When shipping or accepting live animals for transport by air, you must know how to use and comply with the IATA Live Animals Regulations (LAR). The IATA LAR is the global standard and essential guide to transporting live animals by air in a safe and humane manner. Whether you are a shipper, a freight forwarder or a cargo acceptance representative, a working knowledge of LAR is a must to ensure that live animals are transported in compliance with airline regulations and animal welfare standards. Learn about container requirements, documentation requirements, and awareness of animals’ health. Learn how to comply with standards and international welfare regulations.
Note: This course meets the training requirements for handling and acceptance personnel, as per the Live Animals Regulations (LAR) Section 1.4
“Whether you are a shipper, a freight forwarder or a cargo acceptance representative, a working knowledge of LAR is a must to ensure that live animals are transported in compliance with airline regulations and animal welfare standards.”
This course requires approximately 1.5 hours of study.
Student performance will be based on an examination. Please refer to the Exam Information below for more details.
What you will learn
Upon completing this course you will have the skills to:
> Protect the safety and welfare of animals on the ground and in the air
> Describe container design principles for live animals
> Determine which container requirement is applicable to the animal being transported
> Describe carrier requirements and government regulations
> Identify relevant documentation
> Correct use of IATA’s Live Animals Regulations manual
> Shipper’s and Carrier’s responsibilities
> Government and airline regulations
> Documentation, marking and labelling requirements for live animal shipments.
> Classification of live animals and identification of the correct container requirement
Who should attend
This course is recommended for:
> Cargo agents and freight forwarders
> Airline passenger representatives
> Cargo Operations personnel
> Customer Service
> Reservations and Operations staff
> Airline Handlers
IATA Certificate awarded:
Upon successful completion of the exam, you will be awarded an IATA e-Certificate available for you to print for your records.
As per LAR 1.4, this Certificate is valid for 36 months.
Please read the General Information on Self-study exams.
- Exam Delivery Method: Non-supervised online-based exam, can be taken any time at your convenience.
- Format: Multiple Choice questions.
- Number of questions: 20.
- Time Allowance: 60 minutes.
- Passing Grade: 80% correct answers.
- Number of exam attempts: 2.