CIFFA Education / Air Cargo Security Training

CIFFA Education

Authorized Cargo Representative (ACR)
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On Demand N/A Authorized Cargo Representative (ACR) Online $75.00 CAD + Tax $100.00 CAD + Tax
Authorized Cargo Representative (ACR)
  • Start Date: On Demand
    Location: Online
    Member Fee: $75.00 CAD + Tax
    Non-Member Fee: $100.00 CAD + Tax

An Authorized Cargo Representative (ACR) is known as: A person who has assigned air cargo security duties at the company, persons with the need, right and qualifications to access air cargo such as accepting and tendering cargo, delivering or validating shipments. 

Training is done via an e-Learning program, available 24/7. Plan on 3-4 hours for completion of the ACR e-Learning Program. Learn how to handle cargo destined for air transport in a “secure” environment, how to recognize and respond to air cargo that has been tampered with, and how to restore a secure environment for air cargo. 

CIFFA Air Cargo Security training for Authorized Cargo Representatives (ACRs) is fully revised and narrated to include the changes implemented on October 17th, 2016. This updated course is suitable for new ACRs or as a refresher training. It is also suitable for Known Consignors, Regulated Agents, Certified Agents or Authorized Cargo Administrators that will maintain ACRs.

Note* This course does not include ACR cargo screener training for any Transport Canada approved screening methods.

Locations: Online, Online
Exam Location: Online
Certificate : Authorized Cargo Representative Training Certificate
Final passing grade (%) : 100
Certificate Expiry : No expiry date. On-going continuous training is recommended

Important note: Due to the security-sensitive nature of these programs, registrations will be accepted only from participants in Transport Canada’s Air Cargo Security Program, who are regulated Agents, certified Agents, and known Consignors.  

The program authorization number or screenshot of Cargo Security Plan status from the Secure Supply Chain Information Management System (SSCIMS) will be required to register for this training.

Schedule & Topics:

L1 – Air Cargo Security Program Introduction 

L2 - Roles and Responsibilities

L3 – Defining Vulnerability, Threats and Risks

L4 – Basic Identification of Unauthorized Weapons, Explosives, Incendiaries & CBRNs

L5– Identification and Response to Threats

L6 – Prevention of Unauthorized Access and Tampering

L7 - Security Incident Reporting

L8 – Air Cargo Security Plan Basic Requirements for ACRs

Learning Objectives:
  • Describe the legal basis of Canada’s Air Cargo Security Program
  • Describe Canada’s Air Cargo Security Program requirements
  • List the general roles and responsibilities of Program Participants and the different types of ACRs, i.e., drivers and cargo handlers
  • Describe threats, risks and vulnerabilities as they pertain to air cargo security
  • Identify unauthorized weapons, explosives, incendiary devices, CBRNs and dangerous goods
  • Identify possible threats of violence, unauthorized access to facilities and how to notify response agencies
  • Describe prevention methods for unauthorized access to and tampering with cargo, storage, drivers and vehicles, facilities, information security and personnel
  • Describe the reporting procedures of security incidents to Transport Canada
  • Describe the purpose and basic requirements of the Cargo Security Plan (CSP)
  • Describe the basic requirements and purpose of air cargo security audits
Target Audience:
Everyone who has access to air cargo.  Personnel of:
  • Freight forwarders;
  • 3rd party logistics providers;
  • Known Consignors;
  • Warehousing and distribution;
  • Carriers;
  • Drivers.

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