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.


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Found 135 courses and diplomas

Assisting Travelers with Special Needs

Identify customers who may have special travel needs and require non-emergency special services, support or accommodation from suppliers

  • English
  • Course

Aviation English Assessment (e-learning)

Designed to evaluate a wide range of English language skills, from grammar and vocabulary to speaking.

  • English
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Aviation English - eLearning

Develop the skills necessary to deal with the content commonly found in aviation training courses, and documents, such as those produced by ICAO and other aviation related organizations

  • English
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Aviation Fundamentals Diploma

This self-study diploma will provide new graduates looking to join the air transport industry or professionals looking to move into the industry, with a solid understanding of the industry. Learn about the history of aviation, its different components and interdependencies among: airlines, airports, civil aviation authorities and air navigation services that needs to work in harmony in order to ensure safety and efficiency. You will also discover proficient and effective ways of increasing sales and revenue with the right marketing strategy.

  • English
  • 中文
  • Diploma

Aviation Law Fundamentals (e-learning)

An overview on aviation law exploring the nine freedoms of air, Warsaw System and Chicago Convention

  • English
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Aviation Safety Fundamentals

Gain a basic understanding of the general principles and concepts of safety to help you develop a ‘safety conscience’.

  • English
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Aviation Safety Fundamentals for the Leadership & Management Training Program

Providing you with a basic understanding of the general principles and concepts of safety to help you develop a ‘safety conscience’.

  • English
  • Course

Aviation Security Awareness (partner-taught/self-study)

An introduction to the security measures and regulations you need to know to work responsibly in the industry.

Aviation Security Awareness for the Leadership & Management Training Program (partner-taught/self-study)

This course introduces you to the security measures and regulations you need to know to work responsibly in the industry.

  • English
  • Course

Aviation Security Screening Diploma

This diploma prepares trainees to work in access control, x-ray screening and checkpoint supervisory roles.

  • English
  • 中文
  • Français
  • Italiano
  • Diploma

Basic Airside Safety (e-learning)

An interactive, flexible and cost-effective way to learn about implementing best practices in airside safety.

  • English
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BSP Agent Billing Reports and Procedures (e-learning)

Learn about the Agent reporting process in the Billing and Settlement Plan (BSP) and how to interpret billing reports.

  • English
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BSP Agent Remittance Procedures (e-learning)

Examine the Agent Remittance process of the Billing and Settlement Plan (BSP), including the reporting calendar and debt identification.

  • English
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BSP Essentials for Travel Agents (e-learning)

Improve your understanding of settlement services and financial transactions between travel agents and airlines.

  • English
  • Course

BSP Essentials for Travel Agents: Final Examination (e-learning)

Demonstrate your knowledge of the Billing and Settlement Plan (BSP) for travel agents and earn an internationally recognized certificate.

  • English
  • Course

BSP Standard Documents and Procedures (e-learning)

Minimize costs through a better understanding of ticketing authority and the traffic documents used in BSP.

  • English
  • Course

Cabin Crew – Leveraging Professional Skills (e-learning)

Cabin Crew - find out which tools and techniques you need to enter the job market, how to gain confidence and achieve your goals

  • English
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Cargo Introductory course

Learn about basic IATA cargo rules and procedures, how freight forwarders and airline cargo units operate, plus much more.

  • English
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Cargo Introductory course for the Leadership & Management Training Program

Learn about basic IATA cargo rules and procedures, how freight forwarders and airline cargo units operate, plus much more.

  • English
  • Course

Cargo Leadership Development Program with Harvard Business Publishing

This program comprises cargo training through IATA courses and management skills through Harvard ManageMentor (HMM) modules. Today’s managers and business leaders need to be equipped with the skills and behaviors required to achieve key commercial objectives. This advanced program will provide you with an in-depth exploration of the fundamentals of cargo airline business strategy, methodology and business development tools. The combination of IATA courses and HMM modules are designed to balance theory and practical application, and to equip you with critical competencies in cargo airline business management.

  • English
  • Diploma

Cargo Security Awareness

Build your awareness in air cargo security regulations and the basic principles of security enforcement in the cargo environment.

  • English
  • Course

Cargo Supply Chain and Transport Modes course

Improve your knowledge regarding supply chain management, logistics and different modes of transport.

CORSIA Fundamentals (e-learning)

Learn more about the different industry initiatives to tackle climate change and how CORSIA fits in with these initiatives

  • English
  • Course

Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) Category 3 for the Leadership & Management Training Program (self-study)

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.

  • English
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