Online DOT-IATA Infectious Substances, Biologicals, and Dry Ice Shipping Training

DOT-IATA Infectious Substances, Biologicals, and Dry Ice Shipping Training

This is a 2-hour training designed to instruct individuals on how to properly offer Category A Infectious Substances, Category B Biological Substances (including SARS-CoV-2, the COVID-19 virus), Exempt Human/Animal Specimens, Dry Ice, and Genetically Modified Microorganisms and Organisms for shipment by both ground and air according to the DOT Hazardous Materials Regulations and International Air Transport Association (IATA) Regulations.  This training is required every 3 years.



  • DOT General Awareness and Administrative Requirements
  • Shipper’s Responsibilities
  • Limitations, Prohibitions, Variations and Exceptions
  • Carrier Restrictions (UPS, FedEx Express, FedEx Ground)
  • IATA Exempt Human and Animal Specimen Protocol
  • Classification of Category A Infectious Substances, Category B Biological Substances, Exempt Human Specimens, Dry Ice, and GMOs/GMMOs
  • Identification of Shipping Descriptions in the IATA List of Dangerous Goods/DOT Hazardous Materials Table
  • Packing Instructions/ Packaging Authorizations
  • UN- Specification Package Testing Standards (Category A)
  • Proper Application of Markings, Hazard Labels, and Handling Labels
  • Proper Completion of Dangerous Goods Declarations and Air Waybills

Employees who would require this training would include those who offer any of the aforementioned substances.

Those individuals may include researchers, healthcare workers, pathologists, immunologists, laboratory technicians, shipping personnel, biologists, and materials management staff.

This also includes any others who may classify and/or prepare these materials for shipment.

Speaker Profile: 

Douglas Graham, CHMM is an EH&S Practice Director at Triumvirate Environmental.  Doug has 27 years of EH&S training, consulting, auditing and program development experience and has provided over 15,000 hours of training.  Doug is a nationally recognized trainer, annual guest instructor at the New England Chapter CHMM prep course, developer of an award-winning, innovative online hazmat training program, and a contributing author for EHS Journal.

Price: $249.00