Safe and Compliant Multimodal Transportation of Lithium Batteries (49 CFR, ICAO/IATA, IMDG, TDGR, ADR) 2020

This course is intended for the training of hazmat employees responsible for the handling, shipping or transportation of fully-regulated and excepted lithium batteries by all modes domestically and internationally using the 49 CFR, the TDGR, ADR, the NOMs, the IMDG Code and the IATA DGR, and explains of the various types of battery technology in use today. It has been designed to meet the function-specific training requirements of the regulations and can be used for initial and recurrent training.

The course meets the regulatory training standards set out in the IATA DGR, Section 1.5 (as well as those in the 49 CFR, Part 172, Subpart H) for all dangerous goods employees involved in the safe transportation of dangerous goods by air and includes all recent amendments.

Learning Objective(s)

  • Navigating the various “List of Dangerous Goods”, as well as understanding the use of the appropriate packing instructions, to determine classification/identification, non-bulk packaging, marking, labeling, placarding and documentation requirements for safe the transportation of lithium batteries by all modes

Target Audience

  • Shippers, carriers and freight forwarders (i.e. dangerous goods employees and their supervisors) who handle, offer for transport or transport lithium batteries domestically and internationally


  • Classification of lithium batteries
  • Lithium battery test summary requirements
  • Packaging, marking, labelling requirements
  • Documentation requirements

Regulatory Texts & References


  • 49 CFR – US DOT Hazardous Materials Regulations (consult electronic 49 CFR) free
  • TDGR – TC Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations (consult or download electronic TDGR ) free
  • ADR – European Agreement Concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (download ADR 2019 PDF - Volumes I & II, plus corrigenda) free
  • Mexican Official Standards (NOMS) (download electronic NOMs in Spanish) free
  • IMDG Code – International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (39-18) available for purchase
  • IATA DGR – International Air Transport Association Dangerous Goods Regulations (61st edition) available for purchase
  • Hard copies of the regulatory code books available for purchase from Currie Associates



Course Features

  • Run Time: 1h40
  • Language: English
  • Includes final assessment to validate student’s understanding of material
  • Training certificate will be issued upon successful completion of course
$225.00 per License
Total Payment Required $225.00