NCATT Personnel Certification Program

    About the Program

    Advance your career and industry knowledge by earning a certification provided by ASTM's National Center for Aerospace & Transportation Technologies (NCATT).


    The NCATT Certifications demonstrate the knowledge base of the advanced aerospace technician and promote integrity, safety, and professionalism in the aerospace workforce.


    NCATT certificates are an industry defined mechanism to identify professionals who demonstrate their knowledge through testing and commit themselves to the aerospace industry. Associations and professionals across every industry use these certifications to recognize qualified and competent individuals.

    NCATT Certifications and Endorsements


    Primary Certification

    -   Aircraft Electronics Technician



    -   Autonomous Navigation Systems

    -   Dependent Navigation Systems

    -   Radio Communication Systems

    -   Onboard Communications & Safety Systems


    Other Certifications

    -   Foreign Object Elimination

    -   Aerospace/Aircraft Assembly


    While not an NCATT certification, those in the industry who wish to obtain a certification on information technology for the configuration and troubleshooting of networks and SATCOM systems onboard aircraft can access the program through Satcom Direct, Inc.

    Find a Test Center

    See where you can get certified today! NCATT Exams are administered by CATS/Comira Testing Centers. You must contact CATS/Comira to schedule any NCATT exam at 1-800-947-4228. Payments for the exams will be made when you schedule.


    To locate a testing center near you call 1-800-947-4228 or visit! Click on the name of the exam you want to take and then locate the testing center near you.

    Training Providers

    NCATT Accredited Training Providers are school houses/training centers that are in a fixed location and offer training programs that meet and/or exceed the NCATT standards. These providers have demonstrated a commitment to quality and must apply for accreditation and undergo an in-depth curriculum, facilities, and faculty evaluation in order to be awarded Accredited Training Provider status. There is a $750.00 application fee to become an NCATT Accredited Training Provider.

    Please visit any one of our Accredited Training Providers web sites to find out more information on their respective programs. If you are interested in becoming an NCATT Accredited Training Provider please contact Carolyn Parise at 321-730-1020 or download the Accreditation Application today!


    Airline Ground Schools - Cincinnati Lunken Airport

    Aviation Institute of Maintenance - Georgia
    Aviation Institute of Maintenance - Philadelphia
    Aviation Institute of Maintenance - Virginia
    Broward College - Florida
    Community College of the Air Force - USAF

    Concord AeroTech, Concord, CA

    Embry Riddle Aeronautical University - Florida

    Flight Safety International, Dallas Fort Worth 
    FlightSafety Intl. Savannah, Georgia
    FlightSafety Intl. Tucson, Arizona
    FlightSafety Intl. Wichita, Kansas
    George T. Baker Aviation – Florida

    Greenville Technical College 
    Kansas State University – Salina - Kansas
    Kent Career Technical Center - Michigan
    Michigan Institute of Aviation and Technology - Michigan
    National Aviation Academy - Florida
    Northland Community & Technical College Aerospace - Minnesota
    Pennsylvania College of Technology - Pennsylvania
    Pima Community College – Arizona
    Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics- Pennsylvania
    Redstone College – Colorado
    Spartan College of Aeronautics – Oklahoma
    Tarrant County College- Texas

    Texas State Technical College, Waco, TX
    Tulsa Technology Center - Oklahoma
    Wichita Area Technical College - Kansas

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Who is eligible to take the AET Certification? The NCATT AET certification examination is open to all individuals regardless of career field, training, education or experience.


    Where do I take the AET certification exam? Individuals may take the NCATT AET certification examination, through CATS/Comira Testing.


    Is the AET certification free of charge? A fee will be charged for each NCATT AET certification examination.


    How much is the exam fee? Please see the "Find a Test Center" Section for more information. 


    How many times can I take the exam in order to pass? There are no limitations on the number of times a technician may take the NCATT AET Certification examination.


    What do I need to score in order to pass the AET certification exam? The minimum passing grade for the NCATT AET Certification examination is 70%.


    How often must I renew my AET certification? Passing grades will automatically trigger lifetime NCATT AET certification for the individual.


    What happens if I score below the passing grade? Scores lower than 70% will require the technician to re-test no sooner than 30 days.


    When I pass the AET how soon can I take an endorsement exam? You cannot take an endorsement exam until you have received your NCATT Id Number. This typically takes 4-6 weeks.

    Questions Concerning the Program

    If you have questions concerning the program, please contact:


    Carolyn Parise

    Certification Manager

    Phone: 321-730-1020