Course detail: Introduction to FAA Airworthiness Approval Requirements

This course will provide an overall understanding of the 14 CFR Part 21 requirements necessary to obtain design, production and airworthiness approvals for civil aviation products and articles. Title 14, CFR Part 21 regulations are the backbone of the regulatory framework that enables Aircraft Certification Service (AIR) to conduct its certification responsibilities on products and articles. Under 14 CFR Part 21, 21.1, the FAA defines a product as an aircraft, engine or propeller, while an article means a material, part, component, process or appliance. In addition to 14 CFR Part 21, this course will delve into certain aspects of 14 CFR Part 43, outlining the requirements to receive approval for alterations/repairs for civil aviation products and articles. An overview is provided on FAA organizational structure, additional 14 CFR Parts, regulatory/guidance material, and rulemaking procedures.

Note: This course replaces FAA Aircraft Certification and Airworthiness Approvals. Either course qualifies towards the Certificate of Specialization in Aerospace Compliance.

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

  • Understand the structure of the FAA associated with product or article certification and airworthiness.
  • Understand the differences in FAA regulatory and guidance material and how to use it effectively in day-to-day situations
  • Gain a high-level understanding of the FAA type certification process to support new product or article development activities
  • Gain a high-level understanding of the FAA product approval process and how to adequately maintain the airworthiness aspects of your product or article

Who Should Attend?
Certification Engineers, Design Engineers, Engineering Management, Program Managers, Business Development Personnel, and Designated Engineering Representatives (DER)/Organization Designation Authorization Unit Members (ODA UM).

Course preview webinar: Stepping Into FAA Airworthiness Requirements

Course Fees
Early registration fee: $2,295 if you register and pay by the early registration deadline (45 days prior to the first day of class).
Regular registration fee: $2,495 if you register and pay after the early registration deadline.

Canada Department of National Defence Discount
This course is available to Canada DND employees at 10% off the registration fee. Please contact the DND Procurement Authority (DAP 2-3) for details. Please note that you cannot register using our online system when requesting this discount. This discount is available for both the early registration and regular registration fees.

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

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 785-864-6779 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
AERO0660 Course Information and Outline (PDF Document)

 Session Information: PA25138F

Schedule: This course meets October 14 - 17, 2024. Class times are 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday - Thursday.
Times: 08:00am-04:00pm CDT
Early registration for a 4 day class : $2295.00


Note: Students enrolled in this course will receive electronic copies of the course materials prior to the start of the course (notebooks, textbooks, etc.) as included in their course registration fee. To access these materials, students will need to bring a computer or other electronic device with PDF-viewing capabilities with them to class each day. Internet access and power supply will be provided on site. If you require learning accommodations contact us at and we will work with you on an accessible solution.


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Travis L. Dahna

Facility Detail

Renaissance Orlando Resort (Formerly the B Resort)
1905 Hotel Plaza Boulevard
Lake Buena Vista
Orlando, FL 32830
Renaissance Orlando Resort (Formerly the B Resort)

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.