training & certification

New - Check out the list of training courses AAAE can deliver live to your airport in person or online.

Bring consistency and cost-effectiveness to your training by bringing OnSite training to your airport.


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Benefits of OnSite Training

  • Convenient, Consistent and Cost-Effective – Train many employees with the same message, at the same time, without the cost of travel.
  • Personalized – Can be adapted to your airport’s specific requirements.
  • Up-to-date  – AAAE’s connections with security policymakers ensure our training is taking into account the latest security rules and regulations.
  • Experienced trainers – Taught by respected, experienced aviation management professionals.
  • External Trainers - Outside trainers give credibility to the training and allow employees to be more open with questions than they might be with internal staff.
  • College Credit – Employees working toward a college degree may earn credits.

Results

Airports who have used AAAE's OnSite Training have seen significant results, including:
  • Increase in staff productivity
  • Reduction of errors
  • Improved morale

Course Offerings

AAAE offers a wide variety of courses for all levels of airport employees. Click on the images below to learn more or view the On-Site Course options here.

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Training Calendar

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Upcoming

March 4-7, 2024
In Person
Port Charlotte, FL
Prepare for all the duties of your crucial role at this annual conference presented by the ARFF Training Alliance. Content is relevant to the important work of Airport Public Safety Officers, ARFF Shift Commanders, Airport Operations Managers, Deputy Chiefs, and Fire Chiefs.
March 11-14, 2024
Virtual
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Daily
A Part 139-based curriculum designed to educate and challenge airport personnel with airfield operations responsibilities or anyone interested in a related career.
March 17-22, 2024
In Person
Dallas, Texas
The AAAE/SC Chapter AAAE Loretta Scott, A.A.E. Accreditation/Certification Academy provides an intensive review of the Body of Knowledge modules, and an opportunity to complete the multiple-choice exam at the end of the course.
March 18-19, 2024
Virtual
10 a.m.-5 p.m. ET
Designed to establish a general knowledge base for airport professionals working in the airport Credentialing Office. The curriculum provides important history that helps a Trusted Agent better understand the security platform from which they now are required to work. The course focuses on understanding the complexities that have been continuously added to the requirements for vetting, issuing, tracking and auditing airport credentials and is based on Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations– 1542 series, and TSA Security Directives.
March 27-29, 2024
In Person
Savannah, Georgia
As the only training workshop created to discuss the latest regulations, technologies, and issues concerning military/civilian airfield operations and the growing area of industrial aviation, this annual meeting cannot be missed. Network with and learn from your peers, including military leaders, federal officials, industry colleagues, and other aviation professionals.
April 10-12, 2024
Virtual
11 a.m. - 4 p.m. ET Daily
This course is designed for airport maintenance and operations personnel. New hires and individuals with minimum knowledge of airfield maintenance would benefit the most. Although all airfield personnel would benefit from a review or learning new maintenance techniques. The course provides basic regulatory discussions. This course also identifies the use of work orders, discrepancies and proper close out of these discrepancies.
April 16-18, 2024
Virtual
11:00-4:00 p.m. Daily
This course is designed to help airports prepare for airfield construction projects and understand the implementation of airfield construction safety and phasing plans. Discussion will include the regulatory information provided in FAA Advisory Circular: Guidance for Construction Safety and Phasing Plans. The instructor will explore real world examples to help attendees understand how to meet the obligations for different types of projects and will provide examples for keeping the airfield environment safe during construction projects.
April 20-21, 2024
In Person
Buffalo, NY
Get a solid overview of 14 CFR Part 139 requirements and better understand the federal guidelines that affect the way your airport complies with regulations. The Basic ASOS course is designed for individuals who are relatively new to airport operations, or have not attended a Basic ASOS before and are currently working in airport management, planning, or operations.
April 20-21, 2024
In Person
Buffalo, NY
Advanced Schools are tailored for individuals who have either attended an earlier ASOS school, experienced one or more annual FAA Certification Inspections, or have at least two years of experience in airport operations. The school has fewer prepared presentations, and more group Part 139 problem-solving exercises so that all attendees can actively participate in the proceedings. Participants are encouraged to discuss best management practices and lessons learned at their airports or from other experiences.
April 20-21, 2024
In Person
Buffalo, NY
This course educates airport staff and contractors, including snowplow and airport equipment operators, on how to utilize best practices when performing snow and ice control measures on airports during winter operations.
April 20-21, 2024
In Person
Buffalo, NY
Formerly known as the Advanced Snow Academy, this course provides airport supervisors, managers, and directors with a stronger knowledge of how to operate safe, efficient, and successful winter operations that meet regulatory and fiscal requirements of a FAR Part 139 certificated airport.
April 22-25, 2024
Virtual
10 a.m.-5 p.m. ET
This course is designed especially for aviation professionals responsible for planning and environmental compliance at commercial service and general aviation airports and aviation-based companies. The certification is based on fundamental federal regulations and policies, research from aviation organizations and generally accepted planning and environmental practices. It explores the diverse components that make-up the airport, including airside and landside facilities, stakeholder participation, master planning, airport layout plan development, and environmental considerations.
May 13-16, 2024
Virtual
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Daily
The ACE Airport Security Training Course is now offered virtually and provides a comprehensive review of the ACE Security 2022 modules in preparation for the 100 multiple choice examination on the last day of the course. The content of the body of knowledge contains a blend of U.S. and international regulatory advisory information that is intended to establish a baseline of aviation security knowledge for professionals working in this dynamic environment. This course includes a multiple choice final exam that must be passed with a 70% or higher in order to receive the ACE designation certification. This course meets CFR 49 Part 1542.3 (Airport Security Coordinator) and individuals who attend this review course will also receive the Airport Security Coordinator (ASC) certificate.
May 13, 15, 17, 2024
Virtual
Virtual
During the course of these sessions you are going to learn a series of innovation skills that can be immediately applied to your job. The session will consist of teaching moments, hands-on activities, and discussion, all designed to keep you experiencing and learning. This workshop might be unlike any other you’ve attended, so come prepared to think, learn, and have fun!
May 17, 2024
Virtual
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. ET
Incident report writing is a critical skill to have as an airport operations officer a security officer or a police officer. Incident reports form the basis for a narrative of what occurred during a particular event. Along with incident reports, comes their close cousins, note taking, logbook entries and incident scene investigation and interviewing. In the aviation industry, there are certain reports that are required to be filed, such as aircraft accident or incident reports, and wildlife strike database reports.
June 3-5, 2024
In Person
Alexandria, VA
Airport Certified Employee (ACE) SMS is the most complete industry certification program designed to prepare participants for understanding Safety Management Systems as well as designing, planning, implementing, and maturing safety at an airport. The course material draws on decades of experience implementing SMS in a variety of industries and applies that experience to the unique world of airport operations.
June 24-27, 2024
Virtual
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. ET Daily
The Airport Certified Employee (ACE) Finance virtual series is an overview of the study materials designed to educate and challenge airport personnel with responsibilities for the financial operations at commercial service and general aviation airports or anyone interested in a related career.
June 25-26, 2024
Virtual
Virtual
Learn how to better prepare for the accreditation final interview and earn your A.A.E. Attendees will gain a firm understanding of what executives are looking for during these interviews.
July 7-12, 2024
In Person
Denver, Colorado
The AAAE/SC Chapter AAAE Loretta Scott, A.A.E. Accreditation/Certification Academy provides an intensive review of the Body of Knowledge modules, and an opportunity to complete the multiple-choice exam at the end of the course.
July 24-25, 2024
In Person
Pittsburgh, PA
Held in conjunction with the AAAE/Northeast Chapter AAAE Hub Airports Winter Operations & Deicing Conference, this course educates airport staff and contractors, including snowplow and airport equipment operators, on how to utilize best practices when performing snow and ice control measures on airports during winter operations.

