Creating and Managing a Product Compliance Program C1213

Topics: Quality, Safety & Maintenance

This two-day course presents a process development methodology that can be used repeatedly as new compliance requirements emerge.  You will learn best practices in creating a compliance program for your products and markets, and how to use this program at all stages of product development and production.  Sample spreadsheets will be used to demonstrate tailoring the program to your product, your markets, and your organization.  A properly managed compliance program simplifies the certification or approval of your product, and ensures that you regularly apply and document good engineering practices for product safety and reliability.

Learning Objectives

By attending this course you will be able to:

  • Summarize how a formal compliance program adds value to your goods and services
  • Develop a compliance checklist
  • Identify effective strategies for researching compliance requirements
  • Describe how to manage the ongoing compliance process
  • Explain the importance of documenting compliance and retaining records

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for managers with implementation authority for product safety and compliance; product development engineers, designers and managers; new business development managers; risk managers and compliance or certification managers. Companies considering expanding or modifying their product line, or attempting to enter new export markets, will especially benefit. Suppliers who are involved in product development and compliance, regulatory agency representatives, industry safety organization representatives, and corporate compliance lawyers will also benefit.


Prior experience in product development, and/or product testing, and/or product certification is beneficial.  The course content is geared for individuals with previous academic or work-related experience in these fields.


"This class provides not only an understanding of compliance but a great step by step guide to developing a compliance tracking procedure."
Janet Persechino
Industry Specialist
Liberty Mutual Insurance


You must complete all course contact hours and successfully pass the learning assessment to obtain CEUs.

Richard Walker

Bill Walker is the owner and principal engineer at Walker Technical Services where he provides consulting services in design, testing, and certification for manufacturers and operators of aerospace and mobile equipment throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. Mr. Walker has almost four decades of experience in test engineering, regulatory compliance engineering, and product safety engineering. Mr. Walker previously held the position of Manager of Safety and Compliance at John Deere Forestry, Inc., where he oversaw safety engineering, regulatory compliance, product liability management, intellectual property management, and standards development activities for the world-wide manufacturer of advanced forestry equipment. Additionally, Mr. Walker held the positions of Manager of Testing at Diamond Aircraft Industries, Director of Engineering, Manager of Flight Testing, and Test Engineer at Eurocopter Canada, Ltd. He is currently a member of SAE MTC4 (forestry machinery), ISO TC23/SC15 (Forestry Machinery), TC23/SC3 (Safety and comfort of the operator), and TC23/SC14 (Operator Controls, Operations Symbols and other displays, and Operator Manuals). He has also served on Canadian Standards Association Technical Committees on Mobile Forestry Machines and Rollover Protective Structures. Mr. Walker received a B.Sc. Aerospace Engineering from Northrop University and M.A.Sc. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies.

Duration: 2 Days
CEUs: 1.3

Fees: $1299.00

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