Guidance Documents

This page contains guidance documents that TSA issues to help the public understand how TSA administers its statutory and regulatory authorities. In general, guidance documents lack the force and effect of law, except as authorized by law or as incorporated into a contract. The term “guidance document,” as used in Executive Order 13891, is a term of art. This page includes guidance documents as defined in that Executive Order, as well as other types of guidance documents. For more information about the Department of Homeland Security’s implementation of Executive Order 13891, please see

Guidance documents containing Sensitive Security Information and/or distributed directly to regulated entities via restricted access websites (such as the Homeland Security Information Network (HSIN), the Indirect Air Carrier Management System, and similar sites) are not available on this site.

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3PK9 Registered Certified Cargo Screening Facility

TSA's announcement of the opportunity for explosives detection canine teams and canine team providers to become a registered Certified Cargo Screening Facility-Canine (CCSF-K9) under TSA's Certified Cargo Screening Program (CCSP). This notice provides information necessary for qualified, interested persons to initiate the registration process. (Created: )

AC Guidance - Trigger Locks

Trigger Locks/Locked Container Guidance. (Created: )

Air Cargo Team Oregon Reference Guide

Outreach flyer with best practices for cargo entities, contact information for cargo inspectors, and information on how to report violations. (Created: )

Alien Flight Student Program Online Portal

Displays:  Processing times, New Capabilities, System Release notes, Password reset guidance, What may delay an approval, answers to common questions, Fingerprint notes. (Created: )

Alien Flight Student Program Online Portal - 2019 Publication

2019 Publication of Application Guidance focused on Candidates. (Created: )

Alien Flight Student Program Online Portal - Category 4

Category 4 exemptions. (Created: )

Alien Flight Student Program Online Portal - DoD

Notices, FAQs and Application guides are similar to those for candidates. (Created: )

Alien Flight Student Program Online Portal - Events

Copy of the change regarding vetting of Recurrent Training events (Created: )

Alien Flight Student Program Online Portal - Exemption

Exemption for airships, balloons, and gliders (Created: )

Alien Flight Student Program Online Portal - FAQ

2010 Publication of Frequently Asked Questions Document. (Created: )