Professional Development

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Professional Development

NBAA helps business aviation professionals ascend in their careers through valuable professional development opportunities, including cutting-edge seminars, certification and professional development programs, and peer-to-peer networking.

These programs are made available through a variety of venues, including in print and online resources, through educational institutions, and in presentations given at NBAA's industry events. The initiatives listed below represent just a few of the opportunities NBAA makes available for professional development.

  • CAM

    Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) Program

    NBAA’s CAM Program identifies qualified professionals to lead flight departments and companies that use business aircraft. Join the ranks of esteemed aviation professionals who have already been recognized as Certified Aviation Managers and apply for the CAM Exam today. Learn more.

  • Professional Development Program

    Professional Development Program (PDP)

    NBAA PDP helps prepare business aviation professionals for management roles within the industry by identifying courses that meet defined PDP objectives. Flight department personnel receive recognition for successfully completing PDP-approved courses. Since the program's launch in January 1998, there have been over 5,000 PDP course completions. Learn more.

  • Young Professionals in Business Aviation (YoPro)

    Young Professionals in Business Aviation (YoPro)

    NBAA’s YoPro is a group dedicated to building relationships between emerging leaders across the business aviation industry. YoPro members work to connect young professionals while also increasing public awareness of new initiatives in this vibrant and growing industry. Learn more.

  • NBAA Mentoring Network

    NBAA Mentoring Network

    NBAA is launching a national mentoring network that will match qualified industry veterans with young people pursuing business aviation careers, with the aim of fostering a collaborative environment for professional growth. Learn more.

  • NBAA Workforce Initiatives

    NBAA Workforce Initiatives

    NBAA is dedicated to bolstering the business aviation workforce of today, while also developing the next generation of industry leaders. Read about some of the work the association and its committees are doing on this critical issue. Learn more.

  • NextTech for NextGen

    NextTech for NextGen

    Review NBAA's proposed aviation maintenance technician certification program developed in collaboration with strategic partners throughout the aviation industry. NextTech for NextGen's goal is raise the educational and professional bar for aviation technicians though the creation of a new and higher certification category. Learn more.

  • On-Demand Education Program

    On-Demand Education Program

    Partnering with Impact Media Solutions, NBAA provides an On-Demand Education Program to promote career development for business aviation professionals. The on-demand courses are available in two formats: online as a pay-per-view product, or via video CD-ROM. Learn more.