IATA FIATA International Cargo Agents Training Programme

The IATA Cargo and Dangerous goods training program offers a variety of courses to provide Air cargo professionals with a solid foundation in accepting, handling and shipping all types of goods. IATA cargo training focuses on best practices and change management in an increasingly complex air transport environment. In particular, it allows you to enhance your skills and knowledge on a wide range of topics such as: regulations, safety, special cargo, strategic management and finance.

Course Duration4/7 Months

Cargo Introductory Course

The IATA/FIATA International Cargo Agents Diploma has gained worldwide industry recognition as the premier qualification for anyone wishing to pursue a career in the air cargo forwarding industry. The Introductory Course takes into account a number of changes in the air cargo industry and the evolution of the industry towards the adoption of the Montreal Protocol.

  • Industry regulations : ICAO -IATA - FIATA
  • The air cargo agency : The IATA cargo agent -The consolidator
  • World geography : IATA 3-letter codes -time differences - calculation of transportation times
  • Use of Guides : The OAG Air Cargo Guide
  • Aircraft : bulk loading limitations -Unit Load
  • Devices (ULDs) Handling facilities : aircraft & cargo terminal facilities
  • Air cargo acceptance
  • Cargo booking procedures
  • Cargo automation
  • Air cargo rates and charges : application of TACT (The Air Cargo Tariff)
  • The Airway bill : completion - labeling and marking

CARGO INTRODUCTORY COURSE Registration / Enrolment / Exam Fee Charges to be paid directly to IATA - ITDI

Air Cargo Rating

Persons holding the IATA-FIATA International Air Cargo Rating Diploma are considered qualified under the terms of the IATA Resolutions applicable to IATA's accrediation of Cargo Agents.

  • Review of basic cargo rating principles: The air cargo Tariff (TACT)-IATA areas and sub-areas, chargeable weight, rates and charges, AirWaybill completion.
  • Currency regulations: conversion rates: rounding off procedures
  • Construction rates (general cargo, specific commodity and class rates)
  • Combination of rates and charges (international general cargo rates, specific commodity and class rates)
  • Mixed consigments, declaration fo the goods - rating - Air Waybill completion
  • ULD's definitions, specifications, classifications and identifications of ULD's - general rules governing the use of ULD's - ULD charges.

Dangerous Goods Regulations

Learn about shipping dangerous goods and its procedures, regulations, responsibilities, and best practices. On completing this course you will have the skills to:

  • Prepare and process dangerous goods shipments
  • Understand legal requirements, operational restrictions, and governing entities
  • Champion dangerous goods compliance standards in your organization
  • Identify weak links in your handling procedures
  • Examine safety issues and apply them appropriately in the workplace.

Persons holding the IATA/FIATA Dangerous Goods Regulations Certificate are considered qualified under the terms of the IATA Resolutions applicable to lATA's accreditation

  • Contents of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations Manual
  • Dangerous goods classes and divisions
  • Identification
  • Packing requirements
  • Marking and labeling - Documentation
  • Radioactive materials
  • State and operator variations
  • Checking procedures
  • Excepted quantities

Dangerous Goods Regulations - Recurrent

This Revalidating diploma course is available to students (airline staff, cargo agents and shippers or packers) who have already completed the IATA-FIATA Dangerous GOods Regulations course or an equivalent dangerous goods course and who must regularly update their knowledge in order to remain qualified under the terms of the applicable IATA Resolutions.


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