Shipping Biologicals

Shipping of dangerous goods and hazardous materials are regulated by the Department of Transportation (49CFR) and the International Air Transport Association (DGR). If you need to ship materials, you as the shipper are responsible for the appropriate paperwork, marking, labeling, handling and packaging of the material you are shipping. Liability for packages is on the shipper.


Prior to shipping a package you must be certified as a shipper of hazardous materials or dangerous goods. It is very important that all individuals who sign an airway bill or declaration form, package materials or mark or label packages have a current training certificate. Contact us to reserve a spot for the online training. 

Shipping Labels

Follow the International Air Transport Association shipping guide (PDF) for step-by-step instructions about shipping for each category. Use these Department of Transportation compliant labels to ship a package: