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.

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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 $31
All Countries except Canada/USA $44

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 123 courses and diplomas

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 - eLearning

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

  • English
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Aviation Security Awareness

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

  • English
  • 中文
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Aviation Security Awareness for the Leadership & Management Training Program

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 - eLearning

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 - eLearning

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 - eLearning

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 - eLearning

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

  • English
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BSP Essentials for Travel Agents: Final Examination - eLearning

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

  • English
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BSP Standard Documents and Procedures - eLearning

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

  • 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.

  • English
  • 中文
  • Course

Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) Category 3 for the Leadership & Management Training Program 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.

  • English
  • Course

Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) for Cabin Crew Members - eLearning

Ensure that you are competent to perform your job function in compliance with the provisions of the IATA DGR - appendix H 6.9 (Cabin Crew)

  • English
  • Course

Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) for Flight Crew Members - eLearning

Ensure that you are competent to perform your job function in compliance with the provisions of the IATA DGR - appendix H 6.7 (Flight Crew)

  • English
  • Course

Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) for Flight Operations Personnel and Flight Dispatchers - eLearning

Ensure that you are competent to perform your job function in compliance with the provisions of the IATA DGR - appendix H 6.8 (Flight operation officer and flight dispatcher)

  • English
  • Course

Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) for General Cargo Accepting and Processing Personnel - eLearning

This interactive course will guide you in the tasks and responsibilities in compliance with the provisions of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) - appendix H 6.2

  • English
  • Course

Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) for Handling and Loading Personnel - eLearning

Ensure that you are competent to perform your job function in compliance with the provisions of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) - appendix H 6.4

  • English
  • Course

Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) for Loadmasters and Load Planners - eLearning

Ensure that you are competent to perform your job function in compliance with the provisions of the IATA DGR - appendix H 6.6 (Persons responsible for planning of aircraft loading

  • English
  • Course

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)

  • English
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