ACC3/RA3/KC3 Cargo Security Manager (classroom)



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About the course

3-day (24 hours) classroom course

IATA ACC3/RA3/KC3 Cargo Security Manager aviation training course

Prepare your organization for participation in the ACC3/RA3/KC Security Validation. Independent Security Validation has been mandatory as of 1 July 2014, and IATA’s ACC3/RA3/KC3 Cargo Security Manager course will ensure that you are able to transport air cargo and mail into EU Member States, Norway, Iceland, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. You will understand the applicable Regulations and checklist items, the ACC3/RA3/KC3 regime and improve your company readiness for the validation.

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Course Code: TCGP-32

Course format


  • Participants should have a minimum of two years of experience in aviation security or cargo security.
  • Recommended level is Intermediate.
  • The recommended level of language proficiency is ICAO Operational Level 4 or the equivalent for courses held in languages other than English.

How to register

In-house training

To arrange in-house training for your company, please complete the in-house training request form or contact the Training Specialist in your region.

There are no scheduled classes at the moment

What you will learn

Upon completing this course you will be able to:

  • Outline the EU/UK regulations relating to the ACC3 scheme including RA3 and KC3
  • Describe the objectives and intent of the EU/UK Aviation Security Checklist
  • Make pre-assessments to identify your current issues and level of compliance, and to prepare for the validation
  • Evaluate lessons learned from validations conducted to date
  • Apply suggested best practices for smooth validation
  • Identify what will be included in the validation report submitted to an EU Member State or the UK
  • Work with an independent validator to facilitate the independent validation and the final report

Course content

The key topics that are covered during this course include:

  • Relevant legal requirements and how they should be met
  • Internal, Union, UK and international quality control
  • How to motivate others
  • Capabilities and limitations of screening equipment used
  • Organization and responsibilities of an ACC3/RA3/KC3
  • Air carrier security program requirements
  • Recruitment and training of air carrier staff handling cargo
  • EU/UK and internal databases
  • Cargo acceptance procedures
  • Cargo screening requirements
  • Handling high risk cargo or mail
  • Protection and security of air cargo
  • Documentation requirements of air cargo security
  • Compliance to air cargo security programs
  • Interpretation of validation checklist items
  • Validation participation


  • Case studies, discussions, work groups

Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • Security managers and individuals responsible for implementing EU and UK cargo security programs
  • Quality Control professionals responsible to ensure company compliance

Certificate awarded

An IATA Certificate of Completion is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 70% or higher on an assessment. A special distinction is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 90% or higher.

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