Annual DPE Symposium 2022

FSANA presents 2nd Annual Designated Pilot Examiners Symposium 
October 11-12, 2022 / Phoenix 

FSANA is pleased to host the second annual symposium for the flight examiner community in Phoenix, Arizona, on Tuesday and Wednesday October 11-12, 2022. Tuesday includes sessions from 10:00 to 5:00 and a dinner at 5:30. Wednesday is pack-full 9:00 through 5:00. See the full program below.

The symposium brings together designated pilot examiners and those interested in becoming DPEs to share and exchange information which will lead to improvements in the examiner segment. FAA officials are anticipated to attend and participate. The event kicks off Tuesday October 11 at 10:00, splitting between a warmup session for those wanting to become DPEs and a Plans of Action workshop for everyone else.

The only annual symposium for designated pilot examiners

Get together to learn, connect and give voice:
  • Current DPEs
  • Anyone interested in becoming a DPE
  • Flight school operators
  • Chief flight instructors

Registration includes

  • Entry to professional sessions and workshops
  • Opening reception and dinner
  • 1 luncheon; beverage breaks
REGISTER 2022 > (PDF). Fill out this PDF form and submit by email, fax or post. 

Symposium Program

Times and sessions subject to change.

Tuesday, October 11

9:00Registration Opens
10:00Concurrent Session A: How to Become a DPE
Concurrent Session B: Plans of Action Workshop – Details, Development, Content, and Management
1:00Symposium Opening and Introductions
1:30General Session I: Delivering Quality Customer Service and Practical Tests
2:30Beverage Break
3:00General Session II: Checkride Backlogs, Scheduling, and Working with Flight Training Providers for Efficiency
4:00General Session III: Incorporating the FAA Wings Program into the Practical Test Process
5:30Reception and Dinner

Wednesday, October 12

8:00Registration Opens
9:00Opening Remarks
9:30General Session IV: FAA Designee Program Update
10:30Beverage Break
11:00General Session V: Airman Testing Programs Update
1:30General Session VI: Tips & Tricks of DMS and IACRA for DPEs
2:30Beverage Break
3:00General Session VII: DPE Best Practices – Advice for DPEs on Specific Operational Areas of Airmen Practical Testing
4:00General Session VIII: Suspension, Termination and Appeals Process
5:00Closing Remarks and Adjournment

Attention non-FSANA members

Save $300 now on registration. Join FSANA prior to registering and receive FSANA member rate for the DPE Symposium. $100 Member discount + $200 Early bird discount = $300. For DPEs, FSANA membership is only $150. With the savings on registration, your membership is paid for ... and then some.

2022 Symposium hotel

FSANA is pleased to host its 2022 DPE Symposium at Marriott Phoenix Airport hotel.