Safety Manager Certificate Program

12 courses - Cost $1,695

At Baldwin we are passionate about safety and we know a knowledgable Safety Manager is a key element to the safety of an organization. With that in mind we have developed a curated collection of relevant web-based courses covering key SMS topics, not just courses to check a box. It is our desire to not only see aviation Safety Managers understand the facts about SMS, but how to implement an effective safety program.  These courses would be appropriate for individuals in fixed wing, rotor wing, UAS and ground operations.

This certificate program includes 12 individual courses - each comprised of multiple modules. This robust training program is designed to encompass the key topics a Safety Manager needs to effectively manage the organization's SMS. Each course includes quizzes, a test, and upon completion, a training course outline and certificate. After successful completion of all 12 courses a program certificate will be issued noting the number of hours of study completed. This is not a professional certification.

NOTE: When applicable, Safety Manager courses come with supplemental videos for Baldwin clients, covering items specific to the Baldwin system.

  1. Communication Strategy for Safety Managers (Earn 1 CAM credit)
  2. Using Safety Objectives to Improve Safety Outcomes (Earn 1 CAM credit)
  3. Understanding and Fostering Employee Engagement in the SMS (Earn 1 CAM credit)
  4. SMS Overview for Safety Managers 
  5. Measuring for Success: SPIs and SPTs (Earn 0.5 CAM credit) **
  6. Data Analysis for Safety Management  (Earn 0.5 CAM credit)
  7. Training for SMSuccess: Developing a Solid Training Program (Earn 1 CAM credit)
  8. Understanding and Measuring Safety Culture (Earn 1 CAM credit)
  9. Understanding Safety Risk Management (Earn 1 CAM credit) **
  10. Continuous Improvement and the IEP (Earn 0.5 CAM credit) **
  11. Managing Change Safely in the Organization (Earn 0.5 CAM credit)
  12. Preparing for the Worst: Emergency Response Planning (PDP course - 3 CAM credit) **

**Indicates courses that include supplemental videos for Baldwin clients

More Ways to Purchase

Recurrent SMS Training

Cost $595

The Safety Manager courses are available in a four course bundle - you choose which four - to satisfy industry guidance.

Individual Courses

Cost $195

The Safety Manager courses are available for purchase individually.


  • What makes your courses unique?

    Most training providers give high-level overviews of the SMS structure and framework while we are passionate about conveying how to do what is required of an effective safety manager. We give our students the ability to interact with our instructors.


Senior Instructor

Dr. Jason Starke

Jason Starke, Ph.D. is the Director of Safety & Product Development for Baldwin Safety & Compliance and instructor for He recently completed his Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership at Northcentral University. Before joining Baldwin, he served as Operations Manager for the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC). He joined IBAC from Universal Weather and Aviation where he led efforts to develop an SMS solution, composed of software and classroom training, for client flight departments. Prior to Universal, Jason was both a pilot for and Director of Safety at Priester Aviation in Chicago where he developed the company’s SMS and implemented its FOQA program. He has also served as a part-time simulator instructor for Flight Safety International in the CL-601 and HS-800XP training programs. He has an Airline Transport Pilot certificate and is rated in the CE-500, CL-600, and HS-125. He had been a charter and EMS pilot for R&M Aviation before joining Priester. Jason started his career as a satellite systems operator in the U.S. Air Force and has a B.S. in Meteorology from Northern Illinois University and a Master of Aviation Science from Everglades University. Jason served on the Safety Management and Flight Operations panels at ICAO and has been serving on the NBAA Safety Committee since 2013. As an instructor at the University of Southern California, Viterbi School of Engineering, Jason teaches Aviation Safety Management Systems.


Kate Johnpeer

Kate joins the team at Baldwin Aviation Safety & Compliance after many years of promoting aviation safety through experience in professional training and leadership. She desires to continue bringing awareness of safety concepts to the business aviation community to enhance safe operations. Kate holds her Masters Degree in Aeronautical Science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. She started flying in her teenage years, and she now holds an Airline Transport Pilot Certificate as well as Flight and Ground Instructor Certification. She has extensive knowledge of turboprops and light business jets. Kate and her family live in Southern California. She and her husband own a Piper Cherokee and enjoy burning avgas.

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