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Engineering Designee Training Program (DER & ODA UM)

Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to questions posed from designee feedback.

General Information

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General Information

Why do I now have to take training annually instead of every two years?

Making the requirement annual gives us the ability to provide you training in a timelier manner. Because we use an on-line library we can offer more topics, but make less of them required, which will likely result in less of your time required for training than the previous 2-year requirement. For more information download the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).


How do I update my DRS Profile?

For detailed instructions, download Job Aid: Update your DRS Profile. Jump to top


How to be notified when a course becomes available?

You may elect to be notified from the Designee Registration Systems (DRS) as soon as the course becomes available for enrollment. See example below:

  1. Log into the Designee Registration System
  2. Click on I Accept the DRS Rules of System Use
  3. Select category: Designee and Delegated Organization Training
  4. Select DER/ODA Engineering UM
  5. Navigate to Recurrent Training. Click on the category to view the course details. Select DER/ODA Engineering UM
  6. Click Go to Section to see the Section Details
  7. You should be on the Section Details page. You will see the following message in a yellow box:
    This Section is not available right now. If you would like to receive an email when it becomes available, click the "Alert Me" button.
  8. Click on "Alert Me" Button. On this page you will see the Section Details, Course Description and Special Notice. This information will be updated periodically to inform users of the new course topics and estimated release date.
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How to enroll?

Visit the Engineering Designee Training Information page for the current list of courses offered.

  1. Login into the Designee Registration System.
  2. Click on I Accept the DRS Rules of System Use
  3. Select category: Designee and Delegated Organization Training
  4. Navigate to Recurrent Training. Click on the category to view the course details. Select DER/ODA Engineering UM
  5. Click Go to Section to see the Section Details
  6. On the Section Details page, you will see the courses offered in this curriculum. If there is a required course it will be preselected. You must select 1 elective to meet the required training for this year. You cannot change these selections after you enroll. Once you have made your selections click Enroll.
  7. You are now enrolled in the section. Click View your enrollments.
  8. You may now proceed to the course by clicking Go To Online Course 
  9. For detailed instructions download Job Aid: Recurrent Training Enrollment. Jump to top

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What is the cost associated with the online Engineering Designee Recurrent training?

The Engineering Designee Seminar program is a revenue neutral program, which means that the cost of tuition must match the costs incurred to develop and deliver the courses. The tuition may increase in the future due to the increased course development expenses. For fee information download the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ). Jump to top


Will there be a course printout available with the online training?

Yes. Each course will include a 508 Compliant PDF document for download. This document will include the course content, transcript, glossary and resources. The online courses include a Glossary and Resource tab with links to the most current AC, Orders, TSO, Regulatory and Guidance Library and Handouts where applicable. Jump to top


Certificate of Completion. How to get a copy of a current, past or lost certificate?

To obtain a copy of your Certificate of Completion:

Note: If you just completed your training, allow up to 12 hours to receive your completion notification e-mail. Completion instructions are provided when you have successfully completed your course. Jump to top


Course Support

What are required courses and how do they differ from Elective courses?

Required courses are those that the FAA has determined are applicable to all designees within a certain discipline. Electives are those that designees are able to choose from a list. For example, within a particular discipline you may have required course and then be asked to choose 1 or 2 elective courses from your discipline's electives library to fulfill your overall recurrent technical training requirement for that year. Elective courses will allow you to choose courses, which are most relevant to the work you perform for the FAA. However, if your Advisor has specific elective courses that he/she wants you to take he/she can request that you take them. For more information download the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ). Jump to top


How to begin a course?

To begin your online course, log into the Designee Registration System

  1. Click on Student | Go To Online Courses.
  2. Click on the Grey button labeled Go To Online Courses.
  3. You are now on the Blackboard Engineering Designees Home Page.
  4. You will see your courses listed under My Blackboard Courses.
  5. Select a course and double click to begin. When the course opens, you will be at the Course Information page. Be sure to read the course instructions. Jump to top

Bookmark. Can I close out the course and come back to the same page to finish later?

Yes, The course will Bookmark the last page visited. Jump to top


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Email Support

Can't find the answer to your question? Feel free to contact us, we are always ready to assist you with any questions you may have in mind.

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