Atp Certification Requirements


An ATP (Airline Transport Pilot) is required for those candidates who are aiming to reach highest levels of profession in the field of aviation as a pilot. Most of the employers in the field of aviation give a lot of importance and preference to those candidates who possess the ATP certification. The ATP certificate is one of the toughest to obtain due to the nature of the high quality training and proficiency that is required for this job. Below given are the ATP certification requirements.

Minimum Criteria To Be Met By All ATP Certificate Applicants:

  • Candidates who are wishing to obtain the ATP Certificate need to meet the education and eligibility requirement for their respective level of education.
  • The educational requirements, training and work experience requirements are as below:
  1. Candidates who have completed their masters in aviation should possess a work experience of at least 6 years consisting of at least 1000 hours of work
  2. Candidates who are done with their bachelor’s degree should possess a work experience of at least 6 years consisting of at least 1500 hours of work with an airline transport training of a minimum of 10 hours
  3. Candidates who are done with their associate degree should possess a work experience of at least 6 years consisting of at least 3000 hours of work with an airline transport training of a minimum of 20 hours
  4. Candidates who are done with their high school degree should possess a work experience of at least 10 years consisting of at least 6000 hours of work with an airline transport training of a minimum of 30 hours

Other Requirements:

  • Candidates need to appear for the ATP test which is generally a multiple-choice question paper type consisting of 200 questions
  • The ATP exam is followed by an oral test of 3-4 hours
  • Training for the ATP certificate is also compulsory and would take 10-15 hours of flight experience



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