US - ITAR Defense Trade Controls e-Seminar

e-Seminar for Companies Located in the US


This training is available to customers online in our cloud based training platform.

Comprehensive on-demand training broken down into ITAR modules; includes a comprehensive, searchable, detailed PDF Manual (300+ pages) with examples and compliance resources.

This e-Seminar provides both novice and experienced export compliance professionals with an in-depth education on recently reformed ITAR regulations. Includes a comprehensive guide to complying with International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) complete with the latest updates on Export Control Reform (ECR).

This course contains the following topics:

  1. Overview of the ITAR
  2. Regulated Activities
  3. Controlled Items
  4. Registration
  5. Exemptions
  6. Licenses & Agreements
  7. Export Clearance
  8. Compliance Programs
  9. Brokering
  10. Enforcement
ECoP® ITAR Renewal Credits: 4

12 months viewing access
Scott Gearity, President - ECTI, Inc.
Scott Gearity brings nearly 20 years of consulting, training, and corporate export compliance program management experience to bear for his clients.

Mr. Gearity has substantial experience in military, dual-use, and commercial export controls. His clients have ranged in size from small start-ups to some of the world’s largest companies, with a particular focus on the information technology, telecommunications, networking, and software industries.

Mr. Gearity joined ECTI from Microsoft Corporation, where he was based in Ireland and managed the company’s export compliance program for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. He continues to advise many non-US companies affected by US export controls.

Mr. Gearity holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in international studies and economics from American University. He is a licensed US customs broker.

Duration: 4 hours

ITAR Defense Trade Controls e-Seminar Modules (for US Companies)

Overview of the ITAR
  • What are export controls?
  • Agencies and their controls
  • Other regulators
Regulated Activities
  • Activities regulated by the ITAR
  • Activities NOT regulated under the ITAR
  • Prohibited countries
  • Ineligibility to obtain approvals
Controlled Items
  • Items subject to the ITAR
  • The U.S. Munitions List (USML)
  • The Order of Review
  • Specially Designed
  • Jurisdictional Issues
  • Commodity Jurisdiction
  • When does registration apply?
  • 5 Step Registration process
  • Recordkeeping
  • Updating Registration
  • Renewing registration
  • What are exemptions?
  • Excluded Items & Countries
  • Ineligible exemptions
  • The Canadian Exemptions
  • UK & Australia Exemptions
  • Foreign Military Sales (FMS) Exemption
  • Documentation and record keeping
Licenses and Agreements
  • Licenses vs. Agreements
  • License Application
  • DSP-5 Application
  • Amendment process and expediting applications
  • Agreements, types p of agreements and applying for approval
  • Understanding parties in agreements
  • The empowered official and certification
  • How applications are processed
Export Clearance
  • Export clearance requirements
  • Automated Export System (AES)
  • Commercial Invoice Requirements
Compliance Programs
  • What is compliance?
  • The importance of establishing an ITAR compliance program (ICP)
  • The essential elements of an effective ICP
  • What is required by the government
  • How and why to document your ICP
  • Key considerations, best practices and our tips for developing an effective ICP
  • Compliance training
  • What is brokering in the ITAR?
  • Brokering activity Exclusions
  • Who must register as a broker?
  • Brokering activities that require approval
  • Brokering and prior approval process
  • Brokering annual report
  • What Constitutes an ITAR Violation?
  • Civil vs. Criminal violation
  • Criminal and civil penalties for violating the Arms Export Control Act
  • Agencies that enforce the ITAR?
  • What to do if you discover a potential violation
  • Voluntary disclosures
  • Where to find case studies and real-world examples