Statement of Training, Exercise Design/Facilitation and Consulting Services

Leading Edge Strategies offers a variety of airport related training services. Jeff Price, principal for Leading Edge Strategies has nearly 30 years of experience in airport management and training, and is the lead author of Practical Aviation Security: Predicting and Preventing Future Threats, and Practical Airport Operations, Safety and Emergency Management: Protocols for Today and the Future.

Contact Jeff Price about to schedule Leading Edge Strategies Training Programs for your airport.

See Currently Scheduled Trainings 

Airport Management Training

Certified Member Review course covering AAAE’s Certified Member Body of Knowledge; Jeff Price is the lead author of the CM materials and conducts all on-site CM training and all training for the Loretta Scott CM Academy. The course is 5 days in length, plus ½ day for the exam. Offered through the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE).

Airport Security Training

Airport Security Coordinator, 1-day course that provides the basic training to be an ASC. Offered through AAAE.

Airport Certified Employee-Security (ACE-Security); prepares individuals to take the exam to earn their ACE-Security designation. 4.5 days in length (½ day for the exam). Offered through AAAE.

Security for Airport Ops Personnel, 2-day course that instructs airport operations personnel how to conduct a daily security inspection (similar to the Part 139 safety inspection), addresses airport personnel roles during incidents such as active shooter, bomb threat, and other unlawful acts; baseline suspicious awareness/behavior detection training. Offered through AAAE.

Advanced Aviation Security, 3-day course that we have been teaching for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey that focuses on advanced airport security topics such as threat mitigation, current and future threats, incident management planning, and insider security.

Airport Operations and Emergency Management 

Airport Emergency Management, a 3-day course that teaches the principles involved in an airport emergency and its functional elements. The course incorporates a NIMS review. Offered through AAAE.Basic Airport Safety and Operations Specialist (ASOS), 2-day presentation-based course meeting annual recertification training requirements for airport inspectors. (AAAE).

Advanced Airport Safety and Operations Specialist, 2-day exercised-based course meeting annual recertification training requirements for airport inspectors (AAAE).

Pilot Perspective, a 3-day course providing airport ops and management personnel the pilot’s perspective on the world and the airport. (AAAE).

Radio Command and Incident Report Writing, 2–day course that teaches airport operations personnel basic incident report writing skills, and how to “take command” of a situation on scene, including basic radio communication techniques. (Leading Edge Strategies).

ICS for Aviation, a 2-day course that focuses on teaching the NIMS ICS 100/200 and 700 materials, but in an aviation an a scenario based context, so personnel can actually understand and implement the ICS system during an actual emergency. Through Leading Edge Strategies; personnel must first complete ICS 100/200/700.


Other Programs

Power Trainers, a 1–2-day program that goes in-depth into curriculum development, instructional design and adult-learning techniques.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, 2 or 3-day course. (FranklinCovey).

Presentation Advantage, a 2-day program focusing on training and presentation design and delivery. (FranklinCovey).

Consulting Services

Airport security planning, process improvement, audits, best practices.

Airport emergency plan development / tabletop and full scale exercise facilitation and review services.

General aviation airport management principles, business planning, public relations, complaint and issues resolution (Part 13 and Part 16).

Some consulting services are provided in conjunction with industry partners to provide a higher level of service and responsiveness.

Exercise Design and Facilitation

Training and Exercise Planning Workshop (TEPW) facilitation.

Tabletop, Functional and Full-Scale design and facilitation.

Turnkey emergency and security management exercise and training services (after a TEPW workshop, Leading Edge Strategies will manage, design and facilitate required exercises, Part 139, Part 1542, etc.), for a period of five years.

Exercise design and facilitation is often done with Justin Overholt, an airport rescue firefighter and certified exercise designer, emergency management trainer.

Expert Witness: Served as an expert witness on the 9/11 case against the airports (Massport, PANYNJ and MWAA), and have served as an expert witness or advisor in aviation security and safety operational practices.

