training & certification

New - Check out the list of training courses AAAE can deliver live to your airport in person or online.

Bring consistency and cost-effectiveness to your training by bringing OnSite training to your airport.


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Benefits of OnSite Training

  • Convenient, Consistent and Cost-Effective – Train many employees with the same message, at the same time, without the cost of travel.
  • Personalized – Can be adapted to your airport’s specific requirements.
  • Up-to-date  – AAAE’s connections with security policymakers ensure our training is taking into account the latest security rules and regulations.
  • Experienced trainers – Taught by respected, experienced aviation management professionals.
  • External Trainers - Outside trainers give credibility to the training and allow employees to be more open with questions than they might be with internal staff.
  • College Credit – Employees working toward a college degree may earn credits.

Results

Airports who have used AAAE's OnSite Training have seen significant results, including:
  • Increase in staff productivity
  • Reduction of errors
  • Improved morale

Course Offerings

AAAE offers a wide variety of courses for all levels of airport employees. Click on the images below to learn more or view the On-Site Course options here.

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Training Calendar

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Upcoming

June 14, 2022
Virtual
11 a.m. - 12 p.m. ET
This course provides a basic understanding of the principles and techniques of escort operations with a primary focus on the impact to airport operations. Attendees will gain an understanding of basic escort operation principles and methodologies, how to integrate escorts into the airport security environment based on threat level, and best practices for how to mitigate the impact to airport operations.
June 20 - 23, 2022
Alexandria, VA
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.
June 20 - 23, 2022
Virtual
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The ACE-Security Training Course is a 3.5-day virtual 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.
June 27-30, 2022
Virtual
10 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET Daily
This 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 safety and efficiently operating and maintaining your airfield's lighting systems by becoming an ACE today!
July 11-12, 2022
1 - 2:30 ET Daily
Airport operations and security personnel are often the first responders to security-related incidents and are the vanguards for keeping a safe, efficient, and secure airport. A wrong decision can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines, delay critical airport construction projects, or even result in delayed or canceled flights. Airport Security must be uniquely qualified to serve at an airport, as there is no equivalent in the protection industry. If an officer fails to understand the core mission and the airports operating environment, money, time, and possibly even lives can be lost. This course provides both operations and security personnel the necessary information and perspectives on the basics of securing a public-use airport.
July 17-22, 2022
In Person
Denver, CO
The AAAE/SC Chapter AAAE Loretta Scott, A.A.E. Accreditation/Certification Academy provides an intensive review of the Body of Knowledge modules, and an opportunity to complete the multiple-choice exam at the end of the course.
July 19-20, 2022
Virtual
1 - 4 p.m. ET Daily
Airport 101 is tailored to new airport professionals and incoming public officials to enhance the individual’s understanding of the aviation story, industry leaders, airport management issues, current challenges faced by industry leaders and strategies for implementing sensible strategic plans or goals. It is designed to present new airport board members or commissioners, senior and mid-level airport executives, and entry level with a substantive and thoughtful review of the airport industry. This course also gives a capstone summary of the airport management environment from A-Z.
July 30-31, 2022
In Person
Colorado Springs, CO
Specifically for airport/airfield operations and maintenance departments, ASOS schools are a regular recurring part of virtually every airport’s training program. In this advanced class, participate in group Part 139 problem-solving exercises and discuss best management practices.
September 12-14, 2022
Virtual
10 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET Daily
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.
November 6-11, 2022
In Person
Alexandria, VA
The AAAE/SC Chapter AAAE Loretta Scott, A.A.E. Accreditation/Certification Academy provides an intensive review of the Body of Knowledge modules, and an opportunity to complete the multiple-choice exam at the end of the course.

On Demand

On Demand
Virtual
On Demand
Cover a variety of techniques and recommendations that address the unique operational challenges and responsibilities of the airport communication center dispatcher.
On Demand
Virtual
On Demand
COVID-19 vaccines have started distribution, and normalcy is on the horizon. With that, however, comes a return to the risks of normal passenger traffic. Be prepared with this 2-day overview of emergency response, disaster preparedness and crisis management.
On Demand
Virtual
On Demand
This workshop provides an introduction to the commercial airport world giving attendees a grasp of the different missions and complexities of civilian airport operations. Another component is a discussion on how to approach the job market, including translating military experience into civilian language on a resume, so HR reps will recognize that candidates have the requisite skills for the job.
On Demand
On Demand
Better understand how airports are financed and how the finance function of the airport performs the services that they provide. We'll cover the sources of revenue, how the budgeting process works and what to you need to know about audits.
On Demand
Virtual
On Demand
This two-part series provides an overview of the performance requirements for airport lighting fixtures and the function they perform.