The course is free for those nominated by States to participate in USOAP activities (minimum 2 per year) and selected by ICAO as potential Auditors and ICVM experts.
Send an email to
email@example.com providing details on the candidate, including his/her résumé. After reviewing the résumé, ICAO will advise whether the proposed candidate is eligible to take the course and, if so, will send a confirmation e‑mail with payment instructions.
ICAO offers fellowships in the form of reduced fees exclusively to participants from least developed countries and developing countries. Please send your request to ICAO at
firstname.lastname@example.org. Within 10 working days, ICAO will inform you on your eligibility for fellowship
This course will enhance the user’s knowledge regarding the establishment of a civil aviation administration (CAA) by providing clear guidance to the users on the following LEG subareas: promulgation and amendment procedures; enforcement; empowerment of inspectors; ratification and implementation of Article 83B. Additionally, it will provide guidance to the users on the following ORG subareas: establishment of State civil aviation system and safety oversight functions and its resourcing; technical personnel qualification and training; technical guidance, tools and provisions of safety critical information.
The target audience of the course are ICAO USOAP auditors and ICAO Coordinated Validation Mission (ICVM) Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), government officers, including all civil aviation administration (CAA) senior technical staff/ department heads (line managers), National Coordinators (NCMCs) and assistant NCMCs, State senior management, legal experts, managers from operators and service providers.
This training can be taken as a stand-alone course for those who want to increase their technical awareness regarding the establishment of an effective State safety oversight system, or can be taken by existing CBT users as a second qualification.
The USOAP CBT training will be conducted on a cost-recovery basis, with an enrolment fee of U.S. $ 1 250 per candidate for personnel nominated by States or recognized organizations and U.S. $2 500 for industry experts and private candidates. For existing CBT users taking the course as a second or a third qualification the enrolment fee is $500. These course fees will be used by ICAO for the maintenance and further development of the course and other web-based training initiatives.
The course is divided into four parts:
Effective communication, audit principles, audit techniques, team building, time management, public speaking
Overview of the ICAO USOAP, the critical elements of an effective State safety oversight system, and an overview of the USOAP audit tools
Evolution of USOAP to the CMA followed by ICVM establishment and implementation, process overview, pre-mission phase, on-site phase and post-mission phase
Primary Aviation Legislation & Civil Aviation Regulations (LEG) and Civil Aviation Organization (ORG)
Note: This course may be taken as a stand alone (Part 4 only)
Quiz questions provide a knowledge evaluation for each module, and two separate exams allow confirmation of knowledge and understanding of practical use of the course content, including mandatory reading materials.
Note: For all of the 3 steps, upon non-completion of the course after 2 retakes, the candidate will be de-registered and may take the course again after a suggested time frame following the complete enrollment process (including the fees).
ICAO reference documents
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