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Frequently Asked Questions

Classroom training

Course Prices

Does the course price include travel and accommodation?

Course prices do not cover travel or accommodation costs.  You are responsible for making your transportation and hotel arrangements.
IATA offers participants discounted rates for hotels near its Training Centers. The training team will provide you with further information once you are successfully registered for a course.

Does the course price include IATA publications?

IATA Publications are only provided when they are used as training materials. 

How can I determine which course price I should pay?

This information is explained on the Pricing page

Does IATA offer scholarships?

Yes, scholarships are generally awarded to airlines in Developing Nations. Contact the International Airline Training Fund (IATF) for more information.

Additionally, you may be eligible for the Early Bird discount if you register at least more than three (3) weeks before the first day of a session. Details

Registration and Bookings

What payment methods are accepted?

IATA accepts payment via Credit Card, Bank Transfer and IATA Clearing House

Note: IATA does not accept payments for courses held at a Regional Training Partner (RTP) location. Please contact the partner for payment details.

How do I pay by bank transfer?

Select bank transfer as your payment method at the time of registration.

Start the bank transfer once you have confirmation of your registration or at least 3 weeks prior to the first day of the course.

Your bank transfer should be made payable to:

IATA Account No: 400-749-8 
Bank Number: 003  Branch Number: 00001
Royal Bank of Canada 
1 Place Ville Marie 
Montreal, Quebec 
H3C 3B5 Canada
Swift Code: ROYCCAT2
ABA No.: 021000021

Prefer to pay by credit card? You may choose to pay by credit card at any time after your registration. Full details and payment form

Where do I send payment for a course held at a Regional Training Partner (RTP) location?

Payment for courses held at a Regional Training Partner (RTP) locations must be made directly to the partner. You can find RTP contact information on our website or in the Prices & Registration information located on course pages.

How do I register using an Enrolment Key?

An Enrolment Key is a credit toward a course or exam registration. In order to use it, log into your user account or create a new account if you do not have one. Enter the Enrolment Key when prompted and your registration will be completed automatically.

Can I register several people for a course and still receive one invoice?

Multiple registration, or bulk purchases, must be made using a pre-paid Enrolment Key. Please contact us for further details. 

How do I register an employee on his/her behalf?

We recommend that each registration be made individually, by the person attending the course or exam. However, you can register an employee on his/her behalf using an Enrolment Key. Please contact us if you would like to request an Enrolment Key.

How do I register my company as being tax exempt?

Please send us proof of tax exemption before booking any courses or exams online. Your documents will be reviewed within two business days, at which point you will receive a confirmation email from ITDI with details to complete your purchases.

My company is an IATA Member or headquartered in a developing nation, yet I am being charged the Non-Member price. How do I correct this?

If you believe the price attributed to your purchase is not correct, please make sure you have validated your company email address and contact information in your user profile.  If your company details have already been validated in the system and the problem persists, please contact us and provide your company’s details.

Cancellation and Changes

How do I make a change to a booking?

It is not possible to make changes to a booking without cancelling it first. If you would like to register for a different course or session, withdraw from the booking you wish to change and register again. Please note that prices may vary between sessions and locations due to the tax laws in the country of purchase.

As per our Cancellation Policy, a booking can be cancelled up to 21 days before the course start date with a full refund. If you would like to make a change to your booking less than 21 days prior to the course start date, please contact us.

How do I cancel a booking?

You can cancel a booking directly from your user account provided that the cancellation is made more than 21 days before the course start date.

Once logged into your account, go to the "My Bookings” tab and select the course or exam you wish to cancel. Then, click on “Withdraw from this booking". A confirmation of your cancellation will be sent to you by email with further details. 

How do I make changes to a registration made prior to creating my user account?

To change or cancel a registration made without your user account, please contact us.

Can I transfer my registration to a colleague should I have to cancel?

You may transfer your registration to a colleague at no additional cost provided that your colleague attends the same class.  You can request the transfer in writing any time before the course start date.

Can a course be cancelled by IATA?

In the event of insufficient enrolment, IATA reserves the right to cancel any course three (3) weeks prior to course commencement, in which case your course fee is fully refundable. If the class has been postponed, you may choose to transfer your payment to the new dates.

IATA will not be liable for any expenses incurred by course participants, e.g. airfare or hotel charges.

If it is too late to be refunded for a course, can I apply my payment to another session?

Your payment cannot be transferred to a future session if you cancel your order less than 21 days before the course start date. However, you can elect a colleague to attend the same session in your place at no additional charge.

Will I be refunded for a course I cannot attend in the case of an emergency or a visa problem?

You will not be refunded under any circumstances for a cancellation made later than three (3) weeks prior to course commencement.

Always notify the Training Center of a cancellation as soon as you face an emergency situation or visa problem.

Course Procedures

Will I receive any materials prior to the course?

No. IATA provides all course materials upon arrival on the first day of a course. You will be notified by email should you need to complete work before the course.

Do IATA courses have pre-requisites? How will I know if I am prepared to register?

All IATA courses require participants to read, write and communicate in the language of instruction. The recommended level of language proficiency is ICAO Operational Level 4 for courses in English or equivalent for other languages.  
Additional pre-requisites are listed within individual course descriptions on our website.

Where can I get more information on IATA Training Centers?

There are 12 IATA Training Centers and several Regional Training Centers located throughout the world.

Do I need a visa to study at an IATA Training Center?

Visa requirements are determined by your country of origin and regulations in the country you plan to visit.  Contact the local Embassy or Consulate for the country you wish to visit for full details.

NOTE: You are responsible for completing your visa application and obtaining your visa.  Please keep in mind that the application process generally takes 2 or more weeks.

I am required to obtain a visa to attend a course. Do I need to request documents from the training team for my application?

The training team can provide you with a Visa Invitation Letter to help expedite your visa application. To request this letter, simply answer “yes” in this section of the registration form: “Do you need a visa invitation?”

Copies of the Visa Invitation Letter will be sent to you and the appropriate Consulate or Embassy once you are successfully registered for a course. Apply for your visa as soon as you receive the letter.

NOTE: We strongly recommend you keep all documents related to your visa for future reference.

Course Certificates

Do any IATA courses provide accreditation?

IATA courses do not lead to accreditation, but do provide a Certificate of Completion recognized throughout the industry. 

I have lost my Certificate or Diploma. Can I request a duplicate?

Yes, you can request a duplicate of your certificate or diploma, provided that you make the request within five (5) years of completing the course or diploma in question. Request online

Will I have to repeat a course I failed to receive an IATA Certificate?

Yes. You must attend and successfully complete another session to receive a certificate. There is no discount on the price if you repeat a course.

When will I receive my Certificate?

In most cases, you will receive a certificate on the last day of the course provided that you obtain a grade of 70% or higher (80% for DGR and Security courses) and have paid your course fees in full.

Your certificate will be sent to you by post in the event that:

  • A course's grading procedures require the instructor to grade students after the course has ended
  • Your payment is received after the last day of the course.  

Do any courses lead to an ID card?

There are currently no IATA courses that lead to an ID card.  You can apply for an ID card online.

How can I become an IATA instructor?

Please send us your application file if you would like to become an IATA Training & Development Institute instructor.

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