Some costs associated with the CAM program, including application, exam and recertification fees will increase on July 1, 2023. Review the new CAM program costs.

The information below reflects program costs through June 30, 2023.

Study Guide

  • NBAA Member – 6 month subscription – $300
  • NBAA Member – 1 year subscription – $400
  • Non-Member – 6 month subscription – $400
  • Non-Member – 1 year subscription – $500

The Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) Study Guide is 6 individual resources packaged together to help individuals prepare for the Certified Aviation Manager Examination. With online access the CAM Study Guide provides candidates with the following:

  • The Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) Study Guide
  • An extensive outline description of the CAM Exam
  • A self guided 6 month study outline with recommended readings
  • A CAM self evaluation
  • A list of suggested primary and secondary reference material
  • Study tips and best practices
  • 100 sample exam questions.

Application Fee

  • NBAA Member – $495
  • Non-Member – $595

Payment is required 45 days before being signed up to a specific examination date. Review the CAM testing schedule.

As of Sept. 30, 2014, the CAM program is eligible to receive VA benefits. If you are a qualifying veteran, you can apply for reimbursement of your testing fee. Visit the Veterans Benefits Administration website for more information.

After two years, if you have previously submitted an application, but did not take the exam or did not complete all the requirements for the application, the same fee is assessed to resubmit the application for review.

Exam Fee

  • NBAA Member – $450
  • Non-Member – $585

Reschedule/Cancelation Fee

To reschedule or cancel an exam administration, a refund will be given minus a $125 processing fee. You may transfer an exam fee to a new exam date.

Retake Exam

  • NBAA Member – $350
  • Non-Member – $485

If you need to retake the CAM exam for any reason, there is an additional fee for test administration.


  • NBAA Member – $395
  • Non-Member – $595

Recertification for CAMs is every three years. Within that time, CAMs will need to earn four points and submit an update form along with payment for recertification fees. Learn more about the CAM recertification process.

Course Review

  • NBAA Member – $150
  • Non-Member – $300

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