Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) Program

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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:


  • 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
  • 2012
    • Federal Excise Tax
    • Personal Use: Impact on the Company
    • Advanced Tax Topics: Issue-Spotting & Recordkeeping

Education Sessions

  • 2015
    • Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference
      • Beginning Scheduling Part 135
      • Beginning Scheduling Part 91
      • Fit for Duty - It's Not Just for Flight Crew Members
      • Managing Mission Risk in Disruptive Weather Situations
      • Mexico Operations
      • The Importance of Security with Trip Planning
      • Which Way Should I Go? Determining How to File the Right Route
  • 2014
    • Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition
      • Would You Fly With This Pilot?
      • The Real Story of Catering Safety on Board Your Aircraft
      • Technology in the Cabin
      • Mission Ready and Fit for Purpose?
      • Mobile Technology: Learn How to Manage Devices
      • Part 135 Compliance Hot Topics
      • Raising the Bar of Emergency Response Planning
      • Demystifying Aircraft Accounting and Budgeting
      • Educating, Implementing and Maintaining Aviation Internship Programs
      • Enterprise Risk Management: Integrating Business Aviation
      • Fatigue Management / SMS and Flight Operations
      • Implementing Weather Technology in the Cockpit (WTIC)
      • KPI's: Promoting Aviation Value & Building Credibility with the Top Floor
      • Leadership Challenge for Business Aviation Professionals
      • Maintenance Check Flights - Mitigating Risk
      • Avoiding Pitfalls: Aircraft Ownership and Operating Structure¬†
      • 2014 Safety Town Hall Meeting¬†
      • Are You Ready to be a CAM?
      • Building Blocks to a Better Safety Culture
      • Creating Business Aviation's Next Generation Workforce
      • The Direct Approach to Transformational Leadership
    • Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference
      • Crew Scheduling
      • Data Security in the Information Age
      • Beyong SIFL: Advanced Personal Use Considerations
      • Advanced Scheduling 135 : FET Management Liability & Audit
      • Get Ready for the New FBO Business Model
      • Expecting the Unexpected: Contigency Planning for Schedulers & Dispatchers
      • Personal Use of Aircraft 101 & Calculating SIFL
      • Human Factors for Schedulers & Disptachers
      • Navigating an emergency
      • The Contractor Factor
      • The Ongoing SMS
      • SMS for Schedulers & Disptachers
      • Understanding Fuel: Costs, Purchasing, Pricing Stategy, & Internationally
      • Understanding International Regulations
      • Using Weather & NOTAMS in the Trip Planning Process
      • Values-Based Leadership in the Aviation Department
  • 2013
    • Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition
      • The Soft Stuff Doesn't Have To Be The Hard Stuff
      • Succession Development in Leading Organizations
      • Targeting the Current Transaction Market
      • Operating and Doing Business in China
      • How to Structure "Charter Management" Arrangements
      • Risk Management 101
      • Road Map to CAM
      • Safety Management Systems: Engergizing Your Safety
      • Six Stages to High Atltitude Leadership
      • SMS - Not Just for Pilots!
      • FAA and DOT Regulatory Compliance
      • Federal Excise Tax on Aircraft Management Companies
      • Continuing to Address the Bus Aviaiton Talent Shortage
      • Business Aviation - Sustainability in a World of Change
      • Creating High Performance Business Aviation Teams
    • 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
      • Hazmat Safety & Regulations
      • Flight Department Resource Management
      • Flight Planning & Aircraft Performance Part I
      • Fuel Taxes
      • Security Threat & Risk Assessment
      • Safety Management Systems
      • Technical Writing
      • 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.