The SAE seminar Common Training for DPRV Personnel is recognized as satisfying the respective customer requirement for initial self-release delegate confirmation when the AS13001: Common Training for DPRV Personnel standard is imposed.

Additionally, the seminar meets the education requirements of the AS9117 standard and is considered acceptable to meet compliance guidelines set forth by the standard. Successful completion of this course merits a compliance certification from Probitas, the IAQG compliance certifying body.

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Upcoming Courses

June 2018
18 – 22 June Hamburg, Germany English REGISTER
18 – 20 June Paris, France French FULLY BOOKED
July 2018
17 – 19 July Munich, Germany German REGISTER
September 2018
17 – 19 September Toulouse, France French REGISTER
19 – 21 September Birmingham, UK English FULLY BOOKED
24 – 26 September Madrid, Spain English REGISTER
October 2018
1 – 3 October Milan, Italy English REGISTER
8 – 10 October Ostrava, Czech Republic Polish REGISTER
8-10 October Birmingham, UK. English FULLY BOOKED
16 – 18 October Munich, Germany German REGISTER
22 – 24 October Paris, France French REGISTER
November 2018
5 – 7 November Toulouse, France French REGISTER
21- 23 November Birmingham, UK English REGISTER

Upcoming Courses

September 2018
17 – 19 September Toulouse, France French REGISTER
19 – 21 September Birmingham, UK English FULLY BOOKED
24 – 26 September Madrid, Spain English REGISTER
October 2018
1 – 3 October Milan, Italy English REGISTER
8 – 10 October Birmingham, UK English FULLY BOOKED
8 – 10 October Ostrava, Czech Republic Polish REGISTER
16 – 18 October Munich, Germany German REGISTER
22 – 24 October Paris, France French FULLY BOOKED
November 2018
5 – 7 November Toulouse, France French REGISTER
21- 23 November Birmingham, UK English FULLY BOOKED
December 2018
5-7 December Birmingham, UK English REGISTER

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At a Glance

Fees: €1.125,00 (excl. VAT)
Schedule: 08:30 – 16:30
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  • Role of the Self-Release Delegate
    • Duties
    • Responsibilities
  • Airworthiness Regulations and Standards
    • Industry oversight
    • Self-release oversight
    • Quality standards
    • Government source inspection
  • Legal, Ethics, and Code of Conduct
    • Industry expectations
    • Legal obligations
    • Ethical behavior
    • Code of Conduct
  • Human Factors and the Importance of Effective Communication
    • Human factors concepts
    • Internal and external factors
    • Communication
    • Delegate’s role
  • Quality History
    • Importance of supplier quality
  • Aerospace Products
    • Industry products
    • Aircraft engine technology
  • Flight Safety
    • Defining flight safety
    • Delegate’s role
    • Potential impact
  • Key Characteristics
    • Definition
    • Identifying key characteristics and how they originate
    • Key characteristics and your responsibilities
    • Relationship between key characteristics and critical items
  • Customer Requirements, Flowdown, and Compliance with Material Definition
    • Definition of customer requirements and where they originate
    • Types of customer requirements
    • Tracking and implementation of requirements
    • Definition of flowdown, where they originate, and expectations
    • Flowdown activities and potential risk
    • Definition of compliance with material definition
    • Importance of materials compliance management


  •  Subtier Control
    • Activities related to flowdown of sub-tier control at every level
    • Approved sources
    • “Certs” and common requirements
    • Receiving inspection
  • Review Router/Traveler, OPS Complete
    • Purpose and requirements of Review Router / Traveler
    • Relationship to traceability,
    • Scope of OPS Complete and requirements
  • First Article Inspection Reporting
    • Definition and when it is required
    • Applicability
    • Core components of FAIR activity
    • Delegate’s responsibities
  • Dimensional Over-Inspection
    • Definition of dimensional over-inspection
    • Independence of inspection
    • Customer specific requirements
    • Key activities of measurement systems analysis
    • Additional safety related requirements
    • Critical features
    • Hidden characteristics
    • Sampling requirements
  • Visual Inspection
    • Visual inspection best practices
    • Inspection techniques
    • Influence of environmental factors
    • Foreign object debris/damage (FOD)
    • Visual compliance verification
    • Workmanship examples
  • Suspect, Unapproved, and Counterfeit Parts Awareness
    • Terms and definitions in counterfeit parts risk mitigation
    • Proliferation of counterfeit/fraudulent parts
    • Supply chain
  • Part Marking and Serialization
    • Importance of part marking
    • Key attributes of part marking
    • Requirements for verifying traceability marking
    • Delegate’s responsibilities


  • Nonconformance Control and Concession
    • Definition of nonconformance
    • Responding to unplanned nonconformances
    • Waivers and deviations
    • Required documentation
    • Escaped product disposition
  • Packaging, Labeling, Preservation, Handling, and Storage
    • Applicable regulations and standards
    • Packaging and labeling best practices
    • Product preservation
    • Product handling, storage, and accepted practices
    • Documentation requirements
  • Learning Assessment

By attending this seminar, you will be able to identify and explain:

  • The role of the self-release delegate,
  • Legal, ethics, and code of conduct
  • Applicable airworthiness regulations and standards
  • History of quality in the aerospace industry
  • Human Factors and the importance of effective communication
  • Customer requirements, flowdown, and compliance with material definition
  • Key characteristics
  • First article inspection reporting
  • Dimensional over-inspection
  • Visual inspection
  • Part marking and serialization
  • Nonconformance control and concession
  • Subtier control
  • Counterfeit, suspect, and unapproved parts awareness
  • Packaging, labeling, pr

Who Should Attend
This credentialing course is intended, as stated in AS13001, to meet the initial training requirements for designated personnel within aerospace supplier organizations that have been identified and approved as operating a self-release process as a delegated activity.



