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

Ground Operations Management for the Leadership & Management Training Program

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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Ground Support Equipment - Return to Service - eLearning

Check your ground support equipment thoroughly after it has been stored, to see that it all works properly

  • English
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Harvard ManageMentor for IATA Students and Graduates

The HMM© training program delivers critical leadership and management skills when you need them most.

  • English
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Human Trafficking Awareness - eLearning

Learn the most recent techniques on how to spot and how to manage human trafficking situations

  • English
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IATA - Embry-Riddle Aviation Management Certificate - eLearning

Addresses topics such as the overview and interdependence of the air transportation system and fundamental skills required of supervisors and/or managers

  • English
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IATA - Embry-Riddle Logistics and Supply Chain Management Certificate - eLearning

This certificate program addresses topics such as basic cargo procedures, loading, sourcing, procurement, packaging, and distribution.

  • English
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Infectious Substances Shipping Guidelines Course

Examine technical aspects and how to ship infectious substances by air (Division 6.2).

  • English
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Introduction to BSPlink - eLearning

Explore Billing and Settlement Plan (BSP) reporting and remittance processes and BSPLink user functionality.

  • English
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Introduction to the Airline Industry

Start with the essentials. Learn everything you need to know to launch a career in the airline industry.

  • English
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Introduction to the Airline Industry for the Leadership & Management Training Program

Start with the essentials. Learn everything you need to know to launch a career in the airline industry.

  • English
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Introduction to the BSP System and Language - eLearning

Learn how the IATA Billing and Settlement Plan (BSP) works and how it benefits a travel agency.

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Leadership & Management Training Program Diploma

Enhance your critical business knowledge and skills through this highly-acclaimed training program.

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Live Animals for Cargo Personnel - eLearning

Learn how to comply with standards and international welfare regulations such as the IATA Live Animals Regulations (LAR)

  • English
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Live Animals for Passenger Handling Personnel - eLearning

Learn how to comply with standards and international welfare regulations when shipping or accepting live animals for air transportation

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Live Animals Regulations (LAR) Course

Use IATA's Live Animals Regulations manual to ship live animals safely and to comply with industry standards.

  • English
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Managing the Travel Business

Improve your skills to supervise and manage a team, to initiate change and make business decisions based on sound negotiating strategies

  • English
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Managing the Travel Business Diploma

Learn more about management roles and responsibilities in the travel industry, how to motivate and inspire employees, improve your negotiation skills and understand how to provide special interest travel and tour production

  • English
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Managing the Travel Business for the Leadership & Management Diploma

Improve your skills to supervise and manage a team, to initiate change and make business decisions based on sound negotiating strategies

  • English
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Overview of the Air Transportation System - eLearning

An overview of the air transportation system, illustrating the interdependence among its components: airlines, airports, civil aviation authorities and air navigation services

  • English
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Passenger Experience Excellence Diploma

Designed to cover passenger experience and digital transformation trends to provide your passengers with a seamless, secure and efficient travel journey that is highly personalized.

  • English
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  • Español
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Passenger Ground Services Course

Obtain the skills you need to provide assistance and related passenger services at the check-in, gate and concourse of your airport.

  • English
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Passenger Ground Services for the Leadership & Management Training Program

Obtain the skills you need to provide assistance and related passenger services at the check-in, gate and concourse of your airport.

  • English
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Passenger Ground Services with Amadeus Altéa DCS

Obtain the skills you need to provide assistance and related passenger services at the check-in, gate and concourse of your airport.

  • English
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Quality Management Systems (QMS) Fundamentals - eLearning

This course will provide you with the fundamental knowledge needed to work with Quality Management Systems (QMS).

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