ACI/ICAO Aerodrome Certification*

Professional Certificate Course, *AMPAP Elective
Delivery: Classroom
Duration: 5 days

ICAO’s International Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) detailed in Annex 14 and Doc 9774, state that all aerodromes should be certified by the State and licensed for use. This course explains the certification process applied by State regulators and what aerodromes must do to not only become “certified” but to remain certified as traffic grows and the aerodrome expands to accommodate the future.


Upon completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the rationale for Aerodrome Certification.
  • Apply procedures developed in accordance with ICAO requirements.
  • Apply “tips” from certification experts.
  • Explain how certification enhances safety and brings efficiency. 

Target Audience

  • Airport Operations Directors, Managers, Officers and Staff
  • Airport Construction and Engineering Directors, Managers and Staff
  • Airport Emergency Managers, Officers and Staff
  • Airport Safety Managers, Officers and Staff
  • Airport Public Affairs and Communications, Directors, Managers and Staff
  • Airline Officials
  • Civil Aviation Authority Officials

Course Content

  • International standards and regulations
  • The aerodrome manual
  • Aerodrome physical characteristics
  • Safety management systems and emergency planning
  • Documentation and record keeping
  • Staff training and auditing; certification check list and process
  • Case studies and live group exercises on the aerodrome

Upcoming Sessions

DatesLocation LanguageMember/WBPNon-memberRegister
 03–07 April 2017Athens, Greece English US$2,000US$2,000 Register 
 24–28 April 2017Honolulu, USA English  US$2,000US$2,000 Register
05–09 June 2017Montreal, Canada  (ICAO Headquarters)  FrenchUS$2,000US$2,000Register
14-18 August 2017 Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago  English US$2,000US$2,000 Register 
 10–14 September 2017 Abu Dhabi, UAE EnglishUS$2,000 US$2,000 Register
 13–17 November 2017 Kuala, LumpurEnglish  US$2,000 US$2,000 Register