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The NAA Difference

There’s a reason NAA is one of a select number of approved airframe and powerplant (A&P) training schools in the United States  – quality training. We offer a world-class educational experience, modern facilities, and amazing campus locations.

As a high school applicant, you are likely 18 years of age or younger, and still working on your high school diploma or GED. If another four years of school sounds more like forever, we have good news. Our accelerated training can be completed in as little as 14 months! You can complete your certification and make a solid living years sooner than those at a four-year college.

Our programs are hands-on, career-focused, and opens doors to the aviation industry. As an NAA graduate, you’ll have access to in-demand, skilled positions in aviation maintenance, and career placement assistance.

We look forward to welcoming you as an NAA student!

Admissions Requirements

To be admitted to NAA, you must:

  • be at least 18 years of age at the time of licensure
  • be able to read, write, and understand English per the FAA
  • possess a high school diploma or GED
  • pass the NAA Aptitude Examination
  • successfully complete an Admissions Acceptance Interview
  • complete an application and all necessary enrollment documents

Our Admissions team is always happy to answer your questions directly. Reach out by clicking the button below!

Learn More About Our Offerings

Admissions is just one of the specialized departments that will work with you as you enroll at NAA, train, and start your career. Learn more about the ways we put our students first.

Our Campuses

With campuses located in Clearwater, Florida and Concord, Massachusetts, you won’t be lacking atmosphere. From some of the nation’s best beaches to city life and a ton of history, there is something for everyone!

Financial Aid

Our Financial Aid team works with students on a case-by-case basis to make an NAA education possible for students from all walks of life. Financial aid is available for those who qualify, and is available in many forms.

Career Services

Career Services offers the assistance you need. Industry-leading employers visit our campuses three times per year to recruit aviation maintenance talent. Once certified, all that’s left to do is choose! 

NAA’s High School Scholarship

National Aviation Academy established the Charles E. Taylor Scholarship, named for the first aviation mechanic,  to recognize and encourage students who wish to pursue careers in aviation maintenance, as well as promote the future of aviation and, more specifically, highly-trained airframe and powerplant (A&P) mechanics.

The scholarship is intended to nurture young talent and invest in the success of local, public high school students. Seniors who attend a public high school in Pinellas, Pasco, Hillsborough, Hernando or Manatee County may apply. Up to fifteen $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to be used towards tuition at NAA.

Group Tours and Visits

If you represent a school or group and would like to tour our facilities, please contact your local admissions department. We accommodate both small and large groups. Visitors will tour classrooms, labs, and hangar facilities. Each of our specialized departments (such as admissions, financial aid, and student services) will be available to answer questions from parents, students and teachers.

NAA is also proud to offer onsite information sessions about our school. To visit us or have a representative come to you, request more information below!

Got Questions? We Have Answers!

HOW LONG will it take to get my A&P?

We are an aviation maintenance school that provides a path to earning your Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) licenses in as little as 14 months! Our Aviation Maintenance Technology (AMT) program focuses exclusively on A&P training.

Do I need to have prior hands-on experience?

The short answer: No! We welcome students of all backgrounds. You will be in class with people of all different skill levels. Some may have military aviation experience, others may be holding tools for the first time.

what will my classes be like?

Training is hands-on and takes place in aircraft hangars, labs, and classrooms. Curriculum is taught through three modes: classroom instruction paired with text and workbook review, team-oriented projections in a laboratory setting, and real-world work experience on aircraft in a hangar.

is there demand in the industry?

Boeing’s 2019 Pilot and Technician Outlook has estimated that 769,000 new technicians will be needed globally by 2038. Skilled technicians will be essential to combat the needs of the industry.

what kind of work can i do in my career?

A&P licenses NEVER expire and offer a variety of exciting career opportunities in aviation and parallel industries. It’s not just one sector of aviation that is in need of qualified technicians!

Establish your career in sectors such as:

• Aerospace
• Airships/Blimps
• Commercial Aviation
• Corporate Aviation
• General Aviation
• Helicopters
• Manufacturing
• Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul (MRO)
• Military
• Parallel Industries

who hires from naa?

At NAA, industry-leading employers come to you! Our Career Services department maintains relationships with aviation employers, organizing three Career Fairs per year at both campuses.

Attendees have included: Blue Origin, Boeing, Delta TechOps, GE Aviation, Lockheed Martin, SpaceX, and many more.