Aircraft Dispatcher Certification Training (FAA)
Whether you're looking to enhance the capabilities of your Flight Operations or Dispatch department, earn an
FAA License to start or further your aviation career, or simply want to try something new in an ever growing
and exciting field, the FlightSafety Aircraft Dispatcher Certification Course is for you.
The Aircraft Dispatcher, also known as a Flight or Airline Dispatcher, is responsible for authorizing and
overseeing the operation of a flight from before takeoff to after landing. Often referred to as "The Pilot on
the Ground", the Dispatcher prepares flight plans, taking into account important factors such as weather
conditions, fuel requirements, and potential hazards, with full knowledge of aircraft systems and FAA
regulations, to ensure the safe completion of flight.
FlightSafety provides this Federal Aviation Administration Approved Course, which fully prepares participants
for the FAA Aircraft Dispatcher Certification (Licensing) Exams.
This Initial course exceeds FAA regulations by providing 24 hours over the required 200 hours of instruction.
All of the following subjects are covered, along with a final review and FAA Exam preparation:
- Federal Aviation Regulations
- Aircraft Engines
- Flight Instruments
- Weight and Balance
Also provided is a 2-hour full-motion simulator observation to enhance subject
matter comprehension and knowledge of flight operations.
To accommodate different schedules, this course is offered in either a 6-week
format for full time students, or a 12-week format for part time students. The
part time format is offered with morning or afternoon availability.
This course is VA Approved, and eligible for GI Benefits.
Initial Course Requirements
To be eligible to take the course, a person must:
To be eligible for an FAA Aircraft Dispatcher Certificate (License), a person must:
- Have reached 21 years of age.
- Be able to read, speak, write and understand the English Language.
- Have reached 23 years of age.
- Pass the required knowledge and practical tests (Oral exam/flight planning practical test).
Reduced Certification Course for Aviation Professionals
Individuals with a background in aviation may be eligible for reducing the length of their course.
Reductions are granted on a case by case basis, upon individual evaluation of knowledge and experience.
The minimum course length is two weeks.
Aircraft Dispatcher Recurrent Training
FlightSafety provides this invaluable training for Licensed Dispatchers, or individuals with equivalent
operational experience. The Recurrent course is designed to enhance proficiency and is structured to
meet the requirements of airline and corporate flight departments. It offers a thorough review of
material covered during Initial Dispatch training, incorporating newer trends and procedures accordingly.
This 24-hour course is conducted over three days at our Learning Center, and covers an in-depth review
of the following subjects:
- Federal Aviation Regulations
- Air Traffic Control
Recurrent Course Requirements
To be eligible to take the course, a person must have:
- Aircraft Dispatcher Certificate/or
- Operational experience in a Flight Department.
With sufficient demand, courses may be conducted at your location.
For more information about our courses, scheduling, or registration, please contact the Learning Centers below.
- For Aircraft Dispatcher Certification, on-site training is available for groups of eight or more participants.
- For Aircraft Dispatcher Recurrent, on-site training is available for five or more participants.