Enroll now for this one-day workshop focusing on requirements of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) for Empowered Officials and personnel responsible for establishing and administering company export compliance plans and procedures. This will be a top-down look at the ITAR from a compliance perspective, including what is subject to the ITAR, and compliance requirements for exporting defense articles, technical data and defense services.  We will also take an in-depth look at the role and responsibilities of Empowered Officials/compliance persons, as well as company obligations, including eligibility, brokering, record keeping and reporting. We will finish the day with a review of audit plans, training programs and voluntary disclosures.

Empowered Officials Workshop Agenda

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This workshop will help attendees understand the basic elements of the Export Administration Regulations and the various obligations for the export of military items that transitioned to a 600 series ECCN and how to make 600 series ECCN exports. Help your company avoid costly delays and mistakes by understanding when and if you need an EAR license or license exception to make an export.

EAR Basics Workshop Agenda



This is a hands-on workshop for beginners or companies newly exposed to the ITAR. It is also a useful refresher for anyone needing to get up to speed with the latest changes to the ITAR or State Department requirements for licensing defense articles or defense services. The program will provide licensing and compliance personnel with practical insights the requirements of the ITAR. It will include interactive discussion and exercises designed to assist attendees in understanding the day-to-day application of the ITAR.

ITAR Fundamentals Agenda



FD Associates team of experts can provide a wide range of training specific to your Company needs. A strong Export Compliance program includes training not only for your empowered officials and Executive Staff but all functional areas of your business. To ensure your team members understand and adhere to the necessary International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), it is essential they receive the right training. FD Associates employs effective teaching strategies with easy-to-follow learning methods that are both comprehensive and interesting.

Whether you want to have live training held at your facility or you want your employees to participate in custom webinars at the comfort of their own desk, FD Associates delivers courses that prepare your Company for compliant import/export activities:

  • Executives/Board Members/Empowered Officials.
  • Specialized New Hire Training Packages for all New Employees
  • Introduction to Exporting (ITAR, EAR or Both) for U.S. and non-U.S. companies
  • Export Compliance Training in ITAR and EAR for all functions; Program Management, Engineering, IT, Supply Chain, Business Development, Contract, etc.

If you would like to pursue more in-depth export training, we offer: Empowered Official training, ITAR or EAR Form Licensing, ITAR agreement writing & management, Business Development/Program Management/Offshore Procurement in compliance with the ITAR & EAR, using EAR exceptions and other advanced topics of interest. FD Associates can design and implement specialized export training courses for multiple days or over a period of time.


With the implementation of Export Control Reform in 2013, many companies are still struggling with how to implement the changes necessary to bring their company in line with the latest regulations and compliance requirements. FD Associates can provide training customized to your ITAR and EAR categories to facilitate your company understanding the changes specific to your commodities and allow for a good discussion on what changes need to take place to facilitate your company remaining complaint.

We Come To You

FD Associates offers on-site, customized export compliance training.  Before we conduct any sessions, we analyze your company and learn your business model.  Once we have a good understanding of who you are and what you do, we create unique training modules that reflect your business.

These custom-tailored training sessions are conducted at your facility, giving you and your team members a convenient service from start to finish.


FD Associates provides export training seminars via webinar.  You and your team can mimic the seminar experience through your computers and still enjoy all of the same benefits that are offered by a live presentation.  We personalize each webinar to your company, giving the ITAR, EAR or ECR training needed for your business to stay compliant. Webinars range from 1-4 hours in duration.

On-SITE Seminars

FD Associates offers full day ITAR and EAR training seminars at our offices in McLean, VA. Attendees gain valuable knowledge about the ITAR, EAR and ECR. We provide on a rotating basis, ITAR & EAR fundamentals, ITAR Empowered Official, ITAR/EAR and 600 Series programs. In these courses you will gain an understanding of your company responsibilities to each set of regulations. Our compliance and licensing team offer practical instruction to attendees on the seminar topic.


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