Course detail: High Intensity Radiated Fields (HIRF) Certification and Compliance - ONLINE

This course covers the design concepts required to ensure all aspects of aircraft HIRF electrical wiring, installations, and aircraft-level systems are safe for operation. It also covers the typical certification process for HIRF from a very practical, step-by-step perspective and examine all steps used by aircraft OEMs to show compliance to HIRF regulations. The 14 CFR 25.1317 for transport category airplanes will be used as the baseline regulation. A review of FAA Advisory Circulars and practical applications of the information will be presented, and teams will be selected to simulate the HIRF certification process. HIRF requirements for aircraft maintenance and inspection will also be discussed. The course will also include a high-level overview for electromagnetic effects areas; topics discussed include electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), precipitation static (P-static), lightning, ESD, and electrical bonding requirements. An overview of the new requirements for electrical wiring Interconnection system (EWIS) will also be addressed.

  • HIRF best practices
  • Team HIRF workshops
  • DER/UM HIRF requirements
  • HIRF examples and practical applications
  • Review of the HIRF Advisory Circulars
Course Schedule 
When this course is offered online for open enrollment delivery, it meets for 10 live-online sessions held 2 times per week (Tuesdays and Thursdays) for 2.5 hours. All live sessions are recorded and made available online the following day.  

For in-house training, contact us at for your custom scheduling needs.

Who Should Attend?
The course is designed for all aircraft design areas including electrical and avionics, along with HIRF engineers, laboratory and aircraft technicians. Aircraft managers and project engineers working in electrical/avionics related areas should also attend.

Course Fees
Regular online registration fee: $1,995  
Late online registration fee: $2,195  (registrations received within 7 days of course start date) 
Registration is open until the first day of the course; however, early registration is encouraged.  

The online course fee includes individual access to the Zoom course meetings and to course materials, readings, videos, and resources in Blackboard, the University of Kansas Learning Management System.

No additional textbook purchases are required outside the course fee.

U.S. Federal Employee Discount
This course is available to U.S. federal employees at 10% off the registration fee. To receive the federal employee discount, you must enter the code FGVT116 during the checkout process. Please note that you must validate your eligibility to receive this discount by entering your U.S. government email address (ending in .gov or .mil) when creating your online registration profile. This discount is available for both the early registration and regular registration fees.

Certificate Tracks
Aircraft Maintenance and Safety, Avionics and Avionic Components, Electromagnetic Effects

Classroom hours / CEUs
31.5 classroom hours
3.15 CEUs

Available sessions