Infectious Substances Transport (classroom)

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Did you know that in the past 5 years, 109 participants from 43 countries have taken this course with IATA?

About the course

3-day (24 hours) classroom course

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.

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-22

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.

Prerequisites

  • 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.

Next class

Infectious Substances Transport (classroom)

Singapore, Singapore (IATA)
24 - 26 May, 2023
Register before 21 Feb, 2023 to take advantage of the 20% Early Bird discount (only for payment by credit card or ICH)*. The price below includes this discount. *Terms apply
Please register by 03 May
All prices are before tax and include applicable discounts.
Class no: 172513
English
USD 752
USD 936
Regular
USD 1,040

2 additional classes are scheduled

Infectious Substances Transport (classroom)

Switzerland, Geneva (IATA)
4 - 6 September, 2023
Register before 04 Jun, 2023 to take advantage of the 20% Early Bird discount (only for payment by credit card or ICH)*. The price below includes this discount. *Terms apply
Please register by 14 Aug
All prices are before tax and include applicable discounts.
Class no: 172195
English
USD 752
USD 936
Regular
USD 1,040

Infectious Substances Transport (classroom)

United States, Miami (IATA, ACCET Accredited)
4 - 6 October, 2023
Register before 04 Jul, 2023 to take advantage of the 20% Early Bird discount (only for payment by credit card or ICH)*. The price below includes this discount. *Terms apply
Please register by 13 Sep
All prices are before tax and include applicable discounts.
Class no: 172047
English
USD 752
USD 936
Regular
USD 1,040

Accett

The IATA Training Center in Miami is ACCET Accredited


A regional course discount (up to 10% discount) is available for classroom courses at IATA Training Centers in the Americas (excluding Canada).

To claim the discount, enter 'LatAmTraining' in the promotional code field during your registration. The discount will be deducted automatically from the course price. This discount will be applied in addition to any qualifying early bird promotion.

Miami Training Center Information

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 Regulations (ISSR) based on the most recent IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations Manual
  • Apply the step-by step workbook in conjunction with the current Infectious Substances Shipping Regulations publication
  • Promote safe and efficient handling practices in the workplace
  • Facilitate shipments in compliance with the applicable regulations

Course content

The key topics that are covered during this course include:

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

Activities

  • Interactive exercises on completion of the Shipper's Declaration for Infectious Substances
  • Group discussions

Supporting materials

Each participant will receives a complimentary copy of the latest valid IATA Infectious Substances Shipping Regulations (ISSR) 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:

  • 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 an assessment. A special distinction is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 90% or higher.

Please note: The course title on your certificate will include the IATA DGR function, "Infectious Substance Transport, as per IATA DGR function H.6.1 (Previously covered under category 1,2)"

This course is a step toward earning an IATA Diploma in:

Dangerous Goods Operations Diploma

Learn the regulatory requirements to handle the air transport of dangerous goods.

  • English
  • Español
  • Français
  • 中文

Special Cargo Handling Diploma

Safely and efficiently handle special commodities.

  • English
  • Español
  • 中文
  • Português
  • Français

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