Certificate Detail: IATA-LGM - IATA - Embry-Riddle Logistics and Supply Chain Management Certificate (e-learning)

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About the Program

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) has joined forces with the International Air Transportation Association (IATA) to offer an online Certificate in Logistics and Supply Chain Management.

This program is designed for individuals currently working in the aviation industry, the logistics and supply chain management certificate's coursework addresses topics such as basic cargo procedures, loading, sourcing, procurement, packaging, distribution, and customer service. Upon successful completion of the Certificate in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, students receive the Air Cargo Professional (ACP) designation from IATA.

The logistics and supply chain management certificate's coursework is fully online and self-paced. Enrollment in this program is open and students have 12 months to complete the program. Registration is $2000 for all six courses. All courses are for professional education and do not count for academic credit or toward any degree program.

Program registration must be completed on the IATA website


Upon completing the program, students should have comprehensive understanding of:

  • Guiding clients on the IATA rules and procedures, arranging air freight shipments, applying published rates and charges for air cargo shipments, complete air waybills, and preparing shipments ready for carriage
  • Pricing strategies including advanced construction and combination principles for unpublished rates, mixed consignments, unit load devices (ULDs) and complete air waybill
  • Aircraft hold space control and maximization, aircraft routings and basic rating principles, and state and operator variation
  • The role of logistics management and major global supply chain strategies, logistics system effectiveness, and the importance of improving customer service performance
  • The role of information systems and internet technology in inventory management, order processing and supply chain integration
  • The role of transportation and warehousing in the logistics system, issues associated with product packaging, and the concepts of total costs
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Who Should Attend

  • Anyone wanting to enter the field of supply chain management
  • Cargo agents
  • Freight forwarders
  • Logisticians

Key Topics

  • Applying traditional and digital advertising techniques with an airfreight industry focus
  • Basic cargo rating principles and currency regulations: conversion rates, rounding off procedures and construction rates, mixed consignments, declaration of the goods
  • IATA geography, The Air Cargo Tariff and Rules (TACT), Official Aviation Guide (OAG), and other cargo manuals
  • Identifying the needs of the shipper and the consignee for developing a reliable and affordable transportation system
  • Industry terminology and abbreviations
  • Operations at cargo agencies, airlines, and freight forwarders, air cargo acceptance basic rating principles, air waybill completion

Flexible Learning

  • This self-study e-learning certificate is comprised of 6 courses. You may register and pay at any time on the IATA website for this open enrollment program.
  • The purchase of the certificate includes all 6 courses. All course material and exams are contained within each course. Exams can be taken within the online course whenever you choose and do not have to be scheduled separately.
  • Details for the online course access will be provided to students via email within 5 business days of payment confirmation by IATA Finance. Embry-Riddle will send additional instructions to finalize the registration process.

Completing This Certificate

  • All six courses of this Certificate program must completed within one year.
  • Upon successful completion of the program, students may request a printed certificate by emailing the ERAU Worldwide Office of Professional Education.
  • Program graduates are awarded the Air Cargo Professional (ACP) designation by IATA.

6 Required Courses

IATA Courses

  •  LGM 101 Cargo Introductory Course (IATA) 
    This course will help students understand the roles of different organizations in the air cargo industry, the concept of the IATA Cargo Agency, and world geography. Gain the knowledge to control and maximize the use of space in aircraft holds. Understand aircraft routings and industry manuals, such as TACT and OAG World Airways Guides. Learn how to apply basic rating principles and state and operator variation, and how to follow IATA standards to accept cargo, complete documents and improve customer service.
  • LGM 106 Cargo Supply Chain and Transport Course (IATA)
    This course provides a broad understanding of supply chain management, logistics and different modes of transport. You will learn key principles and concepts in freight transport management, multimodal transport operations, the unitization and containerization of cargo, and the transportation of dangerous goods by air, land and sea.
  • LGM 107 Transport of Pharma Products and Vaccines by Air (IATA)
    This course provides a broad understanding of the transportation 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, and transportation and storage requirements. You will learn about product and transport process temperature ranges, packaging technologies, key risk factors, and critical control points in the pharma handling process.

Completing the IATA courses

  • IATA LGM-101 and LGM-106 courses require approximately 45 hours of study for each course, IATA LGM-107 course requires approximately 1.5 hours of study, to be completed within 12 months from the purchase date (enrollment validity).
  • Course material and exams are contained within each course. Exams are completed in the online course whenever the student chooses and do not have to be scheduled separately.
  • Exams consist of 100 multiple-choice questions and must be completed within three hours.
  • Passing grade is 70%; students are allowed two attempts to achieve a passing grade.

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Courses

  •  LGM 100 Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management 
    Integrated logistics reviews the systematic management of activities associated with the delivery of goods and services to meet customer needs. Content addresses the cross-functional management of a number of activities including sourcing, procurement, packaging, in-bound transportation, warehousing, inventory management, distribution, customer service, and reverse logistics where appropriate.
  • LGM 104 Operations Management 
    This course is a detailed study of managing the operations in both the manufacturing and service organizations. Extensive discussion on all three levels of planning including operational, tactical and strategic are covered along with the different problems encountered by the supply chain managers and potential approaches to deal with those problems are explained. The course also includes some of the emerging technologies that can assist the supply chain managers in their decision making.
  • LGM 105 Air Transportation Management 
    This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of air transportation management. We will explore the emerging trends in the industry and look at some of the managerial aspects of how to manage in this international industry, and finish off by looking at financial management processes.

Completing the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Courses

  • These courses require approximately 45 hours of study for each course, to be completed within one year.
  • A final cumulative grade is based on performance in quizzes, assignments and final exam.
  • To successfully pass each course, students must achieve a grade of 70% or higher.
  • Course material and exams are contained within each course. Exams are completed in the online course whenever the student chooses and do not have to be scheduled separately.