Airport Certified Employee (ACE) Lighting Virtual Training

July 22-25, 2024 | 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. EST Daily | Live ONLINE Training









About the Course

The Airport Certified Employee (ACE) Lighting virtual series is an overview of the study materials designed to educate and challenge airport personnel with airfield lighting maintenance responsibilities or anyone interested in a related career.

Please noteEnrollment to the course does not include the ACE Lighting Program Fee. In order to take the final examination, you must register for the ACE Lighting Program Fee separately. 

We are pleased to offer a $100 discounted rate on the ACE Lighting Program Fee as part of the Virtual Training purchase. You will see the discount information as you complete the registration process. Join us for a four-day training live, led by instructor Heber Cideos.


Heber Cideos

Heber Cideos

Training Manager
ADB SAFEGATE Training Academy

Training Captain Heber Cideos started with ADB SAFEGATE in 2016 and since then has been involved with AAAE for 8 years. Heber graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Albert Einsten University and received his MBA from the European Post-Grade Institute of Spain. Heber has worked as a Senior service engineer, traveling all over the Americas & overseas for installations, commissioning, Finding Root Cause and Service Support.  

Course Agenda

Click below for full agenda. Subject to change. Please check back for updates.


You acknowledge that in registering for and attending this AAAE event, you agree to adhere to the cancellation policy noted below, AAAE's Duty of Care, and AAAE's Code of Conduct and Terms and Conditions.


$1,100 for active duty military and federal gov't employees; $1300 for all other registrants.

Do not miss our special rate of $410 for the ACE Lighting Program Fee.

You MUST submit the ACE Lighting Program Fee to take the final certification exam.

Need to register offline? Download the registration form and send to once complete.

Questions? Contact the Training Department at

Hotel & Travel

Desoto Hotel

Hotel Accommodations

All events (except where noted in the agenda) are being held at the Desoto Savannah, 15 East Liberty Street, Savannah, GA; phone 866.810.5325. We have secured two separate room blocks. The first room block is for all Non-Federal or Non-Military attendees. You will receive a special rate of $239 single/double, plus tax. The second room block is a per-diem rate for Federal and Military attendees. You will receive a special government per diem rate of $147 single/double, plus tax. Please note, you must provide appropriate documentation at check-in or you will be charged the higher rate.

The last day to receive either of these discounted rates Thursday, March 14, 2024. Rooms may sell out before this date, so make your reservations early. You can call the hotel directly at 866.810.5325 and tell them you are with the Industrial Aviation Workshop or book online directly using the following links:

Civilian/Military Airport Connection (CMAC)

What is CMAC?

The Civilian/Military Airport Connection (CMAC) program helps separating military personnel and new veterans acclimate from managing military airfields to the dynamic and complex commercial-use airport environment.

There are four components to the program:

  1. Professional transition workshop
  2. One airport certification course - choice of ACE Airfield Operations or Certified Member (C.M.)
  3. One year membership in AAAE
  4. Airport job shadowing


Program Benefits:

  • Ensure a smooth transition from military to civilian airport operations and management.
  • Earn the Airport Certified Employee (ACE) Airfield Operations certification or Certified Member (C.M.), that will put you ahead of other candidates for potential jobs.
  • Network with airport executives around the country through communities and events.
  • Explore various airport positions through the shadow program.
  • Receive discounts on other AAAE trainings and events.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Extend your reach and maximize exposure to a powerful audience by sponsoring the Industrial Aviation and Military Operations Workshop. From the opening networking reception, to breaks, lunches, and sessions, we have multiple tiers of sponsorships available. Your sponsorship will reinforce brand loyalty and show potential clients your company is a major player in the industry. Sponsorships are offered on a first-come, first-served basis, so act now before these opportunities sell out!

Don’t let your competition get all the attention, become a sponsor today!

Available Opportunities



Wi-Fi Sponsorship
Exclusive Sponsorship: $1,500.00



Wednesday, March 27


Airbase Tour Transportation
Exclusive Sponsorship: $1,500.00
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Networking Reception
Exclusive Sponsorship: $2,500.00
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Thursday, March 28


Continental Breakfast
Exclusive Sponsorship: $1,000.00
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

AM Refreshment Break
Exclusive Sponsorship: $750.00
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Exclusive Sponsorship: $1,500.00
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

PM Refreshment Break
Exclusive Sponsorship: $750.00
3:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Friday, March 29


Continental Breakfast
Exclusive Sponsorship: $1,000.00
7:15 AM - 8:00 AM

Grab and Go Lunch
Exclusive Sponsorship: $1,000.00
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM


Questions? Contact Us!

Training Department
703.824.0500 Option 4