On Demand

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On Demand
Virtual
On Demand
The purpose of the Accreditation Program writing requirement is to demonstrate to the Board of Examiners (BOE) that executive candidates can write effectively on a topic relevant and significant to airport management. Two options for completing the Accreditation program writing requirement are the Management Paper and Case Study. This workshop was developed to assist candidates with the paper writing process and help them understand what the BOE defines as a successful paper.
On Demand
Virtual
On Demand
This course provides both operations and security personnel the necessary information and perspectives on the basics of securing a public-use airport.
On Demand
Virtual
On Demand
COVID-19 vaccines have started distribution, and normalcy is on the horizon. With that, however, comes a return to the risks of normal passenger traffic. Be prepared with this 2-day overview of emergency response, disaster preparedness and crisis management.
On Demand
Virtual
On Demand
Learn ways in which you can build the mental strength needed to handle psychologically taxing events such as global pandemics like COVID-19, threats, accidents or emergencies that can take place in the airport.
On Demand
Virtual
On Demand
Cover a variety of techniques and recommendations that address the unique operational challenges and responsibilities of the airport communication center dispatcher.
On Demand
Virtual
On Demand
Better understand how airports are financed and how the finance function of the airport performs the services that they provide. We'll cover the sources of revenue, how the budgeting process works and what to you need to know about audits.
On Demand
Virtual
On Demand
This two-part series provides an overview of the performance requirements for airport lighting fixtures and the function they perform.
On Demand
Virtual
On Demand
This course provides a basic understanding of the principles and techniques of escort operations with a primary focus on the impact to airport operations. Attendees will gain an understanding of basic escort operation principles and methodologies, how to integrate escorts into the airport security environment based on threat level, and best practices for how to mitigate the impact to airport operations.