Certificate Detail: ARPT-RISK - Airport Risk Management and Safety Certificate

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About the Program

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's (ERAU) Airport Risk Management and Safety certificate focuses on risk and safety management as the key to airport operations. Whether you are a new to a job within airport risk management, a new supervisor with risk management responsibilities or are in a non-aviation industry and will be working on an airport, this certificate will provide you with a broad understanding of risk management.

Students may take one course individually or pursue the professional certificate of completion by successfully completing the four required courses. There are no prerequisites and courses may be taken in any sequence.

Who Should Attend

Since risk affects every department, operation, employee or individual, any professional working in any capacity across the aviation industry can benefit from this knowledge, including:

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  • Airport Managers
  • Airport Risk Managers
  • Attorneys
  • Aviation Manufacturers & Suppliers
  • Consultants
  • Finance Professionals
  • Government Entities
  • Insurance Professionals
  • Pilots
  • Project Managers
  • Safety Professionals

Key Topics

Airport & Aviation Risk Management and Insurance:

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  • Enterprise Risk Management (ERM)
  • Insurance and the law
  • Liability fundamentals
  • Property insurance basics
  • Safety Management Systems (SMS)
  • What constitutes risk and how it is managed

Airport Security:

  • Identify duties of the airport security coordinator
  • Understand current security laws and regulations
  • Understand emergency threats and responses
  • Understand physical security principles and crime prevention

Airport Safety and Certification:

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  • Airport Certification Requirements
  • Airport Emergency Plans
  • Airport Rescue Firefighting
  • Identifying, Assessing and Mitigating Airport Hazards
  • Runway Safety
  • Winter Operations

Safety Management Systems:

  • Culture and safety
  • Fundamentals of safety
  • Human Factors and safety
  • Overview of the FAA Final Rule
  • Safety investigations
  • Safety management systems and airports

Course Specifics

  • When: Courses are offered every other month.
  • Where: Online; courses are instructor facilitated and taught in an asynchronous format. All courses have scheduled start and end dates and required weekly assignments, though students are not required to log in at a specified time or day during the week. Students interact with instructors and classmates through discussion boards, assignments, and email.
  • MGM 2000: Safety Management Systems ($599)
  • MGM 2800: Airport & Aviation Risk Management and Insurance ($699)
  • MGM 3100: Airport Operational Safety and Certification ($599)