Safety Management for Practitioners (SMxP)

Subject areaAviation Safety
Course languageEnglish
NameSafety Management for Practitioners (SMxP)
ProviderICAO TPP
Duration5 Days

Course Benefits

The SMxP Course focuses on Safety Risk Management and Safety Assurance. It aims to provide qualified Safety Management System (SMS) staff with a comprehensive application of operational safety management processes and practical examples on the use of IT tools to enhance efficiency and effectiveness of safety management activities.

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify hazards following a systematic and consistent approach;
  • Mitigate safety risks following a systematic and consistent approach;
  • Manage changes to the system in a safe manner;
  • Assess safety reports through a safety screening and internal investigation;
  • Prepare a safety audit/survey for assessing performance of the process;
  • Design a safety performance monitoring scheme.

Who shoud attend

Service provider staff working for an air operator, approved maintenance organization, design/manufacturing organization, aerodrome operator, air traffic services provider or aviation training organizations that are involved in the following SMS activities: 

  • Safety data and safety information collection
  • Hazard identification
  • Safety Risk Management
  • Accident/Incident Investigations
  • Safety data and safety information analysis
  • Change management
  • Safety audits and surveys
  • Safety Performance Monitoring

The Online Safety Management Training Course is a mandatory prerequisite for the classroom course of the Safety Management for Practitioners (SMxP).


The course includes five modules:


1) Safety Management Fundamentals; 

2) Safety Management Provisions; 

2A) Amendment 1 to Annex 19; 

3A) State Safety Programme (SSP); and​

3B) Safety Management Systems (SMS) Implementation.


N.B. the cost of the online course includes the ICAO documents  that are hyperlinked in modules and they are provided in all 6 languages of ICAO

This course is not planned, Request