Aviation Safety Officer Course (ASOC)

The Aviation Safety Officer Course (ASOC) produces the skills necessary to manage an aviation safety program at company and battalion levels. Offered as a six-week resident course, the ASOC is designed to train an individual on "how to" administer an Aviation Safety Program.

US Army Combat Readiness Center offers ANSI accredited professional certificates in the following areas:
  • Aviation Safety Officer Course (ASOC) Professional Certificate
  • Ground Safety Officer Course (GSOC) Professional Certificate
Achievement of the certificate is based on the successful completion of defined training requirements.

How to apply:

Submit a DA Form 4187 through your unit. Course is listed in Army Training Requirements and Resources System (ATRRS) School Catalog (SC): 012, course # 7K-F12; Please note that you must be projected on assignment into an ASO position or currently serving in an ASO position to attend the course. Course quotas are set by Department of the Army strength requirements and filled by HRC, NGB, USARC, and SATFA (for IMS).



Fort Novosel Course: Arrive to Fort Novosel on the class report date designated in ATRRS. Report to North doors of Building 4905 at 0630 (foreign officers and DACs exempt) on the class start date designated in ATRRS ready to begin class. The Fort Novosel lodging office number is (334) 598-5216 to confirm lodging. IHG Army Hotels is located in Building 308, 6th Ave Fort Novosel, AL 36362.

Travel Orders: The Aviation Safety Officer Course must comply with the Fort Rucker Institutional Training Travel Guidance. Lodging and Meals are directed IAW the Institutional Training Directed Lodging and Meals-5 (ITDLM-5) Program. Students attending ASOC should refer to the course welcome letter for details.

Course Completion Requirements: The ASO course is an MOS-producing course awarding the Warrant Officer Special Qualification Identifier (SQI) Code "B", Aviation Safety Officer, to graduates; therefore, students must pass all examinations and attend all training. Do not plan on scheduling routine appointments during the course. Students who miss more than 8 hours of the course will not graduate.

Prerequisites: Attendance prerequisites can be found in DA PAM 611-21. Contact the Course Manager to request a PC Waiver example. All officers (foreign officers exempt) holding an aeronautical designator must present documentation that they have a minimum of 50 hours pilot-in-command time and have completed the following computer based training prior to attendance:

  • For the courses listed below, go to the Training Courses > Online Training page.
    • Additional Duty Safety Course

Any student who does not provide the required documentation will not be allowed to attend the course.

Additionally, during the course, you will be introduced to several internet based safety management tools. Arrive to the course having registered for the following:

FY 23
Class # Report Date: Start Date: End Date:
23-001 2022-10-02 2022-10-03 2022-11-15
23-002 2023-01-03 2023-01-04 2023-02-15
23-003 2023-02-21 2023-02-22 2023-04-04
23-004 2023-04-10 2023-04-11 2023-05-19
23-005 2023-05-30 2023-05-31 2023-07-13
23-006 2023-07-17 2023-07-18 2023-08-25
23-007 2023-08-20 2023-08-21 2023-09-29

Aviation Safety Officer Course Information:

Aviation Safety Training Staff:


ASOC Course Manager
(334) 255-3833, DSN: 558-3833

Registrar: 334-255-0251

Chief, Safety and Risk Management
(334)-255-0171, DSN 558-0171