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Aviation Security Independent Validators - EU ACC3 (Classroom, 5 days)


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Take this first step to becoming an ACC3 Independent Validator.

Currently the EU requires air carriers to obtain the ‘Air Cargo or Mail Carrier operating into the Union from a Third Country Airport’ (ACC3) designation. From 1 July 2014, ACC3 designation will only be valid upon a successful EU Aviation Security Validation performed by an Independent Validator accredited by an EU Member State.

This means that by 1 July 2019, approximately 3,000 air carrier stations in non-EU airports and around 2,000 regulated agents and known consignors must be validated by Independent Validators and re-validation must take place within five years. Each five-year cycle will create between18 to 60 million Euros in validation activity. Get the required training and position yourself to become an Independent Validator.

Course details

Available as: Classroom & In-Company course
Duration: 5 days (40 hours)
Recommended level: Professional and Management
Prerequisites: None

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What you will learn

Upon completing this course you will be able to:

  • Validate airline stations in compliance with EU regulations governing ACC3
  • Apply and complete the ACC3 EU Aviation Security checklist during validations
  • Conduct validations of regulated agents and known consignors in third countries where required
  • Apply suggested best practice and lessons learned during previous validation trials
  • Complete the validation report, to be submitted to an EU Member State for ACC3 accreditation
  • Interact with airlines to maximize your effectiveness as an independent validator
  • Minimize your validation costs by maximizing efficiency
  • Understand how IATA will support its member airlines with a database of accredited regulated agents and known consignors
  • Benefit from scoping analysis performed by IATA and its member to prioritize independent validation activities across the airlines network

Who should attend

Prospective Independent Validators must meet the following criteria:

  • Complete a background check, endorsed by an EU Member State
  • Demonstrate independence from the entities they wish to validate
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills in aviation security and auditing
  • Have their application for attendance supported by an EU Member State

Note: for more information on the qualification requirements of an EU Aviation Security Validator, see EU regulation 1082/2012, section 11.6.

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