The International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) – Competency-Based Training and Assessment Center (CBTA Center) is a certification program that registers training organizations for compliance with the training provisions for dangerous goods under a competency-based training and assessment approach.

Training organizations will be registered by the CBTA Center to provide dangerous goods training under competency-based training and assessment. Registered training organizations will be able to issue internationally recognized qualifications with co-branded IATA course certificates.

Supporting the industry

The 62nd edition of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) includes new training provisions on Competency-Based Training and Assessment (CBTA), as agreed by the ICAO Dangerous Goods Panel in DGP/27 (September 2019).

IATA recognizes the challenges faced by many organizations to transform traditional educational systems into Competency-Based Training and Assessment while keeping up with industry requirements and regulations.

In response, IATA is establishing the CBTA Center to enable organizations across the aviation industry, including Operators and Training providers, to develop capacity and resources for dangerous goods training programs based on a Competency-based Training and assessment approach, and to offer aviation workforce with high-quality and effective training that meets international standards.

Guidance Material for the Implementation of CBTA in Dangerous Goods
The IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) – Edition 2021 (62nd) includes Appendix H - Dangerous Goods Training Guidelines - Competency-based Training and Assessment Approach.


The IATA ATS program has recently begun the transition to a new CBTA Center certification program in readiness to meet the new training requirements.

Are you interested in becoming CBTA Center certified?

Does your company offer dangerous goods training to the aviation industry?

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