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Are there any good websites out there that can give me resources to a TSA online learning center?

I’m currently a stay-at-home and haven’t been working for the past 2 years because I’ve been taking care of my newborn baby. However, I’ve now gotten help from my mom in terms of babysitting duties and I feel like I’m now getting ready to go back to work. I’m looking at some online distance learning courses offered by several online learning center establishments across the country. I do have my sights at a TSA online learning center since I think this is similar to the work I’ve been doing before I became a stay-at-home mom.

Samantha Barber

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Ramon Kelly on March 7, 2018

TSA officer here, and I’m really glad to know that there are people who are interested in joining our workforce, particularly a stay-at-home mom like you. It’s good that you are taking the initiative on researching online learning centers for TSA training, because getting into the service is no mean feat. And in case you do pass the training, that’s just the first step since being a TSA officer will really take up a lot of your time.

There weren’t many online learning centers yet when I was just starting out, and we usually did some short review courses in community colleges that offered vocational training for people who wanted to get into similar jobs such as mine. You mentioned that your former job before becoming a stay-at-home mom is similar to the TSA, may I ask what that is? I think it’s also good to have some familiarity with jobs from the same industry or of similar nature because some people who are new to the job may feel some kind of culture shock to the kind of work environment and the hours that we have.

I know that you probably decided to be a stay-at-home mom to be able to spend more time with your child, so I’ll have to warn you beforehand that being in TSA service will take up a lot of your time. But I still wouldn’t discourage you from pursuing this option if you really want to go for this opportunity. As early as now you can already get started with taking distance learning courses online so that you can get back into the rhythm of working and studying, being that you’ve been a stay-at-home mom for a couple of years.  There are a lot of options now for online courses and people these days are so lucky that they don’t even have to spend as much because a lot of these are actually free.

For TSA-related courses you can check out http://tsa.eyestreet.com/v01/careers/online-learning-center as they offer some pretty comprehensive courses and review materials for those who are planning to take the TSA exam and training. I’d like to congratulate you this early on for your decision to pursue a career with us and I wish you the best, it might not always be easy but with hard work you’ll make it. I hope you pass your training and exams and have a good working experience when you finally get into the TSA.

Tad Frazier2 years ago

Like the previous commenter said, glad to know that there are people who want to enter into service with us and are really taking the initiative to learn more about our job like you. Online learning centers will really help you because this is also what I did when I was reviewing for my training and exams. You can also check out online forums that also act as somewhat both a study group and a support forum for people who are doing their reviews for different exams and tests including the TSA.

Being in TSA is not a walk in the park, but I know that you already know this before you even thought about joining the service. It’s going to be very challenging but I also know that you’ll learn a lot and it’ll be very worthwhile for you if indeed you do push through with your plans.


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