USOAP CMA Computer Based Training (CBT)

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PURPOSE OF THE TRAINING:

 

This training assists aviation experts to prepare for Universal Safety Oversight Audit Programme Continuous Monitoring Approach (USOAP CMA) activities.

 

It highlights the essential content of the protocol questions, relating them to the associated ICAO documents, including the ICAO Annexes and associated guidance material in each audit area: personnel licensing and training (PEL), aircraft operations including dangerous goods (OPS including DG), airworthiness of aircraft (AIR), aircraft accident and incident investigation (AIG), air navigation services (ANS), aerodromes and ground aids (AGA), and primary aviation legislation & civil aviation regulations (LEG) and civil aviation organization (ORG).

 

The material covered by this training is aligned with the Safety Oversight Audit Manual (Doc 9735).


 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Provides CAA inspectorate staff and industry experts with information regarding the

    USOAP

    concepts and methodologies;

  • Allows aviation safety experts within the CAA and the industry to gain further knowledge about the ICAO audit areas relevant to their expertise; and  

  • Helps States and industry experts to gain an understanding of the performance of safety oversight in their respective audit area(s).


     

TARGET AUDIENCE (Cost):

 

  • State Nominees (Potential Auditors and/or ICVM Experts) (Free of charge): Prospective ICAO auditors and ICAO Coordinated Validation Mission (ICVM) experts who are State employees and meet the selection criteria as listed in State letter 15/35 – Short-term Secondment of Experts to the USOAP CMA. These candidates must be officially nominated by their State or recognized regional safety oversight organization, with their technical area of expertise identified; the nomination letter must specifically refer to State letter 15/35. Qualified candidates may be selected for participation in USOAP CMA activities. Their training covers registration and certification to both Phase 1 and one technical audit area in Phase 2. When filling out the application, please enclose questionnaire required and nomination letter along with the needed documents and information.​

  • State Employees: State aviation safety personnel who neither have a nomination letter nor meet the criteria to become potential USOAP CMA auditor yet wish to enhance their competencies in one of the audit areas addressed by USOAP CMA. This fee covers registration and certification for both Phase 1 and one technical audit area in Phase 2. When filling out the application, please indicate that you are a State Employee and your Organization name.

  • TCB Field Experts: Experts working for the ICAO Technical Co-operation Bureau (TCB). The 

    USOAP CBT allows TCB experts to expand their knowledge of USOAP CMA activities. When filling out the application, please indicate that you are a TCB field expert.


  • Private Industry Experts: Industry experts who are looking to expand their knowledge in one of the audit areas related to the USOAP CMA. These candidates will not be selected for participation in USOAP CMA activities. This fee covers registration and certification for both Phase 1 and one technical audit area in Phase 2. When filling out the application, please indicate that you are a Private Industry Expert and the name of your organization.


DURATION:

Approximately 40 to 60 hours for both phases. Participants have (6) months from the date of enrollment to complete this training.

 

LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION: 

English

 

MODE OF DELIVERY:

 

Online

 

REGISTRATION: 

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Please click here to fill out the online application form as required and indicated.​​ Payment to be determined after we receive the application.

 

CONTENT AND STRUCTURE:

 

This training is divided into four parts:

 

 

PHASE 1:

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  • Part 1 ― Auditing basics modules

    Effective communication, audit principles, audit techniques, team building, time management, public speaking.

     

  • Part 2 ― USOAP audit modules

    ​Overview of the ICAO USOAP, the critical elements of an effective State safety oversight system, and an overview of the USOAP audit tools.

     

  • Part 3 ― ICVM modules

    ​​​Evolution of USOAP to the CMA followed by ICVM establishment and implementation, process overview, pre-mission phase, on-site phase and post-mission phase.

     

  • Final Exam of Phase 1

 

PHASE 2:

 

 

  • ​​Knowledge exam of technical audit area (as listed below)

  • Part 4 ― Audit area modules and Final Exam: 

  • ​​​​​​​Perso​nnel licensing and training (PEL);

  • Aircraft operations including dangerous goods (OPS including DG); 

  • Airworthiness of aircraft (AIR); 

  • Aircraft accident and incident investigation (AIG); 

  • ​Air navigation services (ANS); 

  • Aerodromes and ground aids (AGA); and 

  • Primary aviation legislation & civil aviation regulations (LEG) and civil aviation organization (ORG) (this curriculum may be taken separately). 

For queries, please contact us at etraining@icao.int.  

 

 

 

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