Airport Security Coordinator (A.S.C.)

Title 49 CFR Part 1542 requires that an Airport Security Coordinator and a designated alternate attend ASC training (TSR 1542.3). By taking the Airport Security Coordinator Online Certification, an ASC will learn the latest information available from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), in addition to tools that can make an airport function safely and efficiently. Join us for a unique opportunity to get trained as an ASC in as little as 2 hours! This is an on-demand course, so just pay and get started! You have 30 days from the date of enrollment to complete the course and mini-exam.

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Topics to be Covered:

  • Roles and Regulations 
  • Airport Security Program (ASC, ASP requirements and changes) 
  • Access Control and Credentialing 
  • Credentialing, LEO, Contingency and Incident Management requirements 
  • And more! 

Who Should Complete the AAAE ASC Online Certification:

  • Airport Security Coordinator (training required by TSA) 
  • Alternate ASC's 
  • Airport Operations personnel with security responsibilities 
  • Airport Police responsible for compliance with the Airport Security Program 
  • Individuals looking to become ASCs 


 Access will be granted by Credit Card only. Registration Fees: (in U.S. funds drawn on a U.S. Bank) The registration fee includes course content, access to the interactive online certification course, glossary of terms, the final exam and the ASC course completion certificate (contingent on passing the final exam with a 70%, or greater).

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*Access to the course will be granted within up to 24 hours from enrollment.

**You have 30 days from the date of enrollment to complete the course and mini-exam.

***Should you fail to complete the ASC Online Course within 30 days, or fail the 10-question mini-exam within 3 attempts, you will be locked out of the ASC program and be required to pay $100 to retake the course.

This Online Certification is worth three (3) credits in the AAAE Continuing Airport Management Education Unit (CEU) program.


How can you become an ASC? Follow these steps:

  1. Navigate to the Registration page and select which method you would like to use to pay for the ASC training fee
  2. Pay the ASC fee on this website
  3. After payment has been processed, you will receive a welcome letter with detailed instructions on how to login to the ASC training. Your course materials will be attached to the ASC Online Certification training portal.
  4. Complete the ASC Online Certification and pass the final exam with a 70%, or greater (10-question exam). You have 30 days from the date of enrollment to complete the course and mini-exam
  5. If you prefer to attend a 1-day ASC Training School, search the meetings calendar or the onsite training calendar for ASC course dates and locations.


In addition to earning a certification from the world’s leading airport association, there are several other benefits to becoming an Airport Security Coordinator:

  • Save nearly $1,000 by completing this training online and avoiding unnecessary travel expenses.
  • Don't worry about traveling for two days to get this required training. Enjoy this required certification training from the luxury of your office chair.
  • Receive all the same material in a condensed presentation.
  • Learn from Jeffrey C. Price, M.A., C.M. the owner/principal of Leading Edge Strategies, an aviation management training and consulting company, with more than 25 years of experience in airport management and aviation security, and the author of the industry textbook on aviation security.
  • This school meets the requirements outlined in TSR Part 1542.


After I complete the ASC Online Certification, can I begin acting as the ASC at my airport?

While you have completed this program you will not be a fully trained Airport Security Coordinator until you do three more things. First, reference the TSA's 1542 Airport Security Program Guidance, which is an SSI document, to familiarize yourself with all applicable procedures and policies. Second, obtain a copy of the Recommended Security Guidance for Airport Planning, Design and Construction, and third, review your own Airport Security Program so that you completely comprehend the requirements for your airport.

You should also consider earning your Airport Certified Employee-Security designation to fully round out your airport security knowledge.

How many questions are on the final exam?

There are 10 multiple choice questions on the final exam, and you will have 3 attempts to pass it.

Are there any supplemental documents that I can use to assist me with the final exam?

Yes. Included with the program fee is the Airport Security Coordinator (ASC) Online Certification Workbook. This workbook is the same workbook as students receive during the live class, and goes into more detail on the ASC role.

What happens if I do not pass the final examination after the third attempt?

If you should fail to pass the final 10-question exam with a 70%, or greater, you will be required to take the entire course over again, and pay the program fee again.