Get Your CEUs

We know that taking time away from your airport is a serious investment. That's why we pack the conference full of education, including 15 credits to keep your A.A.E. in good standing.


In 2022, during his term as Chair of AAAE, Larry Krauter, A.A.E., AICP felt there should be a more concentrated education effort in the topics of Ethics, Legal and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI). With approval from the AAAE Board, Chair Krauter worked with the AAAE Board of Examiners (BOE) to amend the CEU program to include an emphasis on these subjects. As a result, starting in June 2023, active A.A.E.s will be required to earn 2 credits in each of these areas (6 credits total), in each 3-year cycle, as part of their 55 CEUs. The other 49 CEUs can be earned in any topic of the A.A.E.’s choosing but must follow the guidelines of the CEU program.

Because each Executive Member has unique cycle dates, all 6 credits will not need to be earned during the current cycle but will need to be earned on a prorated basis. The cadence in which these new subject matter credits need to be earned is as follows:

  • Less than 1 year remaining in current cycle = 0 subject matter credits required in this cycle; 6 credits required in all cycles thereafter.
  • 1-2 years remaining in current cycle = 2 subject matter credits required in this cycle (1 credit from any two of the three required topics); 6 credits required in all cycles thereafter.
  • 2-3 years remaining in current cycle = 4 subject matter credits required in this cycle (1 credit in each topic plus a 4th credit from any of the required topics); 6 credits required in all cycles thereafter.

Subject matter credits can be earned in various ways, just like the other CEUs. AAAE and AAAE Chapters will be offering new educational programming to help A.A.E.s fulfill these credits, some of which will be complimentary. The first opportunity to earn these credits will be at the 95th Annual AAAE Conference & Exposition in Denver, CO, June 3-5, 2023.

The following informative conference sessions will fulfill the new subject matter credits:

  • Sunday, June 4, 8-9 a.m. - Staying Out of Trouble: Everything You Need to Know About Airport Law in 60 Minutes = 1 CEU in Legal topic
  • Sunday, June 4, 12:45-1:45 p.m. - Working in a Fishbowl: Ethics for Airport Professionals = 1 CEU in Ethics topic
  • Monday, June 5, 2-3:15 p.m. - Diversity Works: Why It's Still Needed in the Workplace = 1 CEU in DEI topic

A.A.E.s will be responsible for self-reporting these subject matter CEUs, however AAAE will still enter the regular conference credits for you. Please note that credits will not yet appear for any AAAE events attended in 2023. Typically, CEUs earned by attending AAAE conferences will appear in your record 60-90 days following the event. To review your current CEU totals and cycles and to report your credits, follow the steps below.

  1. Log in to www.aaae.org
  2. Click on My Account
  3. Click on the CEU tab
  4. Scroll down the to the section “Submit CEUs for Events other than AAAE Meetings”
  5. Click on the + sign to add your earned credits. (Be sure to follow your proper cycle dates and number shown below in the “Totals” section. Your first cycle starts on your date of accreditation.)
  6. Enter either Category Credits and/or Subject Credits and fill in information about the activity, number of credits, and mark them as approved.
  7. Refresh your screen, and you will see your total credits change at the bottom of the screen if entered correctly.

NOTE: If attending a conference with sessions on the new required CEU subjects, be sure not to submit double credits. I.e., if the conference contains 6 hours of education, and 1 of those hours is in DEI, then report 5 regular credits and 1 DEI credit. If the whole conference is a special subject matter, such as the Airport Law Workshop, report all credits as Subject – Legal credits and they will funnel into the total sum.

Should an active accredited airport executive not fulfill the required 55 credits, including the new subject matter credits, within the required amount of time, they will be reclassified as an inactive member, and will be unable to vote on AAAE matters. Once the necessary credits are accrued, they will be returned to active status. The Board of Examiners, which has final authority, may require chronically inactive members to retake the written examination. A.A.E.s attending non-AAAE and subject matter events must report their credits under the honor system. AAAE audits 5% of the accredited membership annually but supporting documentation should be retained for five years.

For complete information and FAQs about the CEU program visit www.aaae.org/ceu. Contact the Accreditation Department with any questions.

There is no single conference that covers all things aviation the way this conference does.
Kathy Dennis, A.A.E., ACE // Senior Principal Planner // Charlotte Douglas International Airport