Self-study courses

?Self-study courses deliver comprehensive instruction to busy aviation and travel industry professionals.

Our training solutions are interactive, learner-friendly, and available in a variety of convenient formats.

These courses require the student to study either with an IATA Partner or on their own with a printed textbook, e-textbook or through e-learning. Students can choose to sit their exams online with remote supervision or go to a physical location to take an examination in a supervised environment.

Self-study

Manage your learning to fit your schedule and study at your own pace. With IATA's e-learning courses, get the complete learning experience from your computer. Learn from fun, interactive materials and write your exam online. Alternatively, choose to study using a textbook or e-textbook with the option to write your exam online with remote supervision or at one of IATA's 50+ examination locations worldwide. See all self-study courses below.

IATA has made it easier, and more fun to learn, by offering you the chance to study your self-study courses using an Apple iPad™. Find out more.

Partner-taught

Get help studying your self-study course at an Authorized Training Center or Accredited Training School. We have hundreds of partner locations around the globe. Find a location near you.

We have partnered up with Harvard Business Publishing to offer you the Harvard ManageMentor© (HMM) program to provide you with specialized aviation training with an emphasis on leadership & management.

Partner-taught and Self-study exams

Examinations are either paper-based or completed online depending on the course and the location. If your course has an online exam, it will either be supervised or unsupervised. You can find this information on each course web page.

Please read the general information on Partner-taught / Self-study exams.

Useful exam information:

Please add the applicable shipping fees to your payment for any printed textbook purchase, and don't forget to visit our Taxation page to determine the tax requirements for your company and in your country.

Shipping Fees (Door-to-Door Courier Delivery Service)  
Destination Single kit delivery fee (USD)
Canada/USA $31
All Countries except Canada/USA $44

Please follow the IATA Self-study Enrollment Guide (pdf) to enrol in a course.

Please Note: If you have taken a course with IATA, please do not create a new account – simply sign in with your existing account. If you have forgotten your username/password click on the ‘Forgot your username or password?’ link to reset your login credentials. 

Search courses and diplomas

Found 119 courses and diplomas

Accounting and Financial Management for Travel Agencies - eLearning

Learn to speak accounting language, grasp accounting principles and interpret financial statements to assess and steer your business.

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Advanced Skills in Journey Pricing and Ticketing

Gain confidence in pricing more complex journeys that apply exceptions to standard pricing principles.

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Air Cargo Advanced Marketing Course

This course uses our expertise to provide knowledge on cargo rating principles and Air Waybill completion, as well as basic marketing procedures.

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Air Cargo Advanced Marketing for the Leadership & Management Training Program Course

Review cargo rates and charges, construction and combination rates, and completing air waybills with IATA and Harvard ManageMentor leading to the Diploma in Leadership & Management.

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Air Cargo Diploma (Self-study)

This diploma will give you a well-rounded introduction to today’s complex air cargo industry, helping you get a head start in your career at an airline, freight forwarder or ground handling company. You will learn about the key stakeholders in the air cargo supply chain, how they operate, and the skill sets you need to stand out as a desirable candidate.

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Air Transport Fundamentals

Study how the air transportation system relates to airlines, airports, civil aviation authorities and air navigation services.

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Air Transport Fundamentals for the Leadership & Management Training Program

Study how the air transportation system relates to airlines, airports, Civil Aviation Authorities and Air Navigation Services.

  • English
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Aircraft Marshalling and Ramp Hand Signals - eLearning

Learn the fixed wing aircraft marshalling and ramp hand signals based on the IATA Standards in the AHM and IATA IGOM

  • English
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Airline Cabin Crew Training

This course is ideal for young professionals looking to get a head start in the profession, introducing the skills and responsibilities expected by the world’s leading airlines.

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Airline Cabin Crew Training for the Leadership & Management Training Program

Take this first step to becoming an airline cabin crew member while developing your people and business management skills.

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Airline Competition Law - eLearning

Provides an overview of the core principles of antitrust/competition rules applicable to the airline industry

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Airline Customer Service course

Drive outstanding customer service with the winning combination of knowledge, skills, and attitude.

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Airline Customer Service for the Leadership & Management Training Program

Drive outstanding customer service with the with the winning combination of knowledge, skills, and attitude.

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Airline Marketing

Stay ahead of the competition by understanding and applying sound marketing principles.

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Airline Marketing for the Leadership & Management Training Program

Stay ahead of the competition by understanding and applying sound marketing principles.

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Airline Revenue Management

Discover the techniques applied by airlines to derive revenue from seat sales to maximize profitability.

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Airline Revenue Management for the Leadership & Management Training Program

Discover the techniques applied by airlines to derive revenue from seat sales to maximize profitability.

  • English
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Airport Emergency Response Awareness - eLearning

As a member of the “airport community” understand the main components of an Emergency Response and illustrates how its challenges can be coped with

  • English
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Airport Operations Foundation Diploma

This Diploma is designed to address the audience of prospective Airport and Ground Operations professionals. The variety of available courses gives the opportunity to identify the key areas required to be able to perform task safely and efficiently.

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Airport Operations Fundamentals

Starting a career or wishing to expand your knowledge in airports? Get the essential knowledge you need to succeed.

  • English
  • 中文
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Airport Operations Fundamentals for the Leadership & Management Training Program

Starting a career or wishing to expand your knowledge in airports? Get the essential knowledge you need to succeed

  • English
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Airport Ramp Services

Improve your understanding of ground service tasks and procedures, including safety and security measures.

  • English
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Airport Ramp Services for the Leadership & Management Training Program

Improve your understanding of ground service tasks and procedures, including safety and security measures.

  • English
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Assisting Travelers with Special Needs

Identify customers who may have special travel needs and require non-emergency special services, support or accommodation from suppliers

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