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The Operations Certification Program is designed to test the knowledge of individuals working in the operations field within the amusement industry.

Certification is an outward demonstration of one’s knowledge of general activities and technologies that are an integral part of a daily amusement ride program and his or her participation in such activities and programs. Certification is useful for securing additional business opportunities and jurisdictional accreditation as well as for personal development.

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There are three levels of Operations Certification:

  • Level I Certified Operations Technician
  • Level II Certified Operations Technician
  • Level III Certified Operations Professional

In order to achieve certification, an individual must provide verification of his or her experience and education and he or she must receive a passing score on the certification exam. The certifications are renewable. In order to maintain the certification, receipt of continuing education units (CEUs) and/or involvement in the amusement industry must be documented. Level I certification tests are offered in both English and Spanish.

The AIMS Operations Certification Program is the only internationally recognized program for verification of knowledge and participation in the field of amusement ride maintenance.

When an individual achieves a Level III certification, it will be clear that the person is a valuable asset to the amusement industry. A Certified Maintenance Professional is a person who not only has gained knowledge with years of experience, but he or she also unselfishly gives back to the industry from which he or she has benefited.