CIFFA Education / Air Cargo Security Training

CIFFA Education

Cargo Security Co-ordinator (CSC) Initial
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On Demand N/A Cargo Security Co-ordinator (CSC) Initial Online $425.00 CAD + Tax $525.00 CAD + Tax
Cargo Security Co-ordinator (CSC) Initial
  • Start Date: On Demand
    Location: Online
    Member Fee: $425.00 CAD + Tax
    Non-Member Fee: $525.00 CAD + Tax

A Cargo Security Coordinator (CSC) is known as:  A senior company representative who has the responsibility and authority to manage air cargo security issues and to liaise with Transport Canada as necessary." The CSC is responsible for the development, implementation, maintenance and administration of the Cargo Security Plan for an individual or multiple sites. 

Training is done via an e-Learning program, available 24/7. Plan on 5-6 hours for completion of the CSC e-Learning Program.

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

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

Locations: Online
Exam Location: Online
Certificate : Cargo Security Co-ordinator
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:

Course registrants are required to complete the online course and pass the online exam.

The Online lessons include:

L1 - Air Cargo Security Program Introduction

L2 - ACSP Application Process

L3 - Vulnerability, Threat and Risk

L4 - Identification of Unauthorized Weapons, Explosives/Incendiaries and CBRNs

L5 - Identification and Response to Threats

L6 - Prevention of Unauthorized Access and Tampering

L7 - Security Incident Reporting

L8 - Cargo Security Plan Requirements

L9 - Security Audits

Learning Objectives:
  • Be aware of historical incidents
  • Understand the role of ICAO
  • Become familiar with the Air Cargo Security Program legislation
  • Understand who are the stakeholders 
  • Recognize roles and responsibilities in the supply chain
  • Become familiar with the Transport Canada Air Cargo Security program application process and the steps involved in becoming a member of the program
  • Discuss the categories that were introduced on October 17, 2016
  • Describe threats, risks and vulnerabilities as they pertain to air cargo security
  • Identify unauthorized weapons, explosives, incendiary devices, CBRNs and dangerous goods
  • Describe how to identify possible threats and suspicious behaviour, acts or threats of violence, unauthorized access to facilities, and notify response agencies
  • Describe prevention methods for unauthorized access to and tampering with cargo, storage, drivers and vehicles, facilities, information security and personnel
  • Be familiar with reporting procedures of security occurrences to Transport Canada 
  • Be familiar with the documenting of the cargo security plan regarding security occurrences and the sequence of reporting
  • Become familiar with the basic requirements that need to be addressed and documented in a cargo in a cargo security plan when applying to one of the Transport Canada Air Cargo Security program categories
  • Become familiar with the requirements and purpose of security audits
  • Be introduced to basic auditing procedures and audit reports
  • Describe what is needed to conduct successful audits
  • Have access to auditing tools that can be customized to company’s needs

Target Audience:

Management personnel of companies in the supply chain, dealing with air cargo. These designated representatives of your company must have the authority to implement air cargo security procedures: Freight Forwarders, Third Party Service Providers, Warehousing and Distribution, Carriers, Known Consignors (shippers who tender secure cargo). Transport Canada also requires CSCs to undergo a criminal background check, in addition to air cargo security training. 

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