Guidance

European Union independent validators

This publication was withdrawn on 1 April 2014

“From 1 April 2014 the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has responsibility for aviation security compliance functions.

We are accepting applications for pre-certification for European Union independent validator status.

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Detail

We are currently accepting applications for pre-certification for European Union independent validator status. Applicants should provide evidence of meeting the criteria set out below:

  • formal training in air cargo security: for UK candidates a current ‘level G’ certificate will be required
  • strong air cargo security background and experience: assessed by CV and professional reference
  • expertise in investigation, inspection or audit, particularly in an international context, alongside demonstration of techniques (including interpersonal skills): assessed by CV and professional reference
  • good character and financial soundness: assessed by personal reference and credit checks
  • full 5 year background check: part assessed by CV, which should include an explanation of all gaps of more than 1 month, including criminal convictions and details of any relevant security clearances

For UK applicants, a Disclosure Scotland Basic Disclosure is required.

Applicants may be required to attend an interview.

Applicants should e-mail ACC3.applications@dft.gsi.gov.uk and include all relevant information. Any enquiries should be made to the same email address.