Some students that come to NAA with prior experience working on aircraft may qualify for the Aviation Maintenance Certification (AMC) program. This program is designed to prepare qualified individuals to take the FAA written, oral and practical exams. This course focuses on the subject matter required to obtain the ratings as an Airframe and Powerplant Technician. It’s a combination of classroom and lab instruction, conducted by dedicated and experienced instructors who will guide you through the test preparation and practical projects to ensure your success.

The two-week course runs Monday through Friday with three days devoted to each subject: General, Airframe and Powerplant. The written tests are taken at our CATS Testing Center. There are several lab projects conducted in the classroom, and on the tenth day the remaining major projects are covered at our hangar. You will find the experience you receive from this two-week preparation will provide you with much more than you can imagine, as you pursue your dream of a career in aviation.


Basic qualification for the AMC course is 18 months of experience working on aircraft for either airframe or powerplant rating, or 30 months combined. The FAA will determine eligibility from previous military experience or documented records.

After meeting with the FAA inspector, applicants must bring the two original copies of FAA Form 8610-2 for class enrollment – these forms must have the original signatures, copies are not accepted. Applicants may also qualify for the course if they have completed training and have a diploma from another FAA approved school.

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