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Aviation Security Awareness

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Security is a concern for everyone in the industry, affecting virtually all areas of operation. Whether you work with passengers, cargo or at a security checkpoint, you have a role in keeping the industry safe.

This course introduces you to the security measures and regulations you need to know to work responsibly in the industry. It also provides examples of practices you can apply in your workplace to identify and prevent potential security threats.

Course format

This distance learning course is available in Printed and eTextbook format.
  • This course requires approximately 40 hours of study, to be completed in 1 year.
  • Student performance will be based on an examination. Please refer to the Exam Information below for more details.

What you will learn

By the end of this course, you will understand:

  • Your role as a future security professional in the overall aviation security framework
  • The types of threats to consider in a security risk assessment
  • Steps for enforcing security in your work areas
  • The role of human factors in maintaining security

Key topics

  • Current threats to the aviation industry
  • Aviation security regulations and the international organizations behind them
  • Airport access control for people and vehicles
  • Passenger, baggage, cargo, mail and catering security basics
  • Common airport and in-flight security measures for responding to threats

Download the course outline

Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • Entry-level security staff
  • Industry personnel working with passengers or cargo

Certificate awarded

An IATA eCertificate is awarded to participants successfully passing the final exam.

Exam information

Please read the General Information on Distance Learning Exams, and check the Distance Learning - Course edition list for exams when booking your exam.

  • Exam Delivery Method: Non-supervised online based exam. Exam can be taken any time at your convenience.
  • Exam Format: Multiple Choice questions
  • Number of questions: 60
  • Time Allowance: 3 hours
  • Passing Grade: 36 correct answers
  • Distinction Grade: 51 correct answers
  • Number of exam attempts: 2

This course is a step toward earning an IATA Diploma in:

Additional information

Further training
Graduates of this course can apply for the Harvard ManageMentor (HMM) distance learning program at a special graduate price.

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