1. Application and fees
First, if you haven't already, determine your level of membership in AAAE. If needed, use the Certified Member application to apply for membership and the C.M. program. Annual fees for membership are separate from the one-time program fee.
Next, please submit your application on-line or by mail/fax along with the $225 program fee (and your first year's membership fee, if applicable). The one-time $225 C.M. program fee includes:
2. Choose your method of study
After receiving electronic access to the Body of Knowledge modules, download and begin studying immediately and take the exam when you are ready, or attend the AAAE/SCAAAE Loretta Scott, A.A.E., Accreditation/Certification Academy or C.M. Virtual Training.
3. Arrange to take the multiple-choice exam
A minimum of two weeks' notice is required for all exams. Candidates can schedule their exams here. A computer with a webcam, internal microphone and internet connection is required for all exams. Review the exam instructions and guidelines prior to scheduling an exam. Please refer to the FAQ’s for detailed information.
4. Successful completion of the multiple-choice exam
Candidates will receive a Pass/Fail result via email upon completion of the exam. Under usual circumstances, it can take up to ten business days for official results to be sent to the candidate from AAAE.
Successful completion of the multiple-choice exam includes scoring a 70% or above (answering 126 questions out of a possible 180). Additionally, new Certified Members receive the privilege of using the C.M. designation behind their name, a certificate of completion and a lapel pin. Academic Graduate members will receive their C.M. designation, certificate, and lapel pin upon providing proof of graduation from a four-year college.
Affiliate members who receive the C.M. designation, and wish to upgrade to the Accredited Airport Executive program may do so at any time.