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Shipping Excepted Lithium Batteries

Course Code: HMT 252


This course provides streamlined training on the requirements to ship excepted lithium batteries by ground, air, and vessel. These smaller lithium batteries (like button cells, cell phone batteries, and others) may qualify for relief from some regulatory requirements.

If you ship excepted lithium cells or batteries alone by air (i.e., not "in" or "with" equipment), you will need the Shipping Lithium Batteries course instead (Details).

$129 each





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Key Learning Objectives
  • Identify, navigate, and apply domestic and international regulations for excepted lithium batteries shipped by ground, air, or vessel
  • Help meet US DOT, IATA DGR, and IMDG Code training mandates for excepted lithium battery ground, air, and vessel shippers 
Training Topics
  • Locate and use the lithium battery rules for ground, air, and vessel shipments
  • Basics hazards of lithium batteries and general requirements
  • Classifying and naming excepted lithium batteries for transport
  • Package quantity limits and packaging requirements
  • Required marks and labels for excepted lithium batteries
  • Hazard documentation requirement, incl. the Air Waybill
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Updated IATA DGR Standards for Lithium Battery Air Shippers

The 2022 IATA DGR eliminated the Section II Packing Instructions for small lithium cells or batteries shipped separately (UN 3480 and UN 3090). 

When shipped standalone by air, smaller lithium cells and batteries may no longer be offered as "excepted." Instead, shippers must follow Section IA or IB of the applicable IATA Packing Instruction (i.e., PI 965 or 968).

Employees who package, mark and label, or document these shipments may need update training to continue offering compliant packages.

We recommend: Shipping Lithium Batteries Training 

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