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AAAE/SCAAAE Loretta Scott, A.A.E. Accreditation/Certification Academy

The AAAE/SC Chapter AAAE Loretta Scott, A.A.E. Accreditation/Certification Academy provides an intensive review of the C.M. Body of Knowledge modules, and an opportunity to complete the C.M. exam at the end of the course. Offered as Live Classroom Training.

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AAAE/SCAAAE Loretta Scott, A.A.E. Accreditation/Certification Academy

AAAE/SWAAAE Accreditation Final Interview Workshop

This one-day workshop will teach candidates how to better prepare for the accreditation final interview and earn their A.A.E. Attendees will gain a firm understanding of what executives are looking for during these interviews.

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AAAE/SWAAAE Accreditation Final Interview Workshop

Active Shooter

In this Active Shooter training, we are going to review the uniqueness of airports, maintaining situational awareness, reacting to a threat,escape tactics, what to do if you are unable to escape, taking action and what to expect from the police response. Offered as On Demand and Live Classroom Training.

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Active Shooter

Advanced Airport Safety and Operations Specialist (ASOS)

Advanced Schools are tailored for individuals who have either attended an earlier ASOS school, experienced one or more annual FAA Certification Inspections or have at least two years of experience in airport operations. The school has fewer prepared presentations, and more group Part 139 problem-solving exercises so that all attendees can actively participate in the proceedings. Participants are encouraged to discuss best management practices and lessons learned at their airports or from other experiences.

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Advanced Airport Safety and Operations Specialist (ASOS)

Advanced Winter Operations Course

The Advanced Airport Winter Operations Specialist (AAWOS) course is designed to provide airport supervisors, managers, and directors with a stronger knowledge of how to operate safe, efficient, and successful winter operations that meet regulatory and fiscal requirements of a FAR Part 139 certificated airport including regulations that enhance airfield safety, cost saving measures, developing employee performance, and understanding Far Part 139. Offered as Live Classroom Training.

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Advanced Winter Operations Course

Airfield & Terminal Security: Understanding Inspection & Compliance Measures

This course provides both operations and security personnel the necessary information and perspectives on the basics of securing a public-use airport.

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Airfield & Terminal Security: Understanding Inspection & Compliance Measures

Airport Certified Employee (ACE) - Airfield Lighting Maintenance Review Course

The 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. It is highly recommended that students study the course materials before attending. There is a 100-question examination that must be passed in order to receive ACE certification; however students are not required to take the exam. Offered as Live Classroom Training.

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Airport Certified Employee (ACE) - Airfield Lighting Maintenance Review Course

Airport Certified Employee (ACE) - Airfield Operations Review Course

This three day program is comprehensive review of the ACE Operations modules in preparation for the 100 multiple choice examination on the last day of the course. The course curriculum is a Part 139-based curriculum designed to educate and challenge airport personnel with airfield responsibilities or anyone interested in a related career. This interactive course is comprised of professionally developed material based on Part 139 requirements and is delivered through several methods: lectures, case studies, and videos. The course materials have been reviewed by FAA and senior operations personnel at large and small hub airports around the country. ACE Airfield Operations covers universally applicable airfield information, as well as operational regulations and procedures specific to your airfield. Offered as Live Classroom Training

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Airport Certified Employee (ACE) - Airfield Operations Review Course

Airport Certified Employee (ACE) - Airport Finance

ACE Finance is the first comprehensive program designed for airport personnel responsible for the financial operations at commercial service and general aviation airports. Airport Finance professionals will gain a better grasp on the airport system, the intricacies of airport management and operations and the relationship to the fiscal environment to help them strategically plan, budget and allocate funds. Offered as Self-Study and Live Classroom Training.

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Airport Certified Employee (ACE) - Airport Finance

Airport Certified Employee (ACE) - Airport Security

This is an extensive curriculum based on 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) – 1500 series: TSA Regulations and ICAO Annex 17. The program not only meets TSA 1542.3 requirements for Airport Security Coordinators (ASC) and alternate ASC’s, but also builds upon the existing working security knowledge of aviation professionals. Offered as Self-Study, Live Virtual Training, On Demand and Live Classroom Training.

