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The NAA Difference

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

As an International applicant, you have the opportunity to join NAA’s global network. Students have attended our campuses from all across the world. 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.

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 (foreign academic High School transcripts must be commercially evaluated and certified)
  • 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!

 INTERNATIONAL STUDENT INFO

First and foremost, thank you for your interest in NAA!. We will make every effort to make the application process easy and convenient.

NAA welcomes global students from all over the world. Our International Admissions department will be your first step to pursuing an education at NAA. U.S. federal law approves NAA to enroll nonimmigrant alien students under form I-20 (student visa). Students studying here from abroad are required to possess an M-1 student visa. All global applicants must submit a complete application packet.

A complete application packet will include:

  • International Student Application
  • Enrollment Agreement
  • Copy of High School diploma
  • Official copy of upper secondary school academic records. This document needs to be mailed to 6225 Ulmerton Road, Clearwater, FL 33760.
  • Corresponding registration and processing fees

OFFICIAL HIGH SCHOOL TRANSCRIPT EVALUATION

Applicants seeking admission must have their foreign academic High School transcripts commercially evaluated and certified. A Foreign Credential Evaluation is a review of your academic documents (transcripts, graduate certificates, exit exam, scores, etc.) to provide U.S. equivalency.

The evaluation must include the following:

  • A statement of US High School Diploma Equivalency

The student is responsible for evaluation fees.

General Instructions

  1.  Select one of the institution approved agencies listed below and visit their website.
    Each evaluation agency has a process for completing an evaluations.
  2.  Submit required documents to Foreign Credential Evaluation Agency and request the required report.
  3.  Documents required may vary by agency and country. Please contact the agency you have selected from the list below and verify what documents are required.
  4.  Request a copy of the “Evaluation Report” to be mailed by the agency to National Aviation Academy.

Approved Agencies and Contact Information

Validential Corp.
3334 East Coast Hwy #315
Corona del Mar, CA 92625
Email: [email protected]
Toll-Free : (866) 330-7769
Regular Line : 949 333-3255

World Education Services, Inc. (WES)
P.O. Box 5087
Bowling Green Station
New York, NY – 10274 – 5087
Phone: 212-966-6311
Fax: 212-739-6120
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.wes.org

SpanTran: The Evaluation Company
Spantran Houston Office
2400 Augusta Drive, Suite 451
Houston, TX 77057
Phone: 713-266-8805
Fax: 713-789-6022
E-mail: [email protected]

Arrival

When arriving to the United States, M students must:

SEVIS Registration

All international students are required to complete the SEVIS registration procedure within the first 10 days of each semester.

This is to ensure that the required documents are placed on file at the Office of International Students (ISS) and for IISS to comply with the Federal immigration regulations to report necessary information about your status to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security via SEVIS (Student and Exchange Visitor Information System).

What Is An I539?

M1 Extension of Stay (I539)

Upon Program Completion

M students have 30 days after completion of their program (the program end date on your Form I-20) to leave the United States. The latest date you may remain in the United States is the “admit until” date on your Form I-94, “Arrival/Departure Record,” unless you filed for an extension with USCIS.

English Requirements

Applicants whose native language is not English must demonstrate English language proficiency by providing the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test score of 513 or higher on the paper-based test (PBT), 183 or higher on the computer-based test (CBT) or 65 or higher on the Internet-based test (iBT). For information on the TOEFL exam please visit www.toefl.org or email [email protected] We strongly recommend that you take the test as early as possible as your score may be a factor in your acceptance to NAA.

TOEFL Services
P.O Box 6151
Princeton, NJ 08541-6151 USA

http://www.ets.org/toefl

Original Financial and Bank Statements

Original financial and bank statements are required from each financial sponsor.  Financial documents cannot be more than six months old. Scholarship award letters from private sponsors or government agencies are also acceptable. The effective date on award letters must correspond with the initial semester of study and must be valid for at least one year.

I-20 Issuance

In order for the admissions office to issue an I-20 the following needs to be provided:

  • Bank letter that covers all tuition, housing and other associated fees for the programs
  • International Student Financial Certification Form
  • Affidavit of sponsorship
  • $500 International Student Administrative Processing Fee (Non-Refundable for accepted students)
  • Copy of passport biographical page

We will mail you the I-20 document via FedEx along with other important information regarding your visa interview.

International Healthcare and Insurance

National Aviation Academy requires all international students to carry healthcare insurance with repatriation benefits during their course of study. We refer students to work with the ISO International Student Insurance for their needs of insurance; nonetheless, students have the freedom to compare with other medical insurance plans.

https://www.isoa.org

Support for International Students

Need some additional support? We understand that the process of attending school in a different country can present unique challenges, but we have a team that is dedicated to your success. Start your career in aviation maintenance today!

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 (Such as theme parks, alternative energy, and Formula 1® racing)