Leading Through IS-BAO


The Leading through IS-BAO course is comprised of 12 modules for a total of 3 hours of video instruction plus review videos, module quizzes, and a final test. The cost of the course is $295 per person. Upon completion of the course the student will receive a certificate and a training course outline will be sent via email. 

This course is designed to help prepare safety managers and department managers to lead the organization in preparing for all stages of IS-BAO registration. The course offers an overview of the requirements for each chapter in the IS-BAO as well as a critical look at the stage requirements for Chapter 3 (SMS). Additionally, key activities such as the internal evaluation program, hazard identification and risk mitigation, and development of a robust safety committee are explained.

The IS-BAO staging process has become more complicated over the last few years with a change in 2018 regarding how the SMS is assessed and the updated requirements to show evidence of implementation. The IS-BAO stage is solely related to the maturity of the organization’s SMS, and therefore an organization should be very aware of the requirements for each stage to help ensure success in reaching the desired stage. This course will help prepare safety managers and department managers to lead the organization is preparing for the next stage in the IS-BAO journey.

This course is eligible for NBAA CAM credits (3 CAM Application credits and 2 CAM Recertification credits)!

Course curriculum

  • 1


    • Terms of Use

    • Introduction Video

  • 2

    Module 1 - About the IS-BAO

    • Module 1-1: Getting to know ICAO, IBAC, and the different programs at IBAC

    • Chunk N' Chew Module 1-1

    • Module 1-1 Quiz

    • Module 1-2: Getting to know the IS-BAO Program and the Standard

    • Chunk N' Chew Module 1-2

    • Module 1-2 Quiz

  • 3

    Module 2 - IS-BAO and the SMS

    • Module 2-1: Safety Policy and Objectives

    • Chunk N' Chew Module 2-1

    • Module 2-1 Quiz

    • Module 2-2: Safety Policy and Objectives Cont.

    • Chunk N' Chew Module 2-2

    • Module 2-2 Quiz

    • Module 2-3: Safety Risk Management: Hazard Identification

    • Chunk N' Chew Module 2-3

    • Module 2-3 Quiz

    • Module 2-4: Safety Risk Management: Risk Assessment and Mitigation

    • Chunk N' Chew Module 2-4

    • Module 2-4 Quiz

    • Module 2-5: Safety Assurance: Safety Performance Monitoring and Measurement

    • Chunk N' Chew Module 2-5

    • Module 2-5 Quiz

    • Module 2-6: Safety Assurance: The Management of Change and Continuous Improvement

    • Chunk N' Chew Module 2-6

    • Module 2-6 Quiz

    • Module 2-7: Safety Promotion

    • Chunk N' Chew Module 2-7

    • Module 2-7 Quiz

  • 4

    Module 3 - Implementing the IS-BAO

    • Module 3-1: Pre-implementation Considerations

    • Chunk N' Chew Module 3-1

    • Module 3-1 Quiz

    • Module 3-2: Implementation and Registration

    • Chunk N' Chew Module 3-2

    • Module 3-2 Quiz

  • 5

    Final Test

    • Final Test

  • 6

    Share your Feedback

    • Course survey


Senior Instructor

Jason Starke

As the Director of Standards for Baldwin Aviation, Jason is responsible for assuring compliance with standards, best practices, and State regulations. He is also responsible for helping develop and administer safety management and leadership training. Prior to this, 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. 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 had been a charter and EMS pilot for R&M Aviation before joining Priester. Jason also served as a simulator instructor for Flight SafetyInternational in the CL-601 and HS-800XP training programs. Jason has an Airline Transport Pilot certificate and is rated in the CE-500, CL-600, and HS-125. Jason is also currently an instructor at the University of Southern California – Viterbi and Broward College teaching introductory and advanced safety management courses. He is also currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership and Behavior at Northcentral University.

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