Certification: Flight Navigator

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Flight Navigator is a certificate for individuals who are responsible for locating the position of an aircraft and directs its course on domestic and international flights, using navigational aids. Flight Navigators are knowledgeable in the fundamentals of flight navigation, including flight planning and cruise control; practical meteorology, including analysis of weather maps, weather reports, and weather forecasts; the types of air navigation facilities and procedures in general use; calibrating and using air navigation instruments; navigation by dead reckoning; navigation by celestial means; navigation by radio aids; map reading; and interpretation of navigation aid identification signals. Candidates must meet training requirements. Candidates must pass a written and practical 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.