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Virtual - AS301 Accident Investigation Orientation for Aviation Professionals


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, Times and Location

March 1-2, 2022

10:00 am – 4:00 pm (Tentative) Course Agenda will be sent a week prior to start date

Virtual, Zoom Government platform. 

​​Tuition and Registration

  • $955 early registration, by February 1, 2022
  • $1,025 late registration, between February 2 and February 22, 2022


  • We are no longer accepting offline registrations.
  • Payment must be made at time of registration.

​​Status: ​OPEN. Applications are now being ​accepted


  • 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 ​

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)

More Information

Contact us at StudentServices@ntsb.gov ​