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Next FIATA Diploma class:
Class groups for the FIATA Diploma course by E-Learning run from September - June annually. If you would like to join a future class group please complete the Application for FIATA Diploma and we will keep your information on file for future updates. Individual modules are also available for study throughout the year. Please see below for further information on individual modules. Alternatively if you have any questions please e-mail us on or telephone us on 01 845-5411.

New Development for the FIATA Diploma:
Training on individual subjects of the FIATA Diploma in Freight Forwarding is now available throughout the year. This service is a valuable asset for those changing or seeking to change department in the near future as courses are available now and can be customized around the specific needs of individuals. The learning areas available are the same as the nine modules of the FIATA Diploma course as listed below.

This individual training includes one-on-one tutorials, training manual for each module undertaken as well as a test for each and finally a certificate of results attained from the Irish International Freight Association.

If you wish to book this training with a schedule that suits you, contact us now on 01 845-5411 or e-mail

About the FIATA Diploma

The FIATA Diploma in Freight Forwarding is now available to people currently employed in the freight forwarding and supply chain industry. This course is designed, administered and delivered by the Irish International Freight Association.

Freight Forwarding is the business of deciding the best modes and methods for moving specific goods according to a specific requirement. As a major part of supply chain management (SCM), it's the know-how that makes SCM happen according to plan, and more especially when events don't happen as planned.

Flexibility is the hidden word in freight forwarding and this can only be attained through knowledge of all transport modal options. This course supplies that knowledge.

The FIATA Diploma has been available with the IIFA since 2008 and the 2011 course was the first to be delivered Online. Please see below for further information on the structure of the new web based course or click here to jump to the information.

What Are the Benefits of this FIATA Diploma?

Increased professional knowledge - This will enhance the freight forwarding and supply chain services offered by you and your company. This programme encompasses all aspects of freight forwarding encountered on a daily basis in the various operational areas of freight forwarding.

Course material is timely and highly relevant - The course content and delivery is regularly validated by FIATA (The International Federation of National Freight Forwarding Associations).

No interruption to normal working hours - The Blended Learning approach means that applicants will not have to leave the office during business hours for training. The combination of distance learning with periodical tests will ensure successful completion of the course by the participants.

Full support and guidance throughout - Students will have ready access to an expert editorial panel and an e-mail helpline to ask questions during the course. There will be help and encouragement available to participants throughout the course.

Accessible anywhere – Webinars and online tests are delivered through the internet enabling participants to log on from anywhere in order to participate. This development saves participants much time in eliminating the need to travel and offers great flexibility for those who need to undertake international travel on a regular basis.

Graduate Testimonials
For a list of testimonials from graduates of the IIFA FIATA Diploma course please click here.

What Topics are covered?

The FIATA Diploma in Freight Forwarding consists of nine modules on the following topics:
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What is Online Learning?
During the early years of the IIFA FIATA Diploma in Freight Forwarding, the IIFA received many requests for training from member firms based outside Dublin who could not make the travel commitments. In response to this we tried and tested delivery of the course Online. Such trials were well received by the participants, with the majority of the participants preferring the Online approach. A web based system now allows us to offer training on a national scale and thereby offer a better service to all our member firms.
Who should attend the course?
The course is designed to raise levels of professional competence in our industry to the highest standards possible, and as such is suitable for managers, supervisors, and front line staff across all company functions and modes. Additionally this course can also serve as a method of fast-tracking new entrants to the business, allowing such people to build their careers with a solid foundation.
How long will it take to complete?
There will be 9 webinars held over the total period of 10 months. As the course is delivered Online, study time is at the discretion of the applicant. Previous participants have told ua that on average they spent 7/8 hours a week per module to feel confident before undertaking each of the tests and the final exam. The test of each module will consist of a combination of multiple choice questions and assignments.
When does it start?

Courses run for a 10 month period from September – June annually. Formal registration for each course opens during the summer months. If you would like to register for updates on please use the "Application for FIATA Diploma" tab above to register for details. Alternatively if you have any questions please e-mail us on or telephone us on 01 845-5411.

Due to the structure of the course the IIFA FIATA Diploma in Freight Forwarding is open only to those resident within Ireland.
How much does it cost?

Price per applicant is €1950 which includes tests, final examination and Diploma to successful participants.

There is a sliding scale available for people who book more than one applicant from an IIFA full trading member firm. Please contact us for further details.

How do I apply?

Apply for the FIATA Freight Forwarding Diploma online by clicking here or call 01 845 54 11 or e-mail us at

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