Global Safety Network (GSN) Diploma Programme

The ACI Global Safety Network Diploma (GSN) training programme was launched in 2006. The programme consists of specialized courses on airport safety, and is specifically designed to meet the needs of airside operations and safety managers including developing, implementing and operating effective Safety Management Systems (SMS) at their airports.


Each module may be taken as a stand-alone course or combined with the other modules in order to achieve the ACI GSN Diploma.

The full GSN Diploma Programme is made up of six five-day classroom courses:

At the end of each module a certificate of attendance is presented.

In order to obtain GSN Initial Diploma a participant has to accomplish the first three GSN courses (GSN 1-3) in any sequence, within a three-year timeframe.

In order to obtain the GSN Advanced Diploma a participant has to accomplish the second three GSN courses (GSN 4-6) in any sequence within a three-year timeframe.  In addition, the participant must have also already obtained the GSN Initial Diploma as a pre-requisite to receive the GSN Advanced Diploma.

The courses are delivered by senior airport managers with extensive “real time” experience of operational procedures, SMS and airport certification. All classroom sessions make extensive use of pictures and films, to provide a compelling and relevant learning experience.


Interested individuals must register for each course separately.

All participants successfully completing all required modules leading to a GSN Diploma will receive:

An email letter from ACI Global Training Director congratulating the accomplishment (approximately one week after completion)

A diploma signed by ACI Director General, ACI Global Training Director and GSN instructors (approximately two weeks after completion)

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