Aviation Security
  1. Conduct of aviation security audits, inspections, investigations, security system tests and surveys of aviation security measures/standards of airports, aircraft operators and ground handlers, regulated agents (cargo), in-flight catering operators, air navigation service providers and aviation security service providers.
    1. To report an aviation security incident that requires our investigation or inspection, please:-
      1. Download AVSEC FORM-024, complete it and send it to mavsec@kcaa.or.ke
      2. Send email with details on the security incident to mavsec@kcaa.or.ke
    2. Click here to apply for the conduct of upstream validation of security measures in foreign airports/airstrips of origin (applicable only to Kenyan AOC holders)
  2. Development and maintenance of National Civil Aviation Security Programme (NCASP) and the National Civil Aviation Security Training Programme (NCASTP). The NCASP is a restricted document and is issued only to validated entities/agencies. Relevant extracts are issued to aviation entities on a need-to-know basis for guidance on aviation security requirements and responsibilities. The NCASTP and the National Aviation Security Certification Programme (NASCP) are issued to known representatives (security or training managers) within aviation entities, and to KCAA certified aviation security training centres and/or certified aviation security instructors for guidance on aviation security training and certification requirements.
  3. Certification of Regulated Agents, In-Flight Catering Operators, Aviation Security Training Centres and Aviation Security Service Providers (ASSPs).
    Download or click on the links below to access the relevant information.
    1. Regulated Agents (Cargo)
      1. Regulated Agent Certification Process
      2. Application Form for Regulated Agent Certification
      3. Application Form for Regulated Agent Re-certification
      4. Regulated Agent Assessment Form
      5. Regulated Agent Document Evaluation Form
      6. List of Certified Regulated Agents
    2. In-Flight Catering Operators
      1. Catering Operator Certification Process
      2. Application Form for Catering Operator Certification
      3. Application Form for Catering Operator Re-certification
      4. Catering Operator Assessment Form
      5. Catering Operator Document Evaluation Form
      6. List of Certified Catering Operators
    3. Aviation Security Training Centres
      1. Aviation Security Training Centre Certification Process
      2. Application Form for Aviation Security Training Centre Certification
      3. Application Form for Aviation Security Training Centre Re-certification
      4. Aviation Security Training Centre Assessment Form
      5. Aviation Security Training Centre Document Evaluation Form
      6. List of Certified Aviation Security Training Centres
    4. Aviation Security Service Providers (ASSPs)
      1. ASSP Certification Process
      2. Application Form for ASSP Certification
      3. Application Form for ASSP Re-certification
      4. ASSP Assessment Form
      5. ASSP Document Evaluation Form
      6. List of Certified ASSPs
  4. Certification of Aviation Security Screeners, Supervisors, Instructors and Inspectors. Download or click on the links below to access the relevant information.
    1. Aviation Security Screeners
      1. Screener Certification Process / Programme (NASCP – Part I)
      2. Criteria / Qualifications for Screener Certification
      3. Application Form for Screener Certification
      4. Application Form for Screener Re-certification
    2. Aviation Security Supervisors
      1. Supervisor Certification Process / Programme (NASCP – Part I)
      2. Criteria / Qualifications for AVSEC Supervisor Certification
      3. Application Form for Supervisor Certification
      4. Application Form for Supervisor Re-certification
    3. Aviation Security Instructors
      1. Instructor Certification Process / Programme (NASCP – Part II)
      2. Criteria / Qualifications for AVSEC Instructor Certification
      3. Application Form for Instructor Certification
      4. Application Form for Instructor Re-certification
      5. AVSEC Instructor Bio-Data Collection Form
      6. Instructor Certification Exemption Form (to be filled by ICAO AVSEC Certified Instructors)
      7. List of Certified Aviation Security Instructors
    4. Aviation Security Inspectors
      1. Inspector Certification Process / Programme (NASCP – Part III)
      2. Criteria / Qualifications for Inspector Certification
      3. Application Form for Inspector Certification
      4. Application Form for Inspector Re-certification
  5. Review and Approval of Aviation Security Programmes/Manuals and AVSEC Training Programmes for Airport operators, Aircraft Operators (domestic and foreign), Regulated Agents, Catering operators, Air Navigation Service Providers.
    Downloads/Links:
    1. Checklist for Review of Airport Security Programme (ASP)
    2. Checklist for Review of Aircraft Operator Security Programme (AOSP)
    3. Checklist for Review of Regulated Agent Security Programme (RASP)
    4. Checklist for Review of Catering Operator Security Programme (COSP)
    5. Checklist for Review of ANS Security Programme (ANSSP)
    6. Checklist for Review of Operator Security Training Programme
    7. Approved Programmes Register

    Download the checklist applicable to your operations, complete it by indicating where the requirement has been adopted in your company security programme/manual and submit to KCAA’s AVSEC department together with the manual in duplicate.

  6. Review and approval of aviation security courses / training packages
    Downloads/Links:
    1. Application Form for Aviation Security Course Approval
    2. Criteria for review and approval of aviation security courses / training packages
  7. Development and dissemination of guidance materials, circulars and directives prescribing any aviation security matter which, under the Civil Aviation Security Regulations, is to be prescribed, and generally for the better carrying out or enhancing of the objects and purposes of the Regulations.
    Downloads/Links:
    1. Guidance Materials (general)
    2. Circulars
    3. Directives
    4. Security Bulletins
  8. Definition and allocation of tasks and co-ordination of activities under the National Civil Aviation Security Programme, between the ministries, departments, agencies, airport, aircraft operators, air traffic service providers and other organizations responsible for the various aspects of aviation security.
    Downloads/Links:
    1. National Aviation Security Committee (NAVSEC) Meetings Calendar - 2019
    2. Membership of NAVSEC
    3. Contact the NAVSEC Secretariat on: avsec@kcaa.or.ke
  9. Enforcement of Aviation Security-Related Legislations and Liaising with the Legal Department to ensure they are updated in line with Annex 17 to the Chicago Convention and the International AVSEC Conventions and Protocols:-
    1. Civil Aviation (Security) Regulations, 2015
    2. Protection of Aircraft Act, Cap 68 Laws of Kenya,
  10. Aviation Security FAQs
    For more information or general enquiries, please contact the Aviation Security Department as follows:-
    1. Manager, Aviation Security Policy and Regulation – maspar@kcaa.or.ke
    2. Aviation Security Inspectors – avsec@kcaa.or.ke