The SeMS Competency Test is an industry benchmark of Security Management System (SeMS) knowledge.
Supported by examination guidelines, the Competency Test establishes a harmonized way of assessing the
SeMS compliance of individuals (SeMS Managers, IOSA security auditors) through a standardized, objective
and transparent validation mechanism (compliance check). Over the past ten years, IATA has developed tools
to support SeMS implementation, including IOSA guidance, SeMS training and the SeMS Manual, which are
key to the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) program.
The results of this assessment could be used for qualifications check during recruitment; quality control; or to
design an individual professional development plan (including IATA offering). It can also help to
professionalize SeMS related positions by linking the assessment results with job-roles (SeMS/security
managers, security supervisors, auditors, instructors).
What you will learn
Successful completion of this test will:
- Validate your mastery of core SeMS elements
- Validate your ability to track, self-assess and report
SeMS implementation in an organization
- Contribute to harmonizing the level of SeMS
expertise across the industry
- Enable you to track your SeMS proficiency
development and identify areas of improvement,
when taken on a recurrent basis
Who should attend
This course is recommended for:
Airlines and GSP security managers
- SeMS managers
- Security Auditors (including IOSA/ISAGO security
- Industry senior and middle level security
Upon successful completion of the exam, you will be awarded an e-Certificate available for you to print for your records.
Please read the General Information on Partner-taught / Self-study exams, and check the Course edition list for exams when booking your exam.
- Exam Method: Online exam
- Exam Format: Multiple choice questions (closed text book)
- Number of questions: 50
- Time Allowance: 1 hour
- Passing Grade: 80% correct answers
- Number of exam attempts: 2
Graduates of this course can apply for the Harvard ManageMentor© (HMM) distance learning program at a special graduate price.
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