Introduction to Export Controls & the Elements of the ITAR Webinar

Fall Series

Online Event, Your Computer

Refresh your knowledge of the ITAR/EAR or become completely export compliance certified - the choice is yours!

Each webinar worth 1.0 CECP credit. Each attendee will receive a log-in, a copy of the presentation, and a certificate of completion.

You choose which webinar you want to attend!

Webinar schedule (1:00-2:30 p.m. ET):

Thur. Aug 27 - The Role of the Empowered Official
Tue. Sep 1 - How to Complete ITAR Export Authorizations
Thu. Sep 3 - Required Elements of a Compliance Program
Wed. Sep 9 - The Important Elements of an Agreement
Thu. Sep 10 - Overview of the Most Commonly Used ITAR Exemptions
Wed. Sep 23 - How to Conduct an Audit
Thu. Sep 24 - Overview of the Most Commonly Used EAR Exceptions
Tue. Oct 13 - Top 10 Violations & Tips to Prevent
Tue. Oct 27 - Introduction to Export Controls & the Elements of the ITAR
Tues. Nov 10 - Submitting a Winning Commodity Jurisdiction (CJ)

Each webinar equals 1.0 CECP credit. Participation in 8 webinars confers 8.0 CECP credits and allows you to take the CECP exam to become a Certified Export Compliance Professional.

Refresh with a webinar or two or become export compliance certified with all eight - it's up to you!


Suzanne Palmer, President, Export Compliance Solutions, a former Licensing Officer at the State Department, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC), with 20 years of direct experience in the U.S. defense industry. After leaving the State Department, Ms. Palmer joined Northrop Grumman’s Electronic Systems in Baltimore and then went on to work at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab. Ms. Palmer combined this unique experience to found ECS in 2003. The ECS team provides training to help compliance officials successfully apply U.S. export control regulations and establish viable export compliance programs. Ms. Palmer has worked on the Defense Trade Advisory Group (DTAG), was appointed to serve as a Special Compliance Officer (SCO) for a company operating under a Consent Agreement and is an active speaker for various professional organizations.

Lisa Bencivenga has has over twenty years of varied experience in export/import licensing and compliance issues with major defense contractors. She has had the leading role in developing and implementing internal compliance programs, providing regulatory guidance, instituting license databases, training personnel at all corporate levels, conducting audits requested by clients and/or directed by the U.S. Department of State, coordinating investigations and working closely with legal departments while administering the full spectrum of corporate international export/import activities. She has several years of experience in space-related export issues which includes obtaining and implementing complex licensing arrangements related to spacecraft and launch activities as a result of her employment with Orbital Sciences Corporation and The Boeing Company.

Following a career as in-house legal counsel to various corporations, including a lengthy term as head of the legal department for the US subsidiary of an Italian aircraft manufacturer, Melva opened her own law practice in 2018. The practice is focused on providing practical legal advice to entrepreneurs and businesses of all sizes. The practice offers business clients knowledge and understanding of their organizations, timely legal advice at competitive prices and collaborative professional partnerships.

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Event details
Organizer : ECS
Event type : Webinar
Reference : ASDE-22431