IATA Dangerous Goods Course – Online Instruction according to IATA DGR 1.6

Do you ship lithium-ion or lithium-metal batteries by air freight? Or do you pack them? Then you or your employees need instruction at least once a year in accordance with IATA DGR 1.6, the so called IATA dangerous goods course. ProSafeCon is a recognized provider of training and instruction in the area of dangerous goods.

When is the shipment of batteries mandatory to be instructed?

The shipment of lithium-ion or lithium-metal batteries depends on the power and the quantity of the batteries, but also on whether the batteries are shipped alone or with or in equipment. Due to these parameters, the shipper must ensure adequate training for the responsible persons. The following illustration serves to clarify the requirements.

Since most commercially available devices are operated with smaller lithium ion batteries, the instruction according to IATA 1.6 is sufficient for most shippers of such devices. We are happy to offer you the IATA Dangerous Goods Training according to IATA 1.6 monthly as online training.

After successful participation, participants will receive a certificate of attendance for the IATA Dangerous Goods Training.

ProSafeCon is the leading provider of all necessary training and instruction for shipping lithium-ion or lithium-metal batteries by air freight according to IATA 1.6. All you need is a computer and a stable internet connection.

In addition to this IATA dangerous goods training, we also offer you and your employees the ADR 1.3 instruction online as well as the dangerous goods battery seminars.

Who is required to take IATA dangerous goods training according to IATA DGR 1.6?

Personnel must be instructed in relation to dangerous goods before assuming operational duties, otherwise a general ban on the transport of dangerous goods applies. Whoever ships or packs lithium metal batteries as cells up to 1g lithium or as batteries up to 2g lithium or lithium ion cells up to 20Wh or batteries up to 100Wh can take advantage of the simplified regulations for shipping lithium batteries by air and have his employees instructed according to IATA DGR 1.6.

Proof in the form of a certificate of attendance is required by the authorities. The IATA dangerous goods course must be refreshed every 2 years at the latest in the context of changing regulations.

IATA courses and training help you stay current with the latest industry regulations and procedures and ensure your dangerous goods shipments meet industry standards. Learn how to use the industry-approved DGR manual and earn your dangerous goods handling certificate.
Some goods can pose a threat to the safety of an aircraft or the people on board, and air transportation of these hazardous materials can be either prohibited or restricted. IATA has developed strict regulations in the past with DGR 1.6. The goal was to develop effective and efficient regulations that ensure the safe transportation of dangerous goods by air. Our course focuses on best practices to help you meet the challenge of adapting to the increasingly complex aviation environment.

Procedure of the online instruction IATA DGR 1.6 – Lithium batteries

IATA Gefahrgutschulung Online

IATA Dangerous Goods Course and instruction according to IATA DGR 1.6 for persons shipping or packing lithium-ion batteries (<= 100 Wh) or lithium-metal batteries (<=2g lithium). E.g. by DHL Express, UPS, Lufthansa or FedEx.


  • Legal basics of the transport of dangerous goods by air freight
  • Classification
  • Packing according to IATA DGR
  • Risks and dangers of dangerous goods
  • Marking and labeling
  • Documentation
  • Examples and special features (e.g. DHL Express or country specifics)

2 hrs

Procedure of instruction:
Welcome & introduction of the instructor: 5 min
Conducting the course: 90 min
Clarification of individual questions: 15 min
Final test: 10 min

The course will be held in GERMAN.

How can I participate in the IATA Dangerous Goods Course?

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Book your IATA online training via the online form at the bottom of the page. Choose a date and enter the email address you would like to use. Please also provide a billing address as well as billing email address. We will then send you the bill electronically.

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Participation in the online instruction IATA DGR 1.6

After booking you will receive a booking confirmation by email. Before the appointment you will receive another email from us with the access to the course. You do not need to install anything extra. Just follow the link on the date. The system will be unlocked 30 min before the start, so you can login at your convenience. If you have specific questions, you can ask them at the end of the IATA dangerous goods course.


After the training there will be a 10 min final test. If the test is passed successfully, the participant will receive a certificate of participation via email.

Our instructor

Our lecturer Mathias Robbe is an expert in shipping dangerous goods by air as well as a dangerous goods safety advisor for the transport modes ADR, RID, IMDG and IATA dangerous goods regulations. Since 2016, he has specialized in particular in the area of shipping batteries across all modes of transport.

Mathias Robbe

Prices of the online course IATA DGR 1.6

External Clients

190 €/ Participant
2 hrs
  • Participation in training per person*
  • Certificate of Participation
  • Detailed handout incl. working guidelines

Subscribed Clients

170 €/ Participant
2 hrs
  • Participation in training per person*
  • Certificate of Participation
  • Detailed handout incl. working guidelines

Premium Clients

140 €/ Participant
2 hrs
  • Participation in training per person*
  • Certificate of Participation
  • Detailed handout incl. working guidelines

Each participant must attend on his own computer
Company specific courses are possible from 5 participants, please contact us.

All prices are exclusive of VAT.

Register now for the online instruction IATA DGR 1.6 – Lithium Batteries! (German)

You have problems with the registration? Call us at 0211 540 142 80!

IATA Dangerous Goods Courses – FAQs

What are the technical requirements to participate in the webinar?

You need a 2 GHz dual-core processor and 2 GB of RAM. In addition, their operating systems should be Windows 8, Mac OS 10.13, Linux or Chrome OS or a newer version. The software used is a browser-based platform. Therefore, you need to use the latest and official versions of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, Edge or Opera.

Can I participate in the IATA dangerous goods course even if I am not a ProSafeCon customer?

Of course! Our trainings are open to all persons involved in the transport of dangerous goods. Existing customers of ProSafeCon can also enjoy reduced prices for the instruction. If you decide to become a customer of ProSafeCon after the instruction, we will take care of charging the costs.

What are the requirements for my employees to participate in the IATA dangerous goods training?

Fast Internet access is required to participate in the course. In addition, each participant needs his or her own computer. The course and the final test will be in German. Your employees must therefore have sufficient knowledge of German to be able to follow the instruction.

Can I attend the IATA dangerous goods training more than once?

Yes, you can participate in the training as often as you feel confident in handling dangerous goods. If you have individual questions, please ask us at the end of the training.

What happens if I do not pass the test?

This is not a problem. You can simply attend the instruction another time. However, you will not receive a certificate if you do not pass the test.

Where can I ask technical questions?

If you have technical questions, please contact schlungen@prosafecon.de.

How hard is the final test?

Don’t worry, you don’t have to answer all the questions correctly. If you attend the IATA dangerous goods training attentively, passing is not a problem. You can also use the handout as an assistance.

What happens if I have problems logging in on the day of the IATA Dangerous Goods Training?

If you have any problems, please write to us at schulung@prosafecon.de. We will try to help you as soon as possible.

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