Certification: Airline Transport Pilot (ATP)

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) is an advanced-level certificate for a pilot. The ATP certificate provides pilots the privilege to fly for an airline, instruct other pilots in the air transportation service, and endorse pilot logbooks and training records. Candidates must meet prerequisite, training and experience requirements. Candidates must pass a written exam.

More than two years of education or training after high school required?
More than two years of work experience required?
Oral or Written Exam Required?
Renewal Required?
Every 2 Year(s)


The certification has an education level of an Associates of Arts or Associates of Sciences degree or higher and has a work experience requirement of more than 2 years, or requires obtaining a ‘core’ level certification from the same organization.

  • This certification is related to military occupational specialties.