Passenger Data Exchange Programs (API/PNR) (LIVE virtual classroom)
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Did you know that in the past 3 years, 110 participants from 22 countries have taken this course with IATA?
About the course
4-day (16 hours) LIVE virtual classroom course
Learn about Advanced Passenger Information (API), Interactive API (IAPI) and Passenger Name Record (PNR) data, as well as the many standards currently used to transmit them. Building on the API-PNR Toolkit, practical exercises will help you understand the steps to building a data program in alignment with international standards. Review existing legal requirements related to API and PNR. Passenger data has become a central piece of the facilitation puzzle, as an increasing number of governments require API-PNR data using multiple transmission standards. ICAO, IATA and the WCO have developed a global framework and international standard for transmitting passenger data. When implemented, this framework will bring value to what is currently a costly process for all parties involved. Airlines, regulators, and airports can benefit from this opportunity to work together toward a solution for information sharing. A common data program will enhance the effectiveness of national border control and improve security throughout the industry. Review how passenger data programs can be integrated into smarter border controls and seamless journey initiatives.
Course Code: TSCS-58-VC
- The live sessions of this virtual classroom course are delivered by an official IATA Instructor.
- The course will take you approximately 16 hours to complete and be held over 4 consecutive days.
- There will be 2 live interactive virtual classroom sessions per day, each session will be 120 minutes.
- The live sessions will require your participation, with multiple Q&A sessions and additional time spent on self-study material including projects, research, additional reading and videos.
- Student performance will be based on an assessment.
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- 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.
We schedule our virtual classroom courses through one of 3 virtual venues, each in a different time zone for your convenience. For more information, please visit our page on virtual classroom timing or contact our Customer Portal.
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Virtual Session EMEA (IATA)
14 - 17 November, 2022
Register before 14 Aug, 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 31 Oct
All prices are before tax and include applicable discounts.
Class no: 149460
Virtual Classroom Training Information
2 daily LIVE sessions:
16:00-18:00 & 18:30-20:30 Beijing/Singapore
12:00-14:00 & 14:30-16:30 Dubai
9:00-11:00 & 11:30-13:30 Geneva/Paris
8:00-10:00 & 10:30-12:30 UTC
What you will learn
Upon completing this course you will be able to:
Compare the common and divergent characteristics of today’s data exchange systems
- Outline the processes that can support and strengthen industry security and national border control capabilities
- Describe the regulatory foundation for these systems and their constraints
- Recognize agreed data elements and data transmission standards
- Incorporate passenger data exchange into your country’s national security and facilitation program
The key topics that are covered during this course include:
- Passenger data definitions
- API, IAPI, PNR and their characteristics
- Data elements and where they can be found
- Data transmission methods
- Messaging standards
- Regulatory constraints
Who should attend
This course is recommended for border control, passenger facilitation and security staff at:
- Government/border control offices
- IT service providers
An IATA Certificate of Completion is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 70% or higher on an assessment. A special distinction is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 90% or higher.
This course is a step toward earning an IATA Diploma in:
Aviation Security Operations Diploma
Gain knowledge of security in a selection of operational areas and earn an industry recognized diploma.