Online IATA Dry Ice Shipping Training Course

Shipping with Dry Ice

This Dry Ice Shipping Training Online Course has been designed with specific exercises related to the transportation of dry ice ("carbon dioxide, solid") by air from a shipper's perspective. Our 10 step approach encompasses all of the activities which must be addressed when preparing dry ice for shipment by air. This course has been updated to include recent changes to the regulations, using the 62nd Edition of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations.

This course is recommended for individuals who ship dry ice in packaging that does not contain other dangerous goods.

The course meets the requirements for training as specified in Section 1.5 of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations and 49 CFR 172 Subpart H, including testing of participants.

While it's not required, you might find it helpful to follow along with a current copy of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (and we highly recommend having a copy of the DGR handy if you ship any dangerous goods by air). If you are in need of an up-to-date version of the regulations, you can select to include the price of the book in your registration fee or call us at (919) 246-4847 to order a copy separately. The price of the book includes shipping.

Online Dry Ice Safety Training Course Details

Dry ice (UN 1845 “Carbon dioxide, solid”) is a substance used to ship materials that are temperature sensitive. Many industries rely on dry ice to ensure that their shipments arrive in proper condition. However, despite its advantages, the Department of Transportation (DOT) classifies dry ice as a hazardous material when used in shipping by air or sea because it presents a number of health and safety hazards.

Eduwhere’s Dry Ice Shipping Training is intended for staff and managers whose work involves shipping packages containing dry ice by air or sea. Such individuals must complete dry ice shipping training to comply with the requirements of the International Air Transport Association Dangerous Goods Regulations (IATA DGR), Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), and the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG).

Course Fee
$155.00 USD


  • Instant Access, Online, On-Demand
  • Certificate, Wallet Card, Scoresheet
  • Accepted by: DOT / FAA, IATA

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Attention Medical Personnel
Many of our medical clients (clinics, hospitals, clinical trials, labs, doctor offices, etc.) find that our Shipping Infectious Substances course is better suited for their needs. If you only ship infectious substances and diagnostic specimens (either with or without dry ice), we suggest you take a look at Shipping Infectious Substances before making your decision.


  • Regulatory Overview of IATA
  • Shipping Dry Ice
  • Preparing Packages for Shipment

    Step 1: Determine the Proper Shipping Name
    Step 2 Determine if material is Forbidden in Aircraft under any circumstances
    Step 3. Excepted Quantity Limitations
    Step 4: Determine if Shipping by Cargo Aircraft or Passenger Aircraft
    Step 5: Identify Appropriate Packing instruction
    Step 6: Apply the Appropriate Quantity Limitation
    Step 7: Identify State & Operator Variations (Security)
    Step 8: Select the Appropriate Packaging
    Step 9: Ensure the Required Labels and Marks are Affixed
    Step 10: Complete Shippers Declaration for Dangerous Goods

Who Should Take Eduwhere’s Shipping Dry Ice Training Online Class?

Anyone who prepares shipments that include dry ice (or, more correctly, "carbon dioxide, solid"). This would include personnel who ship dry ice along with:

  • refrigerated food products
  • diagnostic specimens
  • non-infectious samples
  • some environmental samples (such as traps from a Method 25D sampling train, both from and to the lab)
  • any products requiring refrigeration

This may include:

  • food services personnel
  • laboratory technicians, and
  • environmental engineers, scientists, and technicians.

Are You Responsible for Preparing or Packaging Goods Shipped with Dry Ice?

What kind of packaging is safe for shipments containing dry ice? What are the limits on how much dry ice one package can contain? Individuals responsible for preparing, packaging, or completing shipping paperwork for shipments that contain dry ice must complete dry ice shipping training to help them answer these and many other questions. By learning how to protect yourself and others in their workspace while manipulating dry ice, you will ensure that it is packed and documented in such a way that it will not harm other handlers or the recipient.

Are You Responsible for Marking or Labeling Packages that Contain Dry Ice?

What labels and marks must be affixed to a shipment that contains dry ice? If your job duties include marking or labeling packages that include dry ice, you must complete dry ice shipping training. This course will train you in the proper marking and labeling procedures so that you accurately signal the hazmat contents of a shipment to those who will be handling and receiving it.

Are You Responsible for Transporting or Shipping Packages Containing Dry Ice?

How do regulations vary when transporting by air versus sea? By passenger aircraft versus cargo aircraft? Individuals who are actively involved in shipping or transporting packages containing dry ice must know the answers to questions such as these. All personnel who participate in the transporting or shipping of packages that include dry ice must complete dry ice shipping training to satisfy the requirements of the DOT and/or the IATA.

