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Consignment Security Declaration (e-CSD) Standards and Implementation (Classroom, 3 days)

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Endorsed by ICAO and adopted by a growing number of countries around the world, the CSD is recognized as the industry standard for documenting secure cargo throughout its journey.

This course outlines the messaging standards and technical requirements you must meet to make the e-CSD functional in your air cargo operations. You will learn how to complete the documentation process from start to finish- from collecting the required security information and using the right terminology to document it, to transmitting the information onto additional carriers.

This course is available at IATA Training Centers, Regional Training Partner locations, and on-demand as in-company training.

Course format

  • This classroom course provides 3 days (24 hours) of instruction delivered by an official IATA Instructor.
  • Student performance will be based on an examination


  • There are no prerequisites for this course
  • Recommended level is Management and Intermediate
  • The recommended level of language proficiency is ICAO Operational Level 4 for courses in English or equivalent for other languages.

Next class

There are currently no scheduled classes. Check back later for updates or contact us to arrange a class in your company.

What you will learn

Upon completion of this course you will:

  • Know how to read electronic and paper CSD document layouts and terminology
  • Understand the codes used in CSD and e-CSD documentation
  • Be able to mobilize your team for e-CSD implementation
  • Know the industry requirements for security information

Course content

  • Introduction to the secure supply chain
    • Key players in e-CSD implementation
    • Roles and responsibilities
    • About the e-CSD
    • e-CSD usage in air cargo industry
    • Compatibility with e-freight, e-AWB and other programs
  • About the CSD
    • The ICAO CSD document layout
    • How to complete the CSD document
  • Electronic messaging requirements
    • Codes and terminology
    • Platforms and message formats
  • e-CSD and CSD technical specifications
    • Typical scenarios e-CSD
    • Technical requirements

Download the course outline


  • Case studies with associated action plans
  • Business case exercises

Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • Regulators, known consignors and freight forwarders
  • Airlines handling cargo
  • Ground handling agents
  • Screening and other IT service providers

Certificate awarded

An IATA Certificate of Completion is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 80% or higher on all exercises and exams. A special distinction is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 90% or higher.

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

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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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