manual 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.

Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • Shippers and packers
  • Manufacturers and exporters of dangerous goods or products contain dangerous goods
  • Station managers responsible for the safe transport of dangerous goods
  • Consolidators and freight forwarders

Certificate awarded

An IATA Certificate of Completion 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.

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