U.S. Airport Professional Program

Gain Recognition and Accelerate Your Career in U.S. Airports

Unlock your Potential in the Airport Industry

U.S. Airport Professional (USAP) Program is an e-Learning training curriculum for airport industry professionals accredited by Airports Council International – North America.

Build your airport career and gain valuable knowledge in:

  • The regulatory framework for U.S. airports
  • <>Developing strategies and leadership skills for the airport business
  • Mastering the fundamentals of airport governance
  • Managing the financial and commercial aspects of an airport
  • Operating critical areas of an airport effectively
  • Ensuring safety and security are top priorities
  • Trends in the U.S. and global airport industry

The USAP Program will help you advance your career by better understanding key elements of the airport business, strategy, and how airports play a vital role in the U.S. and broader global air transportation system.

Approx 75 hours
Online, on-demand
18 months to complete

Who will benefit most from the USAP

USAP is the perfect course for team leaders in the U.S. airports industry and individuals looking to streamline their career paths with accredited certification.

Top airport management, like CEOs and HR professionals, would benefit from team leaders taking the USAP course as it will prepare them for the challenges when they get promoted.

USAP is an essential element of any U.S. airport management training programme as it provides specific industry knowledge and understanding, including but not limited to regulation, regulatory structure, commercial model and related restrictions, and operations.

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Connect with Industry Leaders

As a participant in the USAP, you’ll become part of a vibrant and supportive community of airport professionals.

Our program fosters networking and collaboration, giving you the opportunity to connect with industry leaders, mentors, and fellow participants from diverse backgrounds.

These connections can open doors to exciting career opportunities and provide a platform for sharing knowledge, ideas, and best practices.

Jonathan Weinzapfel's pathway to understanding aviation through the USAP

The aviation industry’s expansive nature means that professionals, even those not directly associated with flight operations, need a holistic understanding of airport functionalities. For Jonathan Weinzapfel, the General Counsel at the Indianapolis Airport Authority, the quest to fully grasp the diverse operations of an airport led him to the U.S. Airport Professional (USAP) course accredited by ACI-NA. This case study explores his experiences and the value he derived from this educational journey.

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Elevate Your Professional Profile

Your participation in this esteemed program will enhance your professional credibility and open doors to a world of exciting career prospects.

Upon completion of the USAP, you will gain:

  • The prestigious USAP designation
  • Graduation Package (USAP award, USAP lapel pin, paper certificate, and e-certificate)
  • Recognition on ACI-NA’s website and at ACI-NA Conferences
  • Recognition in ACI-NA publications (Centerlines Today and Centerlines), press releases, and social media
  • USAP Designation counts for 2 Global ACI-ICAO Airport Management Professional Accreditation Programme (AMPAP) / (IAP) elective courses (worth $3,500)
  • Exclusive Networking Events at ACI-NA Conferences
  • Exclusive Airport CEO Roundtable Discussions at ACI-NA Conferences
  • Network with the USAP Community online
  • Continued access to the USAP Global Trends Course – updated every 12 months

Congratulations to our recent graduates!

Elevate your potential, and let your career take flight!

The USAP is your launchpad to excellence, empowering you with the tools, insights, and connections needed to make a lasting impact in this thriving field. Take the first step toward your professional aspirations by enrolling in the U.S. Airport Professional Program today.