UK aviation security instructors delivering training under the National Aviation Security Programme (NASP) must be certificated by the DfT before they can deliver training. Upon certification, instructors are now issued with a unique Certificated Instructor Number (CIN).
An application form is available for requesting certification and must be completed and returned to the CAA at the email address below.
To become a certificated instructor and obtain a CIN, instructors must:
Please note that an individual cannot sponsor his/her own CTC application so for smaller organisations of up to 5 people, the CAA is prepared to act as a sponsor. For further information, please contact
All UK certificated instructors whose details have been verified and given a Certificated Instructor Number (CIN) will be listed on our website with the following information displayed: name; CIN number and the syllabus(es) which the instructor is certificated to deliver. Please note that no contact or company details will be
Updated versions of the
Certificated Instructors list
will be published at the beginning of every month. Alterations will not be made to the published list until the next scheduled update but any instructors whose details are missing or incorrect should contact us at the e-mail address below in the interim period,
to get their details added for when the next update is published:
Application requests and/or questions about obtaining CIN numbers and amending incorrect information, as well as any general training queries should be directed to the CAA at the following address:
The following criteria are required to apply for certification as a DfT Certificated Instructor and gain a Certificated Instructor Number.
Please note different syllabuses require different criteria which must be met in order to design, deliver and assess that syllabus.
Please note: Grandfather rights for Instructors re-applying for a CIN following removal from the list is not acceptable after 1 January 2020. Evidence of a CAA approved Instructional Techniques course will be required.
In addition you must meet syllabus specific criteria by submitting evidence to design, deliver and assess a syllabus.
Certification to deliver the RFX Instructors course is by individual CAA approval. Contact CAA for more details of becoming an RFX Instructor provider: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Queries that arise at any stage of the process should be directed to the CAA AvSec Training Team: email@example.com
Applicant completes application downloadable from CAA website and ensures background check declaration section is completed.
Applicant sends application form via email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following attachments:
CAA will review application on behalf of the Department for Transport (DfT), and either:
Once approved, a 'Confirmation of Details' letter will be emailed to the applicant confirming details of the applicant and the syllabuses being approved for certification.
Applicant MUST respond to the letter via email to confirm all details are correct. Certification will NOT be completed without confirmation from the applicant. This may delay or cancel your application if not completed.
Once the confirmation email is received from the applicant, a letter will be sent confirming certification and CIN number. On receipt of this letter the Instructor may begin training.
The CIN Instructor can request access to the NASP and DfT training syllabuses certificated for by contacting email@example.com
The CIN Instructor will be added to the CAA website CIN list on the next update. This is usually the 1st working day of the following month (within reason). The CIN instructor can contact the CAA if they are missing or information is incorrect after this time.
Instructors must notify the CAA of any change of details, and renewal of background/CTC Clearance.
Here follows a list of acceptable evidence for submission as part of an application to gain an Instructor Certification Number (CIN).
Evidence must be provided by sending documentation, as detailed below, for the indicated syllabuses under the UK NASP. For all syllabuses where occupational competence is required, certification for new instructors cannot be granted without suitable evidence. This includes existing instructors for other syllabuses looking to add a new category to their CIN.
Evidence of occupational competence confirms that new certificated instructors have the skills, knowledge, and understanding of the operational environment to ensure the training courses that they design and deliver are relevant to industry and include appropriate operational examples.
Occupational competence is required for the following DfT AvSec syllabuses:
The following documents may be submitted electronically to evidence occupational competence:
Where the submitted evidence is older than five years, the CAA may ask additional questions or request that additional information is provided, before approving an application.
For more information, please contact CAA AvSec TrainingAvsec.firstname.lastname@example.org
0207 453 5813
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