Shipping Biological Substances Category B Online

30 minutes
Course Cost: 
Course mode: 
Self-paced online

Intended audience

This course is required for University personnel shipping any Biological substance, Category B materials. Retraining is required every two (2) years.


This course teaches the training requirements for shipping materials classified as Biological substance, Category B under Department of Transportation (DOT) and International Air Transportation Association (IATA) regulations. This includes instructions for packaging, labeling, and preparing shipping papers.

Regulations and resources

Code of Federal Regulations 49, Parts 100 to 185

Shipping Hazardous Materials

Accommodations and language services

The University of Washington is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodations to individuals who need them.

  • To request a disability accommodation, please contact the UW Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 (V), 206-543-6452(TTY), or email at
  • To request safety training in a language other than English, please contact EH&S training at and notify your supervisor. EH&S will work with you and your supervisor to arrange for interpretation or translation services.
  • For other accommodation requests, please contact EH&S Training at


EH&S Training Contact

(206) 543-7201