Knowledge Differentiates Your Firm from the Pack.


The Airforwarders Association is pleased and proud to bring a new training option to its members.  Teaming up with GISTnet, a preeminent provider of on-line training for airfreight professionals, AfA is now offering a full spectrum of training courses, over 100 in all.  These Include:




  • "Jump Start" courses to rapidly develop entry-level trainees into full-charge forwarders and thus achieve competitive advantage
  • All training you need for regulatory compliance: IAC security, HazMat, OSHA, FCPA, U.S. export requirements, C-TPAT, preventing workplace discrimination & harrassment
  • Comprehensive international forwarding topics
  • Key business skills, including customer service, supervision and sales
Current Featured Courses: 

During training, students have full access to the GistNet operational support libraries and Country Guides. Best of all, everything is on-line, with rigorous testing to ensure understanding and retention, automated record-keeping and convenient self-paced lessons, available anytime-anywhere, with employer scheduling and tracking.

This is win-win training for your new hires, seasoned professionals seeking advancement and managers pursuing operational improvement and compliance-all at specially discounted rates for AFA members.

Training Programs & Helpful Resources

Government Provided Training

The U.S. Government provides essential import and export training compliance programs and information for those wishing to increase their knowledge in this important area.  While the Airforwarders Association endeavors to maintain current information, members and visitors to these sites are encouraged to make sure that the information and regulations are up to date.

CBP Basic Trade Program

CBP Trade Compliance Programs

CBP Security Compliance Programs

U.S. Census Bureau Export Training

TSA non SSI Training

Bureau of Industry & Security Export Compliance Training

Other Educational Resources

  • Cargo Training International provides classroom-training seminars at a discounted rate.
  • DGI Training Inc. is the largest provider of certified Hazardous Materials/Dangerous Goods Transportation Training in the United States.
    DGI conducts more seminars, both public, private and online than any other training company. DGI’s core business is instructing shippers, agents, forwarders and carriers in how to use and understand the U.S. and International regulations (IATA, IMDG and 49CFR) that regulate the shipment of Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) and Dangerous Goods in commerce, throughout the world. For more information on our offerings please visit AfA members receive a 10% discount on all public DGI seminars.
  • GISTnet offers a variety of airfreight training courses in a web-based format at preferred prices for Airforwarders Association members.
  • IAC Training, Inc. - IAC Training, Inc. is an appointed CNS Authorized Training company who, for nearly two decades, has been the Indirect Air Carrier’s agent for security related training. With over 3,000 cargo companies as customers, the company specializes in highly interactive classroom-style instruction of the IACSSP (Indirect Air Carrier Standard Security Program) staying up to the minute with the IACSSP’s Change Five to the latest TSA Emergency Amendments, screening and search requirements as well as the IAC Security Coordinator Program training. Classes are conducted frequently at convenient airport hotel locations across the United States. Call us, not only for training, but for a wide variety of services we offer to the Indirect Air Carrier community.  Toll-free at 1-877-877-2419 or (310) 630-0174 or visit our website at  Experience our services and training and find out why more companies call on IAC Training for help with their TSA regulatory matters, than any other company in the world.

While the Airforwarders Association supports the efforts of its affinity and training partners, the Association cannot be responsible for accuracy of training program content. Airforwarders Association members are encouraged to consult with appropriate government agencies to assure proper regulatory compliance.