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ATP CTPATP Certification Training Program

ATP is the nation's leader in ATP certification.

  • 30 Hours Ground School
  • 4 Hours Fixed-Base Training Device
  • 6 Hours Full-Motion Simulator
  • Add $200 for ATM Knowledge Prep & Test

The ATP CTP, located in Dallas Ft. Worth TX, provides the essential first step toward Airline Transport Pilot certification. Upon graduation from this program, applicants will gain eligibility for the ATP Multi-Engine (ATM) knowledge test, which you may take at select testing centers nationwide.

$4,895 / 7 Days

Full Financing Available + GI Bill® Eligible

It was a pleasure attending the ATP CTP course… The process was simple with everything, from signing up for the course, to scheduling and completing the written test.

Josh Galdes

ATP CTP Graduate

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ATP CTP ProgramFlight Training Overview

In preparation for the FAA’s highest certificate, training will cover aerodynamics, automation, adverse weather conditions, air carrier operations, transport airplane performance, professionalism, and leadership and development.

Full-Motion Flight Simulator

The training program will impart conceptual knowledge through academics and consolidate that knowledge through hands-on training in a fixed-based training device and full-motion flight simulator.

Qualify for ATM Knowledge Test

Your graduation certificate demonstrates that you have completed the training program required by §61.156, and will have met the prerequisite required by §61.35(a)(2) for the ATM knowledge test.

ATM Knowledge Test

The ATP CTP covers specific subjects required by regulation. The Airline Transport Pilot Multi-Engine (ATM) knowledge test questions are developed by the FAA separately from required ATP CTP course content. It’s important to understand that even though the ATP CTP is a prerequisite for the knowledge test, the ATP CTP is not designed to prepare you for the ATM knowledge test.

In order to ensure you pass and obtain a good score on the ATM knowledge test, we highly recommend that you use Sheppard Air’s Flight Test software for the ATM knowledge test before you attempt to take the ATM Knowledge Test. We recommend that you study the Sheppard Air software before arriving for the ATP CTP so you can take your knowledge test as soon as possible after completing the course.

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Program Details Comprehensive Training at a Fixed Cost

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Days 1-4

Ground School

Classroom instruction of 30 hours will include aerodynamics, high altitude operations, air carrier operations, weather phenomena and weather detection systems, leadership, professional development, crew resource management, and safety culture. Ground school start time is 0800.
Day 5


FTD training will include 4 hours of training in a fixed-base training device, with instruction on navigation, flight management systems, and automation.
Days 6-7


Simulator training includes a total of 6 hours in a full-motion simulator, with instruction on low energy states/stalls, upset recovery techniques, and adverse weather conditions. Airline training centers operate 24/7. Expect your simulator session to be scheduled any time of day or night, just like airline training.

Note: Add $200 for ATM Knowledge Prep & Test. You may register for and take the ATM Knowledge Test at any time after you receive your CTP Graduation Certificate. Before attempting the ATM knowledge test, you should be able to consistently receive a 90% on the Sheppard Air practice tests. Since individuals study at their own pace, we request that you schedule the ATM knowledge test whenever you are ready.

There is no time allotted in the CTP Training Course itinerary for administration of the Knowledge Test. If you feel you are prepared and would like to stay an extra day to take the ATM knowledge test, you may coordinate testing with the scheduler when you arrive for training.



Bridge the knowledge gap.

This program meets the requirements of FAR 61.156. It bridges the knowledge gap between a pilot who holds a commercial pilot certificate and a pilot operating in an air carrier environment. Successful completion of the ATP CTP will ensure an ATP applicant receives the baseline knowledge and experience to prepare them for the duties, responsibilities, and challenges of an air carrier environment.

Ground School

30 hours of classroom-style ground school includes four modules:

  1. Aerodynamics (8 hours)
  2. Meteorology (2 hours)
  3. Air Carrier Operations (14 hours)
  4. Leadership & CRM (6 hours)

FSTD Training

4 hours of fixed-base training device (FSTD) training will include:

  • Navigation and flight management systems
  • Automation including autoflight

Full Flight Simulator Training

6 hours of full flight simulator training will include:

  • Low energy states/stalls
  • Upset recovery techniques
  • Adverse weather conditions, including icing, thunderstorms, and crosswinds with gusts


ATP Jets requires a $495 non-refundable payment to reserve your class date. The remaining balance will be due at check-in.

Acceptable forms of payment are the following: American Express, MasterCard, Discover, Visa, cash, cashier’s check, money order, certified check, and traveler’s checks. These checks must be made out to “ATP Jets”.



Training facilities for the ATP CTP are located near Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) at ATP Jets training center.

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Schedule your class date by calling 904-595-7995. ATP Jets requires a $495 non-refundable payment to reserve your class date. The remaining balance will be due at check-in.

Classes Start Every Wednesday & Friday

Start Time

Check In time is 0730.

Ground school start time is 0800.

Airline training centers operate 24/7. Expect your simulator session to be scheduled any time of day or night, just like airline training.



To be eligible for this program you must:

  • Hold a Private or Commercial Pilot Certificate
  • Hold an Airplane Multiengine Land Rating
  • Hold an Instrument Airplane Rating
  • Read, speak, write, and understand the English language
  • Be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident
Required Items

Required Items

You must bring the following items for your training program:

  • Identification
      U.S. Citizens:
    • Un-expired, Valid US Passport (Blue), OR
    • Original or Certified Copy of Government-Issued Birth Certificate and a valid government-issued photo ID
      (Birth certificate must meet acceptable criteria.)
  • All Pilot Certificates
  • If you intend to apply for the GI Bill® to help pay for this program (available in Dallas only), you must also bring the following required enrollment documentation:
    • Certificate of eligibility
    • Photocopy of Joint Services Transcript (or USAF transcripts)
    • First Class FAA Medical dated within the last 6 months
  • Web-enabled Mobile Device (iOS/Android phone/tablet)
Note: If you do not bring the required GI Bill® documents, you will not be eligible for GI Bill® reimbursement.

Dress Code

You will be training at airline training centers that have strict dress codes. The dress code for all training is business casual. Wear a collared shirt, long pants and business shoes. Military flight suits, shorts, jeans, t-shirts, tennis shoes and open-toed shoes are not acceptable.

Financing Options Available

Lenders offer their best loan products to ATP students.

Sallie Mae and Wells Fargo both offer student loans to ATP Type Rating, ATP CTP and Aircraft Dispatcher applicants. Only ATP can get you access to student loans like these.

Loan amounts may include the cost of the program and living expenses incurred during training. Apply now with no obligation to start training or accept an offer.

GI Bill® Eligible

This program is approved to train veterans under the GI Bill. Please call (904) 595-7995 for details.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at

ATM Knowledge Test Locations

Take the ATM knowledge test at ATP training centers nationwide.

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Envoy Air pilot and ATP CTP graduate Swayne shares his experience training at ATP Jets.

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Mark Myers (left) is an active duty USAF KC-135 pilot, who will be retiring from the Air Force soon and returning to American Airlines, where he was previously an MD-80 First Officer. Robert Terry III (right) is a new-hire at GoJet Airlines.

“Great program! I really got a lot out of the curriculum as it bridges the gap between General Aviation and Part 121 Air Carrier Operations. Highly professional instructors!”

Dwayne VanMeerten

ATP CTP Graduate

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Note: FAR Part 142 Programs provided under ATP Jet Simulation, Inc.

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