S14u—CTPAT for Consolidator Managers, Supervisors, and CTPAT Administrators

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Estimated total study time: 11 hours 17 minutes [Enroll now]

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 comprehensive course is for those managers, supervisors, or other staff in charge of setting-up, documenting, administering, and ensuring compliance with their company's CTPAT program. It will encompass all of the minimum security focus areas and the categories that "must" or "should" be met. This course consists of everything in the basic-level for "personnel", plus additional guidance for implementation and administration which include CTPAT benefits, application, certification, validation and program requirements.

Important: Supervisors and managers who do not have additional CTPAT administrative responsibilities need only take the basic-level course S18u--CTPAT for Consolidator Personnel.

We begin with the requirements for all CTPAT members and their business partners and provide a comparative table in each category. The course concludes by discussing the benefits, eligibility requirements, and specific criteria that must be followed by consolidators including freight forwarders, ocean transportation intermediaries, and non-vessel operating common carriers (NVOCCs). It is designed to meet the CTPAT training requirement for managers, supervisors, and security points of contact who must understand, perform, and otherwise comply with operational-level security measures.

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 may be used for both initial and annual refresher training. When used for refresher training, students that have previously completed this course should be able to complete it in approximately half the time as the initial training.

Please note: Because the implementation of CTPAT security measures varies somewhat by company, this course "as is" can provide only general-purpose coverage of these topics. For companies with more than a few people to train, we recommend customization of this training to add company-specific security policies and procedures. The GISTware system which hosts this training facilitates such customization; please contact us for specifics.

The Decision to Participate in CTPAT

Why do companies want to participate in CTPAT? Find out the types of businesses that are eligible. There are specific requirements for participation and benefits based on business type.

(Estimated study time: 44 minutes)

CTPAT Application, Certification, Validation and Maintenance

This lesson covers application, certification and validation of CTPAT. 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. We begin the comparison of security requirements for four of these business types.

(Estimated study time: 32 minutes)

CTPAT Implementation Guidance for Corporate Security for All Entities

This lesson covers the minimum security requirements (must do) and suggestions (should do) with implementation guidance for the first three categories for the focus area of corporate security. The categories covered include: Security Vision & Responsibility, Risk Assessments, and Business Partner Security. The criteria covered are applicable to all entities.

(Estimated study time: 1 hour 44 minutes)

CTPAT Implementation Guidance for Cybersecurity as Part of Corporate Security

This lesson deals with the fourth category, Cybersecurity, within the Corporate Security focus area. Cybersecurity is described as securing information technology and data systems that contain intellectual property, customer information, financial and trade data, employee records, etc.

(Estimated study time: 58 minutes)

CTPAT Implementation Guidance for Transportation Security Applicable to All Entities

In this lesson we look at the minimum security requirements (must do) and suggestions (should do) with implementation guidance for three of the categories under the focus area of transporation security. The categories covered include: Conveyance and Instruments of International Traffic Security, Seal Security and Procedural Security. The criteria covered are applicable to all entities.

(Estimated study time: 2 hours 8 minutes)

CTPAT Implementation Guidance for People & Physical Security Applicable to All Entities

This is the final set of minimum security requirements and suggestions that apply to everyone. The last four categories in the focus area of people and physical security include: Physical Access Controls, Physical Security, Personnel Security and Education, Training, and Awareness.

(Estimated study time: 2 hours 8 minutes)

CTPAT Implementation Guidance for Criteria that Consolidators Must Accomplish

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 consolidators.

(Estimated study time: 2 hours 33 minutes)

CTPAT Implementation Guidance for Criteria that Consolidators Should Accomplish

This lesson concentrates on the "should-do" areas that are different for each entity, in this case consolidators. They are not required, only suggestions to strengthen security as best practices.

(Estimated study time: 29 minutes)