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CCAA is the only nationally recognized Certifying body representing the aviation and aerospace industry.

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Certification for the Employer

The benefits of a CCAA Certified workforce allows employers to demonstrate to third parties, such as Transport Canada, FAA and its customers, the high level of competencies and capabilities of its workforce. Certification has proven to reduce incidents and accidents, resulting in insurance cost savings and lower injury rates.

Certification for the Worker

Certification is a documented process by which an individual demonstrates they have met the requirements of a particular occupation and possesses the necessary knowledge, skills and competencies required to meet. Certification is based on CCAA’s Occupational Standard for that occupation.

Certification Process for Workers:

  1. The employee documents the competencies they achieve in a CCAA Logbook. The Logbook details all the tasks and sub-tasks required to meet certification of their occupation. The Logbook is reviewed by a CCAA approved Evaluator who signs-off on the Logbook.
  2. Next, the employee submits their completed logbook to CCAA for review.
  3. Once approved, CCAA will issue the employee Certification for their specified occupation.

If you have any questions regarding certification process for workers, please contact

*Additional requirements may include a combination of training at an Accredited College, and/or a challenge exam.

CCAA Occupational Standards

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An Occupational Standard (OS) identifies the tasks performed in a particular occupation and describes the knowledge and competencies required to perform these tasks.

CCAA develops Occupational Standards by working with subject-matter experts to document the tasks and sub-tasks executed by workers in the performance of their duties. This analysis also itemizes the knowledge requirements to perform each task and sub-task, including equipment and tools utilized to accomplish them.

CCAA has developed 29 Occupational Standards to support the aviation and aerospace occupations. Please click on a Standard to learn more about it.

*13 Standards recognized by Transport Canada (Ref: AC 573-003) as meeting the regulatory requirements defined in CARs 573.06 as it pertains to training, qualifying and authorizing of personnel other than AME’s.

For questions about the different occupational standards, please contact:

Personal Logbooks

Logbooks are used to document an individual's work experience and it attests to their capability to perform, competently and without supervision, the tasks and sub-tasks required by aviation or aerospace occupations. The CCAA has created logbooks for 24 different occupations using content from its Occupational Standards. The information contained in an individual’s completed logbook is used by CCAA to issue certification. Individuals who are CCAA-certified enjoy greater job-to-job portability through recognition of their skills across the country. CCAA Certification and the portability it offers is also a direct advantage to the aviation and aerospace industry.

Transport Canada accepts CCAA logbooks (Ref: Airworthiness Notice C0013) as they relate to maintenance task experience that is needed to fulfil the requirements towards obtaining an AME license.

CCAA has developed a personal logbook for the following occupations:

  1. Aerospace Materials Specialist*
  2. Aircraft Gas Turbine Engine Repair and Overhaul Technician*
  3. Aircraft Interior Technician*
  4. Aircraft Maintenance Technician
  5. Aircraft Mechanical Assembler
  6. Aircraft Propeller Systems Technician*
  7. Aircraft Reciprocating Engine Technician*
  8. Aircraft Refueller
  9. Aircraft Simulator Technician
  10. Aircraft Structures Technician*
  11. Aviation Electrical / Electronics / Instrument Component Technician*
  12. Aviation Ground Services Attendant
  13. Aviation Machinist*
  14. Aviation Maintenance Inspector
  15. Aviation Maintenance Manager
  16. Aviation Mechanical Component Technician*
  17. Aviation Non-Destructive Inspection Technician*
  18. Aviation Painter*
  19. Aviation Special Processes Technician*
  20. Aviation Welding Technician*
  21. Avionics Maintenance Technician
  22. Composite Fabricator
  23. Electrical / Electronic Assembler
  24. Aircraft Structures Assembler

*These standards have been recognized by Transport Canada (Ref Airworthiness Notice C009) for personnel working in an Approved Maintenance Organization (AMO).

For questions about Personal Logbooks, please contact:


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A CCAA approved Evaluator is an aviation practitioner with extensive experience in the same occupation as a worker seeking Certification.

The Evaluator plays a key role in the CCAA Certification system by authenticating a worker’s successful completion of required tasks. Usually in a supervisory position, an Evaluator is thoroughly familiar with the tasks identified in the CCAA logbook and is able to determine the worker’s abilities to carry out the assigned tasks effectively and without supervision.

Becoming an Evaluator:

If you wish to be an Evaluator your employer must provide the following to CCAA:

  • a formal letter of nomination
  • a completed Evaluator Application Form
  • provide a résumé outlining your background and experience in the occupation

NOTE: A candidate applying to be an Evaluator must be a CCAA Certified member and the company must be a CCAA partner in skills development.

An evaluator will receive a copy of the 'Evaluator Roles and Responsibilities' and a Certificate confirming their status. They are authorized to sign a worker’s logbook in their specific occupation.

For more information on becoming an evaluator, or to request an Evaluator Application Form, please contact us.


Accreditation is an internationally recognized evaluation process used to assess and improve the quality, efficiency, and effectiveness of aviation/aerospace vocational training programs. Simply put, accreditation is based on the premise that adherence to evidence-based standards will produce higher quality technical graduates to meet the needs of the industry. It is also a way to publically recognize that a vocational trainer or institution has met national quality standards.

CCAA provides an accrediting service to vocational training organizations, SME trainers, and company training departments. CCAA accredited organizations or individuals are licensed to access CCAA skill development products such as occupational standards and training programs.

CCAA regularly advises its sectoral partners of accredited program holders with the objectives of garnering industry support for these accredited programs or organizations; encouraging hiring of their graduates; or in partnering on skill development events such as workshops or conferences.

Discover the benefits of
a CCAA Accreditation

Accelerated Assessment and
Certification (AAC) Project

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The canadian aerospace and aviation industry needs talented workers with the right skills.

If you are a skilled foreign worker, an underemployed or unemployed Canadian, there is a position waiting for you in our industry. The traditional certification process can take from 2 to 5 years, and may include a combination of training at an accredited college, completion of a logbook, on-the-job experience, and/or a challenge exam.

The CCAA can help you find employment aligned with your skills through its self-assessment screening tool for individuals looking to enter the canadian aviation and aerospace maintenance and manufacturing labour market. This is an industry-based recognition program, for non-regulated aviation and aerospace occupations.

On these pages, you will find tools to help you gain accelerated certification in our industry, and staff waiting to help match your skills to the needs of employers.

Your next career opportunity may be closer than you think.

Click on the link to complete a self-assessment for one of 17 high-demand occupations:
For more information about the CCAA accelerated and certification program, please contact: