The ACI Global Safety Network (GSN) Diploma Program consists of six specialized courses on airport safety, and is specifically designed to meet the needs of airside operations and safety managers, including developing, implementing and operating effective Safety Management Systems (SMS) at their airports.

Learn from airport experts

All GSN courses use a combination of theoretical sessions with extensive use of pictures and videos in the classroom, and practical application of lessons learned through tabletop exercises or group exercises performed airside at the airport to provide a compelling and relevant learning experience.

The courses are delivered by senior airport managers with extensive “real time” experience of operational procedures, SMS and airport certification.

Global Training Program Structure

Start your journey by registering to GSN 1 – Safety Management Systems (SMS).

Each GSN course may be taken as a stand-alone professional certificate course or combined with the other GSN courses to achieve the ACI GSN Diploma.

In order to obtain the GSN Initial (Silver) Diploma a participant has to accomplish GSN courses 1-3 in any sequence, within a three-year timeframe.

In order to obtain the GSN Advanced (Gold) Diploma a participant has to accomplish the GSN courses 4-6 in any sequence within a three-year timeframe.  In addition, the participant must have also already obtained the GSN Initial Diploma as a pre-requisite to receive the GSN Advanced Diploma.

Interested individuals must register for each course separately. At the end of each module a certificate of completion is presented.

All participants successfully completing all required GSN courses leading to a GSN Diploma will receive:

An email letter from the Vice President, Training Programs congratulating the accomplishment (approximately one week after completion);
A diploma signed by ACI Director General and Vice President, Training Programs;
A GSN pin.

Target Audience

Airport Operations Directors, Managers, Officers and Staff
Airport Safety Managers, Officers and Staff
Airport Emergency Managers, Rescue and Fire Fighting Officers and Staff
Airport Ground Handling Managers and Personnel
Airport Health and Safety Personnel
Air Traffic Controllers
Airport Planners and Designers
Civil Aviation Authority Inspectors and Regulators