Security Audit and Quality Control (LIVE virtual classroom)

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Did you know that in the past 3 years, 189 participants from 54 countries have taken this course with IATA?

About the course

4-day (22 hours) LIVE virtual classroom course

IATA Security Audit and Quality Control aviation training course

Ensure your compliance with industry-wide security audit requirements and learn the essential airline and airport security audit requirements in ICAO Annex 17 in this advanced-level course. Become proficient in a wide range of industry standards, with in-depth reviews of international and national security programs. Gain the skills to conduct compliant audits and quality control across multiple security segments.

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Course Code: TSCS-10-VC

Course format

  • The live sessions of this virtual classroom course are delivered by an official IATA Instructor.
  • The course will take you approximately 22 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 150 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.

Technical requirements

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  • Participants should have at least two years of experience in aviation security management.
  • 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.

Virtual venues

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.

Please check the exact schedule of each class below (View more details) and click ‘Register’.

Next class

Security Audit and Quality Control (LIVE virtual classroom)

Virtual Session EMEA (IATA)
12 - 15 September, 2022
Register before 22 Aug, 2022 to take advantage of the USD100 Early Bird discount. The price below includes this discount.
Please register by 29 Aug
All prices are before tax and include applicable discounts.
Class no: 149503
USD 1,193
USD 1,591
USD 1,790

Virtual Classroom Training Information

2 daily LIVE sessions:
15:00-17:30 & 18:30-21:00 Beijing/Singapore
11:00-13:30 & 14:30-17:00 Dubai
9:00-11:30 & 12:30-15:00 Geneva/Paris
7:00-9:30 & 10:30-13:00 UTC

What you will learn

Upon completing this course you will be able to:

  • Conduct security audits in the airport, terminal and on the ground
  • Implement quality control processes such as building checklists and communicating results
  • Understand ICAO requirements and apply them to your audit programs
  • Apply surveys and inspections to maintain quality security operations

Course content

The key topics that are covered during this course include:

  • Aviation security background and legislation
    • Global aviation security regime structure
    • International aviation security conventions
    • ICAO Annex 17
  • Audit programs
    • National Civil Aviation Security Program
    • ICAO Universal Security Audit Program
  • Security surveys – evaluating security needs and highlighting vulnerabilities
    • Surveys for airports
    • Surveys for airlines
  • Auditing security segments
    • Airport security
    • Passenger terminal
    • Ground security
    • Baggage security
    • Cargo security
    • Human factors and aviation security training
  • Security Management Systems (SeMS)
    • Core elements
    • Human factors

Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • Aspiring auditors/validators requiring qualification
  • Airline and airport security managers preparing for an audit
  • National aviation security regulators
  • Law enforcement personnel in airport operations
  • Ground handling or security provider staff

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 participant obtaining a grade of 90% or higher.

This course is a step toward earning an IATA Diploma in:

Dangerous Goods Quality Specialist Diploma

You will be equipped to train all categories of dangerous goods training, including instructing a variety of staff engaged in the shipment of goods by air.

  • English
  • Español
  • Français
  • 中文

Aviation Security Operations Diploma

Gain knowledge of security in a selection of operational areas and earn an industry recognized diploma.

  • English
  • Español
  • Français
  • Italiano

Aviation Security Management Diploma

Learn how to apply security measures in response to dynamic security demands.

  • English
  • Español
  • Français
  • Italiano

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