Out of practice on aviation policy and regulations? Stay up to date with ARSA training! ARSA’s instructors have trained thousands of aviation professionals over the last 30 years with a primary focus on the requirements of Title 14 CFR pertaining to design, production and maintenance.

If you’d like to go straight to the source, send a note to the teacher. You can suggest training topics, ask questions about training availability or request proposals for private training sessions.

Online training

The experts from Obadal, Filler, MacLeod & Klein, P.L.C. (OFM&K) – the firm that manages ARSA – regularly offer online training sessions covering regulatory compliance, business development, legal and legislative issues confronting the aviation industry. By attending live sessions, participants will be able to engage directly with instructors by asking questions, providing examples and seeking clarification on presented issues in a real-world context. Through recorded, on-demand content, users can take advantage of the resources offered through training on a schedule that works for them.

Click here to learn about ARSA’s online training program and view course offerings.

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Private training

Interested in catered curriculum? Private training is available through OFM&K. Courses can be presented online or at your company facility. Materials are customized to the particular operation and are presented in 2, 4, 6 or 8-hour segments, allowing companies to “mix and match” content as desired. All courses are eligible for IA-renewal credit. If interested in scheduling an in-person training course at your facility, contact us for rates and available dates.

Course descriptions

The following classes are available as private training sessions through OFM&K. Each class can be tailored to the specific needs of the customer, based on the following contents:

Complying with part 145 (table of contents)

This course covers each section of 14 CFR part 145, the regulation governing FAA-certificated repair stations. The instructor covers the regulation, applicable guidance material and gives real-word examples of how the regulations and business do (or should) intersect. This curriculum is beneficial for management, supervisors, administrative personnel, and persons issuing approvals for return to service.

Regulation 101: Law for the aviation professional (table of contents)

This course provides an overview of basic administrative law, the policy makers in charge, and the regulations and guidance materials that dictate day-to-day decisions on purchasing, designing, manufacturing, operating, maintaining, or selling civil aviation products and parts. The curriculum provides top management, purchasing agents, quality control, and assurance personnel, mechanics, inspectors, and supervisors with a comprehensive understanding of the regulations that govern activities in the civil aviation industry.

International law and compliance for the aviation business (table of contents)

The aviation marketplace is no longer limited by geographic boundaries. Tapping into international markets provides aviation entities an unparalleled opportunity to expand capital and resources, and to improve the “bottom line.” However, with international interaction come new regulations and guidance which can pose unique challenges to a business. From bilateral agreements to maintenance implementation procedures, the curriculum covers the pertinent regulations and guidance impacting the contemporary international aviation community, and offers effective methods to ensure that your business avoids potential violations.

Making audits worthwhile (table of contents)

This course addresses with differences between regulatory compliance and business requirements, the interface between the repair station, the government, and the customer (since all three must work together), and how to respond effectively to audit findings.

Regulations impacting the sale, purchase, receiving, inspection, and stocking of aircraft parts (table of contents)

This course gives an overview of the federal regulations applicable to the sale, purchase, receiving, inspection, and stocking of aircraft parts. The curriculum will benefit any person involved in the design, production, or maintenance of civil aviation articles, aviation sales, and purchasing agents, and representatives, or aviation executives, managers, supervisors, inspectors, auditors, technicians, and support staff.

Part 21: Certification procedures for products and parts (table of contents)

This course gives a general business overview of the aviation safety regulations governing certification procedures for products and parts; the curriculum covers each section of 14 CFR part 21.

Training from ARSA Allies

Aircraft Electronics Association

The association has a partnership agreement with the Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA), which provides both in-person and online courses for aviation maintenance professionals. To learn more about AEA’s training options, visit

Training for ARSA Allies

Members of the following organizations may get ARSA member pricing for association-provided training sessions (select “Ally Association Member” during registration/checkout):

Airlines for America

Alaska Air Carriers Association

Aviation Technician Education Council

Vertical Aviation International

Professional Aviation Maintenance Association

What training do you need? Contact ARSA to let the association know and help get it developed.