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Airport Certified Employee (ACE) - Airport Security

Airport Certified Employee (ACE) - Airport Security Refresher

Been a while since you achieved your ACE Security? Take the ACE-Security refresher course, which concentrates on the critical elements needed to stay an effective airport security professional. The course covers attacks on aviation since 2015, the changes made in credentialing, and the industry’s new approach to public area security.

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Airport Certified Employee (ACE) - Airport Security Refresher

Airport Certified Employee (ACE) - Airport Security Review Course

The ACE Security Training Course is a 3.5 day program and provides a comprehensive review of the ACE-Security modules in preparation for the 100 multiple choice examination on the last day of the course. The content of the body of knowledge contains a blend of U.S. and international regulatory advisory information that is intended to establish a baseline of aviation security knowledge for professionals working in this dynamic environment. Individuals who wish to register for this training course and wish to take the exam on the last day to potentially earn the ACE designation must also be enrolled into the ACE-Security program. It is encouraged that candidates who attend this review course thoroughly review the ACE-Security modules prior to the first day of the course. This course meets CFR 49 Part 1542.3 (Airport Security Coordinator) and individuals who attend this review course will also receive the Airport Security Coordinator (ASC) certificate. Offered as Live Classroom Training.

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Airport Certified Employee (ACE) - Airport Security Review Course

Airport Certified Employee (ACE) - Communications Center Operations

NEW Modules Now Available. An all-encompassing curriculum is tailored to address the unique operational techniques, challenges and responsibilities of the airport communication center dispatcher. It is based on a variety of techniques and recommendations from U.S. government agencies and leading industry communication organizations. Offered as Self-Study, Live Virtual Training, On Demand and Live Classroom Training.

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Airport Certified Employee (ACE) - Communications Center Operations

Airport Certified Employee (ACE) - Communications Center Operations Review Course

This training is tailored to address the unique operational techniques, challenges and responsibilities of the airport communications center dispatcher. It is based on a variety of techniques and recommendations from U.S. government agencies and leading industry communication organizations. The instructor will review the essential elements needed to attain the ACE Communications certification. Offered as Live Classroom Training.

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Airport Certified Employee (ACE) - Communications Center Operations Review Course

Airport Certified Employee (ACE) - Law Enforcement Officer (LEO)

ACE LEO is distinguished by its focus on response protocols and real-world applications, and provides training in a uniformed and concise manner to law enforcement and security personnel to competently and confidently do their jobs as well as meet the requirements of 49 CFR 1542.217. Offered as Self-Study and Live Classroom Training.

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Airport Certified Employee (ACE) - Law Enforcement Officer (LEO)

Airport Certified Employee (ACE) - Safety Management Systems (SMS)

This program is specifically designed for airport leadership and safety management personnel that work at the airport to improve airport safety and is based on upcoming FAA regulations regarding Safety Management. Offered as Self-Study, Live Virtual Training, On Demand and Live Classroom Training.

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Airport Certified Employee (ACE) - Safety Management Systems (SMS)

Airport Certified Employee (ACE) - Trusted Agent

Designed to establish a general knowledge base for airport professionals working in the airport Credentialing Office, this program focuses on understanding the complexities that are continuously added to the requirements for vetting, issuing, tracking and auditing airport credentials and is based on Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations – 1542 series, and TSA Directives. Offered as Self-Study and Live Classroom Training.

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Airport Certified Employee (ACE) - Trusted Agent

Airport Customer Service

Aviation professionals will learn tactics and techniques necessary to provide airport passengers with superior service with each and every customer interaction. This class covers servicing internal and external customers, the importance of professional image, service standards, building rapport, handling difficult customers, and stress management. It is taught through interactive activities to ensure participant engagement. Offered as Live Classroom Training.

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Airport Customer Service

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 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 Management 101 Workshop

This course is tailored to enhance the individuals understanding of airport management issues, current challenges faced by industry leaders and strategies for implementing sensible strategic plans or goals. It is designed to present airport board members or commissioners and senior and mid-level airport executives the substantive and thoughtful review of the airport industry. Offered as Live Classroom Training.

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Airport Management 101 Workshop

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 Security Coordinator (ASC)

Provides an overview of airport security and focuses on regulations, the Airport Security Plan (ASP), law enforcement responsibilities, incident management, agency coordination and communication, and an update on threat information. It meets ASC training requirements outlined in TSR 1542.3. Offered as On Demand and Live Classroom Training.

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Airport Security Coordinator (ASC)

Airport Security for Airport Operations

This course will provide airport operations personnel, security and law enforcement officers with a comprehensive training in the transportation security regulations and security self-inspection techniques necessary to ensure the airport is fulfilling the requirements of the Airport Security Program (ASP). Offered as Live Virtual Training and Live Classroom Training.

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Airport Security for Airport Operations

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

Airport Wildlife

This training program provides important information on the impacts of birds and other wildlife on aircraft operations and will also address management and control programs that are required to mitigate this potentially catastrophic issue. The latest information on strike trends, legal issues, community planning and new technology will assist both the decision makers and technical staff in reducing the potential hazard at airports. Offered as Live Classroom Training.

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Airport Wildlife

Basic Airport Safety and Operations Specialist (ASOS) School

If you oversee the operations of airports and military airfields, then this virtual training is for you! Get a solid overview of 14 CFR Part 139 requirements and better understand the federal guidelines that affect the way your airport complies with regulations. The Basic ASOS sessions are designed for individuals who are relatively new to airport operations, or have not attended a Basic ASOS before and are currently working in airport management, planning or operations. Join us for a five-session series live. If you cannot attend some or all sessions, you will receive the session recordings and can view them for 90 days after the series concludes! Offered as Live Virtual and On Demand Training.

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Basic Airport Safety and Operations Specialist (ASOS) School

Basic Winter Operations Course

This is the first and only course that will challenge airport personnel with Winter Operations responsibilities by providing hands on interactive training and basic knowledge of safe winter operations of a FAR Part 139 certificated and non certificated airport. Offered as Live Classroom Training.

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Basic Winter Operations Course

Certified Member (C.M.) Program

Becoming a Certified Member (C.M.) is a great way to show employers your dedication to your airport career. The program is open to AAAE and IAAE members. Certified Member is a useful credential when seeking knowledge, upward mobility or employment within the airport management profession and for consultants who interact with airport professionals. Offered as Self-Study, Virtual Training, On Demand and Live Classroom Training.

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Certified Member (C.M.) Program

Civilian/Military Airport Connection (CMAC)

Helps separating military personnel and new veterans acclimate from managing military airfields to the dynamic and complex commercial-use airport environment. Offered as Live Virtual and Live Classroom Training.

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Civilian/Military Airport Connection (CMAC)

Ground Operator Safety Training

The Ground Operator Safety Training was developed specifically to provide supervisors and operations managers a better understanding of FAR Part 139 and airport safety. This program mixes presentations with interactive case studies that will help the student apply the knowledge they currently possess, plus what they learn in the classroom. This course provides students with a better understanding of the airport operation and ensuring the terminal, ramp, and other secured areas are run safely and efficiently. Offered as Live Classroom Training.

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Ground Operator Safety Training

Human Resource Compliance Training for Managers

AAAE is pleased to offer an on demand training series on human resource compliance training for managers. The series is divided into four 75 minute sessions, all available on demand, and will help airport managers and directors keep themselves and their airport out of legal hot water by taking a detailed look at the airport employee life cycle, covering the potential pitfalls and legal obstacles encountered. Offered as Live Classroom Training.

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Human Resource Compliance Training for Managers

Human Trafficking for Airport Professionals

This one-day On-Site training is focused on teaching employees in the airport/airline industry how to spot and report human trafficking victims. Key elements of the training course include; a background and overview on human trafficking; how to recognize human trafficking indicators; protocol for reporting “tips” to law enforcement; and resources for support. Trainers include airline professionals and actual survivors of human trafficking, which makes this training to have a powerful impact. Offered as Live Classroom Training.

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Human Trafficking for Airport Professionals

Human Trafficking Training for LEO & Security Personnel

Human Trafficking for Airport Law Enforcement Officers and Security Professionals educates those professionals working in the airport environment on how to identify, respond, and intervene in suspected instances of human trafficking. This course will equip LEO and security personnel with tools and resources they need to better understand human trafficking and be responsive to suspected cases, specific to their function at the airport.

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Human Trafficking Training for LEO & Security Personnel

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

Psychological Preparedness

Ensure your employees know how to recognize the signs and symptoms of incident-related stress, even well after the event has been resolved. Critical to this course is a discussion of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), its manifestation, symptoms, diagnosis, duration and treatment. Offered as Live Virtual Training, On Demand and Live Classroom Training.

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Psychological Preparedness

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