EMAR Compliance Verification Engineers (CVE) - Roles and Responsibilities

TR81M17 | 1 day

Suitably qualified and experienced Compliance Verification Engineers (CVEs) are a key feature of a performing Design Organisation (DO). They are highly qualified and experienced individuals and provide an independent checking function of the showing of compliance [EMAR 21.A.239(b)]. However, CVEs need to be formally delegated and properly integrated into the Design Assurance System. Additionally, CVEs need to have clarity on their role in airworthiness and how they can be enabled to fulfil it.

Furthermore, DOs need 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 the roles and responsibilities of a CVE, and how to proactively use their skillset to enable the organisation to effectively design for certification. This will ensure adequacy [21.A.239(a)(3)] and performance of your design assurance system and increase the confidence of the organisation’s CVEs.

Completing this course will:

  • Increase your organisation’s levels of compliance
  • Minimise risk to you and your organisation through unwitting non-compliance
  • Increase your confidence to submit and defend your Means of Compliance (MoC)
  • 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)]
  • 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 intend to follow the EMAR Part 21 Subpart J construct and intent, and is particularly suitable for:

  • Compliance Verification Engineers who want to learn something new and improve their skills
  • Military personnel who are new to the EMAR 21J construct and CVE function
  • 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 in their careers


This course would also benefit:

  • Regulatory personnel who oversee DOs
  • Civil design organisations who implement the intent of EMAR21 Subpart J
  • UK DOAS organisations who need to comply with RA5850.


Key areas of focus

  • Role of the independent CVE in the Design Assurance System
  • Explore the meaning of: Subject Area and Data
  • Hard and soft skills required
  • The system to manage CVEs
  • Pro-actively using the V-model of systems engineering
  • Practical exercise to design for compliance


  • Previous participation in TR81M01, or a thorough understanding of EMAR 21 (or similar regulatory systems) with particular emphasis of Subpart J
  • Technical experience of the demonstration of compliance to a certification basis (such as CS/FAR25, Def Stan 00-970 or MIL-HDBK-516).


Course details

Course format: This course is a balanced mix of group discussions, flipchart work and presentations. Managed syndicate exercises give you the opportunity to practise new processes and techniques, in either your on-site facility, via our virtual platform, or at our dedicated academy.
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 (irrespective of course location).