U.S. Air Cargo Security Training for IAC, CCSF and AR Personnel

Because of SSI "need-to-know" criteria and training efficiency, GISTnet offers multiple IAC air cargo security training courses, each course covering all TSA-specified training topics required for the indicated job assignment(s). Fee for annual refresher training is automatically discounted 50% (half the fee shown below) provided the person assigned completed previous equivalent training with GISTnet. GISTnet training can be easily customized to include company-specific policy and procedures—please call for more information.

Training Based on Assigned Job Responsibilities Course ("-S"=Spanish) Estimated Hours to Complete Subscriber Fee Standard Fee
Initial Refresher Initial Refresher Initial Refresher
IAC station or gateway manager, or operations supervisor* AS-1 8-10 4-5 $45.00 $22.50 $65.00 $32.50
IAC lead or work-alone customer service, documentation, or gateway agent/clerk* AS-1 8-10 4-5 $45.00 $22.50 $65.00 $32.50
IAC customer service or documentation agent/clerk under continuous supervision AS-2 5-6 2-3 $30.00 $15.00 $40.00 $20.00
IAC or AR cargo terminal personnel who accept, store, containerize and tender air cargo, but who do not screen air cargo* AS-3, AS-3-S 7-9 4-6 $35.00 $17.50 $45.00 $22.50
IAC or AR truck driver, dispatcher, or trucking supervisor/manager, including Screened Cargo Chain-of-Custody* AS-7, AS-7-S 7-9 4-6 $33.00 $16.50 $40.00 $20.00
IAC or AR truck driver, dispatcher, or trucking supervisor/manager, without Screened Cargo Chain-of-Custody AS-8, AS-8-S 5-7 3-5 $23.00 $11.50 $30.00 $15.00
IAC or AR personnel with access to air cargo but no operational responsibilities (e.g., security guards, janitors, non-airfreight department personnel) AS-4, AS-4-S 2 1 $10.00 $5.00 $15.00 $7.50
Temporary workers and casual labor handling air cargo and performing other operational tasks under continuous direct supervision of higher trained air cargo staff AS-4, AS-4-S 2 1 $10.00 $5.00 $15.00 $7.50
IAC Security Coordinator, alternate IAC security coordinator* AS-5 10-14 5-7 $75.00 $37.50 $110.00 $55.00
Add-on training for newly assigned IAC Security Coordinator or alternate already trained as a full-charge IAC person using AS-1 AS-6 2-4 1-2 $30.00 $15.00 $45.00 $22.50
IAC CCSF Training—All Personnel AS-10 5-7 3-5 $32.00 $16.00 $42.00 $21.00
* Denotes course that includes detailed screened cargo chain of custody training

Administrative Requirements

Before we can provide training to an authorized representative, we must receive authorization from an IAC. If you are registered in the GISTnet system as an IAC or training administrator, please use our automated authorization form. Otherwise, please copy IAC Authorization for GISTnet to Train Its Authorized Representatives language onto your letterhead and fax it back to us at +1.310.376.8049 or send as an attached image to iacstaff@gistnet.com.

Important: These courses are available for use by U.S. Indirect Air Carrier (air forwarder) direct employees, agents and sub-contractors ("authorized representatives") for which we have IACSSP confirmation. The syllabus for each course is available only to IAC representatives; you may request a copy from iacstaff@gistnet.com or by phone at +1.310.376.3888.

Our courses cover all the subject matter in the TSA-issued PowerPoint training presentations and assessments and as specified in the IACSSP. They also have additional graphics and expanded coverage of important topics to make the training more operationally oriented, responsive to real world issues, and valuable to employers. We have also added assessment questions and practical exercises to reinforce key points, inclusive of instructive feedback, to help learners prepare to pass their assessment for record. Training is updated as needed to reflect changes in TSA requirements.

Training and assessment are completed entirely on-line using a web browser. Some courses include audio narration which can be used by learners who prefer listening to reading.

Our hosted training management platform, GISTware, provides employers with company-wide visibility of training status, detailed training and assessment records including special reports for TSA station audit, paper training completion certificates, and exceptionally easy administration of annual refresher training. You can also use this system to centrally manage all types of training, regardless of delivery method or provider. Our courses can also be deployed via any AICC-compliant learning management system (LMS).


CCS-Qualified denotes courses that provide continuing education credit for NCBFAA Certified Customs Specialist ("CCS") participants
CES-Qualified denotes courses that provide continuing education credit for NCBFAA Certified Export Specialist ("CES") participants