Asked Questions (FAQs):
Why must our employees/Authorized Agents be trained?
A: The TSA has mandated that each IAC "adopt and carry
out a security program in order to prevent or deter the unauthorized
of any explosive or incendiary device into any package cargo intended
for carriage on a passenger aircraft."
What are the chances that we are not in compliance with the new TSA regulations?
A: According to industry sources, an estimated 95% of the over
3,800 TSA approved indirect air carriers in the United States are not
with the TSA's mandated security and security training requirements.
requires that at least one person at each of your locations be trained
by an IATA validated trainer. Additionally, if
every member of your staff that accepts cargo is not trained in some
manner then you
are not in compliance and you are not ready for a TSA inspection.
What are the consequences of being out of compliance?
A: Failure to be in compliance puts you at risk of stiff financial
penalties, being forced out of business for non-compliance, or worse,
putting the safety of the flying public at risk. Are you prepared for
10's of thousands of dollars worth of liability for noncompliance?
TSA has the authority to impose these fines and even suspend your operation
for failure to demonstrate and provide adequate evidence of training.
This may result in the assessment of a fine of $1,000 per untrained
How many employees do you have? WHY TAKE THE RISK?
What authority does the TSA have to inspect us?
A: United States Code (USC) 5123(a)(1) gives the TSA the authority
to levy civil penalties against regulated parties. If your company accepts
cargo destined for passenger carrying aircraft, then you are a regulated
TSA is conducting inspections of all indirect air carriers to insure
One of those compliance items is your "training program". In order for
you to have received your "TSA Approval Number" and to be in business,
you signed and certified in writing to the TSA that you have a training
program. Do you? Can you and your employees demonstrate knowledge of
Who must be trained?
A: The TSA's regulatory requirements have defined this group as "all employees / authorized agents involved in the acceptance of all cargo destined by air". CNS requires that at least one employee at each of your locations be trained by an IATA certified trainer like IAC Training, Inc.
How do I know if we are in compliance?
A: IAC Training can examine your workspace and identify noncompliance
areas on a consulting basis before the TSA arrives. We can even help
estimate and assess those penalties, and design a program to assure that
be in compliance.
Does your training include the TSA's latest Emergency Amendments?
A: Yes it does. Our training program includes up to the minute
Why are IAC Training's programs superior?
A: Our company is considered by IATA/CNS as the number one provider
of IACSSP training. We are proud to provide training services to thousands
of indirect air carriers and airlines worldwide.