US Import Personnel CTPAT Security Training

S21u - CTPAT for U.S. Importer Personnel

JUST UPDATED! This class was updated 10/2019 in compliance with new CTPAT guidelines issued May 3, 2019.

This US Import Personnel course encompasses 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 concludes by discussing the benefits, eligibility requirements, and specific criteria for U.S. Importers.

The education of employees is a vital component of the “people and physical security” focus area of the minimum security criteria (MSC) of the CTPAT program. This class is designed to foster awareness and recognize vulnerabilities in the supply chain.

MSC 12.1 (Minimum Security Criteria) under the CTPAT program mandates regular security training for employees of US importers. New hires must receive this training as part of their orientation and/or job skills training. This class is designed to meet the CTPAT (Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism) security training and threat awareness requirement for employees who must understand, perform and/or otherwise comply with operational-level security measures.

Once you finish this course, a printable Certificate of Completion will be available for download. The course can be completed in about 2.5 hours or less and earns NCBFAA-registered students 5 CCS continuing education credits.

Note: For more in-depth coverage including CTPAT benefits, application, certification, and validation requirements see S11u – CTPAT Security Training: Import Managers & Supervisors.

This course can be used for both initial training and annual refresher training. Because CTPAT security measure implementation varies by company, this course provides general-purpose coverage of these topics only. For larger groups, we recommend customizing this training by supplementing with company-specific security policies and procedures. Please contact us for more information about customization.

Click here to view a summary of course topics
  • CTPAT Introduction
  • CTPAT Focus Areas for All Personnel
  • CTPAT Minimum Security Criteria Specifically Required of U.S. Importers

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