2024 Transportation of Lithium Metal and Lithium Ion Batteries


Initial / Refresher 'Lithium"



8 hrs - one day




Check out our 2024 Lithium Battery Shipping Guide!


The regulations that govern transportation of Lithium Batteries are constantly evolving. This course includes the very latest regulatory updates including the latest 49 CFR update and the 2024 IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (65th Edition). This classroom session covers all regulatory requirements for the transportation (air, rail or ground) of lithium batteries.  This course does not address vessel transportation (IMDG Code).


This session addresses the following topics:

  • Differentiating lithium metal vs. lithium ion batteries
  • Determining if a lithium battery or cell is "fully regulated" or "small" or "medium"
  • Unraveling the updates to IATA air regulations packing instructions: Section IA vs. Section IB vs. Section II
  • A comprehensive review of the requirements for shipping lithium batteries "contained in equipment" vs. "packed with equipment" vs. lithium batteries shipped without equipment.
  • Hazardous properties of lithium batteries, safety concerns and incident reporting
  • Requirements for selection of packaging, affixing package marks/labels, prototype battery requirements and completion of shipping papers
  • State and operator (airlines) variations specific to lithium battery shipments
  • State of Charge Limits for air transport of Lithium Ion Batteries
  • Lithium Battery Class 9 label and the new lithium battery handling mark
  • Prohibition of Lithium Ion Batteries without equipment, on Passenger aircraft
  • New number of small packages of lithium batteries per consignment limits


This course INCLUDES required US DOT General Awareness and Security Awareness training. Students will be provided with all course materials.

Students are provided with the HAZMATEAM 2024 Lithium Battery Shipping Guide that summarizes the major requirements. Package illustrations, shipping paper templates and more are included. 


**Please email info@hazmateam.com for more information on a virtual session**

2024 Dates: July 10, October 2, November 14



Online Course Battery Type Sizes Modes Approx. Duration
Lithium Batteries Rechargeable & Non-Rechargeable All Sizes Ground (49 CFR), Air (IATA) & Vessel (IMDG) 10 - 11 hours
Lithium Batteries Ground & Air Rechargeable & Non-Rechargeable All Sizes Ground (49 CFR) & Air (IATA) 8.5 - 10 hours
Small Lithium Batteries Rechargeable & Non-Rechargeable Small & Medium Ground (49 CFR) & Air (IATA) 7 - 8 hours
Lithium Ion Batteries by Ground Rechargeable Fully Regulated Ground (49 CFR) 6 - 7 hours