Transport of Radioactive Materials by Air (LIVE virtual classroom)



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About the course

2-day (16 hours) LIVE virtual classroom course

IATA Transport of Radioactive Materials by Air aviation training course

This course is recommended for 'Personnel Responsible for Preparing Dangerous Goods Consignments' (Radioactive materials – class 7 only) as per IATA's DGR - section 1.5 and in accordance with function 7.1 in IATA's 'Dangerous Goods Training Guidance'.

Acquire the skills and knowledge to pack and ship radioactive materials by air in compliance with the regulatory requirements of the ICAO Technical Instruction and IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) adopted from IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency). Over two days, you will examine the classification and identification of dangerous goods, with particular focus on radioactive materials, and learn how to complete the necessary documentation, marking, labelling and packaging of shipments. You will learn about the limitations to transport radioactive materials by air, as well as emergency procedures in the event of an incident or accident. This course is based on the content of on Section 10 of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR), which covers radioactive materials, along with exercises to reinforce the regulations. You will gain a thorough understanding of the documentation required, as well as the legal responsibilities of transporting radioactive materials.

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Course Code: TCGG-13-VC

Course format

  • The live sessions of this virtual classroom course are delivered by an official IATA Instructor.
  • The course will take you approximately 16 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 120 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

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  • 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 B2B Training Specialist 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

Transport of Radioactive Materials by Air (LIVE virtual classroom)

Virtual Session EMEA (IATA)
16 - 17 September, 2024
Register before Aug 26, 2024 to take advantage of the USD100 Early Bird discount. The price below includes this discount.
Please register by 25 Aug
Find out more about our Early Bird Terms.
All prices are before tax and include applicable discounts.
Class no: 207920
USD 895
USD 1,125
USD 1,265

2 daily LIVE sessions:
9:00-12:00 & 14:00-17:00 Geneva/Paris
15:00-18:00 & 20:00-23:00 Beijing/Singapore
11:00-14:00 & 16:00-19:00 Dubai
7:00-10:00 & 12:00-15:00 UTC
Please note that these timings may be subject to change.

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 radioactive materials
  • Apply the applicable special provisions
  • Apply the provisions for packing, marking and labelling of shipments containing radioactive materials
  • Complete transport documentation (dangerous goods declaration (DGD) and air waybill - AWB) and any other accompanied documents related to the transport of radioactive materials
  • The relevant emergency response and reporting procedure

Course content

The key topics that are covered during this course include:

  • 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
  • Applicable special provisions
  • Packing provisions
  • Marking and labelling requirements
  • Required transport documentation including DGD and AWB
  • Familiarize with handling requirements
  • Dangerous goods emergency response and reporting requirements

Supporting materials

Each participant will receive a complimentary copy of the latest IATA Dangerous Goods 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, Laboratories or medical institutes staff involved in shipping radioactive materials.
  • Shippers and packers
  • Operational functions acting on behalf of shippers

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.

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