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:
two ways to meet the experience requirement established by the Federal
Aviation Administration (FAA) to receive your testing authorization (FAA
- 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
- 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.
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
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
Airframe & Powerplant
A & P Rating................................$1,900.00
A or P Rating................................$1,600.00
Currently have one license and wants to add other.
Oral & Practical Test Only
A & P............................................$1,195.00
A or P (Includes
Rating(to Current License).........$1,000.00
* Prices are subject to change