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Transportation Security Officer Basic Training Program

Transportation Security Administration Academy
Initial Accreditation

The purpose of the Transportation Security Officer Basic Training Program Phase II is to provide newly hired Transportation Security Officers (TSO) the requisite knowledge and skills needed for threat detection based on Transportation Security Administration SOPs.  The course includes classroom lecture, facilitated discussions, physical demonstrations/activities, and the use of computer-based X-ray simulators.  Students also participate in a series of robust lab activities conducted in fully functioning screening checkpoint labs equipped with the full complement of equipment they will use at their home airports.  All students receive training on the equipment types in use at their assigned airports. The Transportation Security Officer Basic Training Program Phase II is 10 days of in-residence training and consists of 80 hours of instruction. The maximum number of students per iteration of the program is 30.

Accreditation History
Initial Accreditation