Training Program Outline for Inspector SMS Competency

Training Program Outline for Inspector SMS Competency


Aviation authority workforces include highly skilled positions with significant technical, vocational, and educational requirements. With the implementation of performance-based Safety Management System (SMS) requirements for service providers, aviation authorities need to ensure that their inspectors have the required competencies to perform SMS oversight effectively. The purpose of this document is to provide an outline to aviation authorities on what should be included in a training program to prepare inspectors to carry out SMS oversight activities.

The training program outline in this document focuses on developing inspector competencies for SMS oversight of regulated organizations. The scope of the training program outline includes prerequisites, learning objectives, topics to be covered, and resources for developing training that will help build these SMS competencies. The scope of this document does not include lesson plans or methods for assessing inspector SMS competencies.

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