Self-study courses

Self-study courses enable you to focus on what matters most to you in your own time. The courses on offer are specifically designed to facilitate entry to the industry in a number of sectors. They are nevertheless comprehensive, requiring 30-45 hours of study for most courses, and put individuals at the forefront of their chosen career. Some courses can be longer in terms of suggested study hours. 

Course material is available in either printed or e-book format, and all self-study examinations can now be taken online with remote supervision. Each successful candidate will earn an IATA certificate or diploma.  

These courses require the student to study either with the help of an Instructor at an IATA Partner or on their own with a printed course book, e-book or through e-learning. Students can sit their exams online with remote supervision from anywhere with a good internet connection.

Manage your learning to fit your schedule and study at your own pace. With IATA's e-learning courses, get the complete learning experience from your computer. Learn from fun, interactive materials and write your exam online. See all self-study courses below.

We have partnered up with Harvard Business Publishing to offer you the Harvard ManageMentor© (HMM) program to provide you with specialized aviation training with an emphasis on leadership & management.

Self-study exams

Examinations are completed online and will either be supervised (OERS exam) or unsupervised. You can find this information on each course web page.

Please read the general information on Partner-taught / Self-study exams.

Useful exam information:

Please add the applicable shipping fees to your payment for any printed course book purchase, and don't forget to visit our Taxation page to determine the tax requirements for your company and in your country.

Shipping Fees (Door-to-Door Courier Delivery Service)  
Destination Single kit delivery fee (USD)
Canada/USA $33
All Countries except Canada/USA $46

Please follow the IATA Self-study Enrollment Guide (pdf) to enrol in a course.

Please Note: If you have taken a course with IATA, please do not create a new account – simply sign in with your existing account. If you have forgotten your username/password click on the ‘Forgot your username or password?’ link to reset your login credentials. Do you have a Question? Please see our Frequently Asked Questions.


Use the filters to find courses and diplomas that will help you get ahead in your career

Found 136 courses and diplomas

Accounting and Financial Management for Travel Agencies (e-learning)

Learn to speak accounting language, grasp accounting principles and interpret financial statements to assess and steer your business.

  • English

Advanced Skills in Journey Pricing and Ticketing (partner-taught or self-study)

Gain confidence in pricing more complex journeys that apply exceptions to standard pricing principles.

  • English

Air Cargo Advanced Marketing course (partner-taught or self-study)

This course uses our expertise to provide knowledge on cargo rating principles and Air Waybill completion, as well as basic marketing procedures.

  • English

Air Cargo Advanced Marketing for the Leadership & Management Training Program (partner-taught or self-study)

Review cargo rates and charges, construction and combination rates, and completing air waybills with IATA and Harvard ManageMentor leading to the Diploma in Leadership & Management.

  • English

Air Cargo Diploma (self-study)

This diploma will give you a well-rounded introduction to today’s complex air cargo industry, helping you get a head start in your career at an airline, freight forwarder or ground handling company. You will learn about the key stakeholders in the air cargo supply chain, how they operate, and the skill sets you need to stand out as a desirable candidate.

  • English
  • 中文

Air Transport Fundamentals (partner-taught or self-study)

Study how the air transportation system relates to airlines, airports, civil aviation authorities and air navigation services.

  • English

Air Transport Fundamentals for the Leadership & Management Training Program (partner-taught or self-study)

Study how the air transportation system relates to airlines, airports, Civil Aviation Authorities and Air Navigation Services.

  • English

Aircraft Marshalling and Ramp Hand Signals (e-learning)

Learn the fixed wing aircraft marshalling and ramp hand signals based on the IATA Standards in the AHM and IATA IGOM

  • English

Airline Cabin Crew Training course (partner-taught or self-study)

This course is ideal for young professionals looking to get a head start in the profession, introducing the skills and responsibilities expected by the world’s leading airlines.

Airline Cabin Crew Training for the Leadership & Management Training Program (partner-taught or self-study)

Take this first step to becoming an airline cabin crew member while developing your people and business management skills.

  • English

Airline Competition Law (e-learning)

Provides an overview of the core principles of antitrust/competition rules applicable to the airline industry

  • English

Airline Customer Service course (partner-taught or self-study)

Drive outstanding customer service with the winning combination of knowledge, skills, and attitude.

Airline Customer Service for the Leadership & Management Training Program (partner-taught or self-study)

Drive outstanding customer service with the with the winning combination of knowledge, skills, and attitude.

  • English

Airline Customer Service Fundamentals (e-learning)

Upskill and learn new skills to deliver on business objectives to meet the increased expectations of airline customers

  • English

Airline Marketing (partner-taught or self-study)

Stay ahead of the competition by understanding and applying sound marketing principles.

  • English

Airline Marketing for the Leadership & Management Training Program (partner-taught or self-study)

Stay ahead of the competition by understanding and applying sound marketing principles.

  • English

Airline Revenue Management (partner-taught or self-study)

Discover the techniques applied by airlines to derive revenue from seat sales to maximize profitability.

  • English

Airline Revenue Management for the Leadership & Management Training Program (partner-taught or self-study)

Discover the techniques applied by airlines to derive revenue from seat sales to maximize profitability.

  • English

Airport Emergency Response Awareness (e-learning)

As a member of the “airport community” understand the main components of an Emergency Response and illustrates how its challenges can be coped with

  • English

Airport Operations Foundation Diploma

This Diploma is designed to address the audience of prospective Airport and Ground Operations professionals. The variety of available courses gives the opportunity to identify the key areas required to be able to perform task safely and efficiently.

  • English
  • 中文

Airport Operations Fundamentals (partner-taught or self-study)

Starting a career or wishing to expand your knowledge in airports? Get the essential knowledge you need to succeed.

Airport Operations Fundamentals for the Leadership & Management Training Program (partner-taught or self-study)

Starting a career or wishing to expand your knowledge in airports? Get the essential knowledge you need to succeed

  • English

Airport Ramp Services with IGOM (partner-taught or self-study)

Improve your understanding of ground service tasks and procedures, including safety and security measures.

  • English

Airport Ramp Services for the Leadership & Management Training Program with IGOM (partner-taught or self-study)

Improve your understanding of ground service tasks and procedures, including safety and security measures.

  • English