Safety Diploma Course

IATA DGR Cargo Acceptance Training


This Dangerous Goods Regulations General Cargo Acceptance Personnel course is tailor-made for staff members who handle or shift hazardous goods by air. It is specially made for personnel who are working by or employed on behalf of transporters, goods handlers, cargo forwarders, and goods accepting agents, who screen, accept, store and ship general goods (other than dangerous cargos).

Governing regulations

This online course for General Cargo Acceptance staff meets all basic requirements, concepts, regulations and job-specific needs for workers mentioned in Category 4 and 7 as outlined in section of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations.

Course Overview

This course is formulated to create knowledge and expertise in International Air Transport Association (IATA) Dangerous Goods Awareness for general cargo handling personnel. At the end of the training, learners will know basic concepts and the prescribed procedures to recognize, screen, mark, label, store, handle and load all classes of dangerous goods.

Who Must Take this Course?

IATA DGR Section stipulates that workers who are identified in the categories specified in Tables 1.5.A or 1.5.B must be provided training or knowledge must be verified before a person has been assigned to perform any duty as specified in Tables 1.5.A or 1.5.B.

Course Format

Our IATA cargo acceptance training course has been packaged to have high-quality course content, visual and audio presentations, self-test questions, and a final exam.
Successful candidates will be provided with a hard copy of completion certificate and a wallet card.

Continuing education credits?

Each student will receive 0.2 CEUs (or 2 CMEs) for completing this course.

Topics Covered

  • About This Course
  • Course Objectives
  • Introduction to Dangerous Goods Training for General Cargo Acceptance Personnel
  • Applicability-Key Terms and Concepts
    • Legal Basis
    • General Philosophy
    • Shipper’s Responsibilities
    • Operator’s Responsibilities
    • Training Requirements
    • Dangerous Goods Security
    • Information to Shippers
  • Limitations
    • Forbidden Dangerous Goods
    • Forbidden Unless Exempted
    • Hidden Dangerous Goods
    • Dangerous Goods Carried by Passengers or Crew
    • Dangerous Goods Transported by Post
    • Dangerous Goods in Operator’s Property
    • Excepted Quantities
    • Radioactive Material-Excepted Packages
    • Variations
      • State Variations
      • Operator Variations
  • Classification
    • Class 1—Explosives
    • Class 2—Gases
    • Class 3—Flammable Liquids
    • Class 4—Flammable Solids
    • Class 5—Oxidizing Substances and Organic Peroxides
    • Class 6—Toxic and Infectious Substances
    • Class 7—Radioactive Material
    • Class 8—Corrosives
    • Class 9—Miscellaneous Dangerous Goods
  • Identification
    • List of Dangerous Goods
    • Using the List of Dangerous Goods
  • Marking and Labeling
    • Marking
      • UN Specification Markings
      • Packaging Use Markings
      • Other Markings
      • Overpacks
    • Labels
      • Hazard Labels
      • Handling Labels
      • Label Specifications
      • Consumer Product Warning
      • Unit Load Devices
  • Documentation
    • Shipper’s Declaration for Dangerous Goods
    • Air Waybill
  • Acceptance
    • Biological Substances, Category B
    • Packing Instruction 650
    • Acceptance Checklists
    • Acceptance Checklists Not Required for Excepted Quantities
    • Acceptance of Unit Load Devices Containing Dangerous Goods
    • Acceptance of Dangerous Goods Consolidations
  • Emergency Response
    • Procedures for Ground Staff
    • Dangerous Goods Emergency Response—Ground Incidents
    • Contaminated Cargo or Baggage
    • Dangerous Goods Incidents and Accidents
    • Reporting
  • Summary
  • Additional Resources
  • Exam