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Airfield Lighting Maintenance

Distinguish Yourself

AAAE is proud to introduce the first comprehensive, professional certification program for airfield lighting maintenance personnel at any airport, anywhere in the nation. The Airport Certified Employee (ACE) - Airfield Lighting Maintenance program is an extensive curriculum based on FAA, U.S. military and international recommendations. The course is designed to provide detailed electrical theory and proven maintenance techniques while educating and challenging airport personnel with airfield lighting maintenance responsibilities. Distinguish yourself within your field by earning this prestigious, unique certification. Receive the best possible education on safely and efficiently operating and maintaining your airfield's lighting systems by becoming an ACE today!

**The ACE – Airfield Lighting Maintenance program meets FAA training requirements for airfield lighting! Read more by clicking here.**

Module Update – February 1, 2015

The American Association of Airport Executives is pleased to announce that the ACE – Airfield Lighting Maintenance Modules are now updated and available for viewing by current ACE – Airfield Lighting Maintenance program candidates.

For a complete errata sheet detailing the entire module update, click here!

All current program candidates who wish to continue to studying the previous edition (1st Edition: 2007) of the modules will have until December 31, 2015 to complete the exam based off the previous edition. All proctor requests should indicate which edition of the modules the candidate would like to test on.

For any questions regarding this update, please contact Sheldon Richardson, C.M., ACE at (703) 578-2512 or email:


UPDATE - Earn College Credits by Completing the ACE Program

AAAE and the University of Phoenix have teamed up to allow ACE candidates the opportunity to possibly earn college credits toward an Associates or Bachelors degree offered by the University of Phoenix. Now ACE candidates who complete the program may transform this training into college credit through the Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) program by the university. For information on the credits offered by the university for either completing the ACE self-study program or review course, check out the Credit Recommendation Guide (CRG). For additional information about the program, visit