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ASTM NCATT Certifications

ASTM NCATT Certification Information
Background
    • In 2014, ASTM International absorbed the aviation technician certification products that the National Center for Aerospace and Transportation Technologies developed with multiple ATE project grants.
    • ASTM F46 committee (Aerospace Personnel) assumed oversight for NCATT programs
    • In May 2017 an agreement was formalized by ASTM and SpaceTEC Partners, Inc. for SPI to become the administrator for all ASTM-NCATT written exams in addition to its other job-oriented knowledge and practical-skill certification examinations.  SPI also processes applications from schools and industry training providers for ASTM-NCATT Training Provider accreditation
Exams Offered

Aircraft Electronics Technician (AET)

  • Practical Skills Certificates are offered in conjunction with the AET exam.  Go to this link to learn more about them.
  • Note:  This standard has been updated.  Please go to this link to read more about it.

AET Endorsements:

  • Autonomous Navigation Systems (ANS)
  • Dependent Navigation Systems (DNS)
  • Onboard Communications and Safety Systems (OCS)
  • Radio Communication Systems (RCS)

Note: Candidate must successfully pass the AET before being eligible to take endorsements

Other ASTM NCATT exams:

  • Foreign Object Elimination (FOE)
  • Aerospace Aircraft Assembly (AAA)
  • Unmanned Aircraft System Maintenance (UAS)

Other ASTM exams:

  • Business Aviation Cabin Crew – more information coming soon
Exam Fees

For information on ASTM NCATT exam fees, click here.

Testing Center Locations

This map identifies where ASTM NCATT exams can be taken through Credential Testing Services.  If there is not a location near you, please contact CTS staff to find out how to take an exam in your area.

To become a SpaceTEC Partners, Inc testing center, contact CTS staff.  By becoming a SPI Testing Center, you will be able to administer ASTM NCATT exams at your school or facility, if approved.

Training Providers

ASTM NCATT Approved Training Providers are school houses/training centers that are in a fixed location and offer training programs that meet and/or exceed the ASTM NCATT standards.  These providers have demonstrated a commitment to quality and must apply for approval and undergo an in-depth curriculum, facilities, and faculty evaluation in order to be considered an Approved Training Provider.

There is a $750.00 application fee to become an ASTM NCATT Approved Training Provider.

Approved Training Providers curriculum must be reviewed through a new application every 2 years.  The renewal application fee is $250.00.

If you are interested in becoming an ASTM NCATT Approved Training Provider, please contact CTS staff.

For more information about these certifications, contact CTS staff.

 

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