FD Associates team of export experts can provide a wide range of training specific to your company's needs. Browse upcoming training opportunities below or contact us to discuss your  specific training needs.

Export Training Webinars & Workshops


Enroll now for the three half-day live stream webinar/workshop focusing on requirements of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) for Empowered Officials and those 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, focused on compliance requirements for exporting defense articles, technical data, and defense services.

We will begin with an in-depth look at the role and responsibilities of Empowered Officials/compliance persons, including eligibility, brokering, record keeping, and reporting. We will discuss the key elements of a compliance program meeting Department of State expectations, including audit plans, training programs, voluntary disclosures, and exporting against specific ITAR license authorization types.

ITAR FUNdamentals or basics course recommended as a prerequisite to this training.

What our attendees are saying ...

“This was great, very informative and knowledgeable presenter.”
“ I would recommend FD’s training to my coworkers.”

“Very clear and effective. Knowledge of the subject clearly extensive:

“FD Associates plays a key role in my company’s export compliance success.”


Workshop Date - April 18-20, 2023 - $1,075


This is a hands-on workshop for beginners or companies newly exposed to the ITAR conducted over four days in 4-hour segments via live stream/webinar. 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 into the requirements of the ITAR. It will include interactive discussions and exercises designed to assist attendees in understanding the day-to-day application of the ITAR.

The Powerpoint presentation, handouts, and current ITAR will be provided.

What our attendees are saying ...

“It has been a very informative session. I really enjoyed and feel like a lot of knowledge was acquired.”

“I really liked the small group and interaction with everyone. Everything was laid out well along with the notes to relook at everything. Will come back for more training ”

“This seminar was very effective for me and I will recommend having my coworkers attend”

“Course is well designed and presented. Intimate knowledge of the student businesses allows for more pointed information transfer which I found helpful”


Workshop Date - March 14-17, 2023



This webinar will provide an overview of the U.S. Canada Joint Certification Program (JCP), recent changes, and trends.

Topics to be discussed:

  • Process for registration (DD2345) and supporting documentation
  • Responsibilities of the Data Custodian
  • DoD clauses and contractor obligations
  • When must the DD2345 be updated?
  • ITAR/EAR responsibilities

Trade compliance, contracts, and IT personnel will gain insightful information pertinent to their company’s compliance with JCP requirements, DFARS clauses, and U.S. export controls.

A 15 minute Q&A session will be available at the end of the program.

This webinar is presented by FD Associates’ Jenny Hahn, President, and Keil Ritterpusch, VP - Compliance

Workshop Date - May 4, 2023 - $190


This webinar will provide an overview of the ITAR Brokering rules.

Topics to be discussed:

  1. What brokering is and is not
  2. Who needs to register as a broker
  3. When Brokering Licenses are required
  4. What is the licensing process and forms
  5. When and how to report brokering activities
  6. Due Diligence for U.S. Companies using "brokers"
  7. How ITAR Part 129 brokering, and ITAR Part 130 fees and commissions are linked

Trade compliance, contracts, and business development personnel will gain insightful information pertinent to their company’s compliance with ITAR Part 129.

A broker checklist will be provided to all attendees.

A 15-minute Q&A session will be available at the end of the program.


Join us for a 4-day live stream training workshop explaining foreign companies’ requirements to receive US-origin technical data, hardware, and technology. The program will address the responsibilities of foreign companies dealing with both ITAR and EAR-controlled commodities, explaining new terms in the ITAR, what is not export or reexport/retransfer, licensing reexports and retransfers under the ITAR or EAR, the De Minimis rule, the Direct Product rule and compliance obligations with ITAR and EAR licenses and exports under ITAR exemptions or EAR exceptions.

Presentation materials, handouts, and a new ITAR will be provided before the start of the course.

This webinar is developed specifically for foreign company attendees. The webinar will broadcast from 7:30 AM – 11:30 AM Eastern Daylight Savings time.


This workshop is available to foreign companies on request for a flat fee. Contact us to set up training.

ITAR & EAR Compliance Training

Export Compliance Training

FD Associates team of export experts can provide a wide range of training specific to your company's needs. A strong export compliance program includes training for your empowered officials and Executive Staff and 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), they must 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 want your employees to participate in custom webinars at the comfort of their 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 Licensing, ITAR agreement writing & management, Business Development/Program Management/Offshore Procurement in compliance with the ITAR & EAR, using EAR license 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 completion of Export Control Reform revisions to the U.S.M.L. in 2020, is your company training updated to reflect that ITAR programs that may have EAR 600 or 500 series elements to it? Have you trained company personnel on the regulatory changes and company procedural changes to reflect exporting under both export jurisdictions? FD Associates can provide training customized to your ITAR and EAR categories to facilitate your company personnel understanding the changes specific to your commodities and an understanding of the obligations when exporting under the ITAR, EAR, or both."


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 offered by a live presentation. We personalize each webinar to your company, giving the ITAR, EAR, or ECR training needed to stay compliant. Webinars range from 1-4 hours in duration.

FD ASSOCIATES WORKSHOPS IN WASHINGTON DC (note not offered during current health crisis)

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. In these courses, you will gain an understanding of your company's responsibilities to each set of regulations. Our compliance and licensing team offer practical instruction to attendees on the seminar topic.


FD Associates offers multi-day live stream webinars on the ITAR basics (ITAR Fundamentals), ITAR for the Empowered Official, and the US Export Controls from a Foreign Perspective. These offerings are for all company personnel interested in gaining greater knowledge in ITAR requirements, licensing, and compliance. Dates of live stream webinars are announced on the company training page.

Other topics are added on a rotating basis.

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