X-Ray Screening Training and Certifications (Classroom Training) for Regulated Air Cargo Screening Facility (RACSF)

X-Ray Screening Training and Certifications (Classroom Training) for Regulated Air Cargo Screening Facility (RACSF)

Who should attend

Security screeners, whether they are employees of RACSF or employees of a RACSF’s screening service provider, who will perform air cargo screening duties in the RACSF premises

AVSC1401-PART1 MATF Approved Course
14/09/2021 – 17/09/2021 (4 days)
16/11/2021 – 19/11/2021 (4 days)
Application Deadline:
X-Ray Screening Training and Certifications (Classroom Training) for Regulated Air Cargo Screening Facility (RACSF)

This training is a prerequisite four-day classroom learning which equips participant with the knowledge and skillsets of X-ray screening of cargo with the aid of X-ray image analysis. It also covers the RACSF system and relevant legislation, definitions and classifications of restricted articles and dangerous goods, and natures of explosives and improvised explosive devices (IEDs).


The classroom training includes lectures, trainers’ demonstrations, computer-based training system (CBT) practice. Participants are required to complete all classes and pass each individual test (i.e. a written test and two certification tests on cargo search and X-ray screening) .


Upon successful completion of this classroom learning and initial certification tests, participants have to complete the 30-hour on-the-job operational training supervised by the same Certification Body (CB) before they can operate independently.


All enrolment have to be made by RACSF. To enrol the training, RACSF shall download, complete and submit the application form of each applicant to AcademyEnquiry@hkiaaAcademy.com .



ACSF shall ensure that all X-ray security screeners, whether they be employees or the employees of a screening service provider, have met the medical, educational, and other criteria requested by CAD. For details, please refer to P. 16 of CAD’s guidelines on Application for RACSF for Off-airport Air Cargo Screening


Topics covered:

  • RACSF security awareness
  • X-ray screening on cargo
  • Physical search on cargo
  • Dangerous goods regulation




MATF-approved Programme

Eligible applicants may apply for refund of 80% of fees after completing this approved course, subject to a maximum of HKD30,000, under the Professional Training and Examination Refund Scheme (ProTERS) of Maritime and Aviation Training Fund (MATF).  For details, please refer to the MATF session or http://www.matf.gov.hk 


  • RACSF shall be responsible for the operation of the screening equipment and the continuous supervision of the X-ray screeners’ performance. If any X-ray screener is found to be unfit for carrying out the screening duties, e.g. his/her certification expired or absence from duty 90 consecutive days, RACSF shall report to the CB to suspend or revoke his/her certification. RACSF shall not permit such X-ray screener to perform any screening duty until he/she has received refresher training and passed written and recertification tests conducted by a CB.
  • The minimum enrolment of each class will be 12 participants. A discount of 20% will be offered to the charter class with 24 participants.