Course detail: FAA Type Certification Plan Development

This course will prepare you to develop a thorough FAA certification plan/project specific certification plan (CP/PSCP) that meets the requirements of Order 8110.4C associated with new type certification projects. Tools for developing a robust compliance checklist (CCL) and the use of appropriate means of compliance will be discussed in detail, including the necessary sections, required information and how to define the appropriate documentation supporting those means of compliance. You will utilize the outline and sample template of a certification plan, which can be crafted to meet your project's specific needs. You will also become familiar with the requirements and activities associated with an FAA conformity plan. Please note: this course requires a personal laptop in order to complete class projects.

  • The need for a Certification Plan (CP)/Project Specific Certification Plan (PSCP), Compliance Checklist (CCL) and Conformity Inspection Plan (CIP) to support a type certification project.
  • How to review a Type Certificate Data Sheet to produce a CCL in support of certification basis.
  • How to accurately identify typical means of compliance and define the appropriate documentation to support it.
  • Review of the FAA accepted means of compliance guidance, and how to use it to support the project.
  • Real-world examples of completed type certification projects - including mistakes made and lessons learned.
  • Class interaction to further enhance your understanding.

Who Should Attend?
Those actively involved in product or article certification (aircraft/equipment OEM, aircraft modifiers,suppliers and ODA personnel) including airworthiness engineers, consultants, certification specialists, FAA designers (engineering/manufacturing), and FAA Organization Designation Authorization (ODA) unit and support personnel.

For those not actively involved in product or article certification, we recommend taking the following courses prior to taking this course:
FAA Aircraft Certification and Airworthiness Approvals
FAA Type Certification Process

Course Fees
Early registration course 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.

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.

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
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
AERO0561 Course Information and Outline (PDF Document)

 Session Information: PA25315F

Schedule: This course meets May 19 - 22, 2025. 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


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Travis L. Dahna

Facility Detail

Edwards Campus
BEST Conference Center
12604 Quivira Road
Overland Park, KS 66213
(913) 897-8472

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.