The next AIMS Safety Seminar
will be held:
January 12-17, 2020 in Galveston, Texas

Classes will be held at the beautiful Galveston Convention Center with hotel accommodations at the adjacent Hilton Galveston and San Luis Resort.

For more information on the AIMS Safety Seminar contact Holly Coston, Seminar Manager at


The annual AIMS International Safety Seminar is a comprehensive safety-training experience for individuals responsible for the care and safety of the amusement industry's guests. The seminar is world-renowned for its diverse curriculum and the quality of its volunteer instructors; classes are guided by today's top industry professionals.

Attendees build their own class schedule to best suit their needs and the needs of their employers. Valuable and actionable safety information is carried home and shared with colleagues and co-workers back on the job. Attendees also build long-lasting relationships with instructors and their peers around the world. This invaluable networking opportunity enables the exchange of information between people performing the same functions at distant locations.

The AIMS Safety Seminar has both sit-down and hands-on classes that will enhance any individual's experience. The AIMS Safety Seminar is a must for all professionals in the amusement industry.



Certified Maintenance Technician - Levels I, II, and III
Certified Operations Technician - Levels I, II, and III
Certified Aquatics Operations Technician - Level I
Associate Ride Inspector - Level I
Certified Ride Inspector - Level II
Professional Ride Inspector - Level III

Level I Maintenance, Operations and Associate Ride Inspector Certification tests are also offered in Spanish

Download the AIMS Certification Program Guide


Applicants must provide a copy of their high school diploma, college diploma or GED (General Equivalency Diploma), plus a letter from their employer stating their job experience (minimum one year industry employment). Applicants without a diploma or GED must have a minimum three years employment in the industry and provide proof with a letter from their employer. Please see the AIMS Certification Program for more specific information regarding requirements.

Level I - A high school diploma, GED or the equivalent, plus a minimum one year industry employment, OR proof of three years of industry employment
Level II - A minimum three years of industry employment
Level III - A minimum 10 years of industry employment

4.0 Continuing Education Units (CEU) are required for each two year certification period. To be eligible to test for a Level II certification, an applicant must have a current Level I certification of the same type.

When applying for or renewing a certification, please send all applications, documentation and payment to one the following addresses:

Mail: AIMS International Ltd.
P.O. Box 5178
Jacksonville, FL 32247
Fax: 714-276-9666





Registration Fee Includes:

  • Seminar Tuition
  • Class Materials
  • Seminar Completion Certificate 
  • 4 CEU from Old Dominion University
  • Daily snacks and lunch, Monday through Friday
  • Opening reception on Sunday
  • Wednesday evening social event at Pleasure Pier

Early Registration: $595

Standard Registration Fee: $645

Registration after December 1: $695

Certification Application Test Fees:

Maintenance, Operations, & Aquatics Certifications - $55 for Level I and II, $100 for Level III
Inspector Certifications - $75 for Level I, $125 for Level II, $175 for Level III

Certification renewal fees: $55 per certification

Certification renewals up to 1 year late: $70
Certificaiton renewals beyone 1 year: $55 per certificate plus $100


Additional Fees:

Carnival Series Certificate $55
ASTM Series Certificate $55
Leadership Series Certificate $55
Aquatics Series Certificate $55
F.E.C. Series Certificate $55
Security Series Certificate $55
CPO with seminar registration $199
CPO without seminar registration $225
OSHA 10 with seminar registration $80
OSHA 10 without seminar registration $160

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Seminar registrations cancelled on or before December 13, 2019 will receive a refund, less a $50 administrative fee. Refunds are not available after December 13, 2019 although substitutions may be made.

All cancellation requests must be emailed to



The Alan Ramsay Scholarship provides tuition for seminar classes only (this does not include certification testing or renewal fees). Please visit the Alan Ramsay Scholarship page for further information.

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