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302-13 Packaging and Shipping Division 6.2 Materials Online Course

January 1 — December 31, 2013



Starting June 3, 2013, this course will be hosted by the Centers for Disease Control. Please note by clicking the registration link above you will be redirected from APHL website to the Centers for Disease Control Training Program website. You will need to follow the registration prompts including creating an account on the CDC TRAIN portal. Help can be obtained by sending an email to or by calling 404-498-6022.
Registration Fee:
Packaging and shipping Division 6.2 materials, such as patient specimens containing infectious materials and
cultures, are regulated by U.S. and international transport agencies. Fines and penalties can be imposed against those
who fail to comply with the applicable rules including proper classification and documentation of training, proper
packaging, marking and labeling and proper shipping documentation. Updated for 2013, this intermediate-level
online course, designed for individual study, is suitable for those seeking re-certification. Participants are provided with
information useful for complying with regulations through use of instructional content and the opportunity to apply
knowledge using realistic scenarios.
At the conclusion of this program, the participants will be able to: 
  • Classify specimens as an exempt human or animal specimen or either category A or category B infectious
  • Identify basic packaging concepts and processes for exempt human and animal specimens, category A and
    category B infectious substances and dry ice.
  • List the documents required to accompany packages containing category A and category B infectious
  • Describe the documentation process for category A and category B infectious substances including specific differences dependent upon mode of transportation. 
Who Should Attend:
This course is intended for those learners seeking recertification in packing and shipping of infectious substances
(Division 6.2 materials). This course does not apply to individuals seeking initial certification.
Continuing Education Credit:
Participants who successfully complete this program will be awarded 2.0 contact hours. This course has been approved for 2.0 contact hours in the category of Supervision Administration, Quality Control/Quality Assurance and Safety for Florida
Laboratory Licensees.

Delivery Format:
A computer with Internet access is required in order to complete this course. The program is best viewed using
Windows XP and Internet Explorer 6.x and 7.x. Windows Vista users should use Internet Explorer 7.x. NOTE: Popup
blockers must be turned off. The course includes a pre-test, post-test and evaluation. A grade of 80% or more in the post-test is required in order to receive continuing education credit.

Special Needs and Information:
Course content is closed captioned where applicable and optimized for a screen reader.

There are no additional sessions for this event.