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 in the importance of security is now a requirement of the CTPAT program.
This comprehensive course will provide the tools for personnel to recognize threats, foster awareness of vulnerabilities, and enlighten them on the importance of the role they play in securing the supply chain. It will encompass all of the minimum security focus areas and the categories that "must" be met for employees of consolidators, freight forwarders, ocean transportation intermediaries, and non-vessel operating common carriers (NVOCCs). We begin with the requirements for all CTPAT members and their business partners and provide a comparative table in each category. The course ends discussing the benefits, eligibility requirements, and specific criteria that must be met by consolidators. It is designed to meet the CTPAT training requirement for employees 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 S18u should be able to complete the course in approximately half the time as initial training.
For more in-depth coverage including information on the application and proper completion of the security profile, certification, and validation requirements see the course for managers and supervisors.
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 policy and procedures. The GISTware system which hosts this training facilitates such customization; please contact us for specifics.
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. Why do companies want to participate in CTPAT? In this lesson we begin to look at the specific requirements for participation and benefits based on business type.
(Estimated study time: 1 hour 17 minutes)
This lesson will cover the categories in the CTPAT minimum security criteria focus area of Corporate Security. There are two new categories in this section for the 2019 edition of CTPAT; Security Vision and Responsibility and Cybersecurity, as well as those that were already in play such as Risk Assessment and Business Partner Security.
(Estimated study time: 54 minutes)
This lesson will cover three of the categories in the CTPAT minimum security criteria focus area of Transportation Security; the criteria for securing conveyances, containers and instruments of international traffic using seals and by other methods, and procedural security.
(Estimated study time: 31 minutes)
This lesson will cover the four categories in the CTPAT minimum security criteria focus area of people and physical security. This encompasses physical access controls, physical security, personnel security and what brought you all to this training, education, training and awareness.
(Estimated study time: 40 minutes)
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: 50 minutes)