10 reasons to participate in the AIMS International Virtual Safety

1. Safety is the #1 priority in the amusement industry and the AIMS International Safety Seminar is consistently rated the best and most comprehensive amusement industry safety seminar worldwide.

2. No other seminar offers such a diverse range of classes. At the AIMS International Virtual Safety Seminar, you can choose classes that fit your needs. There are six tracks to choose from: Maintenance, Inspection, Operations, Aquatics, Safety and, new this year, a Spanish Language track with topics covering maintenance, operations and inspection.

3. New this year — Ellis & Associates, a leader in aquatics risk management and safety training, will be delivering the Aquatics track for the virtual safety seminar.

4. Learning takes place in the comfort and convenience of your own home or workplace — on your schedule. Educational sessions will be available “OnDemand” through the end of January. If you cannot fit all 40 hours into one week, you can spread them out. With both live and on-demand sessions, students can take their required courses all in one week or spread their learning out over three weeks. 

5. Attracting more than 450 students from across the industry… theme and amusement parks, water parks, carnivals, zoos, FECs and more, you will learn from your peers and make connections you can use for years to come. From ride inspectors, maintenance, operations and aquatics technicians to senior management and industry suppliers, there are sessions for everyone. 

6. Classes are taught by more than 50 instructors — all high-profile industry experts in their fields. Through live Q&A and networking, students can ask questions, share ideas, and gain more great connections. 

7. It’s affordable! Tuition is just $495 (for a limited time), with no requirement to be an AIMS member and, because it is entirely virtual, there are no travel expenses this year. With the average cost to attend a traditional week-long, in-person seminar at or above $2,000 per person, this is a savings of 75%. The CEU certificate is even included in the price. 

8. You can apply for scholarships! IAAPA provides five scholarships to the AIMS Safety Seminar in memory of Alan Ramsay. Application forms can be found at aimsintl.org/aims-international-safety-seminar/iaapa-alan-ramsay-scholarship. OABA offers four scholarships to OABA members who are first-time Safety Seminar attendees. Contact oaba.org/page-18063 for more information.  

9. AIMS delivers! More than 92% of students who attend an AIMS Safety Seminar plan to return to another AIMS Safety Seminar.

10. Whether in-person or virtual, there will be opportunities to sit for AIMS Certification exams shortly after the 2021 Seminar.

For more information about the AIMS International Virtual Safety Seminar, please email info@aimsintl.org or contact MJ Brewer, Executive Director, 714.425-5747

This article appears in the DECEMBER 2020 issue of Amusement Today.
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