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Cargo Security Awareness

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Build necessary awareness regarding air cargo security and understand applicable regulations, latest concepts and basic principles of security in cargo environment.

What you will learn

Upon completing this course you will have the skills to:

  • Understand your role in cargo security chain
  • Identify possible targets in cargo area
  • Implement and enforce security in your working environment
  • Gain knowledge of the importance of human factors in achieving security
  • Understand the real benefit to you and to prospective employers

Key topics

  • Threats to aviation and introduction to cargo security
  • Importance of implementation of security measures
  • Catering and mail security
  • Crime prevention
  • Recognition and management of threats
  • Human factors in Cargo security

Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • All personnel involved in air cargo transport chain
  • Staff working in companies under regulated agent regime
  • Freight forwarders personnel operating in the field of air transport
  • Those required to undergo an Security Awareness course before obtaining an airport access ID

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

Additional information

This training may be used as foundation for personnel who have to execute cargo security functions.

Exam information

  • Exam Delivery Method: Supervised exam in IATA Exam location. Physical Attendance is required. Depending on exam venue availability online exams are available.
  • Exam Format: Multiple Choice questions
  • Number of questions: 60
  • Time Allowance: 3 hours
  • Passing Grade: 36 correct answers
  • Distinction Grade: 54 correct answers
  • Course edition applicable for the Exam: Please refer to this page

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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