Dangerous Goods and Hazardous Materials

Dangerous Goods Seminars

FedEx Dangerous Goods

FedEx/IATA Dangerous Goods Seminars

Shipping Dangerous Goods/Hazardous Materials

The United States federal government and/or international regulations require dangerous goods shippers to have job-specific dangerous goods training before tendering a dangerous goods shipment to FedEx Express or any air carrier. Shippers are solely responsible for the correct preparation of dangerous goods for transportation by air.

The regulations require that:

  • Each person involved in the shipping and/or handling of dangerous goods must be trained.
  • Recurrent training must occur every two years. Exception: In the U.S., the Department of Transportation (DOT), as competent authority, allows training for shippers every three years.
  • An enforcement agency may review your training records at any time.

Current DG Seminar Offering

To meet these government training regulations, FedEx Express and IATA are working together to offer several unique training seminars for shippers: a 3-Day Dangerous Goods Initial Training, a 1-Day Dangerous Goods "Recurrent" Seminar, and several new virtual seminars. FedEx Express also offers customized 1-day Radioactive Materials Seminar for shippers of those commodities. 

Attendees will receive the current version of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulation Book, the FedEx Express seminar workbook and the joint FedEx/IATA Dangerous Goods Certificate upon successful completion of the seminar exam.

Upon successful completion of the seminar and exam, attendees will have been given the knowledge and taught the skills needed to safely ship dangerous goods via air using FedEx Express or any carrier.

Seminar Descriptions

3-Day FedEx/IATA Dangerous Goods Shipping Seminar
A three-day comprehensive class that covers all aspects of shipping dangerous goods by air, including general familiarization and fundamentals, identification, classification, packaging, marking, labeling, and documentation. This class is designed not only for initial training but for recurrent training as well. (Radioactive materials training is not included in this class.) Topics typically covered at our 3-day seminar:
  • Day 1: Applicability, limitations, classification and identification.
  • Day 2: Packing, packaging specifications and performance tests, marking and labeling, and documentation.
  • Day 3: Variations and proctored examination
1-Day FedEx/IATA Dangerous Goods "Recurrent" Seminar
This class was created in response to numerous requests from many of our shippers. It is specifically designed for the experienced shipper. It covers the same general awareness and familiarization training but at a more advanced pace. In order to attend this class the participant MUST have attended a FedEx Express dangerous goods seminar within the past 24 months. Proof of attendance is required. (Radioactive materials training is not included in this class.)
1-Day FedEx Radioactive Materials Seminar
A one-day comprehensive class that covers all aspects of shipping radioactive materials by air, including general familiarization, identification, classification, packaging, marking, labeling and documentation.

Attendees will also receive the current version of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulation Book, the FedEx Express seminar workbook and the joint FedEx/IATA Dangerous Goods Certificate upon successful completion of the seminar exam.

Upon successful completion of the seminar and exam, attendees will have the knowledge and skills needed to safely ship dangerous goods via air using FedEx Express or other global air carriers.