The Eligibility Requirements for an FAA Flight Dispatcher Course

For individuals who are interested in attending a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certified flight dispatcher school, there are many questions and inquiries that Sheffield School of Aeronautics consistently receives. Since Sheffield is the world’s oldest and most reputable aircraft dispatcher school, we know more than just a thing or two about effective aircraft dispatching training programs, FAA flight dispatcher exams, and the job market and placement for flight dispatchers.

When potential flight dispatchers are interested in enrolling in aircraft dispatcher courses, one of the most common questions they have is about eligibility requirements. To help answer the most common questions and concerns, Sheffield has outlined, in-depth, the eligibility requirements for prospective aircraft dispatchers.

Eligibility Requirements for an FAA Flight Dispatcher Course

Aircraft Dispatcher Course Requirements

There are no pre-existing experience requirements for Sheffield’s FAA Dispatcher Certificate course since you will be attending the course in the United States. Individuals who seek other dispatcher certifications that are hosted outside of the U.S. are required to complete the Flight Operations Management level one course or take a bypass exam before they can enroll in an FAA Dispatcher Certification course at Sheffield School of Aeronautics.

Proficiency in the English language is required for all FAA Flight Dispatcher courses. Students who are not fluent in English may need to enroll in the ICAO English Testing and Training before they are eligible to enroll in the second level of the flight dispatcher course at Sheffield.

FAA Written Aircraft Dispatcher Exam Requirements

There is only one prerequisite for the FAA Aircraft Dispatcher written exam, which is that you must be at least 21 years of age. Once you have completed the written exam, your test score is only valid for two years from the date of the examination. The FAA Aircraft Dispatcher written exam can only be given at an approved and proctored FAA authorized testing center.

FAA Practical Aircraft Dispatcher Exam Requirements

The FAA practical exam will cover a series of forms and eligibility requirements for every person applying for FAA flight dispatcher certification. All of the required forms and instructions for the exam is supplied by the Sheffield School of Aeronautics and include:

Age: You will need a government-issued photo ID that shows that you (the applicant) are 23 years of age. FAA Applicants between 21 and 23 years of age may take the course and FAA practical test; however, you will only receive a letter of aeronautical competency. When you turn 23 years old, you will be issued a license.

Written test results: Every applicant must pass the Aircraft Dispatcher Knowledge exam (ADX exam) with a 70% score or above.

Course graduation certificate: Every applicant must complete the FAA Aircraft Dispatcher Course and be signed off by a recommended (for the practical exam) instructor.

Oral and practical exam application: Each graduate will be required to complete an FAA application for an airman certificate, and then present the examiner with photo identification and a Sheffield School of Aeronautic Certification of Graduation.

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