Course detail: AERO0550 - FAA Type Certification Process - NEW COURSE

This course will focus on how to successfully complete an FAA type certificate project based on the published process outlined by the FAA,including a review of of all required FAA forms, and when to use them. You'll take a deep dive into the type certification process outlined in FAA Order 8110.4, specifically focusing on chapters 1-5 (chapters 6 and 7 will also be discussed, but not in great detail.) The instructor will draw from hundreds of real world type certificate and supplemental type certificate projects - distilling years of information to provide insight into this lengthy and potentially complex process.

FAA SERIES: This is the second course in a series of three FAA-related courses. Before registering for this course, it is strongly recommended that you 1) complete the following prerequisite course and/or 2) have sufficient knowledge of the FAA, including direct involvement in the type certification process.

Prerequisite course: FAA Aircraft Certification and Airworthiness Approvals (Course 1)

Additional courses in this series include:

FAA Type Certification Plan Development (Course 3)


  • The type certification process - from start to finish
  • FAA orders, guidance and policies to properly support a successful type certification project
  • How the certification process flows
  • The change product rule
  • The differences between minor change, major design change, major alteration and major repair
  • Required forms and when to use them
  • Real-world examples of completed type certification projects - including mistakes made/lessons learned
  • Class interaction to further enhance your understanding
Who Should Attend?
Certification Engineers, Designated Engineering Representatives (DER)/Organizational Designation Authorization Unit Members (ODA UM) along with engineering management, and ODA support personnel.

Course Fees
Early registration course fee: $1,895 if you register and pay by the early registration deadline (45 days prior to the first day of class).

Regular registration course fee: $1,995 if you register and pay after the early registration deadline.

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
21 classroom hours
2.1 CEUs

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