ICAO-FIATA Dangerous Goods by Air Training (equivalent to IATA DGR 7.3 Course)

Overview Of The Institute and ICAO FIATA DGR Course (Equivalent to IATA DGR 7.3 Course)

Since nearly last 10years, the PIFFA Training Institute yearly renews its Status of  FIATA DGR Training School for the delivery of ICAO / FIATA Dangerous Goods by Air Training Program.

Under the ICAO FIATA Authorization, the PIFFA Training Institutes have up-till now conducted 16 Batches of DGR training in Karachi and 15 Batches in Lahore. A total of 414 successful participants from Freight Forwarders / Air Cargo Agents/ Shippers have been issued certificates under the Authority of ICAO – FIATA. Each certificate issued by FIATA bears its QR Code for authentication.

Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority has validated PIFFA Training Institute Karachi, Lahore, Sialkot (as satellite) as well as the Trainers for DGR Training as per functions 7.3.A table given in IATA DG Training Guidance for CBTA (Edition-01).

IATA has issued confirmation that FIATA Dangerous Goods Training Course is recognized by IATA as meeting the requirements acceptable under Cargo Agency Program

These courses are conducted at Karachi, Lahore and Sialkot.

The ICAO-FIATA Dangerous Goods training has undergone a transformation from conventional learning to a competency-based training and assessment (CBTA) approach. 

The ICAO Technical Instructions 2023-24 Edition (Doc 9284), provides guidelines on the CBTA approach, as agreed by the ICAO Dangerous Goods Panel during DGP/27 in September 2019. 

Freight forwarders account for a large segment of all shipments transported by air and constitute a critical element for strengthening the air cargo supply chain around the world.

The Dangerous goods by Air training course is based on the current edition of ICAO Technical Instructions (TI’s) .

The course also meets the training requirement of IATA’s Cargo Agency Programme (Minimum Staff Requirement). The internationally-recognized ICAO-FIATA certificate issued under this programme will be accepted by various international bodies including IATA. 

Course Outline

Course will be typically delivered in 4 Consecutive days covering all topics of Dangerous Goods, followed by an exam.

  • Classification of Dangerous Goods

  • Shipper’s and operator’s responsibility

  • Packing of Dangerous Goods

  • Markings and Labeling

  • Documentation requirements for dangerous goods

  • Handling of dangerous goods

  • Introduction to Dangerous Goods
    General Awareness
    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: Identify Appropriate Packing Instruction (Passenger or Cargo Aircraft)
    Step 5: Apply the Appropriate Quantity Limitation
    Step 6: Identify State & Operator Variations (Security)
    Step 7: Select the Appropriate Packaging
    Step 8: Ensure the Required Labels and Marks are Affixed
    Step 9: Complete Shippers Declaration for Dangerous Goods
    Step 10: Security Awareness & Safety

Who Can Apply / Admission Procedure:

Course will be for staff of shippers/forwarders and for anyone who needs to handle Dangerous Goods Shipment by Air Transportation.

The date of commencement of the course will be announced on this website. For more information, reach out to the training coordinator who will further guide you.

Class Timings:

From 9:00 am to 5:00 pm for 4 consecutive days.

Course Donation Per Participant:

Rs. 20,000/- payable through crossed cheque favouring "PIFFA Training Institute" or Online PTI Account

Bank Al Habib: #10530071006512019 or IBAN # PK67BAHL1053007100651201

For more information, please contact:


Shaikh M. Hanif– Training Coordinator Karachi 
Tel: 021-34301370
Mobile: 0333-2353885
Address: 257-C, Block-6, P.E.C.H.S. Karachi-75400
PIFFA Training Institute Karachi


Muhammad Rizwan – Regional Secretary & Training Coordinator Lahore
Tel: 042-35834457
Mobile: 0321-4180811
Address: Ahmed Block, House # 228, New Garden Town, Lahore 54600
PIFFA Training Institute Lahore


Muhammad Qasim
(PIFFA Branch Secretary)

Suite No.415,3rd Floor,Al-khalil Center Kashmir Road, Sialkot, Pakistan
Tel: +92 52 3561413

Details for payment by Cheque or Online

Account Title: PIFFA Training Institute

Name and place of Bank: Bank Al Habib Limited, Gizri Branch, Karachi

Bank Address: Upper Gizri, Defence Housing Authority, Karachi, Sindh 75500

Account number:1053-0071-006512-01-9

Account currency: PKR

Bank Code: 1053

Swift Code: BAHLPKKA

IBAN: PK67BAHL1053007100651201

National Income Tax No. 3950426-3