Program News

In recent years, the Engineering Designee Recurrent Seminar Training has continued to undergo significant revisions and has evolved into a "Engineering Designee Training Program". Our training program offers a blend of Initial and Recurrent training for Engineering Designees, Initial Organization Designation Authorization (ODA) and ODA Part II Training for AIR Engineering Designees.

While some of the material learned in long term evolution training programs is intricate, our goal is to make it as simplified and easy to understand as possible. For help and community support, view our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page.

The following courses are offered:

Technical Sessions
EDR & ODA Training

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: 2016 Engineering Designee Recurrent Seminar Schedule (Last Update: 4./25s/2016)
Location Date Facility
Wichita Presentation (PDF) March 9, 2016 Hyatt Regency Wichita Hotel
Fort Worth Presentation (PDF) April 19, 2016 Courtyard Dallas DFW Airport North/Grapevine
New York May 18, 2016 Hilton Long Island
Denver July 20, 2016 DoubleTree by Hilton Denver
Seattle August 17, 2016 TBD
Los Angeles September 14, 2016 TBD
Atlanta October - TBD TBD

DER & ODA Location Rotation (Tentative Schedule)
(Last Update: 3/9/2016)
Month 2015 2016 2017 2018
March Wichita Wichita Wichita Wichita
April Wichita
Fort Worth
Fort Worth Fort Worth Fort Worth
May Boston New York Boston New York
June Anchorage Fort Worth - ODA Anchorage
July Atlanta Denver Chicago Denver
August Seattle Seattle
Los Angeles
Boston - ODA
Seattle Seattle
September Chicago Los Angeles Los Angeles Los Angeles
October Los Angeles Atlanta Atlanta Atlanta
November Los Angeles
December Los Angeles

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."


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