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Aviation Safety Program Management (ASPM) Course
Course Number WCIP 09B, PDS Code 8TO, MASL ______

Course Description: This course provides education and training that develop or enhance the knowledge, skills, abilities, and talents required to perform the duties of the Wing/Installation Flight Safety Office (FSO) and Flight Safety NCO (FSNCO). The scope of training includes principles of mishap prevention; aviation safety program responsibilities; airfield operations requirements; Hazardous Air Traffic Report (HATR) program; HATR reports; Bird/wildlife Aircraft Strike Hazard (BASH) program; hazard reporting program; inspection and assessment programs; airfield safety; Air Force Safety Automated System (AFSAS) queries; disaster response, deployed safety, in addition to Safety organizational hierarchy and philosophies. 

Eligibility Requirements: For rated officer with a minimum of four years of service, assigned as full-time FSO, on a Unit Manning Document (UMD) position under Functional Account Code (FAC) 11H100. Enlisted personnel, minimum grade E-7, assigned as full-time FSNCO, on a UMD position under FAC 11H100.  Air Force civilian personnel, GS-0018 or GS-0803, assigned to a Flight Safety Manager position, on a UMD position under FAC 11H100.  Only personnel currently filling, or selected to fill, the UMD position are eligible to attend.  (See AFI 91-202, para 2.1.5, for additional FSNCO requirements.)  MAJCOM/FOA/DRU Safety Training POCs must request waiver, through AFSEC/SET afsec.set@us.af.mil for personnel who do not meet eligibility requirements.  Air Force personnel must obtain class seats/quotas through their MAJCOM/FOA/DRU Safety office.  Personnel assigned below Wing-level may attend on a space-available basis.

Prerequisites: All students enrolled in the ASPM course must complete prerequisites before arrival. For instructions:

  • Log onto the Air Force portal
  • Under "Quick Links," "Safety," select "Training and Force Development"
  • Under "TDY Information," select "AFSEC Course Prerequisites"

Course Requirements: Students must bring a paper copy or electronic version of their Installation Emergency Management Plan (IEMP) and their installation or equivalent Safety Office Mishap Response Plan (MRP).  Both plans should be available at the installation or equivalent Safety Office.

Class Length: 5 days

Class Start Time: 0730

Class End Time: 1400 on last day of class

Materials Required: Note paper, pens, pencils and one copy of TDY orders

Recommended Reading:  AFI 91-202, AFI 91-204, and AFMAN 91-223

Training Location: Headquarters Air Force Safety Center, (HQ AFSEC), Bldg 24499 (1st Floor), 9700 G Avenue SE, Kirtland AFB, NM

Kirtland AFB Lodging: Do not use DTS to make your lodging reservations for AF Safety Center classes held at Kirtland AFB.  AFSEC/SETM generates group billeting reservations on base for all students and will e-mail the reservation number to students NLT 2 weeks before class start dates.  Students are responsible for confirming room reservations with their government credit card by calling the Kirtland Inn, DSN 246-9653 or Comm 505-846-9653.

Transportation: >Students may be billeted on the east or west side of base, a minimum of 3 miles to the training location and dining facility.  Recommend a unit-funded rental car, or call Kirtland Vehicle Operations at DSN 246-2297 (Comm: 505-846-2297) to request a U-Drive-It vehicle. Students funded by AETC TDY-to-School funds should refer to the TDY-to-School handbook for rental car information: https://tdytoschool.us.af.mil/login/.

International Students:  International students must arrive no later than three days prior to scheduled class start date to in-process through the AFSEC International Military Student Officer. 

Uniform Requirements: Military members must attend class in the appropriate uniform and meet dress and appearance standards. ABUs, OCPs, and flight suits are permissible. Civilian members must wear business casual. Shorts, tank tops, and athletic sweat suits are examples of inappropriate attire.

Contact Info: SETM Course Managers, DSN: 246-1613/1983/9511/4093 (Comm: 505-846-1613/1983/9511/4093); Fax DSN: 246-1464; e-mail address: afsec.setm@us.af.mil.