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 meeting industry needs. 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 on a continuous basis advises its industry partners of accredited program holders and there is a goal of industry support for these accredited programs or organizations for the hiring of graduates or in the partnering of offering skill development events such as workshops or conferences.

The Benefits of CCAA Accreditation

  • Provides a framework to help create and implement systems and processes that improve operational effectiveness and advance positive worker attitudes
  • Improves communication and collaboration internally and with external stakeholders
  • Strengthens interdisciplinary team effectiveness
  • Demonstrates credibility and a commitment to quality and accountability
  • Decreases liability costs; identifies areas for additional funding for organizations and provides a platform for negotiating this funding
  • Mitigates the risk of adverse events
  • Sustains improvements in quality and organizational performance
  • Supports the efficient and effective use of resources in aviation and aerospace
  • Enables on-going self-analysis of performance in relation to standards
  • Ensures an acceptable level of quality among vocational training providers
  • Improves the organization’s reputation among end-users and enhances their awareness and perception of quality training, as well as their overall satisfaction level with new hire graduates
  • Promotes capacity-building, professional development, and organizational learning
  • Codifies policies and procedures and promotes the use of ethical frameworks 
  • Drives compliance with regulatory and industrial requirements
  • Decreases variances in practice among vocational trainers and employers.
  • Increases vocational training organizations’ compliance with quality and safety
  • Improves a student’s  learning outcomes
  • Promotes the sharing of policies, procedures, and best practices among vocational training organizations
  • Promotes a quality and safety culture 

Please contact Theresa Davis-Woodhouse, Director of Project Management and Accreditation, at, if you would like more information on the Accreditation process.