How do I become an Aircraft Dispatcher?

  • The FAA requires 200 contact hours of instruction and the receipt of a graduation certificate from an FAA certificated school under Part 65 of the Federal Aviation Regulations.
  • Kent State University has a Part 65 certified school housed in the College of Aeronautics and Engineering, Division of Aeronautics.
  • Applicants must be 21 yrs. of age by the completion of training to sit for the FAA ADX written exam and the FAA administered practical exam.
  • You must also be legally able to attend school in the United States, be English proficient per requirements in FAA Advisory Circular AC 60-28B, and pass all exams in the course(s) with at least a 70% score.
  • Issuance of a graduation certificate is at the sole discretion of the Chief Dispatcher.