Airports Council International (ACI)

ACI and ICAO have established the following joint training activities to qualify airport professionals with new competencies needed to better manage the future challenges of Airports.




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Airport Management Professional Accreditation Programme (AMPAP)

6 Courses - within 3 years


This is an executive development programme for airport executives worldwide. Its six-course curriculum covers all functional areas of the airport business and promotes adherence to the highest professional standards. IAP candidates must successfully complete 4 mandatory courses and 2 electives within a 3-year time frame. To learn more about AMPAP, click here.


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Airport Safety Professional (ASP) designation programme

4 Courses + Validation Exam - within 4 years


This is the premier global designation programme that leads to a unique and prestigious professional designation for airport safety professionals and civil aviation regulators. Designed and delivered by ACI-ICAO certified instructors, the ASP will provide candidates with opportunities to advance in their career, differentiate themselves from their peers and brand themselves as airport safety subject-matter experts.

All mandatory and elective courses must be completed within a 3-year (36 months) timeframe. The ASP programme examination must be completed within a 1-year (12 months) timeframe following completion of all of programme courses. To learn more about the ASP, click here.



Aerodrome Certification

Classroom - 5 Days


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. To learn more, click here.


Airport User Charges

Classroom - 5 Days


This course aims to provide a detailed understanding of the international policies applying to airport charges to develop, implement, and manage a user charges policy, as well as specific charges/rates compliant with international regulations and best practice. To learn more, click here.


Management of Airport Security

Classroom - 5 Days


This course provides guidance to aviation security personnel at a managerial level on planning, coordinating and implementing airport security preventative measures and pro-active initiatives that are in accordance with national programmes and airport industry best practices. To learn more, click here.


Implementing Annex 14: Advanced Aerodrome Design and Operations (AADO)

Classroom - 5 Days


This new course will focus on implementing ICAO Annex 14 and the application of the Standards and Recommended Practices for an aerodrome. To learn more, click here.




Aviation Fundamentals (AviFun) - For Airport Professionals 

Online Course - 20 Hours


This online self-study course is intended for airport professionals seeking fundamental knowledge about the different fields of aviation as they consider their professional goals and career path. The following 9 online modules are covered in the course and include diverse activities and regulations of civil aviation: air law, aircraft, operations, navigation, airports, security, environment, accidents and safety. To learn more, click here.  

ACI/ICAO Global Reporting Format for Airport Operators

Online Course - 3 Hours


This course will assist airport operators understand and meet the new ICAO requirements for runway surface condition assessment and reporting that come into effect in November 2020 as part of ICAO’s Global Reporting Format initiative. To learn more, click here.

Global Reporting Format (GRF) for Runway Surface Condition Assessment and Reporting.

Classroom - 3 Days 

This course will assist airport personnel to implement the new Runway Condition reporting requirements as outlined in ICAO Circular 355 (Assessment, Measurement and Reporting of Runway Surface Conditions) and ICAO Doc 10064 (Aeroplane Performance Manual [APM]).


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