In March 2015 at the FIATA Headquarters Session in Zurich, Switzerland, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between FIATA and the CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL FREIGHT FORWARDERS ASSOCIATION, INC. -CIFFA-. The ceremony marked a milestone in the lead up to the accomplishment of the FLA’s mission. Francesco Parisi, President of FIATA, and Ruth Snowden, Executive Director of CIFFA, signed a Memorandum of Understanding which sets out the commitment to promote the Shipping Lithium Batteries by Air. The agreement provides for the development of FLA’s theme "One Knowledge Source for Global Logistics” and enables the promotion of an innovative approach towards education in freight forwarding and logistics.
According to the MoU the promotional code "FIATA" has been made available for FLA learners. To register to you need to go through the process as a non-member on the CIFFA website when registering.
You can register for CIFFA's Shipping Lithium Batteries by Air course on their course page.
Promotional code: FIATA
Shipping lithium batteries by air is extremely common, yet it is a complicated process guided by ever changing regulations.
Lithium batteries ARE dangerous and are subject to the Canadian Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act, 1992 and its regulations.
This course will:
- Provide greater and detailed explanation for handling lithium batteries for air transport
- Define and identity different types of lithium batteries and why they pose a risk
- Recognise the risks associated with transporting lithium batteries
- Identify lithium battery shipping requirements using the IATA DGR Regulations
- Aid in the understanding of the transport conditions for shipping lithium batteries
- Identify state and operator prohibitions and limitations when shipping lithium batteries
- Help you understand and know the steps required to have compliant DG shipment of lithium batteries
Exam Location: No Exam
Certificate: No Certificate
Final passing grade (%): N/A
Certificate Expiry: No Certificate
Completion of IATA or FIATA/ICAO Dangerous goods course is recommended but not required. A basic understanding of identifying and documenting dangerous goods using the IATA DGR would assist in understanding this course.
Schedule & Topics
- Lesson 1 - Introduction to Lithium Batteries: Define important terms associated with lithium battery shipments, Identify the differences between different types of lithium batteries, Summarize the basic functions of lithium batteries, Recognize the risks associated with lithium batteries, Identify the possible causes of lithium battery malfunction
- Lesson 2 - Classification and Identification of Lithium Batteries: Arrange lithium batteries into the correct UN classifications, Identify lithium battery shipping requirements using the IATA DGR regulations
- Lesson 3 - Packing Instructions and Special Provisions: Compare the different packing instructions for various lithium battery shipments, Understand the transport conditions for shipping lithium batteries (training required, marking and labelling, documentation)
- Lesson 4 - State Limitations and Special Provisions: Identify any special provisions associated with the dangerous good, Identify state and operator prohibitions and limitations when shipping lithium batteries
- Lesson 5 - Putting It All Together: Recap and practice the steps required to ensure a compliant DG shipment of lithium batteries