The National Business Aviation Association’s (NBAA) certified aviation manager (CAM) program reached a significant milestone this month when Kevin Flynn, director of aviation maintenance with AbbVie in Waukegan, Illinois, became the 400th aviation professional to earn CAM certification.
Launched in 2003, NBAA’s CAM program is recognized as the premier management certification program for aviation professionals. The CAM credential provides a clear standard for preparation and achievement in aviation management. It is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies, and it is the first program in the aviation industry to receive this recognition.
The CAM exam is available throughout the year in a computer-based testing format. To be eligible for the exam, participants must be pre-qualified and approved through a formal application process.
Commenting on the milestone, Flynn said, “The knowledge I’ve gained throughout the exam process has been immediately beneficial in my job. Earning the certification was challenging, but incredibly rewarding. I’ve learned so much about the industry.”
T James Buchanan, CAM governing board chairman, added, “We’re humbled and honored to welcome the 400th CAM. In a short period of time, the CAM program has become synonymous with rigorous standards of excellence and a commitment to continued competency. Employers increasingly seek candidates with the CAM designation because of the high level of professionalism it signifies.”