State Safety Program (SSP) Fundamentals (e-learning)


IATA IATA State Safety Program (SSP) Fundamentals aviation training course

This course will provide you with a foundational knowledge of concepts related to a State Safety Program (SSP), including the core components of an SSP. You will explore common sources of confusion related to the SSP as a management system. This will include detailed instruction on the differences between similar but distinct concepts, including safety management and accident prevention, management systems and safety programs, and compliance-based safety and performance-oriented safety. Finally, so that you develop a practical grasp of the issues underlying the implementation or improvement of the SSP, the course will explain how to integrate the above concepts into a single, coherent structure that meets the requirements set forth by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in Annex 19 – Safety Management.

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Course Code: TALS-75

Group discounts
Considerable discounts are available for multiple purchases (30+ users) of this course. To simplify company-wide implementation, you can also host this e-learning course on your company’s Learning Management.
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Course format

  • This self-study e-learning course requires approximately 1.5 hours of study, to be completed within 6 months.
  • The recommended level for this course is Entry-level
  • Student performance will be based on an examination. Please refer to the Exam Information below for more details.

Registration information

Important: Please note that if you are purchasing courses for more than one person, you must create a User Account for each individual. Registration and payment must be done through each User Account. You cannot use one User Account to purchase courses for multiple individuals. However, you may pay for multiple individuals by one credit card or bank transfer through each individual’s User Account. If you pay by bank transfer, please attach a copy of the bank transfer issued by the sender’s bank to each individual’s order.


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Course fee by user
USD 120

What you will learn

Upon completing this course you will have the skills to:

  • Summarize key concepts related to safety management
  • Summarize the resources a State needs to implement an SSP
  • Summarize the importance of establishing an Acceptable Level of Safety Performance (ALoSP)
  • Outline the process of how a State implements an SSP

Course content

  • Safety management
  • Compliance and performance
  • SSP requirements
  • Acceptable Level of Safety Performance (ALoSP)
  • SSP implementation

Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • Civil Aviation Authorities (CAA)
  • State Accident Investigation Agencies
  • Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSP)
  • Aerodrome Operators
  • Airlines

Certificate awarded

Upon successful completion of the exam/assessment, you will be awarded a Certificate that you can print for your records.

Exam information

Please read the General Information on self-study exams.

  • Exam Delivery Method: Non-supervised online-based exam. The exam can be taken at any time at your convenience.
  • Exam Format: Multiple choice questions
  • Number of questions: 22
  • Time Allowance: 75 minutes
  • Passing Grade: 70% correct answers
  • Number of exam attempts: 2

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