Industries that Require Dry Ice Shipping Training Courses

Because dry ice, or solid carbon dioxide, is such a powerful preservative, it is used in a wide range of industries. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Food
  • Laboratory science
  • Medical
  • Environmental sampling
  • Floral

Any industry that requires its product to be refrigerated may ship using dry ice. All workers who participate in the shipping or transport of packages containing dry ice must complete dry ice shipping training to comply with the DOT and the IATA.

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Upon completion of the course, individuals should have a better understanding of the rules and regulations governing the transport of dry ice. Participants should also understand the paperwork requirements, packaging requirements, and marking and labeling requirements for shipping dry ice.


Linda R. Taylor, PE

Linda is the owner of Taylor Engineering, and a former faculty member in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Technology at NC State University and the former Director of Environmental Health & Safety at North Carolina State University's IES. She has over 30 years of engineering experience working in industry, academia, and environmental consulting, including over 25 years at North Carolina State University. She has provided instruction on a wide range of environmental, health, transportation, and safety topics at conferences and training courses, both live and online, and she is a licensed Professional Engineer and an OSHA authorized instructor.

Ms. Taylor received a BS in Civil Engineering from Stanford University and a MS in Environmental Engineering from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Contact Hours

2 Contact Hours
This represents the estimated time to complete the online course, including exercises. Actual times may vary from user to user.

Training Requirement

Citation: IATA DGR Section 1.5

Section of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations requires that:

"Recurrent training must take place within 24 months of previous training to ensure knowledge is current..."

How Often Does IATA Dry Ice Training Need to Be Updated?

Dry Ice Shipping training must be refreshed every other year. Because regulations for dry ice shipping and general hazmat shipping change frequently, refresher training must be completed every two years to comply with IATA regulations.

Refresher Training Required: Every 2 year(s).

Why Choose Eduwhere for Your Dry Ice Shipping Training Online Classes?

For over 25 years, Eduwhere has provided low-cost, convenient online hazmat training to busy professionals across a range of industries. Through this exceptional course–accepted by the DOT, the FAA, and the IATA–you can complete your required dry ice shipping training at the time and location of your choice in just two contact hours.

Your OSHA-authorized instructor is Linda R. Taylor, PE, the owner of Taylor Engineering and the former Director of Environmental Health & Safety at North Carolina State University’s Industry Expansion Solutions. Sharing expertise from more than 30 years in the engineering and environmental consulting fields as well as her knowledge of current updates in DOT and IATA regulations, she will provide you with the information you need to perform dry ice shipping and transportation tasks safely and effectively.

Upon completion of the class, you’ll receive a certificate, a wallet card, and a scoresheet for your records.

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Course FAQs

Good question. The DOT & FAA do not approve, sanction, endorse, or accredit either courses, instructors, or training providers. Perhaps the better benchmark to consider is that our courses are *accepted* by all relevant regulatory agencies, including the DOT & FAA. We have trained tens of thousands of clients over two decades, and our courses have not only survived but also thrived under the scrutiny of regulatory inspections.

IATA is a trade association. IATA publishes the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations which provides a summary of shipping requirements, a comprehensive list of dangerous goods, and state & operator variations. IATA is not a regulatory agency nor does it have enforcement authority.

NOTICE: Eduwhere is not accredited, sanctioned, endorsed by, in partnership or affiliated with, the International Air Transport Association (IATA). The courses offered by Eduwhere are not accredited or otherwise approved by IATA and no IATA certificate will be issued by completing such courses.

Eduwhere provides a comprehensive certificate package for each student that includes a certificate of completion, scoresheet compliance document, and a laminated wallet-card. Inspectors find the compliance document particularly useful. Documentation is available for electronic download and a printed certificate package is also provided.

Ultimately, it is up to the employer to determine what training is appropriate for their employees and their situation. If you ever have any questions related to training, please feel free to reach out to us by phone, email, or online chat and we'll be happy to help.
Yes it can, but making that determination is up to you, the employer. That's not always the answer people would like to hear, but it's based on the regulations. 49 CFR Part 172.702 requires that employers ensure their employees are "trained in accordance with the requirements prescribed in this subpart."

The course fee entitles a single user to participate in the online course for at least six (6) months. Requests for additional time will be considered on a case-by-case basis, but are almost always honored. Hardcopy certificates are mailed (first class for domestic locations/standard airmail for international locations) and included in the course fee. Expedited shipping costs are additional.