For an indeterminate period, eligible AMPAP candidates who are desirous of obtaining the International Airport Professional (IAP) or AMPAP Associate designation may register in any one of the four mandatory courses of the AMPAP curriculum, in any order.

This extraordinary measure is in response to the challenges that have arisen from the COVID-19 spread, including travel bans, potential risk of exposure to the virus from travelling, and congregating in shared spaces.

Before the pandemic, eligible AMPAP candidates had been required to begin their AMPAP journey with the gateway mandatory course, titled Air Transport System (ATS), which had previously been delivered face-to-face, in-class only. The ATS is now available and will remain in a “live” virtual classroom format delivery while we continue to monitor the evolution of the global pandemic and when it will be safe again to resume travel for all concerned parties. The AMPAP course schedule reflects this accordingly:

Conditions for NEW AMPAP enrollees / Modus Operandi:

  1. Establish eligibility for AMPAP
  2. Enrol as a candidate in the AMPAP: US$ 275.
  3. For an indetermine period, new candidates may register in any of the three AMPAP online courses before the “gateway” mandatory course, titled Air Transport System (ATS)
  4. New enrollees from an airport organization that has already registered participants in AMPAP: no deposit guarantee required for a future scheduled ATS course
  5. New registration requests from a new airport organization with no prior enrollees in AMPAP: 15% deposit guarantee for the ATS which will be credited toward a future scheduled ATS course; the balance will be payable at that time and deposit is not transferrable
  6. All new enrollees must take the ATS course before December 31, 2021.
  7. The full AMPAP curriculum comprising 4 mandatory and 2 elective courses must be completed within a maximum period of 36 months from the first course taken.

What is the ATS:

The AMPAP gateway mandatory course, Air Transport System (ATS) aims at providing a broad understanding of the position of the different stakeholders and encourages participants to look at the air transportation system not only from an airport perspective but also that of stakeholders. ATS participants are challenged to analyze a number of issues that pertain to certain parts of the system and/or its stakeholders.