Course detail: FAA Aircraft Certification and Airworthiness Approvals - ONLINE

This course provides an overview of FAA Aircraft Certification in its regulatory context, including type design approvals, production approvals, airworthiness approvals, major repair and alteration approvals, field approvals, and continued operational safety. It includes an overview of FAA's airworthiness functions and related organizational structure, along with the FAA's customer principles including process improvement and the Partnership for Safety Plan (PSP). The course also examines the relevant Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) parts, including procedural rules and the airworthiness standards, FAA's rulemaking and advisory processes; and FAA's process for airworthiness validation of imported products. Prior certification activity is beneficial, but not required.

This course is FAA-approved for Inspection Authorization (IA) renewal.

Note: This course replaces FAA Functions and Requirements Leading to Airworthiness Approval. Either course qualifies towards the Certificate of Specialization in Aerospace Compliance.

Additional FAA certification courses:
FAA Type Certification Process
FAA Type Certification Plan Development


  • Type Certification (TC), Supplemental Type Certification (STC), Production approvals, and Airworthiness approvals
  • Overview of the FAA Aircraft Certification (AIR) and Flight Standards Service (AFS) organizations and functions
  • Regulations, Advisory Circulars, and Orders
  • Code of Federal Aviation Regulations (CFR) Parts 1, 11, 21, 23, 25, 26, 27, 29, 33, 35, 36, 39, 43, 45, and 183
  • Certification process improvement, the Safety Management Systems approach, and the FAA and Industry Guide to product certification
  • International Bilateral Aviation Safety Agreements and international validation projects

Course Schedule
When this course is offered online for open enrollment delivery, it meets for 8 live-online sessions held 3 times per week (Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays) for 3.5 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?
Those involved in aircraft certification and airworthiness (equipment manufacturers, aircraft modifiers, suppliers and airworthiness authorities) including design engineers, airworthiness engineers, consultants, certification specialists, project managers, quality assurance managers, FAA designees, and FAA organizational Authorized Representatives (ARs).

Course Fees
Regular online registration fee: $1,795
Late online registration fee: $1,995 (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 Track
Aerospace Compliance

Classroom Hours/CEUs
28 classroom hours
2.8 CEUs

Available sessions