AVSEC Background Vetting and Insider Threat Mitigation (classroom)

Did you know that in the past 4 years, 47 participants from 7 countries have taken this course with IATA?

About the course

3-day (24 hours) classroom course

Your business is only as good as the integrity of your employees. Pre-employment background checks are the first, and possibly most important step in making sure your employees do not risk damaging the integrity of your business. The risk of insider threats is nothing new, but easy access to new technologies and tools brings new challenges to insider threat mitigation. Based on recommendations from the ICAO Universal Security Audit Program and the IATA Security Manual, this course helps you develop an employee background vetting program that fits the context of your company giving you an insight into regulatory requirements, potential legal implications for your HR and security practices, and practical vetting techniques. A full-day implementation workshop guides you through the selection and implementation of proven vetting procedures, while also letting you practice a range of candidate evaluation techniques.

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

Download the Outline

Course code: TSCS-60

Course format

  • This classroom course provides 3 days (24 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

To arrange in-house training for your company: Complete the in-house training request form or contact the salesperson in your region.

Next class

AVSEC Background Vetting and Insider Threat Mitigation (classroom)

Hong Kong SAR, China (IATA)
27 - 29 July, 2022
Register before 06 Jul, 2022 to take advantage of the USD100 Early Bird discount. The price below includes this discount.
Please register by 06 Jul
All prices are before tax and include applicable discounts.
Class no: 148286
USD 1,300
USD 1,695
USD 1,900

1 additional classes are scheduled

AVSEC Background Vetting and Insider Threat Mitigation (classroom)

Switzerland, Geneva (IATA)
20 - 22 September, 2022
Register before 20 Jun, 2022 to take advantage of the 20% Early Bird discount (only for payment by credit card or ICH)*. The price below includes this discount. *Terms apply
Please register by 30 Aug
All prices are before tax and include applicable discounts.
Class no: 148645
USD 1,120
USD 1,436
USD 1,600

What you will learn

Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Choose the right approach and vetting procedures for your company
  • Examine the weaknesses in your vetting program
  • Assess systemic problems in your processes
  • Determine the resources, tools and techniques needed to strengthen your background vetting program and support insider threat detection
  • Utilize insider threat mitigation and vetting techniques
  • Adopt a risk management approach to selecting your workforce and allocating resources
  • Integrate online reputation evaluation into your insider threat strategy and vetting procedures

Course content

  • Setting up a program
    • How to take advantage of available data and data sources for your background vetting program
    • Risk management for your workforce
    • Allocating resources to create a professional recruitment and vetting program
  • Vetting techniques
    • Voice stress analysis, psychometric testing, and other technical aids for evaluating a candidate
    • Negative and positive vetting techniques
    • Using online reputation evaluation for vetting


  • Practice exercises and evaluation of your vetting and interview techniques
  • Examination of your employee background vetting roles and responsibilities within your organization

Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • Security and human resources management at airlines and airports
  • Corporate security management
  • Government and regulator staff

Certificate awarded

An IATA Certificate of Completion is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 70% 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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