Behavioral Analysis and Predictive Screening Strategies (Classroom, 5 days)

Some of these topics are also explored in the following virtual classroom course:

Did you know that in the past 4 years, 153 participants from 29 countries have taken this course with IATA?


With the variety of increasing threats, security has to be designed smartly and be risk-based driven. Explore the role of human factors in security screening and learn how to utilize behavioral analysis strategies. During this 5 day course, discover the most recent screening methods. Learn how they can enhance your current security and protection strategy. Learn to utilize methodologies such as suspicious signs and indicators in passenger behavior, before even making contact with a passenger to increase efficiency and target high-risk threats.

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 code: TSCS-37

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 and 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

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Behavioral Analysis and Predictive Screening Strategies (Classroom, 5 days)

Netherlands, Amsterdam (IATA)
27 September - 1 October, 2021
Register before 06 Sep, 2021 to take advantage of the USD100 Early Bird discount. The price below includes this discount.
Please register by 06 Sep
All prices are before tax. Class no: 132555 English
Dev. Nations
USD 2,070
USD 2,690
USD 3,000

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Behavioral Analysis and Predictive Screening Strategies (Classroom, 5 days)

United States, Miami (IATA, ACCET Accredited)
1 - 5 November, 2021
Register before 01 Aug, 2021 to take advantage of the 20% Early Bird discount. The price below includes this discount.
Please register by 11 Oct
All prices are before tax. Class no: 132618 English
Dev. Nations
USD 1,736
USD 2,232
USD 2,480


The IATA Training Center in Miami is ACCET Accredited

A regional course discount (up to 10% discount) is available for classroom courses at IATA Training Centers in the Americas (excluding Canada).

To claim the discount, enter 'LatAmTraining' in the promotional code field during your registration. The discount will be deducted automatically from the course price. This discount will be applied in addition to any qualifying early bird promotion.

Miami Training Center Information

What you will learn

Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Identify and anticipate security and terror threats
  • Assess a passenger's level of risk using a variety of tools to obtain information
  • Create a culture of awareness within your organization
  • Evaluate passenger data during the security check processes
  • Apply questioning techniques to obtain additional information from passenger

Course content

  • Security threats and terrorism
    • Threats to civil aviation
    • Current terror threats
    • Modus operandi of terror groups
  • Screening technologies
    • Traditional security screening implementation
    • Behavior analysis system
    • Concealment techniques
  • Detecting suspicious signs
    • Reading body language
    • Observation techniques
  • Evaluating travel documents
    • Passenger data (PNR/PNI)
    • Travel documents as indicators
  • Questioning techniques
    • Collecting information from passengers


  • Role play and face-to-face exercises

Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • Experienced screening staff working in airports, airlines and law enforcement units
  • Security managers
  • Security screening supervisors
  • Screening security personnel

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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