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Qualified Sailors, Marines Eligible for A&P License

The DoD has partnered with the FAA to give enlisted mechanics in the military the same credentials as their civilian counterparts. For Sailors and Marines, the Navy and Marine Corps Airframes and Powerplant Program (NMCAPP) has been established at the Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training (CNATT), to ensure all aviation technicians are given the opportunity to earn the federal agency’s industry standard certification. In the past, military experience was not widely recognized by the FAA, significantly decreasing Sailor and Marine marketability in the civilian sector.

“Trying to get a civilian job without an A&P License is similar to trying to gain access to a military base without the proper credentials--almost impossible,” said CNATT NMCAPP Officer, Lt. Cmdr. Gabe Castro. “Well, that time is gone. There are now certifications in place for Sailors and Marines which allow our mechanics to enroll in the A&P [airframes and power plants] licensing program.”

In order to enroll, participants must meet basic eligibility requirements, being 18 years of age, an E-4, and having 36 months or more in service. It will take about 30 months to complete the entire program, which includes completing a Qualification Training Package and passing a series of written and oral exams, as well as passing a practical test. After successful completion of the program and required exams, each participant will receive the airframes and powerplants certification from the FAA.

The benefits to Sailors and Marines include no out-of-pocket expenses, as well as the ability to use their military experience and on-the-job training toward certification. Many non-military universities and vocational technical schools offer FAA-approved classes, but the cost associated with these courses can be overwhelming, even with tuition assistance and assistance from the GI Bill.

“Its one of the great new ways we are taking care of our Sailors and Marines,” said CNATT Gunnery Sergeant, Gunnery Sgt. Anthony Sosa. “It shows young Sailors and Marines that we are interested in their future as they continue their careers in the Navy and Marine Corps, but also after they leave their service and embark upon a civilian career.” [ANN Thanks Lt. j.g. Doug Johnson, Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training Public Affairs]

FMI: https://www.cnet.navy.mil/usmap, www.nko.navy.mil, www.news.navy.mil/local/tfe

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