Contact Jeff Price about to schedule Leading Edge Strategies Training Programs for your airport.

Airport Security Coordinator (ASC) Online Certification


Airport Security Coordinator (ASC) Online Certification the was created through a partnership with AAAE and Leading Edge Strategies. 

Enroll in the ASC Online Certification by clicking here to register and pay for the ASC Online Certification »

The American Association of Airport Executives is pleased to announce the launching of the very first Airport Security Coordinator (ASC) Online Certification, making it easier for airport security workers to meet federal requirements while saving airports time and money. This is an on-demand course, so just pay and get started!

Title 49 CFR Part 1542 requires that an Airport Security Coordinator and a designated alternate attend ASC training (TSR 1542.3). By taking the Airport Security Coordinator Online Certification, an ASC will learn the latest information available from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), in addition to tools that can make an airport function safely and efficiently. Join us for a unique opportunity to get trained as an ASC in as little as 2.5 hours! Utilizing an all-new virtual instructor, the training is fully online and on demand, so an ASC can start whenever and wherever they want without having to travel or wait for a scheduled session. Airports save money by cutting travel costs and being more efficient with quicker employee training.

The training covers the latest information from the Transportation Security Administration, including rules and regulations, the Airport Security Program, access control and credentialing and other relevant security information. The program features interactive exercises, videos, quizzes and more.

“Taking our ASC certification program online is part of our ongoing efforts to help airports meet their unique training needs through innovative, convenient, cost-effective methods,” said Patrick Raker, AAAE’s Senior Vice President for Training and Technology Services. “There’s nothing for an airport not to love about the new program, and I’m proud of the hard work our dedicated team put into it.”

This short video has more information on AAAE’s online, on demand ASC certification course.


  • Roles and Regulations
  • Airport Security Program (ASC, ASP requirements and changes)
  • Access Control and Credentialing
  • Credentialing, LEO, Contingency and Incident Management requirements
  • And more!


  • The Airport Security Coordinator (Training Required by TSA)
  • Alternate ASC’s
  • Airport Operations personnel with security responsibilities
  • Airport Police responsible for compliance with the Airport Security Program
  • Individuals looking to become ASCs


  • This school meets the requirements outlined in TSR Part 1542 – By attending the Airport Security Coordinator Training School; an ASC will learn the latest information available from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), in addition to tools that can make an airport function safely and efficiently.
  • What’s new – This school provides an overview of airport security and focuses on regulations, the airport security program, law enforcement responsibilities, incident management, agency coordination and communication and an update on threat information. The course was updated in January 2016 and candidates as far as Guam have participated.
  • Unparalleled Instruction – This web based program is led by Jeff Price of Leading Edge Strategies. Price has more than 20 years of experience in aviation management and security. He is the former manager of Jefferson County (Colorado) Airport, the former assistant security director at Denver International Airport, and a former member of the Colorado Aeronautics Board.
  • Avoid unnecessary travel expenses by completing this training online.
  • Don’t worry about traveling for two days to get this required training. Enjoy this required certification training from the luxury of your office chair.
  • Receive all the same material in a condensed presentation.

If you have any questions or need assistance please contact Scott Boeser, C.M., ACE at (703) 575-2475.

Registration Fees: (in U.S. funds drawn on a U.S. Bank) The registration fee includes course content, access to the interactive online certification course, glossary of terms, the final exam and the ASC course completion certificate (contingent on passing the final exam with a 70%, or greater).

Please click on this link to register online and pay for the ASC Online Certification!

AAAE Member*



*You have 30 days from the date of enrollment to complete the course and mini-exam.
**Should you fail to complete the ASC Online Course within 30 days, or fail the 10-question mini-exam within 3 attempts, you will be locked out of the ASC program and be required to pay $100 to retake the course.

This Online Certification is worth three (3) credits in the AAAE Continuing Airport Management Education Unit (CEU) program.

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