Dispatcher Course Length

So, you decided you want to be an aircraft dispatcher. If you are looking at dispatcher schools, one important aspect you are probably considering is the amount of time it will take to get your FAA dispatch license. With all of the different courses out there, it may seem a bit overwhelming. Do not worry, we are here to help point you in the right direction.

The Difference Between a 2-Week Course & 5-Week Course

At
Sheffield School of Aeronautics, we have various aircraft dispatcher
courses available for
students to work toward their aircraft dispatcher license. For the time being, we are
going to focus on our 2-week course and our 5-week course so that you will be
able to determine which course is best for you.

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2-Week Dispatcher Course

Our 2-week
dispatcher course
is divided into two sections- online training followed by
2-weeks of intensive residency. Although the residency aircraft dispatcher
course length is only 2 weeks, the online training could take 2 to 3 months to
complete.

Because of the more accelerated nature of this dispatcher
training courses length, students are required to meet certain prerequisites
like the FAR Part 65.57 or 65.61. Often the students in this particular course
already have some experience in aviation like working for an airline. Although
it is only 2 weeks, this course will be like a full-time job with hours from 8
a.m. to 5 p.m.  If you already have
knowledge in the field and are unable to attend longer classes, then this
2-week course is probably a good fit for you.

5-Week Dispatcher Course

Our 5-week
dispatcher course
is our full-time residency course. Unlike the 2-week
course, this class is done entirely in person, but like the shorter course, the
class will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the week.

This dispatcher course length is designed for
students who are less experienced and just beginning their career in aviation.
Also, the prerequisites for the dispatcher training course length is much more
relaxed than the 2-week course. Students are required to be at least 21,
proficient in English, and have a high school diploma or equivalent. This class
will be a good fit for someone without any experience who is looking to begin a
career and is ready for this type of time commitment.

If you are looking into beginning your career as
an aircraft dispatcher, do not wait any longer. Contact us today to learn more
about our various dispatcher training courses lengths and to get started with
your dispatcher program.

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    “After receiving my certificate, I joined a class of 4 experienced dispatchers for Part 121 initial training. Without experience, my preparation at Sheffield enabled me to become active at the same time after the initial training.” PR PR
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