Self-study courses

​Self-study courses deliver comprehensive instruction to busy aviation and travel industry professionals.

Our training solutions are interactive, learner-friendly, and available in a variety of convenient formats.

These courses require the student to study either with an IATA Partner or on their own with a printed textbook, e-textbook or through e-learning. Students can choose to sit their exams online with remote supervision or go to a physical location to take an examination in a supervised environment.

Self-study

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. Alternatively, choose to study using a textbook or e-textbook with the option to write your exam online with remote supervision or at one of IATA's 50+ examination locations worldwide. See all self-study courses below.

IATA has made it easier, and more fun to learn, by offering you the chance to study your self-study courses using an Apple iPad™. Find out more.

Partner-taught

Get help studying your self-study course at an Authorized Training Center or Accredited Training School. We have hundreds of partner locations around the globe. Find a location near you.

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.

Partner-taught and Self-study exams

Examinations are either paper-based or completed online depending on the course and the location. If your course has an online exam, it will either be supervised 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 textbook 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. 


Search courses and diplomas

Found 113 courses and diplomas

Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) for Passenger Handling Personnel - eLearning

Ensure that you are competent to perform your job function in compliance with the provisions of the IATA DGR - appendix H 6.5 (...Tasks involving direct passenger contacts at an airport)

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Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) for Security Screening Personnel - eLearning

Ensure that you are competent to perform your job function in compliance with the provisions of the IATA DGR - appendix H 6.10 (...Screening passenger and crew and their baggage cargo and mail)

  • English
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Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) Initial Category 3 Course

This course fulfills ICAO and IATA training requirements and qualifies you to handle and process dangerous goods for carriage of by air for a 24-month period.

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Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) Recurrent Category 3 Course

Completing this course fulfills ICAO and IATA training requirements and extends your qualification to handle and process dangerous goods for an additional 24 months.

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Data Science: Set Your Project up for Success - eLearning

How to evaluate your business questions and determine, which analytical approach would be correct for your specific use case

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Destination Geography - eLearning

Gain confidence in your ability to sell destinations, answer common questions asked by travel customers and provide valuable advice that customers are willing to pay for.

  • English
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Distribution and Airline Retailing with NDC - eLearning

Delivered in media-rich and interactive animation, this course is a journey that begins by comparing existing direct and indirect air distribution channels.

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Diversity and Inclusion - eLearning

Understand the importance of diversity and inclusion and the economic and intangible benefits of an inclusive corporate culture

  • English
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Fatigue Management Fundamentals - eLearning

Gain a clear understanding that fatigue cannot be eliminated, so it must be managed.

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Flight Data Analysis Fundamentals - eLearning

Learn about the regulations and industry standards that govern flight data analysis (FDA)

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Foundation in Travel and Tourism Diploma

Acquire essential knowledge and skills to work in the travel and tourism industry and become an effective travel professional. Provide advice on flight, accommodation and tour products, and how to ensure travelers fulfill necessary travel requirements.

  • English
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Foundation in Travel and Tourism with Amadeus Course

Acquire essential knowledge and skills to work in the travel and tourism industry and become an effective travel professional.

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Foundation in Travel and Tourism with Amadeus for the Leadership & Management Training Program

Build your leadership skills and travel industry knowledge with a combined focus from IATA and Harvard ManageMentor.

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Foundation in Travel and Tourism with Galileo Course

Acquire essential knowledge and skills to work in the travel and tourism industry and become an effective travel professional.

  • English
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Foundation in Travel and Tourism with Galileo for the Leadership & Management Training Program

Build your leadership skills and travel industry knowledge with a combined focus from IATA and Harvard ManageMentor.

  • English
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Foundation in Travel and Tourism with Sabre Course

Acquire essential knowledge and skills to work in the travel and tourism industry and become an effective travel professional.

  • English
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Foundation in Travel and Tourism with Sabre for the Leadership & Management Training Program

Acquire essential knowledge and skills to work in the travel and tourism industry and become an effective travel professional.

  • English
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Fundamental Skills in Journey Pricing and Ticketing

Learn the language of fare construction and fare rules so you provide your customers with the best advice and the lowest fare for their air itinerary.

  • English
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Geography in Travel Planning - eLearning

Study world geography and time zones to better advise your clients on travel destinations and tours.

  • English
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Global Distribution Systems Fares and Ticketing - SABRE

Explore and interpret Global Distribution Systems Fares (GDS) by using mileage system pricing.

  • English
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Global Distribution Systems Fares and Ticketing - AMADEUS

Explore and interpret Global Distribution Systems Fares (GDS) by using mileage system pricing.

  • English
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Global Distribution Systems Fares and Ticketing - GALILEO

Explore and interpret Global Distribution Systems Fares (GDS) by using mileage system pricing

  • English
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Global Reporting Format for Runway Surface Conditions – Introduction - eLearning

Learn about the fundamental changes in the new reporting system related to the introduction of runway condition code (RWYCC)

  • English
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Ground Operations Management

Learn how to supervise an airline station in a self-handled or out-sourced environment. Study the latest trends in passenger and baggage handling.

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