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Did you know the USAF has an Airframe and Powerplant Program? The program also provides Certificate Of Eligibility which is an alternative document to the 8610-2 also called “tickets”. Another benefit of taking the course is being awarded college credits.

Aircraft maintenance technicians participating in the Air Force Airframe and Powerplant Certification Program are now able to complete the General, Airframe, and Powerplant Air Force for the A&P Mechanic Specialized Courses through Air University Online.

The courses are part of the program requirements, after which graduates are eligible to test for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airframe & Powerplant (A&P) certification.

The courses are designed to bridge the gap between military and civilian aircraft maintenance training and education and prepare military mechanics for the FAA A&P certification knowledge exams. The courses are available to technicians serving in all branches of the military.

The voluntary program, offered by the Community College of the Air Force, provides certification opportunity for technicians that traditionally do not meet FAA eligibility per Title 14, CFR Part 65.77 ( e.g. Avionics, E&E, or Propulsion). It also helps technicians obtain FAA certification by providing training and experience in a broad range of aircraft maintenance practices and skills.

The Air University Online courses feature a series of modules and unit review exercises, or progress exams. The courses are online, so mechanics can complete the entire course process at the convenience of their home or work computer.
To learn more about the Air Force A&P Certification Program, visit