Upon the successful completion of the course do we get a flight dispatcher certificate and then sit for the FAA license exams to obtain a flight dispatcher FAA license or we just obtain a certificate from Sheffield School?

Regarding your question, once a student passes the Sheffield School Aircraft Dispatcher course, they receive a school graduation certificate, and school diploma (an extra for 5-week grads), and have officially graduated. As a graduate, they have qualified to take the FAA Aircraft Dispatcher practical examination (flight plan & oral tests), given here at the school usually from our own FAA-designated staff. Once the practical exam is passed, the school/course graduate then receives the temporary FAA AD certificate (it acts as a license). The FAA mails the permanent certificate/license to the individual’s address usually within 1-2 months. The permanent certificate has no expiration date, but may be surrendered, revoked, or suspended (all rare.)

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