From: "Smith, George S." <george.smith**At_Symbol_Here**THERMOFISHER.COM>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Online IATA training recommendations?
Date: March 4, 2013 11:41:44 AM EST
Reply-To: DCHAS-L <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU>
Message-ID: <009074DF-84A6-4C5E-BE95-58D513AC8B14**At_Symbol_Here**thermofisher.com>

Oddly enough, I just received this from Lion.

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Sent: Monday, March 04, 2013 8:34 AM
To: Smith, George S.
Subject: Meet DOT, IATA, & IMDG Training Mandates: Workshops Coming Soon

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-----Original Message-----
From: Smith, George S.
Sent: Monday, March 04, 2013 8:05 AM
To: DCHAS-L
Cc: DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Online IATA training recommendations?

Lion is good, pick the right course $$$.

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George S. Smith III
Thermo Fisher Scientific

On 2013-03-04, at 8:00 AM, "Margaret Rakas" wrote:

I need to have IATA training in order to ship hazardous materials (samples, mostly) via air.

I'm looking at DGI and Lion for their online courses...I would welcome any suggestions/recommendations from those who have taken these or other online courses.

It's been more than three years since I've taken a three-day intensive course (I've been relying on someone who is currently certified) so I don't want to take merely a 'recurrent' webinar...and unfortunately, with my husband's travel schedule and my kids' school schedule, 'live' training is just not something that works for me right now.

Many thanks for your comments.
Margaret


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Margaret A. Rakas, Ph.D.
Manager, Inventory & Regulatory Affairs Clark Science Center
413-585-3877 (p)


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