Airport Certified Employee (ACE) Planning & Environmental Review Course

May 1-4, 2023 | Alexandria, VA | 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET daily


The Airport Certified Employee (ACE) Airport Planning and Environmental Review 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. This course will be an extensive review of the ACE Planning body of knowledge modules to help attendees learn and retain the information and pass the exam.

Why attend?

Learn from professionals with extensive experience in the areas of airport planning and environmental
a thorough education and use your knowledge to become more effective in your job
your promotional and career opportunities in the aviation planning field
a prestigious ACE designation and become a part of an elite group of "qualified" aviation planners and environmental specialists


Course fee:
$1300 - regular registration
$1100 - active duty military or federal government (documentation required)

Please noteEnrollment to the course does not include the ACE Planning Program Fee. In order to take the final examination, you must register for the ACE Planning Program Fee separately. 
Do not miss our special rate of $410 for the ACE Planning Program Fee as part of the Training purchase. You will see the discount information as you complete the registration process.
*You MUST submit the ACE Planning Program Fee to take the final certification exam.

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Need to register offline? Download the registration form and send to [email protected] once complete.

Questions? Contact the Training Department at [email protected].

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Stephanie A. Ward, AICP

Department Manager, Aviation Planning
Mead & Hunt, Inc.
Lansing, MI

Bio: Stephanie wears a number of hats within Mead & Hunt. She manages the aviation planning group in that is responsible for Mead & Hunt’s work in the eastern US and also leads the state system planning pursuits as well as Mead & Hunt's ACRP projects. Stephanie enjoys sharing her over 30-years of aviation planning experience with her clients as well as the Mead & Hunt staff. She has spent her entire career serving clients nationwide from small general aviation airports to state aviation agencies as well as national clients like the TRB-ACRP and the FAA. Additionally, she teaches airport planning at Western Michigan University for their College of Aviation. She has extensive experience with airport master plans, environmental planning (NEPA), land use planning, aviation system planning, land acquisition, obstruction removal, airport zoning, and public involvement. She has a passion for aviation that stared early when she earned her private pilot license at the age of 17. She is a member of the Transportation Research Board Aviation Subcommittee focused on Aviation System Planning (AV020) and is a second term member of the board for the National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO) Center of Aviation Education and Research. In 2019, she was honored to receive the President's Award from the Michigan Association of Airport Executives for her work in Michigan and in particular coordinating the Michigan Aviation Professionals Training Course.


Questions? Contact us at 703.824.0504