Infectious Substances Transport (LIVE virtual classroom)


These topics and more are covered in greater detail in the following traditional classroom course:

About

Shipping Infectious Substances can be an intimidating task when looking at the multitude of classification, packaging, marking, labelling, documentation, and handling requirements. In accordance with Division 6.2 – Category A and B requirements, this course will keep you compliant with regulations for shipping infectious substances, such as those used in medical research and diagnostic fields. This course will teach you the skills to handle potentially dangerous pathogens, process all of the correct documentation, and reduce risks to yourself and those around you.

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Course Code: TCGP-22-VC

Course format

  • The live sessions of this virtual classroom course are delivered by an official IATA Instructor.
  • The course will take you approximately 18 hours to complete and be held over 3 consecutive days.
  • There will be 2 live interactive virtual classroom sessions per day, each session will be 180 minutes.
  • The live sessions will require your participation, with multiple Q&A sessions and additional time spent on self-study material including projects, research, additional reading and videos
  • Student performance will be based on an assessment

Technical requirements

Please verify your hardware, software and network to support your upcoming course with IATA Training

Prerequisites

  • There are no prerequisites for this course
  • Recommended level is Entry-level and Intermediate
  • 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.

Virtual venues

We schedule our virtual classroom courses through one of 3 virtual venues, each in a different time zone for your convenience. For more information, please visit our page on virtual classroom timing or contact our Customer Portal.

Please check the exact schedule of each class below (View more details) and click ‘Register’.

Next class

Infectious Substances Transport (LIVE virtual classroom)

Virtual Session Americas (IATA)
25 - 27 November, 2020
All prices are before tax. Class no: 133187 English
Dev. Nations
USD 940
Member
USD 1,170
Regular
USD 1,300

Virtual Classroom Training Information

Two sessions daily:

UTC -5

09:00-12:00 & 14:00-17:00 Miami/Montreal

3 additional classes are scheduled

Infectious Substances Transport (LIVE virtual classroom)

Virtual Session Americas (IATA)
1 - 3 February, 2021
Register before 11 Jan, 2021 for a USD100 discount
Please register by 18 Jan
All prices are before tax. Class no: 137542 English
Dev. Nations
USD 940
Member
USD 1,170
Regular
USD 1,300

Virtual Classroom Training Information

Two sessions daily:
13:00-16:00 & 18:00-21:00 UTC
09:00-12:00 & 14:00-17:00 Miami/Montreal
(last day 1 additional hour at the last session for the exam)

Infectious Substances Transport (LIVE virtual classroom)

Virtual Session EMEA (IATA)
16 - 18 February, 2021
Register before 26 Jan, 2021 for a USD100 discount
Please register by 02 Feb
All prices are before tax. Class no: 137556 English
Dev. Nations
USD 940
Member
USD 1,170
Regular
USD 1,300

Virtual Classroom Training Information

Two sessions daily:
08:00-11:00 & 13:00-16:00 UTC
09:00-12:00 & 14:00-17:00 Geneva
(last day 1 additional hour at the last session for the exam)

Infectious Substances Transport (LIVE virtual classroom)

Virtual Session Asia (IATA)
29 - 31 March, 2021
Register before 29 Dec, 2020 for a 20% discount
Please register by 15 Mar
All prices are before tax. Class no: 137538 English
Dev. Nations
USD 940
Member
USD 1,170
Regular
USD 1,300

Virtual Classroom Training Information

Two sessions daily:
01:00-04:00 & 06:00-09:00 UTC
09:00-12:00 & 14:00-17:00 Singapore
(last day 1 additional hour at the last session for the exam)

What you will learn

On completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Apply the technical skills of shipping infectious substances by air
  • Reference the current Infectious Substances Shipping Guidelines based on the most recent IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations Manual
  • Apply the step-by step workbook in conjunction with the current Infectious Substances Shipping Guidelines publication
  • Promote safe and efficient handling practices in the workplace
  • Facilitate shipments in compliance with the applicable regulations

Course content

  • Classification of infectious substances
  • Labelling, documentation, and handling of infectious substances
  • Emergency procedures for infectious substances
  • IATA Infectious Substances Shipping Guidelines manual
  • Key issues involved in the shipping of infectious substances

Supporting materials

Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • Medical personnel
  • Laboratory personnel shipping viruses for research purposes
  • Airline cargo acceptance agents and freight forwarders
  • Pharmaceutical company staff

Certificate awarded

An IATA Certificate of Completion is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 80% or higher on all exercises and exams.

Please note: The course title on your certificate will include the DGR Category of the course - Infectious Substance Transport – Shipping and Packing Categories 1,2

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