IATA

International Air Transport Association (IATA) works with local governments and International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to develop regulations to ensure safe transporation of dangerous goods in the air ways.  IATA Dangerous Goods training is required for any person who offers hazardous materials or dangerous goods for shippment via air shippment.  We offer a varety of courses that satisfy the training requirements established by IATA.  Most air carriers require IATA DG training to accept shippments on your behalf. If you are unsure of exactly what training you require, contact a represenative today to discuss your needs

What is the difference between initial and recurrent training?

We do not differentiate between the two. Our training meets the requirements for initial and we provide the same training for refresher. 
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If the person I train leaves our company, does the certification stay with the company?

The certification belongs to the person who completed the training, not to the company. 
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What is an infectious substance?

An Infectious substance is a substance known or reasonably expected to contain a pathogen. Must be assigned to: Category A UN2814 UN2900 Category B UN3373 Medical waste UN3291
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Do you receive a certificate after the training is complete?

YES! With our online computer based training, you will be able to download the certificate upon successfully completing the final test. With our webinars and onsite training, we will issue a certificate once the training and testing has been completed. 
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Do you have an IATA accreditation?

IATA is just an Association it is not a regulatory body. ICAO is the regulatory body.  IATA promotes their classes as certified, but they are really just promoting their Association.  There classes are very good but our are much less expensive and you still can become certified which is recognized by the federal agencies. 
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What categories does our IATA training cover?

Our training IATA danagerous goods training covers categories 1-4 currently. We are in the process of creating a supplement course for categories 5-12. 
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What courses do I need to Hazmats ship via fedex, UPS or DHL?

Our courses cover the training you need to ship hazmats by Fedex, UPS, DHL and so on. DOT is for US ground shipments. IATA is for air shipments. IMDG is for vessel shipments. TDG is for Canadian ground shipments. ADR is for Europeon ground shipments. 
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What type of cells/batteries fall under Section II?

Lithium ion cell ≤ 20 WH Lithium ion battery ≤ 100 WH Lithium metal cell ≤ 1 g Lithium metal battery ≤ 2 g
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For air shipments when do I need to receive adequate instruction for lithium cells/batteries?

Adequate instruction must be met for persons preparing or offering lithium cells/batteries for transport under Section II of Packing instructions 965- 970 to the extent of their responsibilities. Adequate instructions should include: classification of the lithium batteries being shipped, documented procedures for the lithium batteries being shipped, written work instructions or other documentation, including automated controls, a review and understanding of documented procedures, as they apply to an individual’s job functions, dated instruction records of all employees, refresher instructions provided a minimum of every 2 years, or as documented procedures or instructions are revised, or regulations are changed, reverse logistics, including aircraft limitations and applicable prohibitions.
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