As you may already know, as of 1 January 2022 a new training programme will come into force that covers all security training within civil aviation.
This means that all known courses such as Security Advisor, Controller and Air Cargo Officer will be given a new look, the rules will change and the structure of the package of measures will be tackled (e.g. the role and therefore training for Security Advisor will disappear and the Security Manager will take its place). At the time of the briefing on 2 November, organised by the NCTV and the KMar, the definitive version of the new training programme was not yet available, but during the briefing a number of points became clear that were not yet entirely clear, at least to us.
- ACN CGC not valid for training
The CGC used for applying for an ACN pass cannot be used to gain access to an Employee, Controller and/or Security Advisor training course. In order to apply for the ACN pass, a number of other boxes on the screening profile have been ticked on the application form for the VOG than those required for admission to the training.
The ACN issues a pre-completed and signed form for applying for the ACN pass. The screening profile for the ACN pass is therefore different from the screening profile required by NCTV/Justis for admission to the training courses mentioned. To be clear: The training institutes charged with the task of checking whether a correct VOG can be shown, have no say in or influence on this.
Unfortunately, they cannot change anything and are obliged to follow these regulations.
- Security training courses exclusively in Dutch or English
The training courses Air Cargo - Flight Supplies in all variants may only be conducted in Dutch or English. This means that deviating languages such as German or Polish are not permitted. The argument is, that the control on the correct execution of the courses, in case of courses given in other languages than English or Dutch, cannot be carried out. Having a translation made of the original Dutch course by a sworn interpreter/translator is not an accepted solution, having the course conducted by a bilingual Security Advisor with didactic background is not an accepted solution either.
Again, the trainer can only follow these regulations and cannot change them. The courses Employee Air Cargo, Employee Airport Supplies and Employee Aviation Supplies are, just like the courses Controller Air Cargo, Controller Airport Supplies, Controller Aviation Supplies and Security Advisor Air Cargo, only available in Dutch and English. This applies to the basic courses, the refresher courses and the e-learning courses.
- After the expiry date, always repeat the basic training
. This was already clear, but just to be on the safe side, it is stated again here: The courses must be repeated within the period of validity. A refresher course cannot be taken after the expiry date of the course. This applies to all employee, controller and security adviser courses. However, well before the expiry date (from three months to the final date) the course can be followed 'in advance' and the final date for the new course will be the final date of the old course plus 1 year.
- Validity of VOG
As of January 1, 2022, the validity of the VOG, necessary for those involved in handling safe air cargo, will be reduced to three years.
Background checks successfully completed before December 31, 2021, will remain valid until their expiry date or June 2024, whichever comes first.
What does this mean for you?
- VOG examinations that have been positively concluded before 1 July 2019 (see the issue date on the VOG) will remain valid for the full 5 years
- VOG examinations that are positive and completed between July 2019 and 31 December 2021 will now expire on 30 June 2024
- VOG examinations that are positively concluded on or after 1 January 2022 are valid fora maximum of 3 years.