General Information

The American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) is pleased to present the Airport Certified Employee (ACE) - Airfield Lighting Maintenance Review Course to be held November 13-16, 2017, in Raleigh, NC.  Receive the best possible education on how to operate and maintain your airfield’s lighting systems safely and efficiently, by becoming an ACE!


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.


To earn the ACE-Airfield Lighting Maintenance credential, an individual must enroll in the ACE-Airfield Lighting program and successfully complete a 100-question multiple-choice examination with a 70% score or better. To register for the program, select the appropriate fee on the form that includes the program fee.

UPDATE - Earn College Credits by Completing the ACE Program
AAAE and the University of Phoenix have teamed up to allow ACE candidates the opportunity to earn college credits toward an Associates or Bachelors degree offered by the University of Phoenix. Now ACE candidates who complete the program may transform this training into college credit through the Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) program by the university. For information on the credits offered by the university for either completing the ACE self-study program or review course, check out the CreditRecommendation Guide (CRG). For additional information about the program, visit

*Learn from aviation professionals with extensive experience in and knowledge of airfield lighting maintenance.

*Maintain compliance with FAA AC 150/5340-26B

*Obtain a thorough airfield lighting maintenance education and use your knowledge to improve the safety and efficiency of your airfield or any airfield in the U.S.

*Increase your promotional and career opportunities in the aviation field.

*Earn a prestigious designation and become a part of an elite group of airfield lighting professionals.

*Network with colleagues from around the country and share important lighting maintenance experiences and lessons learned.


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