S27u—CTPAT for Sea Carrier Personnel

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One of the critical aspects of maintaining and sustaining the CTPAT security program is training. The education of employees is a vital component of the "people and physical security" focus area of the minimum security criteria (MSC). Training of personnel to recognize threats, foster awareness of vulnerabilities, and understand the important role each person plays in securing the supply chain is a requirement of the CTPAT program.

This basic-level course is designed to meet the CTPAT requirements for all employees who must understand, perform or otherwise comply with operational security measures. It will encompass all of the minimum security focus areas and the categories that "must" be met. We begin with the requirements for all CTPAT members and their business partners. The course continues by discussing the benefits, eligibility requirements, and specific criteria for sea carriers (vessel shipping lines) that transport cargo to the U.S.

Important: This course also applies to supervisors and managers that do not have additional responsibilities for administering the CTPAT program for their company. Supervisors and managers that have the responsibility of setting-up, documenting, administering, and ensuring compliance with their company's CTPAT program should take S37u—CTPAT for Sea Carrier Managers, Supervisors and CTPAT Administrators. S37u contains more in-depth coverage including information on the application and proper completion of the security profile, certification, and validation requirements. This course is still in the development phase, but may be placed in line for completion depending on customer need.

This course does not apply to freight forwarders, ocean transportation intermediaries, or non-vessel operating common carriers (NVOCCs). These businesses are considered consolidators and should take either S18u—CTPAT for Consolidator/Forwarder Personnel, or S14u—CTPAT for Consolidator/Forwarder Managers, Supervisors, and CTPAT Administrators. CTPAT also separately recognizes 3PL providers that specialize in integrated warehousing and transportation services for cargo destined for the U.S. They typically have core businesses such as warehousing and distribution, trucking or international forwarding and should take S22u—CTPAT for Third Party Logistics Personnel or, S10u—CTPAT for Third Party Logistics Provider Managers, Supervisors, and CTPAT Administrators that is still in development but can be placed in line for completion upon customer request. Notify us should you need a similar course for managers and supervisors. Marine Port Authority and Terminal Operators engaged in the business of furnishing wharfage, dock, warehouse, or other terminal facilities in connection with a common carrier or with a common carrier and water carrier are also separate. Let us know if you need a course for this type of business. For drivers and warehouse personnel S30u—CTPAT for Drivers and Warehouse Personnel may be more appropriate.

According to MSC 12.1, security training must be provided to employees, as required based on their functions and position, on a regular basis, and newly hired employees must receive this training as part of their orientation/job skills training. This course is suitable for both initial and refresher training.

CTPAT Introduction

CTPAT is an ongoing compliance effort consisting of mandatory security requirements that must be met based on certain types of businesses in the supply chain. Why do companies want to participate in CTPAT? In this lesson we begin to look at the specific requirements for participation and benefits based on business type.

(Estimated study time: 1 hour 24 minutes)

CTPAT Focus Areas for All Personnel

This lesson will cover the categories in the three CTPAT minimum security criteria focus areas of Corporate Security, Transportation Security, People and Physical Security. There are two new categories in Corporate Security for the 2019 edition of CTPAT; Security Vision and Responsibility and Cybersecurity, as well as those that were already in play such as Risk Assessment and Business Partner Security. Transportation Security also has four categories; Conveyance and Instruments of International Traffic (IIT), Seal Security, Procedural Security and another new one, Agricultural Security. The focus area of people and physical security encompasses physical access controls, physical security, personnel security and what brought you to this training, education, training and awareness.

(Estimated study time: 2 hours 2 minutes)

CTPAT Minimum Security Criteria Specifically Required of Sea Carriers

In all of the previous lessons we covered the requirements in each category of the CTPAT minimum security requirements and specified the requirements that applied to all member entities of CTPAT. This lesson concentrates on the "must do" areas that are different for each entity, in this case sea carriers.

(Estimated study time: 35 minutes)