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Security Checkpoint Management (Classroom, 5 days)

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Evaluate the capabilities and limitations of your technology and team to increase efficiency in your screening operations.

This course provides you with the latest assessment techniques to help identify areas for improvement in your operations. Develop your staff by implementing stringent recruitment processes and recurrent training programs. Improve the use of your screening technology with the most current information on industry threats, new technologies and x-ray screening techniques.

Available as: Classroom & In-Company course
Duration: 4 days (32 hours)
Recommended level: Professional and Management
Prerequisites: None

Next class

Jul 13 - Jul 17, 2015 - Netherlands, Amsterdam (IATA)

1 additional class is scheduled. See all

What you will learn

Upon completing this course you will have the skills to:

  • Identify x-ray screener job requirements to standardize hiring processes
  • Establish training programs for security screening staff 
  • Manage staff in day-to-day operations  
  • Establish and maintain threat recognition systems
  • Know what screening technologies are available on market for new equipment purchases 

Course content

Background and Regulations

  • Aviation security background and current trends
  • Legislative aspects of aviation security
  • Customer service vs. securing the flight

Threats and Detection Technology

  • Explosives and Improvised Explosive Devices
  • Detection technology categories
  • Health and safety using detection technologies
  • Weapon recognition

Screening Management

  • Recruiting screeners
  • Building a training program
  • Testing and designing drills
  • Checkpoint designs


  • Final exam

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Who should attend

This course is recommended for Security Managers and Security Screening Supervisors from:

  • Airlines 
  • Airports
  • Security service providers
  • Law enforcement agencies
  • Civil aviation authorities

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 towards earning an IATA Diploma in:

Additional information

About IATA Classroom Training
We train more than 10,000 aviation professionals annually through our global network of IATA Training Centers, Regional Training Partners, and in private in-company sessions. Our 200+ classroom courses are developed using IATA’s unique industry insight and delivered by IATA Instructors, experts in their fields. More

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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