CBTA Excellence accreditation is given to organizations that offer solutions and services to the industry for the development of competency-based training and assessment for dangerous goods in accordance with the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) – Appendix H.5
CBTA Excellence accreditation allows training organizations to assess and improve their analysis and design methodology, materials, tools and best practices for the development of competency-based training and assessment for dangerous goods. CBTA Excellence accreditation will be assessed according to a set of high-level criteria as defined in the CBTA Centers Assessment Checklist.
It provides organizations that offer training solutions and services to clients with the opportunity to acquire ‘CBTA Excellence’ accreditation from IATA, attesting that their training design and development methodology is benchmarked against and meets IATA's Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) guidelines for the development of Competency-based Training and Assessment for dangerous goods.
In addition to the CBTA Provider benefits:
Organizations with CBTA Excellence accreditation will:
- Receive recognition for meeting international standards for design and development methodology in Competence-based Training and Assessment for dangerous goods.
- Have the opportunity to expand their revenue stream through the selling of solutions and services for the development of a dangerous goods training program.
- Receive the Annual DGR Regulatory Update LIVE virtual classroom course (1 day) for the approved and active instructors on the significant changes of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations.
CBTA Excellence assessment scope
IATA strives to achieve standardization and uniformity in the scope, depth and quality of the assessments conducted. To ensure that all training units are assessed in a consistent and objective manner, standardized assessment checklists and criteria have been developed to guide the assessor and the training unit through the assessment process.
The assessment criteria are based on two reference documents, including best practices for course design, development, facilitation and evaluation.
- IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) – Appendix H;
- CBTA Centers Assessment Checklist.
The IATA assessment may include but is not limited to, the review of the training unit’s management system, policies, standards and procedures, training program, training plan, quality assurance program, training methods, training materials, training records, training personnel, facilities and technology for training, eLearning capability and systems, simulators, etc.
The assessment covers the following critical areas.
- Training and Procedure Manual
- Training Design
- Training Development
- Training Delivery
- Facilities and Technology
- Training Records
- Quality System
- Training Modules and Content
Three distinct phases of the assessment
The CBTA Centers program recognizes an organization through an assessment process. Applicants must successfully pass a CBTA Centers assessment, conducted by an IATA-qualified assessor to determine compliance of the organization with the criteria set forth in the CBTA Centers Assessment Checklist.
IATA will apply the following approach, which is an integral element of the assessment process:
IATA will provide the training unit with the Assessment Checklist to be answered by the training unit and provide as an attachment all relevant documentation and evidence for reference including course materials.
This phase will involve a multi-step approach of remote assessment through a teleconferencing system and an onsite visit of the center by an IATA-qualified assessor. During this phase, the assessor will review the material to ensure that they match the description received and will observe that the current operations of the training unit are conducted along the same lines as described in the various documents provided during the self-assessment phase. Comprehensive feedback will be provided, including a gap analysis and a detailed list of the specific areas of improvement.
The validation phase encompasses all activities following the assessment, leading to the granting of the accreditation including the follow-up of the Corrective Action Plan (CAP) if any, and its implementation. The accreditation shall remain in effect for a period of twenty-four (24) months from the date it is rendered.
Re-assessment (re-accreditation) Re-assessment will take place every twenty-four (24) months. If the training unit continues to meet the requirements, IATA will issue a new Certificate of Accreditation for another twenty-four (24) months.
CBTA Excellence accreditation
The following organizations have successfully completed the assessment and are accredited to sell training solutions and services for the development of competency-based dangerous goods training and assessment. The following organizations are not accredited to sell dangerous goods training and assessment. Check the CBTA Provider registry for a list of dangerous goods training and assessment providers.
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