Airport Security Operations Optimization (Classroom)

Did you know that in the past 5 years, 164 participants from 36 countries have taken this course with IATA?


This course teaches the basics of operational aviation security (AVSEC), providing an overview of the latest security issues, threats, and technological developments. With a focus on ICAO and IATA documentation, gain tools to implement international security procedures within your organization.

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

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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 Intermediate.
  • 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

Airport Security Operations Optimization (Classroom)

United Kingdom, London (IATA)
20 - 24 September, 2021
Register before 30 Aug, 2021 to take advantage of the USD100 Early Bird discount. The price below includes this discount.
Please register by 30 Aug
All prices are before tax. Class no: 132443 English
Dev. Nations
USD 2,070
USD 2,690
USD 3,000

1 additional classes are scheduled

Airport Security Operations Optimization (Classroom)

Hong Kong SAR, Hong Kong (JAA-RTP)
18 - 22 October, 2021
Please register by 26 Sep
All prices are before tax. Class no: 137863 English
Dev. Nations
USD 2,170
USD 2,790
USD 3,100

This class is offered in cooperation with JARDINE AIRPORT SERVICES LIMITED.

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For information and to register, please contact:

Jardine Aviation Academy
4/F CNAC House, 12 Tung Fai Road
Hong Kong International Airport
Tel: +852 2216 2433

What you will learn

On completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Learn the structure and roles of major aviation security organizations
  • Evaluate threat and risk involved in security planning
  • Execute security concepts and integrate them into an airport security plan

Course content

  • International aviation security laws and legal obligations
  • Current threats and risks to the aviation industry
  • Control of access to airport security restricted areas
  • Screening of passenger and cabin baggage
  • Risk assessment and contingency planning
  • Emerging technologies and equipment
  • Command and control of response to major incidents


  • Design a full airport security concept with a team
  • Analyse case studies highlighting recent industry developments

Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • Representatives from civil aviation authorities
  • Airline and airport-based and government personnel with AVSEC responsibilities
  • Law enforcement personnel responsible for the overview of security measures

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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