​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™ or Android tablet. 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 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. 

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Found 101 courses and diplomas

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.

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Aviation Security Screening Diploma

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

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Basic Airside Safety - E-Learning - English

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

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BSP Agent Billing Reports and Procedures - E-Learning - English

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

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BSP Agent Remittance Procedures - E-Learning - English

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

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BSP Essentials for Travel Agents - E-Learning - English

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

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BSP Essentials for Travel Agents: Final Examination - E-Learning - English

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

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BSP Standard Documents and Procedures - E-Learning - English

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Cargo Security Awareness

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

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Cargo Supply Chain and Transport Modes course

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

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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.

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Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) for Cabin Crew, Passenger Handling and Security Personnel - E-Learning - English

If you are involved in the security screening of passengers and crew members, know how to treat the items that can pose a threat to a flight.

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Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) for Flight Crew and Load Planners - E-Learning - English

This interactive course fulfills the IATA DGR training requirements for flight crew, load masters, load planners, flight operations officers, and flight dispatchers.

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Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) for General Cargo Acceptance Personnel - E-Learning - English

Learn how to comply with training requirements in processing cargo, mail or stores other than dangerous goods.

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Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) for Ramp and Warehouse Personnel - E-Learning - English

Fulfill your dangerous goods training requirements as a freight forwarder, operator, or ground handler.

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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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Destination Geography - E-Learning - English

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.

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Distribution and Airline Retailing with NDC - E-Learning - English

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 - E-Learning - English

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

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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.

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