Take a Deep Dive to Master the Essentials

Back by popular demand! ACI is excited to announce the 2nd Virtual Passport to Proficiency on the International Traffic in Arms Regulations, scheduled from February 1—24, 2022. Whether you and your colleagues are new to the ITAR or are looking for a refresher, this immersive masterclass will impart the building blocks for success on the job.

This program stands apart as the most hands-on, all-inclusive masterclass on the critical, “need-to-know” essentials of ITAR. With a varied faculty of in-house experts and leading outside counsel, participants will benefit from a true immersion in the essentials of ITAR compliance, along with critical know-how for putting theory into practice.

Week 1
Feb. 1 & 3

Compliance Roadmap & Classification

The “How To” of ITAR Classification

Week 2
Feb. 8 & 10

Foreign, Dual and Third Country Nationals, and Technology Transfers

Week 3
Feb. 15 & 17

Licensing Requirements and Exemptions

Week 4
Feb. 22 & 24

ITAR Compliance in Practice: The Core Elements of an Effective Program, Due Diligence and Supply Chain Management

Review of Proficiency Assignment and Q&A

Masterclass Instructors
Bob Vander Lugt

Catherine Hamilton

Director of Licensing, Office of Defense Trade Controls Licensing (DTCL)
Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC)

Ken Nichol

Linda Smith

Senior Engineer, Export Control Division/Space and Missile Division Defense Technology Security Administration (DTSA)
U.S. Department of Defense

Darren P. Riley

Benjamin Turkel

Associate General Counsel, Global Ethics & Compliance
Raytheon Missiles & Defense

Jeff Sammon

Alexis Wetzler

Assistant General Counsel for Export Compliance

Michelle Schulz

Arthur Shulman

Senior Director, International Trade Compliance
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems

Former Acting Director, Office of Defense Trade Controls Compliance, U.S. Department of State


Enjoy an Easy to Use, Dynamic Online Platform


Immerse Yourself in Live Presentations and Panel Discussions


Engage with Attendees and Speakers in an Interactive Format


Meet 1-on-1 with Your Fellow Attendees


Empowered Officials

Export Compliance Specialists, Coordinators and Administrators

Engineering Professionals

Vice Presidents, Directors and Managers of:

Trade/Export Compliance
Export Administration
Export Controls
Trade/Export Policy
Export Sales
Export Licensing
International Trade Compliance
Government Contracting

General Counsel’s Office

Vice President, Legal Affairs/ Operations
International Trade Counsel
Export Controls Counsel and Export Controls Consultants

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Provides in-depth, practical knowledge and experience that I will be able to take back to improve our processes and program.

Oshkosh Corporation
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I had fun and it was nice to engage with others in the field who are having similar challenges. It was a great session. I plan to dial in to future sessions.

Director – International Trade Compliance, Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation
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Already the first module was a great opportunity to get to work with seasoned trade compliance professionals in an in-depth discussion of very complex trade compliance subjects with the upcoming generation of trade compliance leaders. The presentations were challenging and the very thought-provoking questions from the audience were even more so. All in all, it was an excellent way to spend an afternoon.

Vice President – Global Trade Compliance, Leonardo DRS