Dangerous Goods Management Diploma



About the diploma

4 courses to be completed in 3 years

IATA Dangerous Goods Management Diploma aviation training course

Gain complete and updated knowledge on the latest dangerous goods training approach under Competency Based Training and Assessment (CBTA). CBTA is a holistic approach to training and assessment that evaluates a learner’s performance on the job, rather than just the result of a test. It is designed to ensure that the learner has acquired the necessary skills, knowledge, and abilities to perform the task safely, accurately and productively.

The courses included in this diploma will enable you to enhance your knowledge and skills to build and manage dangerous goods training programs, and enable you to be involved in the training delivery process of the program itself. You will address key issues such as how to implement an effective training needs analysis (TNA) in accordance with the IATA Dangerous Goods Guidance and use best practices in a classroom environment enriched by multi-culture and international peers. You will also learn how to take a proactive approach beyond the training program and learn from an audit and inspection point of view. You’ll also boost your skillset to achieve compliance and follow the CBTA approach to strengthen these safety foundations within your organization.

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Course code: DIPL-139

What you will learn

Upon completion of this diploma you will be able to:

  • Develop and implement CBTA management principles
  • Ensure continuous compliance improvements within your organization
  • Increase productivity and efficiencies within your organization

Key Topics

The key topics that are covered in this diploma include:
  • Apply a regulatory framework using a CBTA approach
  • Gain a thorough understanding of the IATA Dangerous Goods Training Guidance
  • Implement a competency-based training and assessment strategy and plan
  • Design effective training and assessment plans based on CBTA guidelines and apply CBTA competency factors
  • Contribute to the overall effectiveness and quality of the training program
  • Utilize the tools needed to plan a dangerous goods audit
  • Evaluate the implementation of a corrective action plan and conduct follow up to ensure compliance


  • Participants should have successfully completed a relevant dangerous goods training program and possess a valid certificate attesting the same.
  • The recommended level of language proficiency is ICAO Operational Level 4 for courses in English or the equivalent level for other languages.

Who should attend

  • Experienced managers from airlines, airports, Freight Forwarders, GHS providers
  • Representatives from Civil Aviation Authorities
  • Training Manager specialized in dangerous goods
  • Quality and Compliance managers


A passing mark of 80% 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 all the required courses within 3 years.
  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

  • 4 Required courses

Required courses

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