OnDemand Training and Workshops

airport workshops


SSi staff deliver instructor-led, onsite training workshops as well as On-Demand online training classes for Trusted Agent Credentialing (TAC), Airport Police (LEO), Safety or Security Management Systems (SMS or SeMS), and Airport Security Coordinators (ASC).

Our training programs meet Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as well as ICAO, OSHA, and other transportation industry regulations and published best practices. A certificate of completion, accepted by TSA / FAA and airports nationally, is provided for inclusion in the ASP and employee training file.

  • Onsite workshops provide the attendees with best practices, airport-specific information (such as how content pertains to ASP)
  • All workshop materials are up-to-date, professionally developed, and provided to students for take-home job aids
  • Student records are kept by SSi indefinitely in case of lost records or need for proof of compliance

On-Demand Online Training

Airport Security Coordinator (ASC) On-Demand Certification

This Airport Security Coordinator online course focuses on aviation security and the many roles of the Airport Security Coordinator (ASC) and is designed to prepare individuals to perform the functions of the ASC as required by 49 CFR 1542.3. Upon completion of the Airport Security Coordinator course students will be familiar with the Airport Security Plan (ASP) as well as the regulations that govern airport security. The course is available online 24/7 and includes a debriefing following the successful completion of the online course.

$425.00
Estimated Time: 4 hours 30 minutes

Trusted Agent Credentialing (TAC) On-Demand Training

This credentialing training program is intended for airport Trusted Agents who work with their ASC and Authorized Signatories for issuing Airport Identification to badge-holders. The course includes a best practices overview of a variety of current software and functionalities. Upon completion of this course, attendees will learn methods to stay organized to ensure the accuracy and verification of credential documents and avoid fraud or mishandling Badge holder sensitive personal information. The course is available online 24/7 and upon successful completion of all 4 modules in the curriculum, an online certificate is available for your training file.

$295.00
Estimated Time: 3 hours 15 minutes

Workshops and Seminars – Onsite

Aviation Security

Airport Security Coordinator (ASC)

This class focuses on aviation security and the many roles of the Airport Security Coordinator. The course is designed to prepare individuals to perform the functions of the Airport Security Coordinator as required by 49 CFR §1542.3. The course includes an overview of the history of aviation security, working functions of the agencies with security responsibilities, an understanding of why information is restricted, the purpose of the Airport Security Program, and specific instruction in the functions of the Airport Security Coordinator position. Emphasis is placed on the Code of Federal Regulations Title §1542, §1544, §1546, §1548, and §1550 that determine security directives among the airport and airport partners. Upon completion of this course, attendees will be familiar with the Airport Security Plan (ASP) as well as the regulations that govern airport security.

Starting at $425 per person
Estimated Time: 1-day

Airport Law Enforcement Officer Training (LEO) Onsite Workshop

This interactive discussion and role-play-based workshop covers the roles of Airport LEOs and their responsibility to implementing many Airport Security Plan (ASP) provisions. The class covers the regulations that govern airport security and is designed to prepare personnel to perform the law enforcement officer functions as required by 49CFR §1542.217. Attendees are guided through a mixture of lectures, interactive discussions, practical exercises, and scenario resolutions concerning current topics at airports. Upon successful completion attendees, will receive a Certificate of Completion for their training profile.

Estimated Time: 1-2 days

Security Writer’s Workshop

This 1-day workshop is designed to assist in tailoring the current ASP to meet the TSA guidelines and revised directives. Attendees leave with a completed ASP formatted according to guidelines, along with details for completion and submission to TSA for approval and resources at neighboring same-sized airports. Attendees learn the required items for their airport, technical document formatting tips that save revision time, and a greater understanding of the TSA requirements for their airport.

Estimated Time: 1 day

Traveler Security Tips

This class will provide attendees with a general overview of common security procedures and measures to take for traveling. Guidelines from the TSA Travel Tips are conveyed and illustrated through discussions, scenario resolution, and humor. The class encourages attendees to contribute to the overall learning experience.

