FAA Dispatcher Certification


    Start earning your FAA Dispatcher Certificate online.

    Our FAA-approved FAR Part 65 aircraft dispatcher certification course is designed to help flight operations enhance their knowledge base, safety, and efficiency—as well as help individuals achieve a personal career goals of becoming an FAA-certified dispatcher.

    You’ll complete most of your coursework online, and finish up at our Headquarters in Houston, where you’ll test with the FAA.

    More about our program

    • Schedulers, dispatchers, and charter coordinators – Obtain an FAA aircraft dispatcher license to start a career or enhance your career opportunities with a private Part 91, charter Part 135, or scheduled airline Part 121/125 operation.
    • Pilots – Prepare for a career transition into a flight-operations-management position or increase your backup career opportunities.
    • Other aviation professionals – Improve your ability to communicate with and understand the needs of the flight operations you serve by learning how operations function through the eyes of the dispatch profession.

    Although FAA dispatcher certification is not required for most business aviation operations, many choose certification because it:

    • Accelerates and expands scheduler professional development
    • Helps schedulers better identify and avoid potential hazards
    • Incorporates into an operation’s SMS
    • Improves communication and efficiency with flight crews

    This course prepares students to understand all subject matter pertinent to becoming an aircraft dispatcher and guides you through the whole process of getting your license, including registration for the FAA written exam and the FAA practical (verbal) exam with the FAA examiner.

    Your curriculum will include:

    • Regulatory Requirements
      • 14 CFR Part 65 Subpart C
      • 14 CFR Parts 1, 61 and 71
      • 14 CFR Part 91
      • 14 CFR Parts 25, 110 and 119
      • 14 CFR Part 121
      • 14 CFR Part 139
      • 49 CFR Part 830 (NTSB)
      • 49 CFR Part 175 (Hazardous Materials)
      • 49 CFR Part 1544 (Civil Aviation Security)
    • Meteorology Knowledge
      • Basic Weather Studies/Theory
      • Weather Observations, Analysis and Forecasting
      • Weather Related Aircraft Hazards
    • Navigation and Aircraft Navigation Systems
      • Navigational Charts
      • Chart Reading, Applications, and Use
      • National Airspace Plan
      • Aircraft Navigation Systems
      • Airborne Navigation Systems
      • Instrument Approach Procedures
      • Special Navigation and Operations
    • Air Traffic Control Procedures
      • Air Traffic Control Responsibilities
      • Air Traffic Control Facilities and Equipment
      • Airspace Classification and Route Structure
      • Flight Plans
      • ATC Separation Minimums
      • Air Traffic Control Priority Handling
      • Air Traffic Control Holding Procedures
      • Air Traffic Control Traffic Management
    • Communications Procedures and Requirements
      • Regulatory Requirements
      • Communication Protocol
      • Voice and Data Communications
      • Notices to Airmen (NOTAMs)
      • Aeronautical Publications
      • Abnormal Communication Procedures
    • Emergency and Abnormal Procedures
      • Security Measures
      • Declaring an Emergency
      • Reporting Requirements
    • Aircraft Systems, Performance, and Limitations
      • Aircraft Performance
      • Aircraft Flight Manual
      • Aircraft Systems Overview
    • Practical Dispatch Applications
      • Human Factors
      • Applied Dispatching

    Online, followed by two weeks of classroom time

    You will complete over half of the coursework online over a four-month (17 week) period. Once you complete the online requirements, you will spend two weeks at our training facility in Houston to complete the practical portion of your training and take both the written and practical FAA exams. (We recommend that all students complete the two-week on-site course as soon as possible – no later than 2-3 months after completing the online modules. This program can provide non-U.S. nationals the opportunity to complete FAA licensing.)

    • Program fee: $3200 (Will increase to $3695 on July 1, 2016)
    • FAA ADX Airman Knowledge Test: $150 – $165
    • FAA practical exam: $400
    • M-1 visa fee: $200 (non-U.S. nationals only)

    There are no experience-based prerequisites for taking this course. Students must be able to read, write, speak and understand English, have a high school diploma or GED, and have a government-issued identification showing they are at least 21 years old (students must be at least 23 years old to take the practical portion of the FAA certification exam).

    Maximum student to instructor ratio for classes held in Houston, Texas is 10:1.

    Classes and Registration

    Register for any of these upcoming two-week classes in Houston. You’ll need at least four months to complete your online coursework in advance.

    Sep. 12 – 28, 2016
    Oct. 10 – 26, 2016
    Feb. 13 – 28, 2017
    May 1 – 16, 2017
    Aug. 7 – 22, 2017
    Oct. 23 – Nov. 7, 2017

    Contact Information

    If you have questions, please contact us:

    Phone: +1 (713) 378-8129

    Email: FAADispatchCourse@univ-wea.com

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