Infectious Substances Shipping Regulations course (partner-taught or self-study)



About the course

8-10 hour partner-taught or self-study course

IATA Infectious Substances Shipping Regulations aviation training course

Examine technical aspects of how to ship infectious substances by air (Division 6.2 - Categories A & B), and how to promote safe and efficient handling practices in the workplace.

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Course code: TCGP-43

Course format

  • This is a partner-taught or self-study course, which will take you approximately 8-10 hours to complete, depending on your previous knowledge and experience.
  • The course materials are provided in e-book or printed format. Please choose the format when you register.
  • You will have 12 months to complete the course and exam (enrollment validity), which starts from the date you purchase the course.
  • The recommended level for this course is Entry-level and Intermediate.
  • Performance will be based on an examination. Please refer to the Exam Information below for more details.

Please note: Once you have completed the exam you will no longer have access to the course material, and after the 12-month enrollment validity expires you will no longer have access to the course content, nor will you be able to take the exam.

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If you would prefer to study this course with the help of a local trainer, enrol at an IATA Authorized Training Center near you.

Registration information

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USD 320 (e-book) / USD 320 (printed)
USD 320 (e-book) / USD 320 (printed)

What you will learn

Upon completing this course you will be able to:

  • Apply the technical aspects of shipping infectious substances by air
  • Review the current Infectious Substances Shipping Regulations (ISSR) based on the latest IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations Manual
  • Use our step-by step workbook with the current Infectious Substances Shipping Regulations publication
  • Promote safe and efficient handling practices in the workplace
  • Facilitate shipments by ensuring compliance

Course content

The key topics that are covered during this course include:

  • Classification, labeling, documentation, handling and emergency procedures for Infectious Substances
  • Interactive exercises on proper completion of the Shipper's Declaration for Infectious Substances to ensure shipment compliance with Dangerous Goods Legislation
  • Application of the current edition of the Infectious Substances Shipping Regulations manual
  • Discussions of key issues involved in the shipping of infectious substances

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 employees

Certificate awarded

An IATA Certificate is awarded to participants successfully passing the final exam.

Exam information

Please read the General Information on Partner-taught / Self-study exams.

  • Method: Unsupervised online exam
  • Format: 79 multiple-choice questions. Closed course book exam.
  • Time allowance: 3 hours
  • Passing grade: 80% correct answers
  • Distinction grade: 90% correct answers
  • Number of exam attempts: 1

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