Recent Updates

The Engineering Designee Recurrent Seminar Program has undergone a significant revision. The five main technical breakout sessions have been converted from 'in person' format to on-line computer-based training. For help and community support, view our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page.


Technical Sessions
Session Category
Electrical Online
Structures Online
Mechanical Systems Online
Powerplant Online
Flight Test Online
Acoustical Seminar
Software Instructor-Led

General Session

The General Session will NOT be converted to an on-line session. It will remain an 'in person' seminar. Designees should still register for the General Session at the location they wish to attend. Register now through the Designee Registration System.

Registration will open when firm dates and lodging become available. Check back often for updates. Visit our Frequently Asked Questions to learn, "How to get notified when a course becomes available?"

General Session: 2015 Engineering Designee Recurrent Seminar Schedule (Last Update: 10/31/2014)
Location Date Facility
Wichita March TBD
Fort Worth April TBD
Boston May TBD
Anchorage June TBD
Chicago July TBD
Seattle August TBD
Los Angeles September TBD
Atlanta October TBD
General Session Location Rotation (Tentative Schedule)
Month 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
January
February
March Wichita Wichita Wichita Wichita Wichita
April Fort Worth Fort Worth Fort Worth Fort Worth Fort Worth
May New York Boston New York Boston New York
June Anchorage Anchorage
July Denver Chicago Denver Chicago Denver
August Seattle Seattle Seattle Seattle Seattle
September Los Angeles Los Angeles Los Angeles Los Angeles Los Angeles
October Atlanta Atlanta Atlanta Atlanta Atlanta
November
December

Renewal Requirements

The requirements for DER Recurrent training are contained in Para 803 (g) of FAA Order 8100.8D. The online training has NOT changed that requirement. For example, if you last completed recurrent training anytime in 2014 then you must complete recurrent training during 2016, i.e. before January 1, 2017.

FAA Order 8100.8D paragraph 803.g. states: "DERs must attend a recurrent seminar every 2 calendar years to maintain their knowledge of the regulations and policies and as a condition for renewal. DERs may satisfy the 2 year requirement by attending a DER seminar in the calendar year it is due."

Online Initial Training Courses

The DER Initial Training package consists of three courses that all must be successfully completed to obtain a certificate of completion for the DER Initial training. The package includes:

  • AIR Indoctrination for FAA Engineering Designee Applicants
  • Becoming A Designated Engineering Representation
  • Roles and Responsibilities for AIR Engineering Designees

Register now through the Designee Registration System.

Online ODA Engineering Initial Training

The ODA Engineering Initial Training package consists of two courses that both must be successfully completed to obtain a certificate of completion for the ODA Engineering Initial training. The package includes:

  • AIR Indoctrination for FAA Engineering Designee Applicants
  • Roles and Responsibilities for AIR Engineering Designees

Register now through the Designee Registration System.

Online Repairs and Alterations Information for AIR Engineering Designees (27200027)

This course is intended for DERs and DER applicants seeking appointment of a special delegation for Major Repairs and/or Major Alterations, as well as for ODA Unit Members seeking authority for Major Repairs and/or Major Alterations within the ODA.

Register now through the Designee Registration System.


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