Get Started in Air Space: Training and Certification Resources

Welcome to the Training and Certification resource page for airspace coordination professionals.

Here, you will find a comprehensive guide to becoming a certified pilot or air traffic controller, including the necessary steps and resources to help you succeed.

Pilot Certification

Step 1: Obtain a Medical Certificate

Before starting flight training, you need a medical certificate from an FAA-authorized aviation medical examiner (AME).

Step 2: Choose a Flight School

Selecting a reputable flight school is crucial for your training.

Step 3: Enroll in Ground School

Ground school provides the theoretical knowledge needed for flying.

Step 4: Complete Flight Training

You will need to log a minimum number of flight hours and pass several tests.

Step 5: Pass the Written Exam

The FAA written exam tests your knowledge of aviation theory.

Step 6: Pass the Checkride

The final step is the practical test or checkride, which includes both an oral and flight exam.

Air Traffic Controller Certification

Step 1: Meet Basic Requirements

You must meet certain basic requirements, including being a U.S. citizen and passing a medical exam.

Step 2: Obtain a Degree or Equivalent Experience

You need a degree in aviation or a related field, or equivalent work experience.

Step 3: Pass the FAA Pre-Employment Tests

These tests include the Air Traffic Skills Assessment (ATSA).

Step 4: Attend the FAA Academy

Successful candidates will attend training at the FAA Academy in Oklahoma City.

Step 5: On-the-Job Training

After the academy, you will receive on-the-job training at your assigned facility.

Additional Resources

This page serves as a starting point for your journey in airspace coordination. Be sure to explore the links and resources provided to gather detailed information and stay updated on the latest requirements and procedures.