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Air Cargo Professional (ACP)

Get the industry recognition you deserve with an ACP professional designation from IATA.

If you work in the dynamic air cargo industry you know you must stay sharp to stay ahead. Cargo is a multifaceted business requiring diverse skills in areas such as dangerous goods, live animals, e-Freight, perishables and ULDs. The prestigious ACP designation from IATA will showcase your high level of air cargo proficiency to the world.

Who Should apply ?

  • Cargo agents
  • Freight forwarders
  • Cargo airline personnel
  • Airport ground handlers
  • Air cargo shippers and packers

Certification Requirements

Your education + experience = a professional designation from IATA!

Here’s what you need:


Relevant Full-Time Experience2

Bachelor or Undergraduate degree

2 years

Trade or professional diploma or certificate2

3 years

1. Or global equivalent
2. Dangerous Goods training by a nationally recognized training institution is desirable

Just include a reference letter from your current or past employer(s) supporting your air cargo experience, proof of education and complete the online form. It’s that simple!

Maintain your Certification

Your designation remains valid for a period of two years. To renew your designation, you must demonstrate that you have furthered your professional development over the past 24 months through an accumulation of 50 “points” by:

  • Continuing to work in the air cargo industry – 15 points
  • Keeping your skills current by completing IATA courses – 10 points each
  • Participating in the advancement of the field as a trainer or guest speaker – 10 points
  • Attending an industry event– 5 points
  • Actively participating in IATA webinars and/or workshops – 5 points
  • Purchasing a relevant industry publication – 5 points
  • Being a member of an industry association – 5 points
  • Actively promoting the IATA professional designation program to attract new members– 5 points

Your application for renewal must be accompanied by the following supporting documents (as applicable):

  • Copy of your current IATA ACP Certificate
  • Updated CV and reference letter(s) showing employment in the industry over the past 24 months
  • Copies of your certificates (for new courses)
  • Proof of participation as a trainer or guest speaker
  • Proof of attendance at industry events
  • Proof of participation in IATA webinars and/or workshops
  • Proof of purchase of relevant industry publications
  • Proof of membership in an industry association
  • Proof of promotion of the IATA professional designation program resulting in one new application

Certification Fee
Application Fee (USD) $100.00
Certification Fee (USD) $300.00
Recertification Fee (USD) $250.00
Certification Duration (Year) 2 year(s)

Additional information

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