Aircraft Electronics Technician (AET)
NCATT, along with their industry partners, has developed the Aircraft
Technician (AET) Standard and Certification and its corresponding
endorsements to address the Aircraft Electronics/Avionics career filed. The AET is the
primary certification and is required for all endorsements in the career field.
The AET certification identifies the core knowledge of an Aircraft Electronics/Avionics
technician that is common across the industry. This includes the military, air carrier,
air cargo, repair stations, fixed-based operators, corporate flight departments,
Please use this Self Evaluation to identify the areas with in the AET Standard that you may need to review prior to taking the exam.
Available study, instructional, or informational resources can be found on the NCATT Resource page.
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
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? See the Testing Center information for up to date ifnormation.
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.