When the AS13001: Supplier Self-Release Training Requirements standard is imposed from a delegating organization as a requirement, this foundations course is recognized as satisfying the respective customer training requirement for initial self-release delegate qualification. In addition to this self-release foundations course, delegating organizations may also require the completion of their company specific training prior to beginning self-release activities for their respective supplier organization. Upon successful completion of this course and while the qualification remains valid, a self-release delegate’s personal qualification is recognized by all participating delegating organizations and is transferable between supplier organizations. The initial qualification is valid for a duration of three years, at which time the individual must then complete the necessary recertification training in order to maintain the qualification.

In the aerospace industry, supplier self-release is a process whereby a supplier has been provided the authority to act on behalf of a delegating organization to verify and release products without additional oversight from that delegating organization. Currently, each of these delegating organizations manages and conducts a unique training program for individuals responsible for their self-release overcheck process. For suppliers producing products for multiple delegating organizations, each must then manage the multiple training requirements. The delegating organizations, recognizing there is commonality among the various training programs, have come together to consolidate their training into a single, common training standard.


This three day course will provide self-release delegates with a comprehensive and standardized set of requirements for the self-release process. This course is designed to cover the key elements of the process along with a detailed explanation of self-release overcheck activities. Beginning with the role and responsibility of the self-release delegate and its importance to flight safety, the instructors will guide participants through the various self-release activities including a review of documentation, visual inspection, dimensional overcheck, part marking and serialization, and release documentation requirements. In addition to attending and participating in the full three days, attendees must take and pass a comprehensive learning assessment to successfully complete this course.

  • Each training costs €1.125,00 (excl. VAT)
  • Each training runs from 08h30 until 16h30


  • Helmut Weitmann (German, English)
  • Daniel Levasseur (French, English)
  • Jean-Paul Vaillancourt (French, English)
  • Gilles Gyonnet (French, English)
  • Suzanne Hill (English)
  • Alfredo Silvestre López (Spanish, English)


  • Joe DeFazio (US; English)
  • Jason Lee (US; English)
  • Paul Kunder (US; English)
  • George Ringger (US; English)
  • Michael Lightbown (US; English)
  • Guerdon Gootee (US; English)
  • David Downey (US; English)
  • Ken Kerzner (US; English)
  • Phil Klukas (US; English)
  • William Heliker (US; English)
  • Pierre L’Espérance (Canada ; French, English)
  • Dario Yamamoto (Mexico; Spanish, English)


  • Deepak Garoo (India; Hindi, English)
  • Chris Natapu (New Zealand; English)
  • Kevin Sung (Taiwan; Chinese, Japanese, English)

Registration Terms and Conditions


All costs referred to are in GBP or EUR and all payments must be made in the according currency. During the online registration process, payments by major credit cards (American Express, VISA and MasterCard) are accepted.
Payment by bank transfer shall be accepted up until 2 weeks prior to the start of the selected training course. Afterwards only credit card payments will be accepted in order to expedite the process.

Payment must be received prior to the start of the training for the registration to be confirmed.

Please note that SAE does not accept registration fee payments by check.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

If you cannot attend, you may send a substitute or transfer to a future offering. A full refund is issued if you notify SAE at least 14 days prior to seminar start date. If canceled less than 14 days prior, the full fee is charged. For € 50 /£ 50, you may process a one-time transfer to a future offering within one year of canceled seminar. Canceling may reduce group discounts. To cancel, transfer or send a substitute, contact us at: or call us at: +32 (0)2 743 15 40.
Note: SAE reserves the right to change instructors or cancel seminars. SAE cannot be held responsible for costs incurred other than the registration fee. Prices subject to change; registrations will be charged at the current price.


To complete all course requirements and to obtain a Certificate for successfully completing this course, attendees must attend and participate in the full three days and successfully pass a comprehensive in-class learning assessment.
Certificates for successfully completing this course will be issued by Probitas. To receive certificates, each delegate must create a personal account on the Probitas website. Once Probitas completes its evaluation of a delegate’s in-class performance, certificates will be uploaded to the individual delegate’s account for downloading. For answers to many frequently asked questions related to the Supplier Self-Release, see our FAQ.

Please note that SAE does not provide signed attendance sheet.


In the case of government intervention or regulation, military activity, strikes or any other circumstances that make it impossible or inadvisable for SAE AS13001 Aerospace Supplier Quality: Common Training for Self-Release Delegates to take place at the time and place as announced, the participant shall waive any claim for damages or compensation except the amount paid for registration after deduction of actual expenses incurred in connection with the conference and there shall be no future liability for either party.


  • This course provides a thorough instruction and comprehension of all topics covered and will be required of us in our future roles.

    Jessica Royes Lazio Quality Manager, Long Lok Fasteners
  • Good foundation course to gain knowledge about self-release delegates and their role in the aerospace industry.

    John Pickett Quality Engineer, PCC Airfoils, LLC
  • This has been an exceptional course for a beginner who is just started learning about self-release.

    Amanda Chaney Quality Engineer, PCC Airfoils, LLC
  • Very professional course, covered everything well, great class participation, instructor was a good teacher.

    Joseph B. Neumann Quality Inspector/DSQR, Moeller Aerospace Technologies