About The Southern California Safety Institute

SCSI's Mission: To be the worldwide center of excellence in delivering quality aviation accident investigation and safety training to the world that is TIMELY and COST EFFECTIVE.

What We Do

Operating worldwide for over a quarter century

Operating worldwide for over a quarter century, SCSI (Southern California Safety Institute) is an established center of excellence in safety training serving global leaders in the aviation, oil and healthcare industries. Headquartered in Southern California, SCSI offers full service safety training and consultation as well as Certificate Programs in Aircraft Accident Investigation and Safety Management Systems — both industry recognized. We have trained tens of thousands of individuals from regulatory, government, commercial, private, corporate, military and non-profit organizations from around the globe. SCSI also provides safety assessments and customized safety training plans for the Healthcare Industry to help improve patient safety and quality outcomes for individuals and communities.

Our instructors are recognized experts in their fields, and are dedicated to providing SCSI clients with insight not generally available elsewhere. Hand-selected for their unique qualifications, proven industry expertise and abilities as effective trainers, they have held high level leadership positions with responsibilities for conducting safety assessments, developing operational risk management strategies, training plans, communications procedures and training for tens of thousands of professionals.

SCSI is also one of the few safety training organizations in the world that has the capability and experience in designing and delivering customized training at client-selected locations. We have successfully done so in almost every corner of the world, including almost every state in the US, as well as international locations like Botswana, Norway, Germany, Canada, Prague, China, Australia, Indonesia, Singapore, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Ecuador, Colombia, Ireland and Iceland among others. Among our clients are organizations such as NATO; the United Nations; the US Air Force, Navy and Coast Guard; the US FAA and NTSB; TSB Canada and Transport Canada; Medevac; every major airline and manufacturer; and Saudi Aramco.

A pioneer in Safety Management Systems since its inception over a decade ago, SCSI has played a leading role in that effort since 2002. Now considered the "Gold Standard" for systems safety, SCSI offers a Certificate in SMS, and it is in part with the efforts of our SMS Director that global aviation clients have earned an industry wide reputation as being leaders in SMS.

Our Certificate in Aircraft Accident Investigation is a highly sought professional recognition, routinely drawing aviation practitioners from organizations like the USAF, Navy, Coast Guard, California Highway Patrol, UN, NATO, FAA, Royal Norwegian Defence, Canadian Forces, the RAF, CAA China, KSA AIB, etc. In-class training and instruction are complemented by a visit to our Accident Investigation Crash Laboratory, where students head out for "hands-on" investigations of actual wreckage that includes fixed and rotary wing accidents, fire and explosion wreckage and gas turbine exhibits. This is a critical piece in preparing for what awaits you in the field of an actual crash investigation site.

We look forward to welcoming you to SCSI and to helping you and your organization become the standards by which others are measured.

Our Advantages

Operating worldwide for over a quarter century
"High-speed, Low Drag" Training

At SCSI we pride ourselves on delivering training that attendees will use in their duties. We get our students trained in a thorough, effective and expeditious manner, minimizing time away from your organization and home.

Our instructors

Our instructors offer a wealth of knowledge and experience in addition to offering the most current and up-to-date subject material. All of our instructors incorporate case studies from their personal experiences. They all are active and current in the industry, bringing you the latest information.

Contract Courses

Save time and money by requesting a course at YOUR organization. SCSI will tailor a course to your specific needs and bring it to you. Train more people with material YOU choose in less time.

The Crash Labs

Our crash labs house exhibits carefully selected to reinforce classroom topics. Crash lab exercises are not merely “show-and-tell”. They are administered to mirror an actual investigation in order to challenge and prepare our students for “the real deal”.

Open Enrollment Courses

Our open enrollment courses are scheduled multiple times each year in Redondo Beach and annually in Slovenia and Australia. Check-out our schedule and take advantage of our early registration discount as these classes fill-up fast.

Our Partnerships

SCSI has partnered with The Fraport Aviation Training Academy in Slovenia and REX airlines in Australia to provide open enrollment courses every year at their state-of-the-art facilities.