Shipping Lithium Batteries by Air

2 Year Compliance Certificate | taught by Anthony Herben
  • 10 Videos
  • 9 Quizzes

Course Curriculum

Chapter 1 - Introduction
Chapter 1 Quiz
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Classification of Lithium Batteries: Types and Sizes
Chapter 2 - Types and Sizes
Chapter 2 Quiz
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Classification of Small Lithium batteries: 3 Different Scenarios
Chapter 3 - Classification of SLBs
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Classification of Lithium Batteries: Using IATA Blue Pages
Chapter 4 - Blue Pages
Chapter 4 Quiz
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Chapter 5 - Packaging
Chapter 5 Quiz
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Conveying the Hazards: On the Package
Chapter 6 - Conveying the Hazards on the Package
Chapter 6 Quiz
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Extra Requirements: Air Waybill
Chapter 7 - Air Waybill
Chapter 7 Quiz
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Extra Requirements: Added Rules
Chapter 8 - Added Rules
Chapter 8 Quiz
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Extra Requirements: Testing & Manufacturing
Chapter 9 - Testing and Manufacturing
Chapter 9 Quiz
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Extra Training
Chapter 10 - Extra Training
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Course description

Get trained today on how to ship small lithium batteries by air. You'll be issued a 2 year compliance certificate when you complete the course. With every iHazmat training you get access to the course material for the duration of the certificate!

This course focuses specifically on lithium ion cells (up to 20 Wh), lithium ion batteries (up to 100 Wh), lithium metal cells (up to 1 g lithium), and lithium metal batteries (up to 2 g lithium). In the course, we look at the requirements when making air shipments using Section II of the IATA Packing Instructions.

To learn how to ship larger quantities and sizes of lithium batteries using Section IA or Section IB, take our full IATA course found here:

Note that the following requirements apply to cells and batteries:

(a) cells and batteries identified by the manufacturer as being defective for safety reasons, or that have been damaged, that have the potential of producing a dangerous evolution of heat, fire or short circuit are forbidden for transport (e.g. those being returned to the manufacturer for safety reasons);

(b) waste batteries and batteries being shipped for recycling or disposal are forbidden from air transport unless approved by the appropriate national authority of the State of origin and the State of the operator;

(c) cells and batteries must be protected so as to prevent unintentional activation or short circuits. This includes protection against contact with conductive materials within the same packaging that could lead to a short circuit.


Anthony  Herben
Anthony Herben
Senior IATA DGR Specialist

Vancouver based dangerous goods regulatory specialist for the last 30 years. Expert in dangerous goods regulations complying with Canadian, American and United Nations standards.