After completing a two-year application process, NBAA’s Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) program received accreditation last week from the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA), an independent body that developed the standards for professional credentialing programs. NCCA has accredited some 300 programs, including the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) and Certified Human Resource Professional (CHRP) designations.
According to the association, the NCCA accreditation demonstrates that the CAM credential, which was launched in 2001, provides a “valid measure of readiness” for a person to be an aviation manager. “Through certification, these individuals demonstrate their level of expertise and commitment to the aviation industry, and are tested in five subject areas: leadership, human resources, operations, technical and facilities services, and business management,” NBAA said.
The CAM governing board had to create more than 700 pages of documentation on meeting 21 NCCA standards to complete the accrediting application process. NCCA accredited the CAM program for a five-year period through Oct. 31, 2018.
“We commend the work of the CAM governing board in reaching this major milestone for the program,” said NBAA president and CEO Ed Bolen. “NBAA and the business aviation community acknowledge CAMs as professionals who have demonstrated an exemplary level of industry knowledge and management skills, and this accreditation serves to underscore their outstanding achievements and leadership potential.”