Course Name
Shipping with Dry Ice

Contact Hours: 2

Course Description


This 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 current edition of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations. 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).

Who Should Take This Course
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.

Upon completion 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.

Exams follow each of the four modules.


  • 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