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CAM Program to Offer New Computer-Based Certification Exam

New Format Offers Greater Convenience, Accessibility

Contact: Dan Hubbard at (202) 783-9360 or dhubbard@nbaa.org

WASHINGTON, DC, June 18, 2007 – The National Business Aviation Association's (NBAA's) Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) Governing Board today announced that it has voted to offer the CAM Exam in a computer-based testing (CBT) format, which will provide CAM candidates with greater flexibility, convenience and accessibility. The CAM credential is the ultimate recognition for business aviation professionals, and nearly 100 aviation professionals have been recognized as CAMs to date.

"The CAM Program is a world-class benchmark for aviation professionals in our industry," said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. "The CAM Governing Board's decision to offer computer-based testing is a logical next step in expanding the learning, leadership and professionalism the program represents."

The CAM Governing Board voted to offer the online testing format when it met at NBAA's Washington, DC, headquarters from June 5 to 7. Schroeder Management Technologies (SMT) will provide testing centers at 250 locations throughout the country with the first testing window set for January 2008. The traditional paper exam will still be offered three times a year.

NBAA developed the CAM Program to acknowledge excellence in the field of business aviation and raise the quality of management within flight departments. Through certification, individuals gain esteem and credibility within the industry and recognition for their professional commitment to safety, security and effective management in business aviation.

NBAA and the business aviation community recognize CAMs as aviation professionals who have reached a high level of industry knowledge and are qualified to lead flight departments and companies using business aircraft.

In preparation for a CAM designation, individuals must meet specified qualifications and pass the CAM Exam. Qualifications are based on job experience, education, certification and licensure, and participation in business aviation industry events. While not a prerequisite for the CAM Program, enrollment in the NBAA Professional Development Program (PDP) is an excellent way for candidates to prepare for the CAM certification process.

The next CAM Exam will take place on September 24, 2007, in concurrence with NBAA's 60th Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2007). The application deadline for the September exam is August 6, 2007.

Additional details on the new CBT will be announced during NBAA2007, which will take place from September 25 to 27, 2007, in Atlanta, GA.

For more information about the CAM Program, contact NBAA at cam@nbaa.org or visit the CAM web site at www.nbaa.org/cam.

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Founded in 1947 and based in Washington, DC, the National Business Aviation Association, Inc. (NBAA) is the leading organization for companies that rely on general aviation aircraft to help make their businesses more efficient, productive and successful. The Association represents more than 8,000 companies and provides more than 100 products and services to the business aviation community, including the NBAA Annual Meeting & Convention, the world's largest civil aviation trade show. Learn more about NBAA at www.nbaa.org.

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