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Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Air Certification (IAA)
Certification Course - Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) Approved

​This 3 day course is designed to meet the mandatory requirements of ICAO Annex 18 and the Irish Air Navigation (Carriage of munitions of war, weapons and dangerous goods) Order, 1973.

​This 3 day course is designed to meet the mandatory requirements of ICAO Annex 18 and the Irish Air Navigation (Carriage of munitions of war, weapons and dangerous goods) Order, 1973.

The Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Air certification course will provide delegates with the skills and knowledge required to correctly handle and prepare shipments of dangerous goods for transport by air. Our friendly, expert tutors will encourage individual participation and ensure that the course is relevant, interesting and engaging.

The certification course is for those people who are new to the subject and have never taken the course before as well as for those whose previous certification expired without renewal and those who wish to gain more in depth training in order to renew their current certificate. The certificate is valid for 2 years.

Course contents:

  • Background to the regulations - UN, ICAO / IATA,
  • Responsibilities of the parties
  • UN numbers and Proper shipping names
  • Classification
  • Packaging Instructions
  • Types of Packaging
  • Different Dangerous Goods Packed Together (Q Factor)
  • UN Specification Marking and Package Testing
  • Marking and Labelling
  • Documentation - completing the shipper’s declaration
  • State and Operator Variations
  • Shipment Checking
  • Notification to Captain
  • Emergency Procedures

At the end of the course, delegates will be able to:

  • List their legal responsibilities
  • Locate information from all sections and appendices of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations
  • Determine which Dangerous Goods are forbidden for air transport and the quantity limits for those goods, which are eligible for travel on passenger aircraft and cargo aircraft
  • Locate State and Operator Variations and correctly apply the information accordingly
  • Classify a consignment of Dangerous Goods and identify the precedence of hazards and the packing groups
  • Select a Proper Shipping Name from the List of Dangerous Goods
  • Locate and identify information shown on the Shipper’s Declaration and the Air Waybill
  • Select the correct packing using the Packing Instructions and the General Packing Requirements
  • Correctly mark and label a package in compliance with Dangerous Goods Regulations
  • Identify which Dangerous Goods must be segregated and calculate the quantity limits when packing different Dangerous Goods in one package
  • Complete a Dangerous Goods Acceptance Check List

The course is fully approved by the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) and concludes with a validation. Successful candidates receive a certificate of competence, valid for two years.

Course Dates & Fees

Start Date Finish Date Duration Location Fee
24/04/17 26/04/17 3 Dublin €680/£495 +VAT
23/10/17 25/10/17 3 Dublin €680/£495 +VAT

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