Safety Diploma Course

IATA DGR Class 9 Training


This online certification program is aimed at making students experts in shipping dry ice, lithium batteries, and magnetized materials by air following norms under IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations. They also learn shippers’ responsibilities and how to safely screen, identify, pack, mark, label and handle hazardous items.

The course also includes module for Class 9 dangerous goods which teaches them a step-by-step method to identify, handle and transport dangerous cargo via air mode.

This online course satisfies all standard practices followed by all air cargo movers including FedEx and UPS, and IATA DGR Class 9 hazardous cargo handling training needs for those who air lift dry ice, lithium batteries, or magnetized materials.

Governing regulations

Transporters and staff handling dry ice, lithium batteries, or magnetized materials to be sent through air must follow the IATA Class 9 Dangerous Goods Regulations.

This short term course provides all basic needs to satisfy air regulations for transport service providers including FedEx and UPS.

Course Overview

This course has been formulated to have all basic concepts specified under IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations, norms and duties for air shipment operators, and widely followed safety practices to screen, identify, document, mark, label, pack, load and unload hazardous goods. Students also learn through graphical analysis, audio presentations and case studies for better understanding on the subject.

Who Must Take this Course?

According to the IATA DGR, adequate training must be provided and competency must be ensured for those who are handling hazardous goods as per Table 1.5.A such as : Ground handling and load control staff involved in the cargo chain; Operations and station managers; Regulatory maintenance specialists; Airline goods acceptance staff, shippers, packers and freight forwarders; Cargo training and development specialists; and security check managers).

Course Format

Our IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations Shipping Class 9 training and certification course has easy to understand course content supported by visuals and audio presentations and huge question bank to ensure best practice before final exam.

Each successful student will receive a Hard copy of completion certificate along with printable wallet card.

Continuing education credits?

Each student will receive 0.4 CEUs (or 4 CMEs) for completing this course.

Topics Covered

  • About This Course
  • Course Objectives
  • Introduction to Dangerous Goods Regulations
    • Philosophy of Dangerous Goods Regulations
    • Key Terms and Concepts
    • Dangerous Goods Incidents and Statistics
    • How to Use the DGR
    • Changes to the 59th Edition
  • Applicability
    • Basis of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations
    • Application of the Regulations
    • Shipper’s Responsibilities
    • Operator’s Responsibilities
    • Training
    • Adequate Instruction for Shipping Section II Lithium Batteries
    • Security
  • Limitations
    • Forbidden Dangerous Goods
    • Hidden Dangerous Goods
    • Dangerous Goods Carried by Passengers or Crew
    • Dangerous Goods Transported by Post
    • Operator’s Property Exceptions
    • Excepted Quantities
    • Limited Quantities
    • Variations
  • Classification
    • Packing Groups
    • Shipper’s Responsibilities
    • Multiple Hazards
    • Samples
  • Identification
    • Selecting the Proper Shipping Name
    • Using the List of Dangerous Goods
  • Packing
    • Shipper’s Responsibilities
    • Overpacks
    • Salvage Packaging
    • General Packing Requirements
    • Specific Packing Instructions
  • Packaging Specifications and Performance Tests
    • Codes
    • Markings
    • Requirements for Inner Packagings
    • UN Outer, Single, and Composite Packagings
    • General Testing Requirements
    • Types of Tests
    • Test Reports
    • Specific Testing Requirements
  • Marking and Labeling
    • Markings
    • Labels
    • General Label Specifications
    • Hazard Labels
    • Handling Labels
  • Documentation
    • Shipper’s Declaration
    • Completing the Shipper’s Declaration
    • Air Waybill
    • Additional Documentation
  • Handling
    • Acceptance
    • Loading
    • Inspections
    • Provisions for Pilot-in-Command
    • Informing Passengers and Shippers
    • Reporting
    • Document Retention
  • Class 9 Miscellaneous
    • Labels
    • Limitations
    • Dry Ice
      • Packing Instructions
      • Documentation
      • Handling
    • Lithium Batteries
      • Primary Hazard
      • Classification
      • Packing Instructions
      • Labels
      • Special Provisions
      • Limitations
    • Magnetized Material
      • Packing Instructions
      • Handling Label
      • Loading
  • Summary
  • Additional Resources