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.



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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Human Factors Analysis Classification System (HFACS)

HFACS is recognized as the “Gold Standard” in human factors analysis and classification; this intensive 2-day seminar 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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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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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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System Safety Engineering and Certification

Participants will gain practical knowledge and understanding of safety engineering issues when specifying, designing, testing, operating and maintaining hardware and software products as components of safety-critical systems in regulated industries.

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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 rule making 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) 
  • Media Relations in Aircraft Accident Investigation 
  • Aircraft Crash Survival Investigation & Analysis 
  • Structural Failure Identification in Accident Investigation 
  • HFACS 

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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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