Export Control and Other Regulations


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Course Outcomes

After completing this course, the student should be familiar with the importance of and the requirements imposed by export control laws such as ITAR, EAR, and other federal regulations concerning aerospace projects.

Why Learn about Export Controls?

If you work on an aerospace project in the United States, you must make sure you comply with the U.S. laws regulating the manufacture and export of certain goods. A basic familiarity with these laws is necessary for anyone involved in such projects.


  • Introduction to Export Control Laws
  • Export Compliance Program
  • What is ITAR?
  • ITAR Licenses
  • ITAR in Academic Projects
  • What is EAR?
  • NOAA Regulatory Affairs


Note: This course was based on material produced by Bob Tucker, who worked in the NASA Office of External Relations. It is available online at this link.

Important Note: 

It is important to emphasize that members of any kind of aerospace project may deal with products, information or situations in which they have to ensure export control compliance. This AAQ course is intended only as an overview tool and does not provide all substantive information needed to make a responsible decision related to export control compliance. Please contact NASA experts and legal experts if you are dealing with a situation that may require export control compliance.