Certificate in Airport Security


The Certificate in Airport Security provides participants with an understanding of the role of the airport in aviation security. Through exploring key security concepts and best practices, this course also supports participants to identify mitigation measures that are appropriate to their own airport’s threat environment.

Learning Objectives

On completion of this course participants will be able to:

  • Have a deeper understanding of the security measures and technologies employed at airports globally.
  • Recognise best practices for airport security programmes.
  • Identify security measures that are most appropriate for their airport environment.
  • Understand how to promote and maintain a positive security culture across their airport.
  • Explain how to assess the effectiveness and ensure the quality of their airport security programme.
  • Understand best practice for responding to security incidents.

Who Should Enrol?

  • Airport Security Managers.
  • Airport Security Committee Members.
  • Airport managers, supervisors or personnel with security responsibilities.
  • Anyone interested in a career in airport security.
  • Suppliers and service providers with security responsibilities at an airport (e.g. airport security providers, ground handlers etc.)

Course Content

The Certificate in Airport Security consists of the following nine modules:

Introduction to Aviation Security

  • Introduction to Aviation Security.
  • A History of Incidents and the Evolution of Security Measures.
  • The Security System.

Basic Security Measures

  • Passenger, Baggage, Vehicle and Staff Screening.
  • Access Control.
  • Protection of the Perimeter, Aircraft and Vulnerable Areas.
  • Terminal Security.

The Structure of Aviation Security

  • Aviation Security Legislative Overview.
  • Airport and Aircraft Operator Security Programmes.
  • The Airport Security Manager and Security Committee.

Understanding Threat and Risk Assessment

  • Understanding Risk.
  • Risk Assessment and Mitigation.

Security Technologies and their Capabilities

  • Security Screen Technologies and Equipment.
  • Considerations When Choosing Technologies and Equipment.

Security and Human Factors, Culture and Training

  • Human Factors in Airport Security.
  • Security Culture.
  • Security Training.

Alternative Security Measures

  • Explosive Detection Dogs.
  • Behaviour Detection.

Quality Assurance and Quality Management

  • Introduction to Quality Management.
  • ISO 9000.
  • The Process of Quality Assurance.

Security Incident and Response

  • Planning for and Responding to Security Incidents.
  • Security Incidents Involving Aircraft.
  • Security Incidents Not Involving Aircraft.
  • Post Incident Reporting, Review and Analysis.


Each training module includes an integrated online assessment.  

Candidates must successfully complete all module assessments to receive a Certificate of Completion.



– 412 reviews

“This is a very informative course, the material is relevant to International Airport Security Operations. I would recommend persons that are working in the capacity to enroll as there is a lot to learn.” – Ryan

“The course was very interesting including the content & the way it’s designed. The content was deeply explained & covered all the possible aspects. ” – Rayhan

“I’ve learned a lot during this class and will cascade it to all airport personnel and staffs as well as to the management and the authority.” – Victor

Course info

  • Language: English
  • Duration: 10 Hours
  • Level: Certificate
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$895.00 USD