As part of Embry-Riddle’s commitment to continuing professional education and lifelong learning, ERAU hosts a variety of aviation focused short-courses. All courses are offered in a face-to-face classroom setting taught by aviation industry subject matter experts. These courses are tailored for industry professionals involved in the operations, management and supervision of aviation organizations.

Short Courses

Advanced Avionics

The course covers legacy systems, in particular those that civil aviation authorities intend to keep in operation as a backup for satellite navigation. Key topics will include navigation principles, space-based navigation, DME, inertial navigation systems, RNAV, augmentation systems, surveillance systems and communication systems.

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This course introduces engineers and technicians to modern avionics and the systems used in the implementation of performance-based navigation and required navigation performance.

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Disaster Assistance and Response

Are you prepared? This course will guide participants through the preparation for a disaster involving the loss of life, the response to an event and recovery, and the return to normal operation. Attendees will hear from subject matter experts with real-world experience and gain valuable knowledge in understanding how to effectively support family assistance efforts for an organization involved in accident response.

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Human Factors Analysis Classification System (HFACS)

HFACS is recognized as the “Gold Standard” in human factors analysis and classification; this intensive two-day seminar (available in person and virtually) provides training in the application of innovative methods for managing human error that are scientifically derived, empirically tested and proven in the field. 

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Introduction to Civil Aircraft Certification

Participants will be introduced to the requirements to certify civil manned and unmanned air vehicles through the FAA, and review the regulations governing aircraft certification and the method to certify emerging technologies that do not have regulations.

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Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt

Designed to provide candidates the opportunity to earn their Lean Six Sigma yellow belt certification and to provide them with the knowledge and tools to better implement Lean Six Sigma efforts within their organization.

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Lean Six Sigma Green Belt

This workshop was developed to teach the strategies and tools necessary for process improvement, and provides you with the opportunity to earn the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification.

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Media Relations in Aircraft Accident Investigation

This course provides a behind the scenes look at the news media cycle as well as best public relations' practices in the occurrence of an aircraft accident, mishap or safety event.

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Mini MBA - Aviation & Aerospace Management

Offering insight into aviation and aerospace management, this virtual program, offered over 10 weeks, serves as a toolkit for professional growth and development, and will enhance understanding of the Business of Flight and business tools that can immediately apply to an organization.

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Navigating Federal Procurement

This course is intended to provide an understanding of basic federal acquisition regulations (FAR), the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Acquisition Management System (AMS), how to manage a DCAA audit, and related federal procurement topics.

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Safety Management Systems

This course is a must for any aviation safety professionals involved in their organization’s safety management system.

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Structural Failure Identification In Aircraft Accident Investigations

This course is designed to teach the participant the fundamentals required to identify failure modes of aircraft/engine components at the aircraft accident/mishap site

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U.S. Aviation Law Diploma

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Daytona Beach Campus has joined forces with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to offer you a U.S. Aviation Law Diploma. participants will be introduced to administrative law and the role of the Federal Aviation Administration in the rulemaking process. Courses may be completed independently or toward the Diploma; ERAU courses required for this Diploma include:
  • U.S. Aviation Law
  • Aviation Regulation in the U.S.

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Certificate of Management in Aviation Safety (CMAS)

This Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University certificate is designed for participants interested in obtaining a strong safety foundation; the objective is to produce aviation industry professionals who are skilled in providing expertise in safety management and technical guidance on FAA, OSHA, DOT and EPA Compliance Issues. The short-courses required for the Certificate include:

  • OSHA & Aviation Ground Safety
  • Aviation Safety Program Management
  • Aircraft Accident Investigation

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Certificate in Aircraft Accident Investigation (CAAI)

This Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Certificate program will provide training and education in the field of aircraft accident investigation. The ERAU certificate program is designed to provide insight into the role of an accident investigator from theory to practical application, as well as provide an overall education in the field of aviation safety and aircraft design & survivability.

Required Course: Aircraft Accident Investigation (Basic)

Electives (Select any three):

  • Aircraft Accident Investigation (Advanced)
  • Disaster Assistance and Response
  • Media Relations in Aircraft Accident Investigation
  • Aircraft Crash Survival Investigation & Analysis
  • Structural Failure Identification in Accident Investigation

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Office of Professional Programs, Daytona Beach Campus
1 Aerospace Boulevard
Daytona Beach, FL 32114

Customized Training

As well as welcoming trainees from multiple organizations around the globe, ERAU is able to create customized programs for organizations and offer them on campus or onsite. Previous customers for our customized offerings have included the DOE-Office of Aviation Management, Miami-Dade Aviation Department, Air National Guard, Civil Aviation Administration of China, South Korean National Forest Aviation Division & P&W. For more information, contact

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