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Approval Requirements

An EU aviation security validator can be any individual or a legal entity. Legal entitys have to designate a responsible person. The approval expires after a maximum period of five years. Approved EU aviation security validators are recognised by all member states.

The general approval requirements are listed under No. 11.6.3.1 of the appendix of the implementation regulation (EU) No. 1082/2012 as follows:

  • (a) independence from the validated industry;
    In accordance with No. 11.6.5. lit c) of the appendix of the implementation regulation (EU) No. 1082/2012 an independence declaration (Attachment 11-A) in respect of the entity validated has to be signed by the individual performing the EU aviation security validation.
  • (b) appropriate personnel competence in the security area to be validated as well as methods to maintain such competence at the level referred to in 11.6.3.5; and
    Competence can be proved especially by certificates and work experience in conjunction with employers´references. More information about the recurrent training is described at the remarks to No. 11.6.3.1 lit. e).
  • (c) the functionality and appropriateness of validation processes.
    In accordance with No. 6.8.2.1. lit b) of the appendix of the implementation regulation (EU) No. 1082/2012 the validation consist of a verification by using the checklist set out in Attachment 6-C3.
    The procedure has to be described in writing. If necessary, details will be discussed in an interview.

In accordance with No. 11.6.3.1 of the appendix of the implementation regulation (EU) No. 1082/2012 every individual performing EU aviation security validation shall have appropriate competence and background, and shall:

  • (a) have been subject to a background check in accordance with 11.1.3 that shall be recurrent at least every five years;
    Only documents in German or English can be verified. If necessary, we also need an official translation.

  • (b) perform EU aviation security validation impartially and objectively, shall understand the meaning of independence and apply methods to avoid situations of conflict of interest in respect of the validated entity. The approach methods have to be described in writing, too.

  • (c) have sufficient theoretical knowledge and practical experience in the field of quality control as well as respective skills and personal attributes to collect, record and assess findings based on a checklist. In particular regarding


    (1) compliance monitoring principles, procedures and techniques;
    (2) factors affecting human performance and supervision;
    (3) the role and powers of the validator, including on conflict of interest;


    Requirements can be proved especially by certificates and work experience in conjunction with employers´ referneces. In respect of No. 3. written statements are needed.

  • (d) provide proof of appropriate competence based on training and a minimum work experience in respect of the following areas:


    (1) general aviation security principles of Union and ICAO aviation security standards;
    (2) specific standards related to the activity validated and how they are applied to operations;
    (3) security technologies and techniques relevant for the validation process;

Related to lit. c) and d) this can take place particularly by a curriculum vitae, certificates and work experience in conjunction with employers´ references. Competence can be proven by a complete successfully training that is recognised by The Federal Aviation Office. Currently only the International Air Transport Association (IATA) offers such a training cours.

In addition a good knowledge of english language (minimum European language level B2 – or similar) is required because EU aviation security validation report shall be in English. This can be proven particularly by certificates.

Please send your documents to the following address:
Luftfahrt-Bundesamt
Referat S3
EU aviation security validation
38144 Braunschweig

Furthermore the EU validator shall undergo recurrent training (lit. e). An annual training will be expected. More details follow in time.

Release: 2013.07.29

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