TSA Requirements for Flight Training Applicants
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has issued regulations that require flight schools—including ATP—to verify students’ proof of U.S. citizenship, or ensure that TSA approval to train is received prior to beginning training (Flight or Simulator). To satisfy the requirements of this regulation:
- US Citizens
Must bring a valid, unexpired United States Passport to the ATP training center. Per the regulation, ATP is required to make a copy of each pilot’s Passport and store the copy for 5 years. This requirement has been placed on all Flight Schools. ATP stores this information electronically for maximum security.
If you do not have an unexpired US Passport, you may use an Original or Certified copy of your US Government issued Birth Certificate provided it meets acceptable criteria.
- Non-US Citizens
- Must comply with TSA requirements to include bringing a valid, unexpired passport and a Permanent Resident card or valid US Visa to the ATP Training Center. Contact ATP (1-904-595-7940 or internationally 001-904-595-7940) to obtain the latest prerequisites for your training program.
A U.S. Military ID does not constitute proof of U.S. Citizenship for the purposes of the TSA regulation. (Your training with ATP is not accomplished under a government contract.)
Do not bring a Birth Certificate as proof of U.S. Citizenship without first verifying that it meets all of the acceptable criteria.