Compliance Verification Engineers (CVE) - Roles and Responsibilities

TR24M17 | 1 day

Suitably qualified and experienced Compliance Verification Engineers (CVEs) are a key feature of a performing Design Organisation. They provide an independent checking function of the showing of compliance [21.A.239(b)] and need to be formally delegated and properly integrated into the Design Assurance System.
CVEs are design engineers with the most qualification experience in the organisation – but they need to have clarity of the role they play in airworthiness and need to be enabled to fulfil it. Furthermore, the organisation needs to demonstrate that there is a system to select, train, maintain and identify the CVEs.

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How will this course benefit me?

Using case studies and examples of best practice, you will explore roles, responsibilities and pro-active use of CVEs to enable the organisation to design for qualification (instead of trying to qualify the design) so ensuring adequacy [21.A.239(a)(3)], or performance, of your Design Assurance System.
Completing this course will:

  • Increase your organisation’s levels of compliance by ensuring you are familiar with the applicable laws/regulations
  • Minimise risk to you and your organisation through unwitting non-compliance
  • Increase your confidence to submit and defend your Means of Compliance (MoC) to the regulator’s certification specialists
  • Enable the Head of Design to confidently sign the Declaration of Compliance or Certificate of
  • Design [21.A.20(d), 21.A.97(a)(3) and GM No 1 o 21.A.239(a)] and assume the related liability.
  • Save time and improve efficiency in your business by introducing ‘best practice’


Is this course right for me?

This course is aimed at all organisations who are Design Organisation Approval (DOA) holders under EASA Part 21 Subpart J, and is particularly suitable for:

  • Compliance Verification Engineers who want to learn something new and improve their skills.
  • Senior Managers (e.g. Head of Design, Head of Office of Airworthiness, HR Manager) who need to appoint, maintain and control the CVE capability.
  • Design Engineers for whom becoming a CVE is a stepping stone to senior management or to
  • provide contract services.


This course would also benefit:

  • Regulatory personnel who oversee design organisations, or who liaise with CVEs.
  • Military design organisations who are implementing the intent of EMAR21 Subpart J
  • UK DOAS organisation who need to comply with RA5850.


Key areas of focus

  • Role of the independent CVE in the Design Assurance System
  • Explore meaning of: Subject Area and Data
  • Hard and soft skills required
  • The system to Select, Train, Maintain, Identify and Enable CVEs
  • Pro-actively using the V-model of systems engineering
  • Practical exercise to design for compliance
  • Using Goal Structured Notation (GSN) to plan your Means of Compliance (MoC)

Completing the course will answer these commonly asked questions:

  • What is the appropriate qualification standard for CVEs?
  • To which level of detail should a CVE go in his/her verification task?
  • What kind of experience should a CVE have gained?
  • What training does a CVE need?
  • What liability does the CVE assume in his/her role?
  • Should the CVE only verify the Means of Compliance? What other data should he/she sign?


  • A thorough understanding of EASA Part21 (or EMAR21) with particular emphasis of Subpart J. See TR24M01 for more information
  • For CVEs (or aspiring CVEs) , technical experience of the demonstration of compliance to a certification basis (such as CS/FAR25, Def Stan 0-970 or MIL-HDBK-516).


Course details

Course format: This course is a balanced mix of group discussions, flipchart work and PowerPoint presentations. Managed syndicate exercises give you the opportunity to practise the application and evaluation of new processes and techniques.
Course level: Practitioner Level Training (P) is suitable for those who have worked in the subject for some time, are familiar with core terminologies and concepts and are looking to develop or update their level of knowledge and practical understanding.
Assessment process: No formal assessment. Feedback is provided by the facilitator throughout the day.
Course size: 16 persons maximum at our Aviation Safety Academy or on-site at your facility