Transport of Pharma Products and Vaccines by Air (e-learning)

About the course

Time and temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical products, such as vaccines, medicines, and other healthcare products require specific handling, monitoring, process controls, transportation and storage requirements. Through this e-learning course, you will understand these commodity specifics, as well as the requirements for packaging, documentation and physical handling. Learn about product and transport process temperature ranges, packaging technologies, key risk factors and critical control points in the pharma handling process, particularly in relation to the transportation of COVID-19 vaccines.

"Safely delivering Covid-19 vaccines will be the mission of the century for the global air cargo industry." IATA's Former Director General and CEO, Alexandre de Juniac

This course is also offered in French through our reseller partner | Ce cours est également proposé en français par notre partenaire

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Course code: TCGG-45

Group discounts
Considerable discounts are available for multiple purchases (30+ users) of this course. To simplify company-wide implementation, you can also host this e-learning course on your company’s Learning Management.
Please contact us for more information.

Course format

  • This course requires approximately 1.5 hours of study to be completed in 6 months from the purchase date (enrollment validity).
  • After the enrollment validity expires, you will not have access to the course content and will not be able to take the exam.
  • Student performance will be based on an examination. Please refer to the Exam Information below for more details.

Registration information

Important: Please note that if you are purchasing courses for more than one person, you must create a User Account for each individual. Registration and payment must be done through each User Account. You cannot use one User Account to purchase courses for multiple individuals. However, you may pay for multiple individuals by one credit card or bank transfer through each individual’s User Account. If you pay by bank transfer, please attach a copy of the bank transfer issued by the sender’s bank to each individual’s order.


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Course fee by user
USD 180

What you will learn

Upon completing this course you will have the skills to:

  • Recognize differences in pharmaceutical products and their main characteristics
  • Recognize pharmaceutical product packaging types, transport equipment and active/passive shipping systems
  • Discuss regulatory requirements for handling and transporting time and temperature sensitive pharmaceutical products
  • Describe air freight supply chain stakeholders, roles and responsibilities and important process milestones
  • Manage requirements for documentary and physical handling of pharma shipments in air freight

Course content

  • Commodity types and characteristics
    • Product and distribution temperature requirements
    • Product packaging
  • Pharma regulations and air freight
  • Air freight shipment documentation and labelling for TTSPPs
  • Storage handling procedures for pharma
  • Handling process and Critical Control Points
  • Shipment track and trace

Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • Cargo agents
  • Freight forwarders
  • All staff involved in the transport and handling of pharmaceutical products
  • Airline staff and shippers transporting time and temperature sensitive healthcare products
  • Primary producers or manufacturers of pharmaceutical and healthcare goods

Certificate awarded

Upon successful completion of the exam/assessment, you will be awarded a Certificate that you can print for your records.
This Certificate is only valid for 36 months

Exam information

Please read the General Information on self-study exams.

  • Exam Delivery Method: Non-supervised online-based exam. The exam can be taken at any time at your convenience.
  • Exam Format: Multiple choice questions
  • Number of questions: 14
  • Time Allowance: 45 minutes
  • Passing Grade: 80% correct answers
  • Number of exam attempts: 2

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