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AVSEC Professional Management Course

Aviation security has become a top priority for the 193 member States of the International Civil Aviation Organization. Aviation security is a global responsibility. It is now international and it requires the participation of all stakeholders.

Aviation security needs management personnel with the skills to work in multi-cultural teams and environments. The Aviation Security (AVSEC) Professional Management Course (PMC) is the first one of its kind in the world. This course was created in partnership with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), a specialized agency of the United Nations.

The AVSEC PMC is aligned to ICAO’s strategic objectives and contributes to the Next Generation of Aviation Professionals (NGAP) initiative.

Your ticket to new opportunities

  • The AVSEC Professional Management Course is designed to provide you with specialized training focused on the evolving and critical area of aviation security.
  • Gain exclusive access to the AVSEC Professional Network – a collective of connected graduates and the source for practical and current industry learning material.
  • Delivered online (10 weeks) and virtual classroom/onsite (2 weeks), the AVSEC PMC offers an intensive but flexible course load.

Secure your future in an industry that’s taking off

Admission requirements

The admission requirements for the course are:

  • At least two years of work experience
  • A position that includes managerial responsibilities
  • Involvement in the field of aviation security (or potential involvement in such functions)
  • A keen desire to hone your managerial skills related to airport security

Dates and fee



February 19 to May 10, 2024

Onsite - Asia Pacific Region*

February 19 to 23 (Seoul)

May 6 to 10 (Hong Kong)


August 19 to November 8, 2024

Virtual classroom time (UTC-5)

August 19 to 23 (UTC -5) Virtual

November 4 to 8 (UTC -5) Virtual


September 9 to November 29, 2024

Onsite - Eastern & Southern African Region/Western & Central African Region*

September 9 to 13, 2024 (Dar es Salaam)

November 25 to 29, 2024 (Lagos)



*Travel/health pending




12-weeks (2 weeks virtual classroom or onsite and 10 weeks online)



$5,400 CAD*

*The program fee covers tuition, program materials and a Smart Certificate

This program qualifies for the tuition tax credit (Federal T2202 and Provincial Relevé 8).

Government incentives for executive education

Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive a certificate signed by representatives from the John Molson School of Business – Concordia University and the International Civil Aviation Organization.

Participants are responsible for all costs related to travel and accommodation, and for securing necessary travel documents including visas and travel insurance if applicable.

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For sessions:

February 19 to May 10, 2023

August 19 to November 8, 2023

September 9 to November 29, 2023


Participants will be provided with guidelines for a common understanding of ICAO's Annex 17 Standards and Recommended Practices and the Security Manual.

  • Module 1: Global Environment –during first face-to-face session
  • Module 2: Terrorism - during first face to face session
  • Module 3: Understanding Annex 17 and the Security Manual
  • Module 4: Establishing the Legal Framework
  • Module 5: Establishing Coordinating Infrastructure
  • Module 6: Financial Management
  • Module 7: Development of Specific Measures to Comply with Annex 17
  • Module 8: Including Security Measures in the Design of Infrastructures and Processes
  • Module 9: Project Management
  • Module 10: Technology and Equipment
  • Module 11: Quality Control
  • Module 12: Human Resources Management
  • Module 13: Management of Response to Major Security Emergencies
  • Module 14: International Cooperation - during second face-to-face session
  • Module 15: Other Issues and Related Aspects during second face-to-face session

Program contact

Contact us if you wish to receive more information about the AVSEC Professional Management Course.

Aliya Ahmed

Aliya Ahmed

Special Project Coordinator – Aviation Program

Phone: 514-848-3960
Toll free: 1-866-333-2271


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