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Aircraft Dispatcher Certification*

Certification Requirements

The Aircraft Dispatcher Certification program is available at the Prescott Campus. Dispatcher preparation is based on the successful completion of the following courses and the applicable prerequisites.

AS 221Instrument Pilot Operations3
AS 309Aerodynamics3
AS 310Aircraft Performance3
AS 350Domestic and International Navigation3
AS 410Airline Dispatch Operations3
AT 200Air Traffic Basics I3
WX 201Survey of Meteorology3
WX 301Aviation Weather3
Total Credits24

AS 410 serves as the capstone course for the Aircraft Dispatcher Certification Program.

Embry-Riddle occasionally changes a course number designator or nomenclature without materially affecting course content. In these cases, the program evaluator will substitute the equivalent course for those above.

For those students who possess a Private or Commercial Pilot Certificate with Instrument Rating, this training and experience may be used as an equivalent for AS 221, AT 200, or both, and constitutes a minimum of 70 hours of experience.

*This program is offered within the academic programs at ERAU and not as separate training. Qualification for FAA testing normally requires a minimum of six semesters of instruction. To complete the Aircraft Dispatcher Certification program, the student must earn a “C” grade or higher in all required courses. For more information, contact the Dispatch Program Manager in the Aeronautical Science Department.