Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) Program

Bookmark and Share


The goal of recertification is to evaluate the continued competence of a Certified Aviation Manager. The intent of the recertification program is to help ensure that the CAM stays current with industry issues and maintains the highest standards possible toward proper management credentials within business aviation.

Download the CAM Recertification Form (PDF)

CAM recertification requires the following:

  • a maintenance fee of $300 for NBAA Members ($500 for Non-Members)
  • four points of recertification credit to be completed every 36 calendar months on the anniversary of the initial examination month.

If four points of recertification credit are not obtained within the 36-month maintenance period, the CAM exam will have to be taken in its entirety to keep CAM certification.

Four-Point Recertification Options

  • Four points may be earned by achieving an Associate's, Bachelor's, Master's or Doctorate Degree.
  • Four points toward recertification can be obtained by completing a Professional Development Program (PDP)-approved course that meets mulitple PDP objectives. Each PDP objective covered by a PDP course qualifies as two points of recertification credit.

Two-Point Recertification Options

One-Point Recertification Options

Quarter-Point Recertification Options

A quarter point (¼) may be earned for each NBAA webinar attended, which cover topics relevant to the CAM domains:


  • 2016
    • Fatigue, Part 135
  • 2015
    • Leadership and impact on Safety Culture
  • 2014
    • Level 3 Leadership
    • Rwy Excursions: Bus Av Perspective
  • 2013
    • SMS: Tools for Small Operators
    • VSG Tax, Regulatory & Risk Management
    • Bus Aviation Value in Business & Government Operations

Education Sessions

  • 2016
    • Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference
      • Avoiding the Unexpected in China
      • Dispatcher's Guide to Aircraft and Runway Performance
      • Dispatcher's Guide to Flight Planning
      • ERP: The First 60 Minutes
      • FBO/Corporate Hangar Security
      • International Operations - A Regualtory & CBP Update
      • Manging Technology: Office to Flight Deck
      • Navigating Brazil & South American Olympics
      • Operating in India: Reguirements and Challenges
      • Operating South of the Border
      • I CAM, CAM you?
      • Regulatory Compliance
      • Scheduling the Scheduler
      • Securing Information in a Mobile Workd
      • SOP Document Writing
      • SOP Document Writing Part 1
      • Surviving the Audit
      • The Contagiously Engaged Team
      • The Informed Scheduler
      • Think Process, Not Function
      • Understanding Employee Personal Use on the Business Airft
      • Understanding Fuel Consolidation
      • Values-Based Leadership
      • Workplace Diversity in the 21st Century
  • 2015
    • Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition
      • What are Greatest Employee Safety Risks/How to Mitigate
      • Top 10 Transaction Mistakes by Aviation Managers
      • Tax and Regulatory Change Management
      • Teamwork - Why it's more than working together
      • SMART Traveler - Passenger Cabin Safety
      • SAS - The New Certificate Overslight System
      • NBAA Security Update
      • New Paradigms for Aviation Directors & Reporting Execs
      • Interviewing - Change up your Style!
      • Introducting the IS-BAH
      • IS-BAO Progression, Leadership and Safety Culture
      • How To Have Your Insurance Claim Denied
      • Flight Tracking in the Digital Age: What you need to know
      • Engaging Airport Management on Key Issues
      • Engaging Your Employees in a Culture of Dissgengagement
      • Deals: When the Handshake Didn't Take
      • Checklists and Standard Callouts; History,Science,Reason
      • Benchmarking & Metrics for Business Aviation
      • Best Practices for Importin/Exporting Aircraft
      • Broadband Communications for Passenger, Crew, Airframe
      • Aeromeducal Update: Focus on Obstructive Sleep Apnea
      • Affect or Effect: Which has a Hand Hold on Your Operation
      • Attract Top Talent to Business Aviation Careers
    • Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference
      • Beginning Scheduling Part 135
      • Beginning Scheduling Part 91
      • Fit for Duty - It's Not Just for Flight Crew Members
      • Mexico Operations
      • Managing Mission Risk in Disruptive Weather Situations
      • Which Way Should I Go? Determining How to File the Right Route
      • The Importance of Security with Trip Planning
  • 2014
    • Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition
      • Would You Fly With This Pilot?
      • Technology in the Cabin
      • The Direct Approach to Transformational Leadership
      • The Real Story of Catering Safety on Board Your Aircraft
      • Raising the Bar of Emergency Response Planning
      • Implementing Weather Technology in the Cockpit (WTIC)
      • Part 135 Compliance Hot Topics
      • Mission Ready and Fit for Purpose?
      • Mobile Technology: Learn How to Manage Devices
      • Fatigue Management / SMS and Flight Operations
      • KPI's: Promoting Aviation Value & Building Credibility with the Top Floor
      • Leadership Challenge for Business Aviation Professionals
      • Maintenance Check Flights - Mitigating Risk
      • Building Blocks to a Better Safety Culture
      • Avoiding Pitfalls: Aircraft Ownership and Operating Structure¬†
      • 2014 Safety Town Hall Meeting¬†
      • Are You Ready to be a CAM?
      • Creating Business Aviation's Next Generation Workforce
      • Demystifying Aircraft Accounting and Budgeting
      • Educating, Implementing and Maintaining Aviation Internship Programs
      • Enterprise Risk Management: Integrating Business Aviation
    • Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference
      • Expecting the Unexpected: Contigency Planning for Schedulers & Dispatchers
      • Crew Scheduling
      • Data Security in the Information Age
      • Advanced Scheduling 135 : FET Management Liability & Audit
      • Beyong SIFL: Advanced Personal Use Considerations
      • Human Factors for Schedulers & Disptachers
      • Get Ready for the New FBO Business Model
      • Navigating an emergency
      • Personal Use of Aircraft 101 & Calculating SIFL
      • Understanding Fuel: Costs, Purchasing, Pricing Stategy, & Internationally
      • Understanding International Regulations
      • Using Weather & NOTAMS in the Trip Planning Process
      • The Ongoing SMS
      • The Contractor Factor
      • SMS for Schedulers & Disptachers
      • Values-Based Leadership in the Aviation Department
  • 2013
    • Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition
      • Six Stages to High Atltitude Leadership
      • SMS - Not Just for Pilots!
      • Targeting the Current Transaction Market
      • Succession Development in Leading Organizations
      • Safety Management Systems: Engergizing Your Safety
      • Risk Management 101
      • Road Map to CAM
      • The Soft Stuff Doesn't Have To Be The Hard Stuff
      • Operating and Doing Business in China
      • Federal Excise Tax on Aircraft Management Companies
      • How to Structure "Charter Management" Arrangements
      • Continuing to Address the Bus Aviaiton Talent Shortage
      • Creating High Performance Business Aviation Teams
      • FAA and DOT Regulatory Compliance
      • Business Aviation - Sustainability in a World of Change
    • Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference
      • Calculating SIFL
      • Beyond SIFL: Advanced Personal Use Calculations
      • Are Your Crews Legal & Safe to Fly a Trip?
      • ABC's of Taxes & Fees
      • Flight Department Resource Management
      • Flight Planning & Aircraft Performance Part I
      • Hazmat Safety & Regulations
      • Fuel Taxes
      • Technical Writing
      • Safety Management Systems
      • Security Threat & Risk Assessment
      • Weather: Theory & Practical Applications

To learn more about NBAA events listed above, and to register, visit NBAA's events web page.

Organizations may have their education programs be designated as eligible recertification points for the CAM program. Organizations must submit a detailed description of the program at least six months in advance for review by the CAM Governing Board. Approval is limited to an annual basis. For more information, email NBAA at cam@nbaa.org.