Shipping Lithium Batteries by Air (LIVE virtual classroom)

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About the course

2-day (10 hours) LIVE virtual classroom course

IATA Shipping Lithium Batteries by Air aviation training course

This virtual classroom was developed to address and enable learners to obtain DGR certificates under current travel and business limitations due to COVID-19. We strongly advise that you check with your appropriate local authority if a virtual classroom training solution will be accepted.

Acquire the skills and knowledge to pack and ship lithium ion and lithium metal cells and batteries by air, in compliance with the regulatory requirements of the ICAO Technical Instruction and IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR). Over two days, you will examine the classification and identification of dangerous goods, with a particular focus on lithium batteries, and learn how to complete the necessary documentation, marking, labelling and packaging of shipments. You will learn about the limitations to transport lithium batteries by air, as well as emergency procedures in the event of an incident or accident. This course is based on the content of the Lithium Battery Shipping Regulations (LBSR), a comprehensive guide designed for shippers and packers to meet their safety obligations related to the safe transport of dangerous goods by air. This course is recommended for Category 1, 2, 3 personnel as per Table 1.5.A of the IATA DGR.

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Course code: TCGP-52-VC

Course format

  • The live sessions of this virtual classroom course are delivered by an official IATA Instructor.
  • The course will take you approximately 10 hours to complete and be held over 2 consecutive days.
  • There will be 2 live interactive virtual classroom sessions per day, each session will be 150 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

Shipping Lithium Batteries by Air (LIVE virtual classroom)

Virtual Session Americas (IATA)
18 - 19 July, 2022
All prices are before tax and include applicable discounts.
Class no: 149107
English
USD 913
USD 1,139
Regular
USD 1,265

Virtual Classroom Training Information

2 daily LIVE sessions:
9:00-12:00 & 13:00-16:00 Miami/Montreal
15:00-18:00 & 19:00-22:00 Geneva/Paris
17:00-20:00 & 21:00-0:00 Dubai
13:00-16:00 & 17:00-20:00 UTC

3 additional classes are scheduled

Shipping Lithium Batteries by Air (LIVE virtual classroom)

Virtual Session Americas (IATA)
6 - 7 September, 2022
Register before 16 Aug, 2022 to take advantage of the USD100 Early Bird discount. The price below includes this discount.
Please register by 23 Aug
All prices are before tax and include applicable discounts.
Class no: 149108
English
USD 813
USD 1,039
Regular
USD 1,165

Virtual Classroom Training Information

2 daily LIVE sessions:
  9:00-12:00 & 13:00-16:00 Miami/Montreal
  15:00-18:00 & 19:00-22:00 Geneva/Paris
  17:00-20:00 & 21:00-0:00 Dubai
  13:00-16:00 & 17:00-20:00 UTC

Shipping Lithium Batteries by Air (LIVE virtual classroom)

Virtual Session Asia (IATA)
6 - 7 September, 2022
Register before 16 Aug, 2022 to take advantage of the USD100 Early Bird discount. The price below includes this discount.
Please register by 23 Aug
All prices are before tax and include applicable discounts.
Class no: 149293
English
USD 813
USD 1,039
Regular
USD 1,165

Virtual Classroom Training Information

2 daily LIVE sessions:
9:00-12:00 & 13:00-16:00 Beijing/Singapore
5:00-8:00 & 9:00-12:00 Dubai
1:00-4:00 & 5:00-8:00 UTC

Shipping Lithium Batteries by Air (LIVE virtual classroom)

Virtual Session EMEA (IATA)
19 - 20 December, 2022
Register before 18 Sep, 2022 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 05 Dec
All prices are before tax and include applicable discounts.
Class no: 149514
English
USD 730
USD 911
Regular
USD 1,012

Virtual Classroom Training Information

2 daily LIVE sessions:
16:00-19:00 & 20:00-23:00 Beijing/Singapore
12:00-15:00 & 16:00-19:00 Dubai
9:00-12:00 & 13:00-16:00 Geneva/Paris
8:00-11:00 & 12:00-15:00 UTC

What you will learn

Upon completing this course you will be able to:

  • Explain the basis and applicability of the IATA DGR
  • Apply the states and operation variations
  • Identify and classify the 9 hazard classes including provisions of lithium batteries
  • Apply the applicable special provisions
  • Apply the provisions for packing, marking and labelling of shipments containing lithium batteries
  • Complete transport documentation (dangerous goods declaration (DGD) and air waybill - AWB) and any other accompanied documents related to the transport of lithium batteries
  • State the relevant emergency response and reporting procedure

Course content

  • Definition of dangerous goods (DG)
  • Application of the IATA DGR
  • Responsibilities of shippers, packers and freight forwarders
  • Limitations applicable to the transport of DG by air
  • Classification of the 9 hazard classes including the provision of lithium batteries
  • Identification of special provisions
  • Packing provisions
  • Marking and labelling requirements
  • Required transport documentation including DGD and AWB
  • Dangerous goods emergency response and reporting requirements

Supporting materials

Each participant will receives a complimentary copy of the latest valid IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations manual in e-book format for use during the course. You will also receive a complimentary copy of the latest valid IATA Lithium Batteries Shipping Regulations (LBSR) 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:

  • Manufacturers of cells and batteries
  • Battery assemblers
  • Shippers and packers
  • Other operators handling lithium batteries

Certificate awarded

An IATA Certificate of Completion is awarded to participants obtaining a grade level of 80% or higher on all exercises and exams. A special distinction is awarded to all participants obtaining a grade of 90% or higher.

Please note: The course title on your certificate will include the DGR Category of the course - Lithium Batteries by Air - Shipping and Packing Categories 1,2

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

Dangerous Goods Quality Specialist Diploma

You will be equipped to train all categories of dangerous goods training, including instructing a variety of staff engaged in the shipment of goods by air.

  • English
  • Español
  • Français
  • 中文

Dangerous Goods Operations Diploma

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

  • English
  • Español
  • Français
  • 中文

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