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Available Training Opportunities

Infectious Substance Packing and Shipping Training

TDH Packing & Shipping Division 6.2 & 9 Infectious Substances Training (Live/Virtual)


This one-day course is appropriate for those responsible for packing, marking, labeling and documentation of shipments for the transportation of Division 6.2 infectious substance and dry ice. This training satisfies a portion of the requirements of the Department of Transportation (DOT), United States Postal Services (USPS), International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), International Air Transportation Association (IATA), and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). However, each facility is responsible for assuring that appropriate packing instructions are adhered to as required by federal law and air transport standards. Participants will mark, label, package and complete documentation for a variety of infectious substances shipments (Category A, Category B, Exempt Patient Specimens) through several facilitated, hands-on learning activities. An examination and practical exercises will be provided to participants to demonstrate competency.

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This basic level course is appropriate for public health and clinical laboratory staff involved in any step of the packing or transportation process of Division 6.2 infectious substances (e.g., patient specimens or cultures) and dry ice. This course is limited to those working in the state of Tennessee.


  • June 21, 2022 (8:00 am - 4:45 pm CT)


Course registration will occur through CDC’s online learning system, CDC TRAIN. To register, go to and create an account. Note: if you already have an existing TRAIN account (from any affiliate) creating a new account is not required. After logging-in, find and select the course titled TDH Packing & Shipping Division 6.2 & 9 Infectious Substances Training (Virtual) in the course catalog. Select the blue “+Register” button under the sessions tab and insert the registration code below.

Course link: The registration code for this course is: TDH2022

Continuing Education

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Laboratory Systems is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.® Program. This course is approved for 7.5 hours of P.A.C.E.® credit. P.A.C.E.® number: 288-107-22.



 Packing and Shipping Dangerous Goods:  What the Laboratory Staff Must Know (CDC Lab Training)  


Additional Training Opportunities 

 Is It Malaria?  Blood Borne Parasites That Cause Malaria Disease (Presentation- No Continuing Education Available)

Continuing Education for Laboratorians

The links to continuing education opportunities listed here are representative of a wide variety of offerings now available on the Internet.  You will find that some are very easy to use and free, while others are hard to use and may have a charge attached. As with any use of the Internet, caution should be used in all activities.