General Information

Demonstrate your skills with the ACE program in your field. Airport Certified Employee (ACE) programs provide public-use airport and military personnel, along with others involved in the airport industry, a thorough and up-to-date certification. Receive sample test questions and formulate study groups to prepare you for the final ACE exam. Read more here about our new exam process.

In response to guidance from the Centers for Disease Control, AAAE has moved the ACE Courses online.

Should you have any questions, please contact us at TrainingDept@aaae.org.

Why take the ACE Finance?

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This 4-day virtual training course is a comprehensive review of the ACE Finance modules in preparation for the 100 multiple choice certification examination at the end of the virtual review course. ACE Finance is the first comprehensive program designed for airport personnel responsible for the financial operations at commercial service and general aviation airports. It is based on federal regulations and policy, research from aviation organizations and generally accepted financial practices. 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.

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This 4-day virtual training course is a comprehensive review of the ACE Operations modules in preparation for the 100 multiple choice certification examination at the end of the virtual review 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 virtual review 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.

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This ACE Security Training Course is a 4-day program offered virtually 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 virtual training course and wish to take the certification exam 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 virtual course. This course meets CFR 49 Part 1542.3 (Airport Security Coordinator) and individuals who attend this virtual review course will also receive the Airport Security Coordinator (ASC) certificate.

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NOVEMBER 10-13, 2020 | Virtual | 10 AM - 3 PM ET DAILY

This ACE Airfield Lighting Maintenance Training Course is a 4-day program offered virtually and provides a comprehensive review of the ACE-Lighting modules in preparation for the 100 multiple choice examination on the last day of the course.  The ACE Airfield Lighting Maintenance program is an extensive curriculum based on FAA, U.S. military and international recommendations. The virtual review 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 encouraged that candidates who attend this review course thoroughly review the ACE-Lighting modules prior to the first day of the virtual course. 

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DECEMBER 1-4, 2020 | Virtual | 10 AM - 5:30 PM ET DAILY

This ACE LEO Training Course, a four-day virtual program, provides a comprehensive review of the ACE-LEO modules in preparation for the 100 question multiple choice examination on the last day of the course.  Distinguished by its focus on response protocols and real-world applications, ACE LEO provides training to law enforcement and security personnel in a uniform and concise manner, allowing them to competently and confidently do their jobs, and meet the requirements of 49 CFR 1542.217. Candidates who attend this review course are encouraged to thoroughly review the ACE-LEO modules prior to the first day of the virtual course. 

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