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Airframe & Powerplant Certificate

DO THIS FIRST: All non US citizens must have a background check done on them prior to coming to the United States. Contact FAA at (214) 277-8500. North Texas FSDO.

Our FAA Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) Mechanic program is for individuals who meet the aviation experience requirement and have received their sign-off or can get their sign-off from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The sign-off is on FAA Form 8610-2. This form authorizes you to be administered the computer written exams and the oral and practical Airframe & Powerplant tests. Without this form no testing is authorized.

Eligibility for our A & P program:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Read, write, speak and understand the English language
  • Have an FAA Form 8610-2 signed off from the FAA
  • Pass all required tests within a period of 24 months

FAA Form 8610-2:

There are two ways to meet the experience requirement established by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to receive your testing authorization (FAA Form 8610-2).
  1. With Aviation Experience - Take your DD-214 form (military personnel) or documentary evidence (letter from your company official on company letterhead with his title or A&P Mechanic that can verify maintenance experience, and be sure to include your A&P number) to the nearest FAA office. Most important, get a letter from your air worthiness authority with seal approving you for testing of A&P certificate. Documentation must identify to and from dates, identify aircraft and/or engines, and specifically what you did on this equipment. You must have a minimum of 18 months practical experience on Airframe or Powerplant appropriate to the rating sought or at least 30 months of practical experience concurrently performing the duties appropriate to both Airframe and Powerplant to be signed off for both.

  2. No Aviation Experience - Go to a Part 147 Aviation Maintenance School. Some colleges or junior colleges have these programs or go to a Part 147 Vocational School approved by the FAA. Vocational schools take about 15 months 8 hours a day to complete. See your nearest FAA office for a Part 147 school in your area.

A&P Program:

Class Start: We provide individual training as needed. Therefore, class start date is upon your arrival. Our training is by computers, video and individual instruction in your weak areas. Training is conducted by A&P mechanics with Inspection Authorization (IA).

Staff: There are two A & P examiners (DME) on staff. All training and testing are done at one location.

Course Length: Varies with applicant's experience, background and language skills. Normally 7 to 10 days. Applicants have taken less and a few took a little longer.

IMPORTANT: If you are in a country other than the United States, the FAA wants you to go to the International Field Office (IFO) that's nearest to you to get your 8610-2 (authorization) to test. Go to FAA.gov and and a list of IFO's will be listed.

Some people prefer to come directly to Dallas to get their sign off or authorization, but there is a possibility that you may not be signed off to test. If you go to the field office first, then you do not have to go to our local FAA and you will be authorized to test when you get here.

A & P Cost:

Airframe & Powerplant Programs

A & P Rating................................$1,900.00
A or P Rating................................$1,600.00
Add-on Rating..............................$1,400.00
Currently have one license and wants to add other.
Oral & Practical Test Only

A & P............................................$1,195.00
A or P (Includes General)...................$1,050.00
Add Rating(to Current License).........$1,000.00
*Please call to schedule class start dates or testing dates.

* Prices are subject to change without notice.

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