Airport Certified Employee (ACE) Security Refresher

On Demand | ONLINE


Been a while since you achieved your ACE Security? Take the ACE-Security refresher course, which concentrates on the critical elements needed to stay an effective airport security professional. The course covers attacks on aviation since 2015, the changes made in credentialing, and the industry’s new approach to public area security. 

Session 1 

Part 1 – Persistent and Emerging Threats 
Attacks on aviation continue to occur throughout the world and the United States. This section provides an overview of the attacks on aviation in recent years, the lessons learned, and the new challenges our industry faces, such as public area security and the insider threat. 

Part 2 – The Airport Security Program and the ASC 
The role of the Airport Security Coordinator continues to grow in responsibility and the knowledge required to perform the job at a level that provides a secure airport operating environment. This session provides additional clarification to the security areas, and requirements of the airport access control system. 

Session 2

Part 3 – The Credentialing Process 
No other area of airport security has experienced more changes since 9/11 than the airport identification badge credentialing process. This session focuses exclusively on the entire badging process, including the role and responsibility of the Authorized Signatory, the Designated Aviation Channelers, and new methods in the badge issuance process. 

Part 4 – Screening and Aircraft Operator Security
Many changes have occurred in TSA policies and procedures, technologies, and practices. This session provides information on the new types of screening technologies, including automated carry-on bag systems, open-chamber millimeter-wave imaging machines, and the implementation of CT machines into the checkpoint. Aircraft operators follow their own set of regulations, focused on the protection of the aircraft, regardless of its location. Knowing what services, you’re expected to provide to the aircraft operator is an essential job for the Airport Security Coordinator.

Registration fee includes training content and presentations. Recordings of sessions will be available for review for 90 days after the course.


This virtual training is $225 and includes two sessions.

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Questions? Contact Ilana Brodesky at 703.578.2512


Jeffrey C. Price, C.M.

Owner, Leading Edge Strategies / Professor, MSU Denver
Leading Edge Strategies
Arvada, CO

Jeff Price is a Professor at the Metropolitan State University of Denver, Department of Aviation and Aerospace Science, and the owner of Leading Edge Strategies, an airport management training company. He is considered one of the leading experts in the world in aviation security and airport safety. He is the former assistant security director at Denver International Airport, and former Airport Director of Jefferson County Airport, in Colorado (now known as Rocky Mountain Metro Airport). Jeff began his professional career as a U.S. Coast Guard Officer. He entered airport management in the Operations Department at Stapleton International Airport in 1992, where he later developed the airfield manager training programs for DEN; he was part of opening the Denver International Airport. At Jeffco Airport he served as the Director of Public Relations, Marketing and Property Management prior to being appointed the airport manager. He also served on the Colorado Aeronautics Board. Highlights and Achievements • Has a master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Colorado Christian University and a Bachelor’s of Science in Professional Pilot from the Metropolitan State University of Denver, and is a commercial/instrument rated pilot. • Jeff has authored two books: -Practical Aviation Security: Predicting and Preventing Future Threats, which is the leading textbook in the industry on the subject and now in its 3rd edition. -Practical Airport Operations, Safety and Emergency Management: Protocols for Today and the Future (published 2016). • The lead Airport Security Coordinator trainer for the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE), he authored Airport Certified Employee (ACE)-Security program. • Jeff is the lead author of AAAE's Certified Member (C.M.) body of foundational knowledge for an individual to become an Accredited Airport Executive. • A certified trainer by both the Anthony Robbins Company and the FranklinCovey Corporation. -Under these companies, Jeff has trained over 2,000 Airport Security Coordinators, 800+ TSA Transportation Security Inspectors and thousands of others in airport management, emergency management and airport operations. • Jeff is a Certified Protection Professional (C.P.P.) through the American Society of Industrial Security. • Through the American Board of Certification in Homeland Security, Jeff is a Certified Aviation Security Professional (C.A.S.) and Certified Homeland Security - Level II member (CHS-II). Education: BS, Professional Pilot, Metropolitan State College of Denver, 1988 MA, Education, Colorado Christian University, 1996 Positions Held: Airport Manager, Jefferson County Airport, Colorado, 1999-2002, Assistant Security Director, Denver International Airport, 1995-1998, Intelligence Officer, USCG 1990-1992.