Common Training for DPRV Personnel C1501

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Live Online Training Now Available: Important Update to Certification Requirements

In response to the current environmental conditions created by COVID-19 and the emergent restrictions on business travel and gatherings, SAE International and the AESQ have launched a live online training program for AS13001: Delegated Product Release Verification Training Requirements to support the Aero Engine Manufacturers requirements for inspector approval.

Introduced in June of 2020 in the United States, the live online course will support new and re-certifying delegates with a training option that may be taken outside of a traditional classroom.

The live online training is also available globally in French, German, Spanish, Italian, Polish, Chinese, and Japanese, held in local time zones to support the needs of the supply chain. The online course includes comprehensive content, a digital book, and an online exam. SAE will continue to offer publicly held training sessions where circumstances permit, as well as corporate learning engagements. 

No further extensions of credentialing will be granted to delegates without authorization from your delegating organization.

We will continue to monitor the situation and provide further updates.  Please check the SAE/Probitas/AESQ websites for more information.

**Training is offered in 8 languages, in global regions throughout the world. The delivery language is English unless noted otherwise with the date and location.**

In the aerospace industry, the delegated product release process occurs when a supplier is given the authority to act on behalf of a delegating organization to verify and release products without additional oversight. Historically, each delegating organization conducted a unique training program for individuals responsible for the product release overcheck process. In 2015, the Aerospace Engine Supplier Quality (AESQ) group worked with SAE to consolidate the training into a single, common training program called out in AS13001. 

This three-day course reviews the comprehensive and standardized set of requirements for the self-release process.  It is designed to cover the key elements of the process along with a detailed explanation of product-release overcheck activities. Beginning with the role and responsibility of the product release delegate and its importance to flight safety, the instructors will guide participants through the various product release activities including a review of documentation, visual inspection, dimensional overcheck, part marking and serialization, and release documentation requirements.  

When the AS13001: Common Training for DPRV Personnel standard is imposed from a delegating organization as a requirement, this foundations course satisfies the respective customer training requirement for initial self-release delegate qualification. This course also aligns with the requirements of the AS9117: Delegated Product Release Verification standard.

In addition to attending and participating in the full three day training, attendees must take and pass a comprehensive learning assessment to successfully complete this course. This credential is conferred and tracked by Probitas Authentication, a third-party body that authenticates AQMS auditors and training programs.  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 and learning assessment in order to maintain the qualification.

Completing DPRV training can be beneficial in positioning suppliers to obtain business with top tier suppliers or OEMs but is not in any way a guarantee.

Learning Objectives

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

  • The role of the product 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, preservation, handling, and storage
  • Required documentation

Who Should Attend

Delegated Product Release Verification personnel who are required to meet the initial training requirements for AS13001 may attend this course, as well as quality, manufacturing, and other aerospace staff.  Individuals may also satisfy the requirements for the AS9117: Delegated Product Release Verification standard.


“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

“This SAE course gives each student the skills and motivation to return to work with a renewed sense of dedication to quality.”
Casey S. O’Connell
Metrology Engineer
Bescast Inc.

Course Outline


  • Role of the Product Release Delegate
    • Duties
    • Responsibilities
  • Airworthiness Regulations and Standards
    • Industry oversight
    • Product 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
    • Our Industry: We make more than just engines
    • 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
    • Certificates of Conformance
  • First Article Inspection Reporting
    • Definition and when it is required
    • Applicability
    • Core components of FAIR activity
    • Delegate’s responsibilities
  • 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

*The order in which the topics are presented is subject to change.

Materials & Requirements

**International Seminar Registration fees may vary.**Please note that no additional discounts are available for this program. SAE is required to charge VAT to all attendees when collecting VAT is applicable. If you are a business attendee, you may be eligible to obtain a refund of this VAT from either the UK or France government by submitting a valid claim or by contacting a VAT reclaim agent such as Meridian Global Services (


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