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. 


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Found 129 courses and diplomas

State Safety Program (SSP) Fundamentals - eLearning

Foundational knowledge of concepts related to a State Safety Program (SSP), including the core components of an SSP

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System Wide Information Management Fundamentals - eLearning

Foundational knowledge of the ICAO concept of System Wide Information Management (SWIM) and its associated applications

  • English
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Transport of Pharma Products and Vaccines by Air - eLearning

Learn about product and transport process temperature ranges, packaging technologies, key risk factors and critical control points in pharma handling process.

  • English
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Travel Agency Fees: A Professional Approach - eLearning

Learn best practices in implementing or setting of agency fees, the types of fees collected by travel agencies, and best to communicate them.

  • English
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Travel and Tourism Consultant

Study popular tourism destinations and improve your sales skills to successfully advise your clients on the best travel options.

  • English
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Travel and Tourism Consultant Diploma

Study popular tourism destinations and improve your sales skills to successfully advise your clients on the best travel options.

  • English
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Travel and Tourism Consultant for the Leadership & Management Diploma

Study popular tourism destinations and improve your sales skills to successfully advise your clients on the best travel options

  • English
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Travel Document and Entry Requirement Checks - eLearning

Learn the skills and tools used to identify forged documents and potentially disruptive passengers

  • English
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Travel Sales and Operations Diploma

Demonstrate that you have gained complete essential competencies to be a successful travel agent or travel agency manager with the IATA Travel Sales and Operations Diploma. Promote yourself as a holder of the highest level travel and tourism diploma to employers, customers, and travel industry suppliers.

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