Estimated Time: 1 Hour

Trusted Agent Credentialing Training (TAC)

This credentialing training program is intended for airport Trusted Agents who work with their Authorized Signatories for issuing Airport Identification to Badge-holders. The course focuses on understanding the complex requirements for issuing, tracking, and auditing Identification Badges. Attendees will learn the impact of resource commitments and their responsibility for protecting the confidential information of others. A focus on understanding the specific guidelines and current technology used for badging processes along with upcoming trends is part of this training. Course discussion will also include a best practices overview of a variety of current software and functionalities. Upon completion of this course, attendees will learn methods to stay organized to ensure the accuracy and verification of credential documents and avoid fraud or mishandling Badge holder sensitive personal information.

Estimated Time: 4 hours 30 Minutes hours

Safety Management Systems (SMS) Onsite Workshop

The Safety Management System onsite workshop focuses on the support of critical success factors for an SMS at your airport. Topics include safety management terminology, components of safety management systems, safety risk management, developing a safety culture, and airport safety policy. Courses taught in conjunction with ACI Global Training Hub.

5-day course available

Safety and Communication

Accident & Incident Investigation

This class will introduce attendees to industry “best practice” methods for accident and incident investigations for airports. Attendees will learn concepts, such as the impact that ‘human factors’ can have on increasing incidents and accidents in aviation and how an understanding of these issues will enhance awareness, thereby enabling the attendee to establish mitigation measures at their own airport. All methods, concepts, and awareness training are aimed at reducing airport incidents and accidents. Case studies will be used as illustrative points throughout the 3-day course.

Estimated Time: 1-3 Day(s)

Airport 101 for Consultants

This interactive workshop is tailored to the audience and is minimally a 4-hour presentation and conversation on the unique, diverse, and integrated aspects of airports. The students learn the interaction of landside and airside operations and facilities. Discussions are focused on the regulatory and mutual aid agencies involved who work daily with airport operators to ensure a safe and secure community and global transportation.

Estimated Time: 1/2 Day

Airside Safety & Operations

This class has been designed to give an overview of all aspects of airside safety and operations. The aim is to provide essential guidance to airport managers and supervisors on best practices, new technology, equipment, procedures, and regulations, which aid in safe and efficient airside operations. Upon completion of this course, attendees will gain practical and up-to-date tools for managing safety at the airport and enhanced expertise on safety standards implementation in airport operations.

Estimated Time: 1-3 Day(s)

Emergency Planning & Crisis Management

This class focuses on the domestic and international requirements of an Emergency Plan, how to manage press and media in crucial situations, how to support victims and how to rebuild credibility after an accident occurs. Case studies and preventative measures for aircraft hijacking and terrorism will be discussed. This class aims to demonstrate the key role of emergency planning and offers tools and advice on the implementation of emergency plans and procedures.

Estimated Time: 1-3 Day(s)

Operational Risk Management (ORM)

This class focuses on Operational Risk Management and incorporates a practiced six-step process to assist both front-line and leadership personnel in identifying, addressing, and managing risks within the airport environment. The course covers how ORM principles can be used within a Safety Management System (SMS) program and include discussions on the coordination of an ORM program with current safety programs by the airport’s tenants and vendors. During class, attendees will discover past methods used within aviation safety programs and be introduced to the ORM process. Attendees will also practice the ORM steps with real-time examples of current operational issues that affect front-line airport operations.

Estimated Time: 1-3 Day(s)

Understanding ICAO Annex 14

This class focuses on the requirements set by Annex 14 and how they should be implemented by an airport operator. Upon completion of this class, attendees will have a solid understanding of the regulatory frameworks in place that govern design, operation, and safety at airports. Attendees will gain a clear interpretation of the requirements set forth in Annex 14 and learn best practice approaches on how to fulfill the requirements of Annex 14.

Estimated Time: 1-3 Day(s)

Safety Management Systems (SMS) Implementation

This class provides in-depth knowledge and training that will enable attendees to plan, develop, and implement a Safety Management System (SMS) and maintain and manage that system once implemented. Attendees will gain knowledge of the safety management systems for airports, based on ICAO regulation and international best practices. Upon completion of this class, attendees will be provided with specific tools, knowledge, and skills, allowing for the planning, development, and implementation of airport safety management systems.

Estimated Time: 1-3 Day(s)