ADLI is an industry-focused organization, with global support from AS&D professionals and organizations. ADLI lends its collective voice to discussions regarding industry standards and best practices with the aim of maintaining a competent industry workforce. In the early 2000s, dozens of AS&D professionals leveraged their passion for quality, consistency, efficiency and safety by volunteering to contribute to the ADLI AS&D Body of Knowledge (BoK). Their goal was to develop an accepted, validated and freely available resource that comprises the requisite knowledge professionals in the AS&D industry needed to know to get the work of the industry done correctly.
The result was The Standard of Knowledge for the Aviation, Space & Defense Industry Quality Practitioner: The AS&D Quality Body of Knowledge (BoK) Version 1, a comprehensive compendium of industry knowledge that establishes and identifies the Quality knowledge requirements of the AS&D industry. Today, AS&D trainers and training organizations turn to ADLI for professional certification based on the BoK. Trainers, their educational content and training delivery methods must be reviewed, validated and approved by the ALDI to achieve certification, a distinction that demonstrates their competence, quality and compliance to the AS&D BoK.