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AAAE certified member exam study session

If you are serious about a career in airport management, the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) Certified Member (CM) is a must. Many airport job postings list the CM as a preferred qualification equal to a graduate degree in aviation management. Credentials like the AAAE CM will qualify you for careers in airport operations, aviation planning and many more. UVU has 100 percent placement of UVU graduates into aviation career fields. These alumni are running airports and consulting for international aviation planning firms. 

Ryan Leick will be offering a FREE four-day study session for the AAAE Certified Member exam over spring break (March 14-18, 2016). The study session will run from 8:00am to 5:00pm Monday through Thursday with the exam Friday from 9:00am to noon. The event will be held at Salt Lake City International Airport’s Police Training Center, 3950 2100 N, Salt Lake City, UT.  

In order to join, you must register for the Certified Member Program at aaae.org prior to the study session. The cost is $310 for existing student members of AAAE ($200 CM registration and $110 upgrade to Academic Graduate Membership) or $350 for non-members (same as members but $150 membership fee). It’s recommended that you purchase hard copies of the Body of Knowledge modules for an additional $35 here or during the CM registration process.  

You must show up to the study session well-prepared in advance. Read the modules for your benefit before attending class. There are 400 pages of content in the four modules, any of which may be found on the test. The exam is comprised of 180 multiple choice questions. More information about the CM program can be found on the AAAE website here and in the two FAQs here.  

The Certified Member program is intimidating but well worth it for those who commit their time and energy to finish. The pass rate for this study group has historically been 45 percent. Every year  students pass with no prior experience in airport management. In fact, the highest score on the test by anyone in Ryan Leick’s classes was a student with no prior aviation experience. Even if you don’t pass, the exposure to all aspects of the airport management field alongside fifteen current SLC airport employees for five days is worth the experience. 

Please call Ryan Leick at 801.999.8748 if you are interested. You can RSVP for the event on Orgsync.com.

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