Crew Member Self Defense Training Program
Administered by the TSA Office of Law Enforcement / Federal Air Marshal Service, the Crew Member Self Defense Training (CMSDT) program is available to all actively employed or temporarily furloughed U.S. carrier crew members. The program is delivered at more than twenty sites nation-wide, both at community college and Federal Air Marshal locations throughout the country. Crew members are encouraged to register to attend this one-day “hands-on” training at one of the more than twenty participating training sites. CMSDT is provided at no cost and crew members are welcome to attend the training as often as desired.
Please feel free to contact the CMSDT Program Office at 1-877-407-CMSD (2673) with questions about the program.
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The Vision 100 - Century of Aviation Reauthorization Act requires air carriers providing scheduled passenger air transportation to conduct basic security training for their flight and cabin crewmembers in order to prepare them for potential threat conditions that may occur onboard an aircraft.
The Act further requires the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to develop and make available to flight and cabin crewmembers an advanced self defense training program that includes appropriate and effective responses for defending against an attacker.