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Instructor Opportunities

Through our 200+ global IATA InstructorsIATA Training trains thousands of aviation professionals and businesses each year. Our instructors train in English, French, Spanish, and Mandarin.

We welcome applications from aviation specialists who are looking to train professionals, coming from the aviation industry. Please review our list of requirements below to apply to become an IATA Instructor.

IATA Training

Quality training starts with the right instructors. That is why we hire only the most qualified instructors to deliver our courses at our IATA Training Centers, in-company sessions and regional partner locations.

We work with more than 200 official IATA Instructors, IATA employees and sought-after consultants from around the world with at least ten years of experience in their respective fields. Each IATA Instructor undergoes rigorous assessment and instructional training to ensure they have the skills and expertise to deliver practical training with results.

Our instructors are dedicated professionals and it shows – participants consistently score our instructors over 90% on course evaluations for their knowledge of course content and ability to transfer skills in the classroom.

If you would like to become an IATA Instructor, please follow the instructions below.


  • Computer Skills
    Excellent skills of Microsoft office, especially in the use PowerPoint
Communication Skills
  • Strong communication skills and proficiency in instructional techniques.
  • Ability to work with a multicultural audience.
Language Skills
  • Instruction in English: ICAO Level 5 (Extended) in English with excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Instruction in a language other than English: ICAO Level 4 (Operational) in English and ICAO Level 5 (Extended) in the language of instructional delivery
Additional requirements per area of study
  • Please view the area of study below to find our minimum requirements to become an Instructor in that subject area:
Area of study ​Area of experience ​Number of years of experience in the area of study ​University degree and/or equivalent qualifications & experience ​Number of years’ experience delivering training  ​Other requirements (regulatory, min. IATA requirements etc.)
Air Navigation Services​Air navigation / air traffic services or management​10​yes​3​Industry equivalents for university degree for GNSS/ PBN courses (TCVT-16, 17, 20, 21, 25, 37) include Air Traffic Controller, pilot, Airspace Planner, ATC Procedures Designer, airspace or flight path designer etc.
​Airline Operations & Quality​Specialist, manager or director of safety/quality management in an airline​10​yes or experience​3
Airline Safety​Specialist, manager or director of safety/quality management in an airline​10​yes or experience​3
Airport and Ground Ops - Operational ​Specialist, manager or director of Airport and/or Ground Handling Operations​10​yes or experience

or proven public speaking ability
Airport Management and Planning ​Specialist, manager or director of Management and/or Planning​10​yes and experience
or proven public speaking ability
​Aviation Performance and Management​Human performance and/or leadership development programs​5​yes or experience​5
Aviation industry experience would be an asset
Airline Business Management​Commercial department in the aviation industry (sales, network, fleet, rev management) and government affairs ​5​yes or experience​3​Teaching / academic experience would be an asset
Specialist, manager or directors of cargo management and/or operation and/or handling​10​yes or experience​3
Civil Aviation​Civil Aviation management or government regulation of aviation​10​yes or experience​3 
or proven public speaking ability
​Solid knowledge of ICAO Strategic Objectives, SARPs, concepts, best practices and regulatory affairs
​EnvironmentNoise, emissions/waste management, carbon offset programs and aviation biofuels​5​yes -
Masters degree preferred (Environmental or policy-related)
​3​At least 2 years of industry experience in an environment-related role
Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR)​Operations with Dangerous Goods​5​yes or experience​5​Aviation and cargo industry experience an asset. DGR Category 6 certified, Train the Trainer certified Authorized to teach by local CAA, if required (eg. In Switzerland by FOCA, in Singapore by CAAS)
Fares and Ticketing​Specialist, manager or director of Management and/or Planning​​10​​yes and experience​
or proven public speaking ability
Law and Regulations​Law firm
(Aviation Law department)
​5​yes in 
Aviation Law or experience
​Aviation industry experience and court experience
Security​Aviation security with direct management responsibilities in a civil aviation authority, airport, airline or security company​10​yes or experience​5

If you meet the minimum requirements as listed above and would like to become an IATA instructor, please send your application to ITDI_instructor_application@iata.org, and include the following:

The Subject of your email should include the subject area you have expertise to teach in, followed by the region you are based in, (both in square brackets) followed by "Instructor Application" and your full name as in the following example:

Your email body should start with a maximum of 5 URLs of the IATA courses you would like to teach, as in the example:

Please attach all of the following to your email:

  • Resume
  • References
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Copies of all of your certificates, diplomas, and attestations
  • Proof of training delivery experience.

We look forward to receiving your application: ITDI_instructor_application@iata.org

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