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The NAA Difference

Whatever your separation plan, we understand that you’ll want to apply the same dedication and passion with which you served to the next stage of your life. Earning your airframe and powerplant (A&P) certifications from National Aviation Academy (NAA) will allow you to use your military skills and experience in a rewarding career in aviation maintenance.

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 an educational experience, modern facilities, and amazing campus locations.

As a Military applicant, you may or may not have prior aviation experience. We are ready to meet you where you are to build on your skillset as you invest in yourself, your family, and your future. 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 16 years of age
  • 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! 

Transition from Military to Civilian Life

Transitioning from Military to civilian life can be challenging, and everyone’s experience is different. We are proud to offer training that is well-suited for Veterans in the structure and scope of programming. Additionally, a significant portion of NAA instructors previously served and are available as a resource. Contact us to learn more about the ways we honor and support our Veteran population.

Financial Aid Specific to Veterans

Financial assistance is available to those who qualify. NAA is a Title IV school that accepts federal financial aid including GI Bill® education benefits.

Enrollment Prior to Pending VA Approval

Section 103 of PL 115-407, ‘Veterans Benefits and Transition Act of 2018’, amends Title 38 US Code 3679 by adding a new subsection (e) that requires disapproval of courses of education, beginning August 1, 2019, at any educational institution that does not have a policy in place that will allow an individual to attend or participate in a course of education, pending VA payment, providing the individual submits a certificate of eligibility for entitlement to educational assistance under Chapter 31 or 33.

National Aviation Academy Policy:

In accordance with Title 38 US Code 3679 subsection (e) of the Veterans Benefits and Transition Act of 2018, National Aviation Academy (NAA) will not impose a penalty on any student using veterans education benefits under Chapter 31 (Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment) or Chapter 33 (Post 9/11 GI Bill®) because of the individual’s inability to meet his or her financial obligations to the institution due to the delayed disbursement of funding from the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA). GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at

NAA will not:

  • Prevent the student from attending or participating in the course of education during periods in which there is a delayed disbursement
  • Assess late payment fees if the financial obligation is fully funded by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
  • Require the student to secure alternative or additional funding for delayed disbursements
  • Deny the student access to institutional facilities and services available to other students who have satisfied their tuition and fee bills

However, to qualify for this provision, such students may be required to:

  • Produce the VA Certificate of Eligibility (COE) by the first day of class
  • Provide a written request to be certified
  • Provide additional information needed to properly certify the enrollment as described in other institutional policies


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 2023 Pilot and Technician Outlook has estimated that 690,000 new technicians will be needed globally by 2042. 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 multiple Career Fairs per year at each campus.

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