Training & Certification

ARFF

Airport Emergency Plan

This two-day OnSite course covers the requirements of airport operators as explained in Advisory Circular (AC) 150/5200-31C, Industry best practices and ACRP 05-01 "An Airport Guide for Regional Emergency Planning for CBRNE Events," with a focus on integrating with the National Incident Management System (NIMS). AC 150/5200-13C was recently updated to reflect the airport's critical role in response to community disasters.

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Airport Emergency Plan

Airport Emergency Plan Virtual Training

In this short course we will provide participants with hands-on knowledge of how to mitigate the inevitable disruptions, planned and unplanned events can have on your airport operations. We will review past disruptive events and participants will have the opportunity to engage in a tabletop exercise to test their level of understanding and see how other airports work. It is worth 6 hours of your time to avoid days if not months of unfavorable scrutiny. Offered as Live Classroom, Live Virtual and On Demand Training.

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Airport Emergency Plan Virtual Training

Airport Fire Officer (A.F.O.)

This program is designed for existing and aspiring leaders in the ARFF profession. Learn about the structure of ARFF organizations, their standards and regulations, and the fiduciary responsibilities involved in leading an ARFF organization by earning your A.F.O. The program prerequisites ensure that a candidate has obtained and mastered the necessary baseline as an A.M.F. Components of this program are offered as Self-Study and Live Classroom Training.

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Airport Fire Officer (A.F.O.)

Airport Master Firefighter (A.M.F.)

Designed for Aircraft Rescue Firefighters who wish to learn more about the rules, regulations, and best management practices to carry out the responsibilities to manage an airport fire department and also has a basic understanding of airport administration and management. Offered as Self-Study, Virtual Training, On Demand and Live Classroom Training.

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Airport Master Firefighter (A.M.F.)

Airport Master Firefighter (A.M.F.) Virtual Training

The Airport Master Firefighter (AMF) virtual series is an overview of the study materials designed to educate and challenge airport rescue firefighting personnel in preparation to earn the prestigious AMF professional designation. Registration fee includes recordings of the training content and presentations. Recordings of sessions will be available for review for 90 days after purchase. Offered as On Demand Training.

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Airport Master Firefighter (A.M.F.) Virtual Training

Airport Terrorism Preparedness and Response

This course is designed for airport employees that may have security or emergency response responsibilities - whether major or minor, administrative or field - to provide them with an overview of the threats to the aviation environment and how to respond. The course covers current threats to the aviation environment, international and domestic terrorism, the psychology and ideology of terrorism, pre-incident indicators, active shooter events, and bomb threats and suicide/homicide bombers. Students will be introduced to the emergency response plan and will participate in emergency response scenarios to test their knowledge of how to respond to a variety of emergency situations through mini table-top exercises. Offered as Live Classroom Training.

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Airport Terrorism Preparedness and Response

Digicast

For more than a decade, the Digicast video training system has been providing thousands of airport employees with on-demand video training on every aspect needed to run an airport: operations, maintenance, security, customer service, human resources, Part 139 required training and more. Digicast programming is accessible online via any Web-enabled device. In addition to first-class training, Digicast also provides informative, thought-provoking content and insight, including exclusive content like Airport Magazine Roundtables. Offered as On Demand Training.

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Digicast

Incident Command Systems (ICS) for Airports

The formal adoption by the Federal government of the National Incident Management System and Incident Command System, has put airports into a difficult position. ICS was built upon a wild land fire fighting structure, making it difficult to use in other environments, particularly at an airport. The course, ICS for Airports takes the principles of ICS and shows how these can integrate into the Airport Emergency Plan, effectively making ICS fit airports, instead of airports having to fit into ICS. FEMA has not developed an ICS for Airports as airports are too unique and don’t fit well into existing emergency management structures. ICS for Airports includes exercises and case studies, plus extensive facilitation to help an airport better integrate the ICS structure so that it becomes an asset in emergency management, rather than just an administrative exercise. Offered as Live Classroom Training.

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Incident Command Systems (ICS) for Airports

Insider Threat

This new training course for airports, developed in collaboration with the TSA and produced by AAAE, teaches aviation workers the signs of an insider threat and how to respond. It's available on AAAE’s Digicast, IET-LS, and/or through a direct license. Learn more about the course below and how to access this training.

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Insider Threat

Interactive Employee Training

AAAE’s Interactive Employee Training and Learning Suite (IET-LS) provides engaging, high quality training content to airports and aviation firms. Courses may be hosted through our web-based Learning Suite to track and report training results or content may be produced for an organization’s existing LMS. Offered as On Demand Training.

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Interactive Employee Training

Recurrent Part 139.319 Airport Familiarization

To support rapid response, ARFF personnel need to be familiar with all parts of the airport and the area immediately surrounding the airport. Training should include familiarization with critical locations under a variety of weather conditions, operating conditions, and at minimum, may include studying maps of the airport and the surrounding area. The topics reviewed in Part 1 are: types and classifications of airports, airport traffic patterns, runways and taxiways, safety areas, airport markings, signs and lighting, airport design, grid maps and airport topography. Offered as Live Classroom Training.

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Recurrent Part 139.319 Airport Familiarization