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Introduction to Safety Management Systems (SMS)

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Did you know that in the past 5 years, 212 participants from 47 countries have taken this course with IATA?

About

This course will help participants and organizations understand the function, role and importance of developing and implementing a Safety Management System (SMS).

Course format

This distance learning course is available in Printed or eTextbook format.
  • This course requires approximately 8 - 10 hours of study, to be completed in one year.
  • Student performance will be based on an examination. Please refer to the Exam Information below for more details.
  • This course is also available in eLearning format.

What you will learn

  • Understand the basic knowledge, techniques and skills needed to develop a Safety Management System and measure its performance
  • Discover how an effective system can reduce costs
  • Learn cost-effective resource planning
  • See how safety risks are managed proactively
  • Explore how to build a positive safety culture within your organization

Key topics

  • Introduction to Safety Management Systems
  • Policy and Objectives
  • Risk Management
  • Safety Assurance
  • Safety Promotion
  • Integrating Airline Management Systems
  • The regulatory authority’s role in SMS oversight
  • Implementation requirements

Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • Representatives of Civil Aviation Authorities
  • Experienced managers from airlines, airports, ANS providers, manufacturers and maintenance groups
  • Supervisors in operations

Certificate awarded

An IATA Certificate is awarded to participants successfully passing the final exam.

Exam information

Please read the General Information on Distance Learning Exams, and check the Distance Learning - Course edition list for exams when booking your exam.

  • Exam Delivery Method: Supervised exam in IATA Exam location. Physical Attendance is required. Depending on exam venue availability online exams are available.
  • Exam Format: Multiple Choice questions
  • Number of questions: 60
  • Time Allowance: 2.5 hours
  • Passing Grade: 36 correct answers
  • Distinction Grade: 54 correct answers

Additional information

Further training
Graduates of this course can apply for the Harvard ManageMentor (HMM) distance learning program at a special graduate price.

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