MGM-3000 SMS Basics for Public Service Aviation

Quick Facts


Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Course is Part of this Program
Aviation Risk Management Certificate

Course Length
8 weeks

Course Dates & Locations
Online beginning: October 1, 2019
November 1 2019
January 1, 2020
March 1, 2020
May 1, 2020

*Registrations received later than three days after published course start dates will be enrolled in the next available course

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The basic concepts of safety management systems are covered in this eight-week Professional Education course, with a strong emphasis and application toward public service operations such as police, fire, highway patrol and sheriff. The course is designed for public service aviation personnel such as supervisors and new unit safety officers seeking an overview on the evolution of aviation safety, safety management systems (SMS), error detection, risk/hazard analysis, human factors, modeling tools and other essential components of a safety program.

Additionally, public service missions are used to illustrate various principles and applications of aviation safety management.

Who Should Attend 

Because risk affects every individual and department, professionals working in various capacities across the aviation industry can benefit from this knowledge, including:

  • Airport Managers
  • Insurance Professionals
  • Pilots
  • Airport Risk Managers
  • Consultants
  • Aviation Manufacturers & Suppliers
  • Government Entities
  • Attorneys
  • Safety Professionals
  • Project Managers
  • Finance Professionals

Course Objectives

After completing this course, you should be able to demonstrate a comprehensive and broad-based understanding of:

  • Fundamentals of safety
  • Human Factors and safety
  • Culture and safety
  • Safety investigations
  • Safety management systems and airports
  • Overview of the FAA Final Rule

Contact Us

Office of Professional Education, Worldwide Campus
1 Aerospace Boulevard
Daytona Beach, Florida 32114-3900

This course is asynchronous and instructor facilitated. You will not be required to log in at the same time as your instructor, but you will have assignments due each week. You can log in at any time to complete course assignments.