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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.

Requirements

  • Computer Skills
    Excellent skills in Microsoft office, especially in 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:

Air Navigation Services

Years of experience in the area | 15 years in  air navigation / air traffic services or management
Education level | Master degree
Experience delivering training | 3 years
Find out more about Air Navigation Services

Airline Operations & Quality

Years of experience in the area | 10 years as a specialist, manager or director of safety/quality management in an airline
Education level | Master degree
Experience delivering training | 3 years

Specific course requirements:
IOSA-related courses (i.e. TALS-52, TALS-22, TALS-55, TALS-56) | IOSA current auditor status
TALP-26 | IOSA current auditor or current quality manager/director or proven experience on the IOSA program 
TALP-03 | Pilot experience
ISAGO-related courses (TALS-09 TALS-08, TALS-51) | ISAGO current auditor or IOSA current auditor for GRH or SEC or CGO disciplines
Find out more about ​Airline Operations & Quality

Airline Safety

Years of experience in the area |10 years as a specialist, manager or director of safety/quality management in an airline
Education level |Master degree
Experience delivering training | 3 years

Specific course requirements:
TALP-04 | ERP manager experience or proven experience in the area
TALS-43, TALS-44 | CRM experience or pilot experience
Find out more about Airline Safety

Airport and Ground Ops – Operational

Years of experience in the area | 10 years as a specialist, manager or director of airport and/or ground handling operations
Education level | Master degree
Experience delivering training | 2 years or proven public speaking ability
Find out more about Airport and Ground Ops - Operational

Airport Management and Planning

Years of experience in the area | 10 years as a specialist, manager or director of management and/or planning
Education level | Master degree
Experience delivering training | 2 years or proven public speaking ability
Find out more about Airport Management and Planning

Airline Business Management

Years of experience in the area | 5 years in a commercial department in the aviation industry (sales, network, fleet, revenue management) and government affairs
Education level |Master degree
Experience delivering training | 3 years
Find out more about Airline Business Management

Cargo

Years of experience in the area | 10 years as a specialist, manager or directors of cargo management and/or operation
Education level | Master degree
Experience delivering training | 5 years

Specific course requirements:
All cargo management courses | 10 years of experience in cargo airline with a background in strategic management, revenue management, network and route profitability management, sales and key account management.
All cargo operations and handling courses | 10 years of experience in cargo warehouse operations, ULD/palletization handling and build-up, special cargo handling (AVI, PER, PIL and DGR) live animals, perishable, temperature controlled cargo and dangerous goods.
Find out more about Cargo

Civil Aviation

Years of experience in the area | 15 years in civil aviation management or government regulation of aviation
Education level | Master degree
Experience delivering training |  3 years or proven public speaking ability
All courses | Solid knowledge of ICAO Strategic Objectives, SARPs, concepts, best practices and regulatory affairs
Find out more about Civil Aviation

Environment

Years of experience in the area | 5 years in noise, emissions/waste management, carbon offset programs and aviation biofuels
Education level | Master degree (environmental or policy-related)
Experience delivering training | 3 years
Find out more about ​Environment

Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR)

Years of experience in the area | 5 years in operations with dangerous goods
Education level | Master degree
Experience delivering training | 5 years
All courses | Aviation and cargo industry experience an asset

Specific course requirements:
DGR courses | DGR Category 6 certified, Train the Trainer certified authorized to teach by local CAA, if required (e.g. In Switzerland by FOCA, in Singapore by CAAS)
Find out more about Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR)

Fares and Ticketing

Years of experience in the area | 10 years as a specialist, manager or director of management and/or planning
Education level | Master degree
Experience delivering training | 3 years or proven public speaking ability

Specific course requirements:
BSP, CASS | Preferably internal customer service center experts; 5 years of BSP/CASS-related work experience (to be approved by IATA experts in the service centers) | Experience delivering training min 2 years
Revenue Accounting, Proration courses | Must have worked in the airlines for a minimum of 5 years |  Completed IATA Passenger Proration courses within 3 years and/ or active on the job and/or active in the working group
Fares & Ticketing courses | completed IATA Fares & Ticketing courses within 3 years and/ or active on the job and/or active in the working group
Find out more about Fares and Ticketing​

Law and Regulations

Years of experience in the area | 5 years in a Law firm (Aviation Law department)
Education level | Master degree
Experience delivering training | 3 years
All courses | Aviation industry experience and court experience
Find out more about Law and Regulations

Management and Leadership

Years of experience in the area | 5 years in human performance and/or leadership development programs
Education level | Master degree
Experience delivering training | 5 years
PMI-related courses | PMI or coach certification
All courses | Aviation industry experience would be an asset
Find out more about Management and Leadership

Security

Years of experience in the area | 10 years in aviation security with direct management responsibilities in a civil aviation authority, airport, airline or security company
Education level | Master degree
Experience delivering training | 5 years

Specific course requirements:
TSCS-59)| 10 years of experience in cyber security with preference background in a civil aviation authority, airport, airline or security company
Find out more about Security

Application

 

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

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