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IATA Accredited Training Schools (ATS)

IATA's Accredited Training School (ATS) Network is a recognized and valued community of Dangerous Goods training schools providing IATA certified training worldwide.

Accredited Training Schools offer their clients quality, harmonized and accepted dangerous goods training in areas of vital importance to the aviation industry.

A training partnership with IATA authorizes you to deliver IATA training courses using your own materials and qualified instructors and enables your students to upgrade their professional competencies to IATA standards.

Our current ATSs are listed on our Training Locations interactive map. Please check with your nearest ATS for class timing, schedules, and pricing.

Be part of an international training network

An ATS is entitled to deliver specialized Dangerous Goods training based on IATA's standards, manuals and guidelines in a variety of topics, such as:

  • Dangerous Goods Regulations
  • Infectious Substances Shipping Guidelines
  • Shipping Medical Radioactive Material

Benefits of an ATS

  • Global recognition of IATA’s Accredited Training endorsement by shippers, freight forwarders, airlines and governments
  • Acknowledgment that a school's endorsed courses meet strict criteria as set out by IATA, leading industry experts and its member airlines
  • An annual listing, complete with the school's contact information, in the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations and IATA’s Dangerous Goods Training Programs workbooks 1 to 5
  • Eligibility to have school branches listed in the IATA DGR
  • A hyperlink from the Accredited Training School website to the school's website
  • Advance information on regulatory and training issues, along with upcoming changes to the Dangerous Goods Regulations and ICAO amendments 
  • Permission to use the IATA Accredited School logo specific to the endorsed courses being taught
  • Annually, complimentary advance copies of the latest edition of the IATA DGR and the Dangerous Goods Training Programs Books 1 to 5
  • Members’ discount price for the IATA DGR purchased for use by students registered in DG Basic and DG Recurrent courses only (not for resale)
  • A member discount on all IATA dangerous goods classroom courses

ATS Extranet

ATS network communications is conducted mainly via electronic means, using the IATA extranet.

How to become an ATS

Criteria for training courses endorsement are based on the current edition of the specified IATA manual, standards and guidelines. The school must undergo a rigorous review of teaching materials, tests and instructors' credentials.

To maintain endorsement, the school must pass an annual re-assessment and can be audited at any time.

For more information, please contact us at trainingpartners@iata.org

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Our ATS network

Our network of more than 170 ATSs can be found on our Partners network page, which includes:

Air France Formation



Swissport Belgium
Japan Air Cargo Institute for Safety

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