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Crew Member Self Defense Training Program

Photo of Crew Members in Self Defense CourseAdministered by the TSA Office of Law Enforcement / Federal Air Marshal Service (OLE/FAMS), the Crew Member Self Defense Training (CMSDT) program is available to all actively employed or temporarily furloughed U.S. passenger and cargo crew members. The program, which is available at 22 sites nationwide, is delivered at TSA facilities across the nation.  Crew members are encouraged to register to attend this 4-hour “hands-on” training developed by the OLE/FAMS to help prepare crew members to face potential threat situations – both on and off the aircraft. CMSDT is provided at no cost to crew members who are welcome to attend the training as often as desired.

Please contact the Aviation Programs Section at 1-877-407-CMSD (2673) or email with questions about the program.

Click here to view training locations and register for a CMSDT class near you.

Latest revision: 24 March 2015