N 8900.425


National Policy

Effective Date: 6/16/17



Cancellation Date: 6/16/18



New Location for DAR-T and ODA MRA Initial and Recurrent Training Requirements

1.    Purpose of This Notice. This notice provides guidance to Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Designated Airworthiness Representatives–Maintenance (DAR-T) and certain authorized Organization Designation Authorization (ODA) major repair, alteration, and airworthiness (MRA) unit members on the interim training requirements currently contained in FAA Order 8100.8, Designee Management Handbook, and FAA Order 8100.17, Field Approval Delegation Handbook. Initial and recurrent training requirements can be determined by referencing the tables by your authorized functions.

Note: This guidance is considered to be supplemental to FAA orders and Federal regulations.

2.    Audience. The primary audience for this notice is Flight Standards (AFS)-appointed DAR‑Ts and MRA unit members conducting maintenance functions, as well as the FAA Airworthiness aviation safety inspectors (ASI) who manage these designees. The secondary audience includes AFS branches and divisions in the regions and in headquarters (HQ).

3.    Where You Can Find This Notice. You can find this notice on the MyFAA employee website at Inspectors can access this notice through the Flight Standards Information Management System (FSIMS) at Operators can find this notice on the FAA’s website at This notice is available to the public at

4.    Cancellation. Notice N 8900.367, New Location for DAR-T and ODA MRA Initial and Recurrent Training Requirements, dated June 16, 2016, is cancelled.

5.    Policy Change. Initial and recurrent training requirements for DAR-Ts, MRA ODA unit members conducting airworthiness and maintenance functions, and applicants for these appointments are currently found in Order 8100.8 and Order 8100.17. Both orders will be phased out after the complete implementation of the new Designee Management System (DMS). In preparation for the transition to DMS, the training requirements will now be located at the following website:

6.    Required Training. The website provides a table listing the required training for each authorized function held, or for which application is being made. For recurrent training, the website also lists the maximum recurrent training interval.

7.     Disposition. We will incorporate the information in this notice into FAA Order 8000.95, Designee Management Policy, in a change which will coincide with the implementation of the DMS for maintenance designees and ODA unit members. Direct questions concerning the information in this notice to the Designee Standardization Branch (AFS-640) at 405-954-6495.


/s/ John Barbagallo

Deputy Director, Flight Standards Service