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Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) – Shippers and Packers - Category 1, 2 (Classroom, 3 days)

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Safety is your responsibility!

During this course improve your awareness of operational restrictions, packaging instructions and other regulatory aspects related to the safe transport of dangerous goods by air. Gain the skills to classify, prepare, handle and process shipments containing dangerous goods according to the regulatory requirements of ICAO Technical Instruction and IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR).

Please note: This course excludes radioactive materials

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


  • There are no prerequisites for this course
  • Recommended level is Entry-level
  • The recommended level of language proficiency is ICAO Operational Level 4 for courses in English or equivalent for other languages.

Next class

Dec 17 - Dec 19, 2019 - United States, Miami (IATA, ACCET Accredited)
4 additional classes are scheduled. See all

What you will learn

Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Comply with IATA’s DGR for shipping dangerous goods by air
  • Complete the shipper’s declaration for dangerous goods
  • Identify, classify, pack, mark, label and document dangerous goods according to regulations
  • Understand the legal aspects and responsibilities of transporting dangerous goods

Course content

  • Basis of IATA DGR
  • Legal aspects and responsibilities
  • Limitations for the carriage of dangerous goods by air
  • Classification and identification of dangerous goods
  • Packing, marking and labelling requirements: UN specifications, limited quantities and other packaging
  • Required transport documentations: Dangerous Goods Declaration (DGD), air waybill, and the use of the checklist to verify compliance
  • Recognition of undeclared dangerous goods
  • Dangerous goods emergency response and reporting requirements

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  • Class exercises

Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • Shippers and packers
  • Manufacturers and exporters of dangerous goods or products contain dangerous goods
  • Station managers responsible for the safe transport of dangerous goods
  • Consolidators and freight forwarders

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 awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 90% or higher.

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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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