Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) Program

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Program Overview

Thinking about management? Become a CAM. By achieving this credential, you will prepare yourself for career growth and opportunity, prove your knowledge and qualifications to be an industry leader, gain the recognition of your peers and superiors, and join an elite group of business aviation professionals.

Step Up to a Leadership Role

The Certified Aviation Manager Program identifies qualified professionals to lead flight departments and companies that use business aircraft. Through certification, you will demonstrate your level of expertise and commitment to the aviation industry, enabling you to achieve your professional goals. The certification process tests your proficiency in five subject areas:

  • Leadership
  • Human Resources
  • Operations
  • Technical and Facilities Services
  • Business Management

NBAA and the business aviation community acknowledge CAMs as professionals who have demonstrated an exemplary level of industry knowledge and management skills. These men and women are committed to excellence and prepared to lead.

Get Started Today

Those who wish to join the ranks of esteemed professionals known as Certified Aviation Managers must first qualify to apply to take the CAM exam.

The exam is appropriate for any individual currently managing, or aspiring to manage, any aspect of business aviation operations, including: flight department managers, pilots, maintenance managers and technicians, schedulers, dispatchers, flight attendants, FBO managers, contract employees and charter operators.

Prepare for the Exam:

Apply for the Exam:

  • Find the CAM application at www.nbaa.org/cam
  • Must have a minimum of two years’ industry experience (Part 91 or 135 operations)
  • Must have a minimum of 100 points in the CAM application

Take for the Exam:

  • Upon notification your application is approved, schedule exam at www.isoqualitytesting.com
  • The computer-based, multiple-choice exam has 175 questions
  • The exam is three-and-a-half hours long and must be completed in one sitting

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What Others Have Said

"For me, the real education in becoming a CAM is in making professional connections with people who help guide you through the certification process and become your mentors.”

– Cyndi Nadeau, CAM
Assistant Director of Operations, Key Air

"The CAM exam prepares you to lead and gives you an opportunity to study material that will benefit your career whatever your next move is.”

– Scott Rose, CAM
Manager of Flight Operations, PepsiCo, Inc. ADS Base

“My goal is to someday be director of a flight department. That’s why I went for the CAM – to give me the credential to do that.”

– Marty Grier, CAM
Senior Manager of Maintenance, The Home Depot

“I wanted to be better prepared to do my job, and the things I learned while preparing for the CAM exam – the tax implications of aircraft use, for example – gave me a broader understanding of the needs of aircraft owners.”

– Kellie Rittenhouse, CAM
Director of Aviation Services, Hangar Aviation Management
Former NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers Committee Chair