The course is free for those nominated by States to participate in USOAP Activites (minimum 2 per year) and selected by ICAO as potential Auditors and ICVM experts.
For others: US$1500 for State nominees. $750 for additional enrolments in other audit areas.
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Please note that participants who are nominated by States and have successfully completed the course may, upon request, be seconded to ICAO for on-the-job training (OJT) as an ICAO auditor. Once an expert has successfully completed his/her OJT, the State or recognized organization agrees to second the expert to ICAO for at least two missions (audit or other Continuous Monitoring Approach activity) per year, with each mission lasting approximately two weeks.The selection process to go on OJT is dependant on a secondary (detailed) review of the individual's resume and if selected then an informal interview with the audit area expert. The audit area expert may or may not suggest the individual to participate on a USOAP activity.
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To support the effective implementation of the ICAO USOAP Continuous Monitoring Approach, ICAO has developed computer-based training (CBT) for the experts nominated by Member States to learn the CMA methodology and the knowledge required in order to participate in CMA activities.
The objective of this e-course is to prepare qualified aviation experts from States or recognized international organizations to prepare for USOAP CMA activites, and to perform these activities (upon selection) , including ICAO coordinated validation missions (ICVMs) and USOAP audits in support of the USOAP CMA. This training is offered in compliance with the ICAO Safety Oversight Audit Manual (Doc 9735) which states that ICAO shall provide the required training to auditors and subject matter experts (SMEs) through CBT.
Upon successful completion of the e-course, participants will be able to:
The course is divided into four parts:
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
Part 4 ― Audit area modules
Personnel Licensing and training (PEL), Aircraft operations including dangerous goods (OPS including DG), airworthiness of aircraft ― Part 1 (AIR Part 1), aircraft accident and incident investigation (AIG), air navigation services (ANS), and aerodromes and ground aids (AGA)
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Note: For all of the 3 steps, after 3 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 will be available throughout the course and may be downloaded to facilitate self-study. These documents are an integral part of the course and should be thoroughly reviewed to complement the lessons learned. ICAO documents are valid for the period of the course only; ICAO will not provide any update to the ICAO documents after completion of the course.