Infectious Substances Transport (Classroom)

Some of these topics are also explored in the following virtual classroom course:

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

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.

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

  • 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.

Next class

Infectious Substances Transport (Classroom)

United States, Miami (IATA, ACCET Accredited)
26 - 28 January, 2022
Register before 26 Oct, 2021 to take advantage of the 20% Early Bird discount*. The price below includes this discount. *Terms apply
Please register by 05 Jan
All prices are before tax. Class no: 148566 English
Dev. Nations
USD 752
Member
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

3 additional classes are scheduled

Infectious Substances Transport (Classroom)

Singapore, Singapore (IATA)
8 - 10 June, 2022
Register before 08 Mar, 2022 to take advantage of the 20% Early Bird discount*. The price below includes this discount. *Terms apply
Please register by 18 May
All prices are before tax. Class no: 148854 English
Dev. Nations
USD 752
Member
USD 936
Regular
USD 1,040

Infectious Substances Transport (Classroom)

Switzerland, Geneva (IATA)
5 - 7 September, 2022
Register before 05 Jun, 2022 to take advantage of the 20% Early Bird discount*. The price below includes this discount. *Terms apply
Please register by 15 Aug
All prices are before tax. Class no: 148692 English
Dev. Nations
USD 752
Member
USD 936
Regular
USD 1,040

Infectious Substances Transport (Classroom)

Switzerland, Geneva (IATA)
26 - 28 October, 2022
Register before 26 Jul, 2022 to take advantage of the 20% Early Bird discount*. The price below includes this discount. *Terms apply
Please register by 05 Oct
All prices are before tax. Class no: 148693 English
Dev. Nations
USD 752
Member
USD 936
Regular
USD 1,040

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

Activities

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

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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