Aircraft Certification Specialty Course

Transport Canada Training

Who should attend

  • Transport Canada Aircraft Certification engineers and technologists
  • Design Approval Representatives (DARs)
  • Approved persons (or candidates) from delegated organizations

Note: this is a highly technical course; engineers or technologists working in this field will benefit from the ‘tip to tail’ concepts in this course. There is a pre-course quiz, two short quizzes and an exam all of which require a mark of 70% in order to obtain a certificate.


The course is designed to provide participants with a comprehensive foundation in the regulatory framework, procedures and responsibilities governing the certification of aeronautical products in Canada. The course provides practical knowledge and skills used by regulatory engineers and industry delegates in carrying out the certification function. Topics covered are:

Part I - The Safety Framework

  • Transport Canada Civil Aviation Aircraft Certification
  • Regulations, Standards and Advisories
  • Delegation of Authority + SMS in a Delegated Organization

Part II - Type Certification

  • Type Certification Procedures
  • Changed Product Rule
  • Procedures for Changes to a Type Design

Part III

  • Instructions for Continued Airworthiness
  • An overview of MSG3
  • Aircraft Flight Manuals
  • Master Minimum Equipment Lists (MMELs)
  • Case Studies in Flight Test Engineering
  • Continuing Airworthiness + Aging Aircraft


  • Transport Canada staff only: Delegated Officer Initial Training + one year experience working at Transport Canada
  • Others: be actively working as an engineer or technologists in the field of Aircraft Certification

External Participant Fee


  • 24 participants per course


  • 10 days over a two week period (the weekend in between can be used to review course material or enjoy the city in which the course is being held).

Course Schedule

Contact Multimodal Integrated Technical Training:

Mailing Address: Place de Ville Tower C, AAETB, 330 Sparks Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0N5

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