Accident Investigation Orientation for Aviation Professionals (AS301)


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, Tuition, Times and Registration

October 27-28, 2021

$925 early registration, by September 27, 2021

$995 late registration, between September 28 and October 20, 2021

Note: payment must be made at time of registration.

Times: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm (Tentative) Course Agenda will be sent a week prior to start date

Status: OPEN. Applications are now being accepted.

Apply to Attend: Register for the October 2021 Course​


  • NTSB overview and history
  • Authority of the NTSB Office of Aviation Safety
  • 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 be able to:
  • 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 or call (571) 223-3900 ​