IATA Examination Centre

General Information on Distance Learning Exams

  • Air Zimbabwe is the local coordinator for Zimbabwe IATA Distance Learning Exams
  • Examinations for IATA Distance Learning courses are supervised exams.  
  • You can change your exam date and/or location within the enrollment period, as long as it is done before the exam registration deadline.
  • Exams are held 4 times a year in the first week of March, June, September and December
  • 2-3 weeks prior to the exam date, your Local Coordinator will send you an exam invitation letter with your exam date and location.
  • Your exam invitation letter contains essential information about permitted reference material
  • Your exam will be paper-based (on-line exams are not yet available in Zimbabwe)

Important notes for open book exams

  • If you have purchased an eTextbook version, you are responsible to bring printed pages of the study material.
  • You are allowed to make notes in your study material.
  • You are not allowed to add any additional pages to your study material.
  • Your Local Coordinator cannot assist you with any enrollment, registration or examination related matters.
  • If you have signed up through one of IATA Authorized Training Centers (ATCs), such as Speciss College, please contact your ATC for any questions you might have.

On the day of the exam

  • Ensure to be present at least 30 minutes prior to the exam. Students who are late will not be accepted to the exam.
  • Bring your I.D. that includes a picture of you.
  • Make sure to sign the exam attendance list upon receipt of your exam booklet and answer sheet.
  • Verify your name and exam material. Any discrepancies must be flagged to the Local Coordinator before submitting your exam answer sheet.
  • Sign your answer sheet.
  • Sign out on the exam attendance list after you return the exam booklet and answer sheet.

Exam Results

  • You will receive your exam results on the exam result release day mentioned in the exam schedule.
  • IATA Training does not provide scores for exams. You will receive your result as a Pass, Pass with Distinction, Fail or No Show.
  • A distinction can only be obtained if you achieve the required minimum score at your first exam attempt.
  • Certificates and diplomas will be provided to Local Coordinators for individual students, and to ATCs for ATC students, approximately 4 to 6 weeks after the exam results have been published

Distance Learning Courses

  • Fares and Ticketing: Beginner to advanced training on using the IATA BSP, global distribution systems, and other fare calculation procedures.
  • Finance and Accounting: Covering customized subjects for airlines, airports, cargo agents, and travel agents.
  • Ground Operations: Best practices for today's complex operational environment, preparing you to increase on-time performance.
  • Law and Regulations: A global perspective to manage the cross-border provision of air services in a safe, secure, and economical manner.
  • Safety: Safety is everyone's priority in our industry. IATA courses are available for all sectors, focusing on safety management, workplace safety, and best practice for civil aviation.
  • Sales & Marketing: Marketing channels, sales management, advertising, research, consumer behavior and communications training tailored for the aviation industry.
  • Security: Timely information on legislation and strategies for addressing today's security challenges, with courses ranging from operations to planning to management.
  • Travel and Tourism: From entry-level travel agent basics to senior management for agencies or tour operations, each course leads to an IATA qualification, recognized internationally by the travel industry.

2018 Examination Dates & Registration Deadlines for Distance Learning Courses






Students to enroll for a new course and submit payment to IATA

December 05 (2017)

February 27

May 29

September 07

Exam Registration / Cancellation deadline

January 24

April 18

July 18

October 17

​Deadline for LC to inform candidates of the date, time and location of the examination session in their area

February 09

May 11

August 10

November 09


​February 22-28

​May 25-31

​August 25-31

​November 24-30




September 01-08

December 01-08

IATA to publish and mail Exam Results to LC, ATC

April 12

July 12

October 11

January 17 (2019)