Airport Emergency Response Awareness (e-learning)



About the course

2-hour e-learning course

IATA Airport Emergency Response Awareness aviation training course

Airports have an obligation to coordinate multi-agency activities in emergency or crisis situations. Internal communication is essential for aligned and proper care and assistance to affected persons. All members of staff are exposed to emergency situations and may have a role in the coordinated response. Experience has shown that shock and confusion are one of the inefficacies discovered after such incidents. All the employees may have a role in case of emergency even it if is not a part of the initial Emergency Response Plan (ERP). This e-learning course makes you as a member of the “airport community” understand the main components of an Emergency Response and illustrates how its challenges can be coped with.

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Course Code: TALP-56

Group discounts
Considerable discounts are available for multiple purchases (30+ users) of this course. To simplify company-wide implementation, you can also host this e-learning course on your company’s Learning Management.
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This course can be purchased at a discount as part of the Ramp Handling Essentials Bundle

Course format

  • This e-learning course requires approximately 2 hours of study, to be completed within 6 months from the purchase date (enrollment validity).
  • After the enrollment validity expires, the users will not have access to the course content and will not be able to take the exam.
  • The recommended level for this course is Entry-level
  • Student performance will be based on an examination. Please refer to the Exam Information below for more details.

Registration information

Important: Please note that if you are purchasing courses for more than one person, you must create a User Account for each individual. Registration and payment must be done through each User Account. You cannot use one User Account to purchase courses for multiple individuals. However, you may pay for multiple individuals by one credit card or bank transfer through each individual’s User Account. If you pay by bank transfer, please attach a copy of the bank transfer issued by the sender’s bank to each individual’s order.


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Course fee by user
USD 90

What you will learn

Upon completing this course you will have the skills to:

  • Describe responsibilities, roles and functions of organizations involved in responding to emergencies or crises
  • Describe the basic Humanitarian Response facilities provided at airports
  • Recognize fundamental needs and requirements of directly affected persons and demonstrate empathetic communications
  • Act as trustable member of the “airport community” in the initial hours following an occurrence
  • Explain the most common used definitions, abbreviations and terminology
  • Differentiate between “response”, “recovery” and “Business Continuity”

Course content

The key topics that are covered during this course include:

  • Emergency and Crisis Management Fundamentals
  • Types and phases of emergencies
  • Responsibilities, roles and tasks
  • Immediate Accident Response
  • Recovery and Business Continuity
  • Humanitarian Response

Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • All Airport Operators’ personnel
  • Airline Station Staff
  • All Ground Service Providers’ personnel
  • Agencies such as Rescue and Fire Fighting,
  • Police, Security, Medical Services

Certificate awarded

Upon successful completion of the exam/assessment, you will be awarded a Certificate that you can print for your records.

Exam/Assessment information

Please read the IATA Training Unsupervised Online Examination Student User Guide for Partner-taught or Self-study exams.

  • Method: Unsupervised online exam The exam/assessment can be taken at any time at your convenience.
  • Format: 30 multiple-choice questions
  • Time allowance: 1.5 hours
  • Passing grade: 70% correct answers
  • Number of exam attempts: 2

Important note: The exam/assessment should be accessed after you have completed the course module. Once you have started the assessment you can no longer access the course module.

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