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Washington, DC, Oct. 29, 2015 – The National Business Aviation Association’s (NBAA’s) Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) program reached a significant milestone this month when Jason Herman, a captain with Latitude 33 Aviation of Carlsbad, CA, became the 300th aviation professional to earn CAM certification.
Herman, 24, decided to pursue his CAM certification to supplement his experience as a dispatcher, flight instructor and professional pilot.
“I’ve gained experience in several different areas within business aviation, and I thought the CAM credential would be a great way to expand my knowledge base across the various disciplines and refine my leadership skills,” Herman said. “I used earning the CAM designation as a way to supplement my current experience and gain new skill sets, which I hope to utilize and continue developing as my career progresses.”
Launched in 2003, NBAA’s CAM program continues to gain momentum, and is recognized as the gold standard in industry-sponsored aviation management certification programs. The program welcomed its 200th CAM in April 2013, and needed just 20 months before reaching 250 members in December 2014. Just 10 months later, the roster of CAMs has hit the 300-member mark.
“It is a great honor to recognize the 300th CAM,” said T. James Buchanan, CAM, C.P.M. and chairman of the CAM Governing Board. “Reaching this number is a testimony to the acceptance the CAM program has earned across all disciplines in business aviation. Employers increasingly seek candidates who possess the CAM designation because it is the standard of commitment to excellence and continuing competence.”
NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen noted the program’s success is a testament to the Association’s strong commitment to professional development.
“Our Members have embraced ongoing education as a key to propelling business aviation forward while maintaining the highest standards of safety and professionalism,” Bolen said. “The Certified Aviation Manager program is a central part of NBAA’s efforts to provide opportunities for aviation professionals to excel and strengthen our industry in the process.”
The CAM credential provides a clear standard for preparation and achievement in aviation management. The CAM program is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies, and is the first program in the aviation industry to receive this recognition. Learn more about CAM’s accreditation.
The CAM exam is available throughout the year in a computer-based testing format. To be eligible for the exam, participants must be pre-qualified and approved through a formal application process. The CAM program has been approved as a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) License and Certification site. Veterans who have tested to become CAMs since Sept. 30, 2014, may apply for GI Bill education benefits, and receive reimbursement of the CAM examination fee.
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Founded in 1947 and based in Washington, DC, the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) is the leading organization for companies that rely on general aviation aircraft to help make their businesses more efficient, productive and successful. The Association represents more than 10,000 companies and provides more than 100 products and services to the business aviation community, including the NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition, the world’s largest civil aviation trade show. Learn more about NBAA at www.nbaa.org.
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