Air Transportation (ICAO/IATA)

These courses are intended for the training of hazmat / dangerous goods employees responsible for the handling, shipping, or transportation of hazardous materials (HM/hazmat) / dangerous goods (DG) by air.

ICAO / IATA Edition 65 (2024) – ENGLISH

Dangerous Goods Function Specific Training and Assessment for Shippers by Air (ICAO/IATA Edition 65)

This training course is intended for hazmat employees, as defined in §171.8 of the Hazardous Materials Regulations, preparing shipments for transport by air applying International Air Transport Association (IATA) Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR).

IATA training is required for hazmat employees who are:

  • Classifying dangerous goods
  • Responsible for preparing and offering dangerous goods for air transportation
  • Selecting packaging, preparing packages, marking, or labeling dangerous goods
  • Validating prepared packages for compliance
  • Responsible for preparing or signing dangerous goods shipping papers

This course meets the regulatory training standards set out in the 49 CFR §172.704 and IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations Sub-Section 1.5 for all dangerous goods employees involved in the safe transportation of dangerous goods by air and includes all recent amendments, including testing of participants. This training course is based on the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Technical Instructions requirements. This training is designed for shippers/packers previously identified as categories 1 and 3 as defined in the IATA DGR in Table 1.5A.

This course does not cover the more detailed requirements for the shipment of radioactive materials under the IATA regulations.

Learning Objective(s)

  • Navigation of the IATA DGR to determine classification/identification, selecting and filling packaging, marking, labeling, applying limited quantity and excepted quantity exceptions, and documentation requirements for safe the transportation of dangerous goods (DG) by air.

Target Audience

  • Shippers, third party logistics companies and freight forwarders (i.e., dangerous goods employees and their supervisors) who handle, package, mark, label, prepare packages or validate shipping papers and offer dangerous goods for transport by air


  • Introduction
  • Limitations
  • Classification
  • List of Dangerous Goods
  • Packaging
  • Excepted Quantities and Limited Quantities
  • Marking and Labeling
  • Documentation


Regulatory Texts & References Required

  • IATA DGR – International Air Transport Association Dangerous Goods Regulations (Edition 65) book – available for purchase
  • IATA 2024 Lithium Battery Guidance Document – free download


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Course Features

  • $325 per license 
  • Run Time: 4h
  • Language: English
  • Includes final assessment to validate student’s understanding of material
  • Training certificate will be issued upon successful completion of course. Currie Associates training course certificates do not meet the requirements for a CNS endorsement application and will not reflect IATA accreditation.
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