Course detail: FAA Type Certification Process

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 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.



  • 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?
Those involved in product or article certification (aircraft/equipment OEM, aircraft modifiers, suppliers and ODA personnel) including design engineers, airworthiness engineers, consultants, certification specialists, project managers, quality assurance managers, FAA designers (engineering/manufacturing), and FAA Organization Designation Authorization (ODA) unit and support personnel.
For those not involved in product or article certification, we recommend taking the following course prior to taking this course:
FAA Aircraft Certification and Airworthiness Approvals


Course Fees
Early registration course fee: $2,195 if you register and pay by the early registration deadline (45 days prior to the first day of class).
Regular registration course fee: $2,395 if you register and pay after the early registration deadline.

Netherlands Defence Academy Discount
This course is available to Netherlands Defence Academy employees at a discounted registration fee. Please contact the NDA Procurement and Contracting department for details. Please note that you cannot register using our online system when requesting this discount.

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

Course Accessibility
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to participate in University of Kansas educational offerings. If you require a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in our Aerospace Short Courses, please email or call 913-897-8530 at least three weeks before the first day of the event.
Please note: If you are attending an Aerospace Short Course onsite at your place of employment, please contact your company's training coordinator for accommodation requests.

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Course Resources
AERO0551 Course Information and Outline (PDF Document)

 Session Detail: PA23040F

Schedule: This course meets September 19-22, 2022. Class times are 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday - Thursday.
Times: 08:00am - 04:00pm
Early registration for a 4 day class : $2195.00

Session Resources
San Diego Aerospace Short Course Event Information


Name Additional Resources
Travis L. Dahna

Facility Detail

San Diego Marriott Mission Valley
8757 Rio San Diego Drive
San Diego, CA 92108
San Diego Marriott Mission Valley

Cancellation Policy

A refund less a $250.00 cancellation fee will be assessed for all cancellations made in writing prior to 5 days before the start of the event. After that time, no refunds will be made.