IATA Training
Through our 300+ global IATA Instructors, IATA Training trains thousands of aviation professionals and businesses each year.

Quality training starts with the right instructors. That is why we hire only the most qualified instructors to deliver our courses at our IATA Training Centers, in-company sessions and at Regional Training Partner locations.

We work with more than 300 official IATA Instructors, IATA employees and sought-after consultants from around the world with at least ten years of experience in their respective fields.  Our instructors train in English, French, Spanish, and Mandarin. 

Each IATA Instructor undergoes rigorous assessment and instructional training to ensure they have the skills and expertise to deliver practical training with results.

Our instructors are dedicated professionals and it shows – participants consistently score our instructors over 90% on course evaluations for their knowledge of course content and ability to transfer skills in the classroom. 

We welcome applications from aviation specialists who are looking to train professionals, coming from the aviation industry. 

If you would like to become an IATA Instructor, please view the area of study below to find our minimum requirements to become an Instructor in that subject area, and follow the instructions below.

General Requirements

Computer Skills

  • Excellent skills in Microsoft office, especially in PowerPoint
  • Experience in delivering courses through virtual platforms is an asset
Communication Skills
  • Strong communication skills and proficiency in instructional techniques.
  • Ability to work with a multicultural audience.
Language Skills
  • Instruction in English: ICAO Level 5 (Extended) in English with excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Instruction in a language other than English: ICAO Level 4 (Operational) in English and ICAO Level 5 (Extended) in the language of instructional delivery

Additional requirements per area of study

Air Navigation Services

  • 15 years of experience in air navigation and/or air traffic services or management
  • Master's degree
  • 3 years of experience delivering training

Airline Operations & Quality

  • 10 years of experience as a specialist, manager, or director of safety/quality management in an airline
  • Master's degree
  • 3 years of experience delivering training

Specific course requirements:

Airline Safety

  • 10 years of experience as a specialist, manager or director of safety/quality management in an airline
  • Master's degree
  • 3 years of experience delivering training

Specific course requirements:

  • TALP-04 | ERP manager experience or proven experience in the area
  • TALS-43, TALS-44 | CRM experience or pilot experience

Airport and Ground Ops – Operational

  • 10 years of experience as a specialist, manager or director of airport and/or ground handling operations
  • Master's degree
  • 2 years of experience or proven public speaking ability

Airport Management and Planning

  • 10 years of experience as a specialist, manager, or director of management and/or planning
  • Master's degree
  • 2 years of experience or proven public speaking ability

Airline Business Management

  • 5 years of experience in a commercial department in the aviation industry (sales, network, fleet, revenue management) and government affairs
  • Master's degree
  • 3 years of experience delivering training

Cargo

  • 10 years of experience as a specialist, manager or director of cargo management and/or operation
  • Master's degree
  • 5 years of experience delivering training

Specific course requirements:

  • All cargo management courses | 10 years of experience in cargo airline with a background in strategic management, revenue management, network and route profitability management, sales and key account management.
  • All cargo operations and handling courses | 10 years of experience in cargo warehouse operations, ULD/palletization handling and build-up, special cargo handling (AVI, PER, PIL and DGR) live animals, perishable, temperature-controlled cargo and dangerous goods.

Civil Aviation

  • 15 years of experience in civil aviation management or government regulation of aviation
  • Master's degree
  • 3 years of experience delivering training or proven public speaking ability
  • Solid knowledge of ICAO Strategic Objectives, SARPs, concepts, best practices and regulatory affairs

Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR)

  • 5 years of experience in operations with dangerous goods
  • Master's degree
  • 5 years of experience delivering training
  • Aviation and cargo industry experience an asset

Specific course requirements:

  • DGR courses | DGR Category 6 certified, Train the Trainer certified authorized to teach by local CAA, if required (e.g. In Switzerland by FOCA, in Singapore by CAAS)

Environment

  • 5 years of experience in noise, emissions/waste management, carbon offset programs and aviation biofuels
  • Master's degree (environmental or policy-related)
  • 3 years of experience delivering training

Fares and Ticketing

  • 10 years of experience as a specialist, manager or director of management and/or planning
    Master's degree
  • 3 years of experience delivering training
  • 3 years of experience delivering virtual training

Specific course requirements:

BSP, CASS | Preferably internal customer service center experts; 5 years of BSP/CASS-related work experience (to be approved by IATA experts in the service centers) | Experience delivering training min 2 years


Proration courses
| Must have worked in the airlines for a minimum of 5 years | Completed IATA Passenger Proration courses within 3 years and/ or active on the job and/or active in the working group

Revenue Accounting | 10 years as a specialist, manager or director of Proration/Interline in an airline. Specific courses:

  • Passenger Proration (TALF-56)
  • Interline Accounting and Control (TALF-10)

Finance and Accounting

  • 10 years of experience as a specialist, manager, or director of Finance and Accounting Management in an airline
  • Master's degree
  • 3 years of experience delivering classroom training
  • 2 years of experience delivering virtual training 

Areas of experience

  • Airline Finance Risk Management (Aircraft leasing, risk management, fuel hedging etc.)
  • Airline Accounting and Finance
  • Sustainable Airline Finance Practices

Law and Regulations

  • 5 years of experience in a Law firm (Aviation Law Department)
  • Master's degree
  • 3 years of experience delivering classroom training
  • Aviation industry experience and court experience

Management and Leadership

  • 5 years of experience in human performance and/or leadership development programs
  • Master's degree
  • 3 years of experience delivering training
  • Aviation industry experience would be an asset

PMI-related courses | PMI or coach certification

Security

  • 10 years of experience in aviation security with direct management responsibilities in a civil aviation authority, airport, airline or security company
  • Master's degree
  • 5 years of experience delivering training

Specific course requirements:

  • TSCS-59 | 10 years of experience in cyber security with a preference background in a civil aviation authority, airport, airline or security company

Travel and Tourism

  • 10 years of experience as a specialist, manager, or director at TMC, International OTA. Expert in the travel sales process, customer account management, business travel etc.
  • Master's degree
  • 3 years of experience delivering classroom training
  • 2 years of experience delivering virtual training

Specific course requirements:

  • Travel sales and marketing
  • Managing a Travel Business
  • Selling Leisure and Business Travel (TTTG-41)

Application

If you meet the minimum requirements as listed above and would like to become an IATA instructor, please send your application to ITDI_instructor_application@iata.org and include the following:

The Subject of your email should include the subject area you have the expertise in teaching, followed by the region you are based in, (both in square brackets) followed by "Instructor Application" and your full name as in the following example:



Your email body should start with a maximum of 5 URLs of the IATA courses you would like to teach, as in the example:

Please attach all of the following to your email:

  • Resume
  • References
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Copies of all of your certificates, diplomas, and attestations
  • Proof of training delivery experience.

We look forward to receiving your application: ITDI_instructor_application@iata.org