During 2022, IATA Dangerous Goods training is evolving from traditional learning to competency-based training and assessment (CBTA) as agreed by ICAO.
We have already begun the move to this skills-based approach and therefore you might choose to register instead for the new corresponding courses. The 63rd edition of the Dangerous Goods Regulations includes guidance on competency-based training and assessment (CBTA) as agreed by the ICAO Dangerous Goods Panel in DGP/27 (September 2019).
There is a two-year transition period and therefore, the training provisions from the 61st edition may continue to be used until 31 December 2022.
DGR Functions and corresponding courses
For convenience and to compare the traditional categories to the new corresponding courses please refer to the below:
|Functions as defined in DGR Appendix H.6||CBTA DGR Reference||Previously covered under categories||Corresponding course|
|Preparing Dangerous Goods Consignments||H.6.1||1, 2|
|Processing or Accepting Goods Presented as General Cargo||H.6.2||4, 7||Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) for General Cargo Accepting and Processing Personnel|
|Accepting Dangerous Goods Consignments||H.6.3||6|
|Processing Dangerous Goods Consignments||H.6.3||3|
|Handling/loading/unloading Cargo at Warehouse/aircraft||H.6.4||5, 8||Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) for Handling and Loading Personnel|
|Accepting Passenger and Crew Baggage and Direct Passenger Contact at an Airport||H.6.5||9||Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) for Passenger Handling Personnel|
|Planning of Aircraft Loading||H.6.6||10||Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) for Loadmasters and Load Planners|
|Flight Crew||H.6.7||10||Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) for Flight Crew Members|
|Flight Operations Officers and Flight Dispatchers||H.6.8||10||Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) for Flight Operations Personnel and Flight Dispatchers|
|Cabin Crew||H.6.9||11||Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) for Cabin Crew Members|
|Screening of Passengers and Crew and their Baggage, Cargo and Mail||H.6.10||12||Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) for Security Screening Personnel|
DGR Instructor courses
Three courses are available for DGR Instructors using competency-based training and assessment (CBTA):
|Competency-Based Training for Dangerous Goods Instructional Designer|
|Competency-Based Training for Dangerous Goods Instructor|
|Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) - Instructor Refresher|