Course Detail: ASPM - Aviation Safety Program Management

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The Aviation Safety Program Management course developed by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is designed to provide the participant with the working knowledge of the development and management of an effective safety program. The philosophical and historical development of major concepts are examined with particular emphasis on areas of special concern in organizational accident prevention.

The participant will analyze the influence of morale, education, training, the role of the supervisor, and other substantial program elements of value to the safety manager. Participants will partake in classroom exercises based on real-world experiences to learn how to use additional tools and techniques to promote safety management in their organization.

Course topics include: Safety Culture, Disaster-Emergency Planning, Internal Reporting Systems, Human Factors, Safety Risk Management, and Safety Management Systems (SMS).

This course can be taken independently, or toward the Certificate of Management in Aviation Safety. Effective May 2021, the Aviation Safety Program Management Course is approved for NBAA Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) Credit for 4 points.

Who Should Attend

Because safety risks affect every individual and department, professionals working in various capacities across the aviation industry can benefit from this knowledge including:

  • Pilots
  • Airport Managers
  • Safety Professionals
  • Airport Risks Managers
  • NBAA members working toward the CAM or needing points for CAM recertification

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, participants should be proficient in the following:

  • Explore various analytical techniques used to demonstrate compliance with the residual risk requirements specified in FAR 25.1309.
  • Apply system safety concepts to the operational environment.
  • Use the design order of precedence to evaluate the effectiveness of hazard controls.
  • Describe typical goals of an aviation safety program and various techniques available to achieve these goals.
  • Become familiar with the authority and responsibilities normally given to the aviation safety program manager and ascertain how they can be used to effectuate changes in the management of aviation safety. 
  • Recognize the various components of Safety Management System Programs.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Embry-Riddle will award 3.5 CEUs to each attendee who successfully completes the course.

Attendees Said ...

"Thanks for all, Embry-Riddle has the best teachers and professionals in the aviation area."

"The program is highly educative and has improved my safety management awareness. I am now better informed about safety culture."

Cancellation Policy

A cancellation charge of $100 will be assessed on any standard cancellations. A late cancellation charge of 25% of the course registration fee will be assessed on cancellations occurring within 14 days of the start of the course.

Available Sessions