Air Cargo Security (Classroom, 5 days)


Prepare your business to meet the latest cargo security regulations.

Recent air freight terror plots have triggered authorities to address vulnerabilities in the cargo chain and tighten regulations around the world. Emphasizing threat assessment and planning techniques, this course helps air cargo businesses face the new challenges of regulatory compliance. Learn common industry practices and how to apply them in your operations using hands-on simulations and exercises.

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

Course Code: TSCG-02

Course format

  • This classroom course provides 5 days (40 hours) of instruction delivered by an official IATA Instructor.
  • Student performance will be based on an assessment


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

How to register

Next class

Air Cargo Security (Classroom, 5 days)

Singapore, Singapore (IATA)
28 September - 2 October, 2020
Register before 07 Sep, 2020 for a USD100 discount
Please register by 07 Sep
All prices are before tax. Class no: 109960 English
Dev. Nations
USD 2,170
USD 2,790
USD 3,100

1 additional classes are scheduled

Air Cargo Security (Classroom, 5 days)

Hong Kong SAR, China (IATA)
9 - 13 November, 2020
Register before 19 Oct, 2020 for a USD100 discount
Please register by 19 Oct
All prices are before tax. Class no: 109957 English
Dev. Nations
USD 2,170
USD 2,790
USD 3,100

What you will learn

Upon completing this course you will be able to:

  • Understand the principals of the air cargo chain to identify potential security risks
  • Apply the ICAO Annex 17 on cargo security
  • Review the national civil aviation security programs applicable in your area
  • Develop your ability to manage day-to-day and emergency situations in simulation exercises

Course content

  • Review of civil aviation threats and responses after 9/11
  • Regulatory authorities and the enforcement of air cargo laws
  • Commonly used cargo and handling terms
  • Regulated Agent concept
  • Cargo security risk assessment throughout the supply chain
  • Air mail security
  • Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and concealed weapons recognition
  • Cargo terminal access control
  • IOSA cargo security standards and compliance

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  • Threat assessment and planning exercises
  • Cargo warehouse simulations and practice scenarios
  • Final exam

Who should attend

This course is recommended for security staff and management from:

  • Airline cargo departments
  • Air cargo service providers
  • Police and customs authorities
  • Civil Aviation Authority representatives

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.

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