Aviation Sustainability Practitioner Diploma



About the diploma

4 courses to be completed in 2 years

IATA Environmental Sustainability Practitioner Diploma aviation training course

IATA’s Environmental Sustainability Practitioner diploma program helps strengthen your knowledge of environmental sustainability by diving deeper into specific areas of sustainability in aviation. You will learn through a hands-on course how to implement better policies, create business cases that support your company’s environmental sustainability strategy, facilitate teamwork across the company on sustainability matters. The elective courses offer you the possibility to discover other important elements ranging from waste management, carbon markets, fuel efficiency or sustainable airport operations.

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Course code: DIPL-124

What you will learn

Upon completion of this diploma you will be able to:
  • Develop robust plans to address the most significant environmental aspects facing the aviation industry
  • Analyze various measures your company can implement on its way to environmental sustainability
  • Identify new risks, potential significant impacts and existing environmental initiatives and their integration into an environmental management system (EMS)
  • Create a roadmap

Key Topics

The key topics that are covered in this diploma include:
  • Environmental sustainability
  • Materiality matrix
  • Environmental Management System - criteria and benefits
  • IATA Environmental Assessment (IEnvA) requirements and ISO14001:2015 in an aviation context
  • Carbon markets and carbon offsets
  • Social and economic sustainability


Participants should have between 3 to 5 years of working experience in sustainability or environmental issues or have successfully completed the IATA Environmental Sustainability Champion Diploma.

Recommended level

  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Who should attend

  • Environmental managers
  • Sustainability managers
  • Aviation professionals with a stake in environmental sustainability


A passing mark of 70% is required on all assignments and exams. A special distinction is awarded to candidates who obtain a distinction in all, or all but one, of all course exams and assignments that make up this Diploma.

How to obtain your diploma

  1. Complete the required course and your choice of 3 elective courses within 2 years (24 months).
  2. Please contact us on our Customer Portal to request your diploma, stating the title of the diploma you are applying for and the list of courses you completed for that diploma.
  3. IATA Training will issue your diploma upon verification of your eligibility.

To receive the diploma candidates must complete

  • 1 Required courses
  • 3 Elective courses

Required courses

Elective courses

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