SMS-4 Aviation Safety Management Systems Seminar

Quick Facts


Early Registration Discount
Early Bird: $1,300 if you register prior to Sept. 18, 2019

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Course is Part of this Program

Course Length
3 days

Course Dates & Locations

  • Nov. 19-21, 2019: Daytona Beach, FL

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    The Aviation SMS three-day course provides participants with an expanded background in intermediate and advanced Safety Management Systems (SMS) concepts, and supports both implementation and continuous improvement of an active SMS within their organization. Through a focus on practical strategies for maturing safety management practices, attendees will develop tools to implement the theory and principles of SMS as well as an understanding of current FAA guidance and requirements for operators and organizations. Participants will receive a copy of Safety Management Systems in Aviation, authored in part by Dr. A. Stolzer, Dean of the College of Aviation at Embry-Riddle.


    Who Should Attend

    This course is of interest to persons who are involved in their organization's safety structure, and are interested in learning about the fundamentals of safety management systems, and individuals who will interface with an SMS in their aviation organization.

    Course Objectives

    By the completion of the course, the participant will be able to:

    • Describe the high level theories and concepts of SMS
    • Become familiar with the role of safety culture in a SMS
    • Apply the appropriate regulatory requirements for a SMS in their organization
    • Use and apply the principles of Safety Risk Management
    • Become familiar with the role of Safety Assurance in a SMS
    • Describe the requirements for SMS training and its contribution to safety culture
    • Incorporate existing programs for OH&S, Emergency Response, and decision making into a systems approach
    • Understand and apply an SMS implementation plan, including gap analysis
    • Apply basic business theories to report on SMS effectiveness/ROI

    Contact Us

    Office of Professional Programs, Daytona Beach Campus
    1 Aerospace Boulevard
    Daytona Beach, FL 32114

    Attendees Said ...

    "Understanding SMS is about more than just safety, it is a way for organizations to better harmonize understanding of risk and translate that knowledge into better decision-making, increased efficiency, and improved return on investment. Taking sound management principles and applying them through the lens of safety and quality is simply good business practice."

    Benjamin J. Goodheart, Ph.D.
    Director, Aviation Safety & Claims Management at AirSure