ICAO Air Cargo and Mail Security Course

​For more information about applying for this course, please contact isd@icao.int .

Duration: 5 days

Course description:

This course aims to enable the target population to integrate knowledge of Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) into the context of their designated role in their organization as part of a national responsibility to secure air cargo and mail against acts of unlawful interference, in accordance with Annex 17 and the ICAO Aviation Security Manual (Doc 8973 - Restricted).


In order to receive a certificate of successful completion, participants will be required to pass an end of course exam based on Annex 17, the ICAO Aviation Security Manual (Doc 8973 - Restricted), and materials presented during the course.

Target audience:

  • Aviation Security (AVSEC) personnel responsible for the development, implementation and oversight of air cargo and mail security measures, to include:
    • State civil aviation authority personnel responsible for aviation security; and
    • Personnel from other regulatory authorities, airports, airlines, and/or other stakeholders that have an active role in maintaining air cargo and mail security.
  • National AVSEC instructors, who are or will be, responsible for training similar subject matter.

 

Course objectives:

The course aims to allow the participants to:

  • Explain the origin and purpose of required security measures and procedures at the international and national level to protect air cargo and mail from unauthorized interference;
  • Describe the roles and responsibilities of the State's appropriate authority and other stakeholders in ensuring that ICAO requirements for air cargo and mail security are met;
  • Explain the purpose and key components of the secure supply chain for air cargo and mail;
  • Describe the purpose and procedures relevant to each of the six pillars of the air cargo secure supply chain;
  • Identify the need for additional specific processes to handle mail, dangerous goods, and restricted articles, where applicable; and
  • Identify their own State's processes and procedures that meet the ICAO requirements for air cargo and mail security. 

Entry requirements:

  • Participants should work for the State’s appropriate authority responsible for aviation security, other regulatory authorities, airports, airlines, and/or other stakeholders that have an active role in maintaining air cargo and mail security.
  • There is no minimum level of responsibility for those meeting the target audience criteria.

 

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