NTSB Training Center.

Title Accident Investigation Orientation for Aviation Professionals
Description This course, led by senior NTSB management and investigators, details how the Safety Board investigates major aircraft accidents and what it expects of participants in an investigation.
ID Code AS301
Dates, Tuitions and Processing Fee

March 21-22, 2012
$802 early registration, by March 4, 2012
$852 late registration, between March 5, 2012 and 12:00 pm (noon) ET on March 20, 2012
$50 processing fee will be added to tuitions for all offline applications.  A tuition invoice can be ordered for a $15 processing fee.
October 23-24, 2012
$802 early registration, by October 6, 2012
$852 late registration, between October 7, 2012 and 12:00 pm (noon) ET on October 22, 2012.
$50 processing fee will be added to tuitions for all offline applications.  A tuition invoice can be ordered for a $15 processing fee. 

Note:  payment must be made at time of registration.


9:00 am - 5:00 pm (Day 1)

9:00 am – 1:00 pm (Day 2)

Location NTSB Training Center 45065 Riverside Parkway Ashburn, Virginia 20147

OPEN.  Applications are now being accepted.

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March 21-22, 2012
October 23-24, 2012

CEUs Not available for this course.
  • NTSB overview and history
  • Authority of the NTSB Office of Aviation Safety
  • NTSB go-team and the on-scene investigation
  • The “party” process
  • Post on-scene investigation
  • Responsibilities to families of accident victims
  • Role of the NTSB board member and the Office of Public Affairs
  • International investigations
  • Safety recommendations
Tutorial: TWA flight 800 investigation and reconstruction
Performance Results

Upon completion of this course the participant will:

  • Improve the overall preparedness of an airline response team
  • Reduce confusion following an accident event by proactively managing the on-scene situation
  • Explain the role of the air carrier as a part of the “party process” at a domestic and international investigation.
Identify what the federal law requires of air carriers regarding family assistance
Who May Attend
  • Investigators from the NTSB and other accident investigation authorities/commissions worldwide
  • Potential participants in an NTSB investigation: Investigative and safety personnel employed by airframe, engine or component manufacturers, airlines, civilian and military agencies, and related labor unions
  • Members of the academic community attending for research purposes (on a space-available basis)
Accommodations Area hotels and restaurants
Airports Washington Dulles International (IAD): 10 miles
Washington Ronald Reagan National (DCA): 30 miles
Baltimore/Washington International (BWI): 60 miles
More Information

Email TrainingCenter@ntsb.gov or call (571) 223-3900

Courses, forums and symposia are added to the schedule throughout the year.  Subscribe to the e-newsletter to learn about upcoming events and new programs: http://www.ntsb.gov/trainingcenter/list/list_mw020207.htm