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Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) for Auditors and Inspectors (Classroom, 5 days)

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The audit requirements, procedures and skills you need to become a dangerous goods auditor.

Learn how to perform a dangerous goods audit by breaking down and analyzing each stage: the audit scope, objectives, follow-up and closure. Practice techniques to deliver measurable results, and learn how to collect evidence in order to measure compliance with corporate policies, standards and regulatory requirements, and other aviation regulatory agencies.

This course is available at IATA Training Centers, Regional Training Partner locations, and on-demand as in-house training.

Course format

  • This classroom course provides 3 days (24 hours) of instruction delivered by an official IATA Instructor.
  • Student performance will be based on an assessment


  • Participants must have a valid DGR - Category 6 certificate for the entire duration of the course they attend.
  • Recommended level is Management and Professional
  • The recommended level of language proficiency is ICAO Operational Level 4 for courses in English or equivalent for other languages.

Next class

Mar 09 - Mar 13, 2020 - South Africa, Johannesburg (ATNS-RTP)
3 additional classes are scheduled. See all

What you will learn

On completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Plan an internal dangerous goods audit and know who to involve
  • Design and conduct a dangerous goods audit that fulfils regulatory requirements
  • Utilize the tools needed to plan a dangerous goods audit
  • Evaluate the implementation of a corrective action plan and conduct follow up to ensure compliance
  • Close an audit following corporate policies

Course content

  • Standards and regulatory requirements
    • ISO 19011:2011, IOSA, ISAGO
  • Audit terminologies
  • Preparing an audit
    • Internal audit principles
    • Implementation and procedure
    • Selecting an audit team and methods
  • Auditor role and responsibilities
  • Auditor process and the system based approach
    • Process definition and mapping
    • System definition and flow charting rule
  • Performing an audit: how to initiate, define, prepare, and conduct
  • Preparing and distributing the audit report
  • Completing the audit and conducting follow-up
  • Opening audit meetings

Download the course outline


  • Audit and dangerous goods practice scenarios

Supporting Materials

Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • Quality, safety and operations managers
  • Station and cargo operations managers
  • Airline internal auditors responsible for dangerous goods audit
  • Internal auditors from airport authorities
  • Civil Aviation Authorities responsible for validating the dangerous goods training records, documentation, handling and loading procedures

Certificate awarded

An IATA Certificate of Completion is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 80% or higher on all exercises and exams. A special distinction is warded to participants obtaining a grade of 90% or higher.

This course is a step toward earning an IATA Diploma in:

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About IATA Classroom Training
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Further training
Graduates of this course can apply for the Harvard ManageMentor© (HMM) distance learning program at a special graduate price.

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