Requirements for A&P Mechanics
APPLICANTS Follow this Link for FAA Requirements
FAA Requirements for US Applicants
must meet FAR 65.71 eligibility requirements. They must:
at least 18 years old;
- Read, write, speak, and understand
the English language; and
- Pass all examinations within 24
FAR 65.77 EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
Applicants must obtain authorization to take the
A&P computer examinations from their local FAA office (FSDO). In addition,
- Must have attended an FAA-approved
aviation maintenance technical school full time for over 2,000 hours with a combination
of laboratory and classroom work; or
- Must have 18 months
of practical experience with procedures, materials, and tools on either Airframe
or Powerplant; or
- Must have 30 months of combined practical
experience on both Airframe and Powerplant to receive both certifications.
You must document the above experience specified
FAR 65.77 by presenting to the local FAA office the following:
graduation certificate from an FAA-approved maintenance school (FAR Part 147).
- A letter from present or former employers detailing time
and type of work experience and signed by a supervisor, preferably with an A&P
certificate or license.
- A letter can be presented to the
FAA from the applicant from a licensed FAA mechanic who states the applicant has
been under his direct supervision for the required number of months as specified
in FAR Part 65.77.
- Military service records showing aircraft
mechanic experience (DD-214 with work details)
- FAA exam
grade slip showing past experience.
have sample letters available in the format acceptable
to the FAA. Click
here to see samples.
After determining that your experience meets the
requirements for the A&P rating, you will be given FAA Form 8610-2 to fill
out. After the FAA inspector signs this form, you must bring this form to our
school for registration. Be sure to bring a calculator. We will assist you in
completing the remainder of your paperwork and you can begin your studies.
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