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Distance Learning


What is distance learning?

IATA distance learning courses are self-study courses that deliver comprehensive instruction to busy aviation and travel industry professionals. Our training solutions are interactive, learner-friendly, and available in a variety of convenient formats.

Study with a partner

Get help studying your self-study course at an Authorized Training Center or Accredited Training School. We have hundreds of partner locations around the globe. Find a location near you.


Manage your learning to fit your schedule and study at your own pace. With IATA's e-learning courses, get the complete learning experience from your computer. Learn from fun, interactive materials and write your exam online. Alternatively, choose to study using a textbook or e-textbook and write your exam at one of IATA's 50+ examination locations worldwide. See all self-study courses below.

IATA has made it easier, and more fun to learn, by offering you the chance to study your self-study courses using an Apple iPad™ or Android tablet. Find out more

Featured programs

We have partnered up with Harvard Business Publishing to offer you the Harvard ManageMentor© (HMM) program to provide you with specialized aviation training with an emphasis on leadership & management.

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Self-study exams

Examinations for IATA self-study courses are either paper-based or completed online depending on the course and the location. If your course has an online exam, it will either be supervised or un-supervised. You can find this information on each course web page.

Please read the general information on distance learning exams.

Useful exam information:

Please follow the IATA Distance Learning Course Enrolment Guide (pdf) to enrol in a course - also available in French: Guide d'inscription en ligne pour les étudiants (pdf).

Please Note: If you have taken a course with IATA, please do not create a new account – simply sign in with your existing account. If you have forgotten your username/password click on the ‘Forgot your username or password?’ link to reset your login credentials.

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