Infectious Substances Shipping Guidelines


This course will teach you to examine technical aspects of how to ship infectious substances by air (Division 6.2 - Categories A & B), and how to promote safe and efficient handling practices in the workplace.

Who should attend?

Airline cargo acceptance agents and freight forwarders, Medical personnel, Laboratory personnel shipping viruses for research purposes, Pharmaceutical company employees etc.

What will they learn?

By completing this Course, you will be able to:

  • Apply the technical aspects of shipping infectious substances by air
  • Review the current Infectious Substances Shipping Guidelines based on the latest IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations Manual
  • Use our step-by step workbook with the current Infectious Substances Shipping Guidelines publication
  • Promote safe and efficient handling practices in the workplace
  • Facilitate shipments by ensuring compliance
  • Course Content

    The key topics that are covered during this course include:

  • Classification, labeling, documentation, handling and emergency procedures for Infectious Substances
  • Interactive exercises on proper completion of the Shipper's Declaration for Infectious Substances to ensure shipment compliance with Dangerous Goods Legislation
  • Application of the current edition of the Infectious Substances Shipping Guidelines manual
  • Discussions of key issues involved in the shipping of infectious substances
  • Course duration

    This course requires approximately 8-12 hours of study depending upon the experience, to be completed in 12 months from the purchase date (enrollment validity). After the enrollment validity expires, the users will not be able to take the exam.


  • Method: Non-supervised online-based exam. Exam can be taken any time at your convenience
  • Format: 79 multiple-choice questions
  • Time Allowance: 3 hours
  • Passing Grade: 80% correct answers
  • Number of exam attempts: 1
  • Certificate and Validity

    Suceessfull Participants passing the final exam will be awarded an IATA Certificate valid for 3 years

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