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Dangerous Goods training programme

The Training Approval Scheme (TAS) consists of two main parts:

  • Approval of training material
  • Approval of Instructors

 

How do I apply?



For approval/renewal of a training programme, please return all documents via the submission service link in the application forms.

Training renewals must be submitted at least 2 months before expiry.

Failure to provide appropriate material in a timely manner may result in a delay to the reissue of the training approval.

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How much does it cost?



The associated costs for Dangerous Goods Training Approvals can be found in the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) UK Official Record Series 5 – Scheme of Charges

Nature of permission,
approval or exemption
Nature of goods
carried
Application
charge
Annual continuation
charge on 1 April
Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 Column 4
Non-expiring permission or
approval
Dangerous goods in
normal
circumstances
£2,589 £2,589
Permission, approval or
exemption
Dangerous goods
in other than
normal
circumstances
£223 per hour of CAA
investigation
(minimum 1 hour)
£223
Exemption Dangerous goods
in other than
normal conditions
£651 £651
Non-expiring permission or
approval
Munitions of war £897 £897
Addition of RPAS authorization to
existing permission or approval
Dangerous goods in
other than normal
circumstances
£897 N/A
Expiring permission or approval
for PAOC only
Munitions of war £90 N/A
Company training programme type Application
charge
Annual renewal
charge
Column 1 Column 2 Column 3
Training shippers and cargo agents only £1,567 £560
Training of acceptance staff only £1,567 £560
Training of both shippers and cargo agents and acceptance staff £2,348 £898
Training in connection with radioactive materials £586 £139
Addition of online training to existing approved training £1,087 £379
Other
Examination pass certificate number

Charge

£9.13 per number

Charge

£9.13 per number

Training instructor approvals (non-expiring) Application
charge
Column 1 Column 2
Training instructor approval – technical knowledge – examination (part 1) £170
Training instructor approval – competence in implementing training examination (part 2) £561
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What do I need to send with my application?



Training approval – application or renewal

Please return all documents via the submission service link in the application forms.

Apply for approval of a Training Scheme Instructor – Technical Knowledge – Part 1

Please return all documents via the submission service link in the application forms.

Apply for approval of Training Scheme Instructor Approval – Part 2 Training Competence

Please return all documents via the submission service link in the application forms.

Apply for student registration numbers for the Training Approval Scheme

If you have any questions or queries, please contact us at dgo@caa.co.uk.

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What else do I need to know?



When applying for approval of a Training Scheme Instructor- Technical Knowledge – Part 1, all examinations must be conducted at the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), Aviation House, Gatwick.

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How long will it take for my application to be processed?



Applications need to be submitted at least two months before expiry. This timeframe allows for effective workflow planning of applications, ensuring approvals can be reviewed prior to expiry. Where applications are not received 2 months prior to the expiry date of an approval this may result in an existing approval not being reviewed prior to the expiry of the current approval.

In normal circumstances the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) does not authorise extensions to current approvals, it is the operator’s responsibility to ensure that applications are made in the advised time frame.

The CAA allows for 10 working hours of time to review and feedback on applications. In most circumstances only materials associated with approved training courses (Dangerous Goods by Air, Lithium Batteries by Air, Radioactive goods by Air) will be reviewed. For applications which may exceed that timeframe (due to errors, inaccuracies, or missing materials), these may be subject to additional fees as outlined in the CAA Scheme of Charges.

Upon receipt of all required documents (and any addressed feedback), and where the training materials and exams meet with the requirements of the test and training specification and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Dangerous Goods Regulations (IATA DGRs), the CAA will aim to issue your approval within 10 working days.

If you have any questions or queries, please contact us at dgo@caa.co.uk.

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What happens next?



Upon receipt of the application, it will be assigned to an Inspecting Officer, who will conduct an initial document audit. The Inspecting Officer may contact you for additional information if necessary.

If training materials and exams exhibit numerous or repetitive errors or fail to comply with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGRs) for the intended approval period (updated DGRs typically issued in December), or if renewal applications lack completion and return of the self-assessment checklist, this may lead to return of materials and suspension of approval review.

Once all required documents and training materials are received, the Inspecting Officer will perform a sample check and provide a feedback report highlighting any necessary amendments. After resolving any identified issues, the Inspector will recommend approval issuance, with notification sent via email.

For detailed guidance, please consult the instructions within the application form, self-assessment checklist, and relevant test and training specification documents.

If you have any questions or queries, please contact us at dgo@caa.co.uk.

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How long is it valid for?



Once granted, a Training Approval is valid for 24 months (two years) from date of approval, unless revoked.

After this date, if a Training Provider wishes to continue training, the renewal process applies.

If you have any questions or queries, please contact us at dgo@caa.co.uk.

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