Special Cargo Handling Diploma (Self-study)



About the diploma

For operations and cargo personnel, this diploma helps you develop a solid foundation for your cargo career by gaining knowledge and skills to accept and handle special cargo products such as dangerous goods, live animals and pharmaceuticals

Diploma code: DIPL-45

What you will learn

  • Acquire the necessary knowledge and specialization in the transportation of special cargo by air
  • Understand the principles and the organization of air transportation of sensitive goods and/or live animals
  • Maximize career opportunities in Operators and Organizations shipping special cargo

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Who should attend

  • Freight forwarders
  • Cargo agent
  • Cargo operations manager
  • Cargo supervisors
  • Regulatory compliance specialists


Candidates must complete 2 Required and 2 Elective courses within three years.

A candidate must achieve a passing mark of 60% on eLearning exams or 80% on the Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) Category 3 exam on the first exam attempt. A special distinction is awarded to candidates that obtain a distinction in all, or all but one, of all exams and assignments that make up this Diploma

How to obtain your diploma

  1. Complete all 2 Required and 2 selected Elective courses that make up the Diploma, 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

  • 2 Required courses
  • 2 Elective courses

Required courses

Elective courses

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