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Lithium Battery Training

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Freight forwarders and shippers involved in the logistics of lithium batteries encounter a obstacle course of dangerous goods regulations. Staying abreast of these changing regulations requires specific training to ensure compliance.
The DGM training for the shipping of lithium metal and ion batteries course encompasses the requirements of classifying, documenting, packaging, marking and labeling packages of lithium batteries for all modes of transportation according to applicable regulations.

​Course Description

Shippers, logistics companies and carriers are confronted with an obstacle course of regulations regarding lithium batteries. Remaining up to date with the dangerous goods regulations requires specific training to ensure compliance.
The training course for lithium batteries provided by Dangerous Goods Management encompasses the requirements to correctly classify, document, package, mark and label lithium battery shipments by air, ocean and ground transportation. 


Topics Covered in Training

  • Requirements for CFR49 (ground), ICAO/IATA (air) and IMDG Code (ocean) compliance

  • Defining and understanding the difference between a primary (lithium metal) and secondary (lithium ion) battery  

  • Correctly classify and identify lithium batteries

  • Correct packaging and understanding packing instructions for lithium batteries

  • Understanding requirements for lithium batteries packed in or with equipment

  • Correct marking, labeling and placarding of lithium battery shipments

  • Understanding the correct completion of shipping papers and air waybills

  • Conforming to segregation requirements 

Training Features:

  • Instructor

  • Student workbook and sheets that are yours to keep

  • Examination

  • Certification upon successful completion of course  

Who Should Attend This Training Course?


Anyone involved in the transportation of lithium batteries. This would include the classification, packing, marking, package labeling and completion of the shipping papers. Any persons involved in the function of offering, accepting and transportation of lithium batteries.

Cost and Schedule

Cost: $325.00 per student

Date: February 12th, 2019

Time: 0830 - 1230

Location: DGM New York

95 Newfield Avenue Suite K

Edison, NJ 08837

*Class is limited to 15 students*



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