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.

How to apply:

Submit a DA Form 4187 through your Personnel Administrative Center (PAC). 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 to go into an ASO position or currently serving in an ASO slot to attend the course. Course quotas are set by Department of the Army strength requirements and filled by PERSCOM, NGB, USARC, and IMSO.


Fort Rucker Course: Arrive to Fort Rucker the day prior to the course beginning. Report to North doors of Building 4905 at 0630 (foreign officers and DACs exempt) on the designated start date as outlined in the ATRRS ready to begin class. The Fort Rucker lodging office number is (334) 598-5216 to confirm lodging. IHG Army Hotels is located in Building 308, 6th Ave Fort Rucker, 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 Military Training Service Support (MTSS) Program. Students attending ASOC should refer to the course welcome letter for details.

Course Completion Requirements: The ASO course is an MOS-producing course; 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 5 percent of the course will not graduate. Five percent of the course equates to 12 hours for the 6 week course.

Prerequisites: Attendance prerequisites can be found in DA PAM 611-21. The ASO course no longer offers or accepts PIC waivers. 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 20
Class # Report Date: Start Date: End Date:
20-001 2019-10-07 2019-10-08 2019-11-20
20-002* 2020-01-06 2020-01-07 2020-02-19
20-003 2020-02-26 2020-02-27 2020-04-08
20-004 2020-04-16 2020-04-17 2020-05-29
20-005* 2020-06-17 2020-06-18 2020-07-30
20-006* 2020-08-11 2020-08-12 2020-09-23
*Denotes Holiday during Class
FY 21
Class # Report Date: Start Date: End Date:
21-001 2020-10-05 2020-10-06 2020-11-18
21-002 2021-01-04 2021-01-05 2021-02-17
21-003 2021-02-24 2021-02-25 2021-04-07
21-004 2021-04-15 2021-04-16 2021-05-28
21-005 2021-06-09 2021-06-10 2021-07-23
21-006 2021-08-05 2021-08-06 2021-09-17

Submit a DA Form 4187 through your PAC. School Catalog (SC): 012, ATRRS course # 7K-F12.

Aviation Safety Officer Course Information:

Aviation Safety Training Staff:


Chief, Aviation Safety Training Division
Comm. (334) 255-3833, DSN: 558-3833

Registrar: 334-255-0251
Operations: 334-255-0171