Course Detail: OHFA - HFACS - Human Factors Analysis and Classification System

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The Human Factors Analysis and Classification System (HFACS) is recognized as the global standard for conducting a thorough and credible human factors analysis of any adverse event. The HFACS system has direct application in accident investigation and analysis, risk reduction safety, quality and productivity improvement. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has teamed with HFACS, Inc. to provide online specialized human factors training to promote improved human performance and safety. 

Human error is associated with 60 to 80% of all accidents, injuries, and quality defects across a variety of industries including aviation, healthcare, mining and manufacturing. Managing human error is therefore fundamental to maintaining the viability and profitability of any organization.

This intensive 2-day online virtual course provides training in the application of innovative methods for managing human error that are scientifically derived, empirically tested, and proven in the field. Participants will learn how to turn errors into information, information into knowledge, and knowledge into effective error management solutions.

The HFACS Workshop is also available in-person and held on the Daytona Beach Campus, Florida and in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

Course curriculum and elements of this course may be applicable to meet some of the training requirements for eligible candidates to apply for the ICAP Federal Aviation Safety Officer Certificate (ASO). The ASO program is sponsored by the Safety Standards and Training Subcommittee of the Interagency Committee for Aviation Policy (ICAP).

The HFACS Course can be completed independently, or toward the Certificate of Management in Aircraft Accident Investigation

The launch of an HFACS-Advanced Course adds an exciting element to Embry-Riddle's training capabilities. Developed to meet the demands of evolving industry needs, HFACS-Advanced will provide training and implementation insight on enhanced proactive safety tools and data analytics and is recommended as a follow-on option to the HFACS Course. 

Attendees will learn how to:

  • Integrate human factors and system safety concepts into the root cause analysis (RCA) or accident investigation process.
  • Utilize the Human Factors Analysis & Classification System (HFACS®) to identify systemic causes of human error during the RCA.
  • Develop novel corrective actions for improving safety using the Human Factors Intervention Matrix (HFIX) and FACES tool.

Attendees will receive:

  • HFACS-RCA Handbook
  • HFACS Interviewing Guide
  • HFACS/HFIX/FACES Tools and Checklist
  • ERAU Certificate of Completion

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Embry-Riddle will award 1.6 CEUs to each attendee who successfully completes the course.

Registration Information

The preferred method of payment is credit-card at the time of registration. If you are paying by another method of payment (wire-transfer, employer voucher, check/PO), please 'Create Profile' from the left menu and then contact Daytona Beach ProEd to submit a registration request. Please note registrations are not guaranteed until payment is received in full.

Cancellation Policy

A cancellation charge of $150 will be assessed on any standard cancellation. A late cancellation charge of 25% of the course registration fee will be assessed on cancellations occurring within 14 days of the start of the course. If a participant fails to cancel, reschedule or transfer their registration as of the course start time and date, the registration will be considered as a 'No Show' and no substitution, reschedule or refund will be available. No refunds, substitutions or deferments will be granted for the class once the published start date and time have passed. For additional information, please review the detailed cancellation, deferment, no-show and refund policies.

Course Structure - Zoom - Online Access

This two-day online course will be offered live during the scheduled timeframe. The course will consist of continuous live virtual sessions hosted in Zoom. It is the responsibility of the attendee to ensure they can join a Zoom meeting prior to registration. To enable dialogue and interaction, access to speakers, microphone and camera is highly recommended. We highly recommend attendees ensure their undivided attention is available to ensure a successful and rewarding learning environment. 

Registration Policy

The registration fee for the HFACS Course is $1,600. Registrations will be accepted up to two business days prior to the course start date, or once the course reaches capacity.  

Attendees Said...

"Its Amazing how the mindset can change and be positively redirected when structured theory is provided. The instructors were amazing as well as the material and coordination from ERAU. The leap of faith on virtuality was completely worth it."

"Very well done. ...the entire program was extremely well planned, well presented and highly informative."

"This was an excellent workshop. While I was aware of HFACS before the workshop I didn't have a strong enough understanding to apply it with confidence. I now feel the knowledge I have gained over the last two days has filled that gap."  

"I thoroughly enjoyed the HFACS class and will be applying what I've learned immediately. I'm grateful for all the help and so appreciated Dr. Shappell and Dr. Wiegmann's instruction and experience. Well worth the time and money." U.S. Forest Service, Aviation Safety Manager

 Session Information: D1024-OHFA-V1

Schedule: This is a synchronous, live instructor led online course with scheduled class times using Zoom. Times for the virtual session are October 8 & 9, starting at 8:00am until 4:00pm ET/GMT/UTC-4. Virtual/live attendance is highly recommended.
Times: 08:00am-04:00pm EDT
Standard Fee : $1650.00

Additional Information

Contact: Crystal Fornataro
Tel: 386.226.2983


Name Additional Resources
Scott Shappell
Douglas Wiegmann

Facility Detail

Daytona Beach Campus
Online Course
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
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