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Dangerous Goods Training

Preparation is essential

The successful application of rules concerning the transport of dangerous goods greatly depends on the appreciation by all professionals of the risks involved. Training is key to achieve a detailed understanding of the Regulations.

Training requirements

The Sub-Section 1.5 of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) details the requirements and minimum aspects that must be included in a training program. It is important to note that different categories of staff require different training and that it must always be commensurate with their responsibilities.

Responsibility is placed on all parties involved in air transport, including shippers, freight forwarders, ground service providers and airlines.

Training providers 

IATA offers dangerous goods training in different locations for a wide variety of cargo specialists. In addition, through a network of training organizations, we provide courses worldwide taught by local partners. These warrant that the IATA training standards are maintained while complying with local regulations.

Training standards

The IATA standards related to dangerous goods training, including instructor qualifications, are developed by the DG Training Working Group (DGTWG). The DGTWG is overseen by the Dangerous Goods Board (DGB), with both groups working towards improving safety and understanding of the dangerous goods requirements for air transport.

Airline and operator validation

The Dangerous Goods Training Validation Program provides airlines and operators with the opportunity to acquire validation from IATA. Participants will be recognized through publishing in the effective edition of the IATA DGR.

To learn more about how to implement best industry practices into your dangerous goods training and how to apply for validation download the Application Booklet (pdf).

Currently validated airlines and operators: 

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