IATA E-learning Course

Transport of Pharma Products and Vaccines by Air



Time and temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical products, such as vaccines, medicines, and other healthcare products require specific handling, monitoring, process controls, transportation and storage requirements. Through this e-learning course, you will understand these commodity specifics, as well as the requirements for packaging, documentation and physical handling. 

Learn about product and transport process temperature ranges, packaging technologies, key risk factors and critical control points in the pharma handling process, particularly in relation to the transportation of COVID-19 vaccines.


 Cargo agents

 Freight forwarders

 All staff involved in the transport and handling of pharmaceutical products

 Airline staff and shippers transporting time and temperature sensitive healthcare products

 Primary producers or manufacturers of pharmaceutical and healthcare goods



Recognize differences in pharmaceutical products and their main characteristics

Recognize pharmaceutical product packaging types, transport equipment and active/passive shipping systems

Discuss regulatory requirements for handling and transporting time and temperature sensitive pharmaceutical products

Describe air freight supply chain stakeholders, roles and responsibilities and important process milestones

Manage requirements for documentary and physical handling of pharma shipments in air freight



Part 1: Time and temperature sensitive pharmaceuticals

Part 2: Pharma and air freight supply chain regulations

Part 3: Packaging and temperature-controlled shipping systems

Part 4: Packing, marking, labeling and documentation requirements

Part 5: Documentation and labeling

Part 6: Pharma storage premises

Part 7: Pharma handling process

Part 8: Pharma shipment monitoring and control




Course format: 

 This course requires approximately 1.5 hours of study to be completed in 6 months from the purchase date (enrollment validity). 

 After the enrollment validity expires, the users will not have access to the course content and will not be able to take the exam. 

  Student performance will be based on an examination.

Exam information:

  Non-supervised online-based exam. 

  Exam can be taken any time at your convenience.

  You will be given 45 minutes to complete 14 multiple choice questions.

  Passing grade is 80% correct answers. You will be given 2 attempts to successfully complete the final exam.

Certificate Awarded: “IATA Transport of Pharma Products and Vaccines by Air” certification issued by International Air Transport Association – IATA


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Phone: 093 888 69 41

Email: trang.ho@vilas.edu.vn

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