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The Office for Assessment of Professional and Workplace Learning

Here's your roadmap to finishing your University degree faster with APR credits from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Mechanical certification: Airframe & Powerplant ratings (A&P).

How many college credits is it worth?

The most current University review identified up to 57 credit(s) in course equivalencies at Thomas Edison State University for successfully completing the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Mechanical certification: Airframe & Powerplant ratings (A&P). A student's credit eligibility is determined according to the submission of appropriate documentation as well as the documented date of successful certification completion. If you completed your certification outside the effective dates listed in the following table, check the notes below the table for any reference to an earlier University review.

The certification components have been divided into the following courses:
(TIP: Hover over each column heading for a description)

Mechanical: Airframe & Powerplant ratings (A&P) Credits TESU Course
Effective Dates For Staff Use
General Aeronautics3AVM-1014/2014-11/2019 FAA.A&P
Airframe Systems, Basic2AVM-2114/2014-11/2019 FAA.A&P
Flight Line Maintenance4AVM-2124/2014-11/2019 FAA.A&P
Airframe Systems, Advanced4AVM-3114/2014-11/2019 FAA.A&P
Metallic Structures4AVM-3124/2014-11/2019 FAA.A&P
Nonmetallic Structures4AVM-3134/2014-11/2019 FAA.A&P
Engineering Drawing I2GRA-1014/2014-11/2019 FAA.A&P
Machine Tools Lab4MET-1214/2014-11/2019 FAA.A&P
Welding Technology I2TEC-1314/2014-11/2019 FAA.A&P
Federal Aviation Regulations2AVM-2014/2014-11/2019 FAA.A&P
Review1AVM-2024/2014-11/2019 FAA.A&P
Propellers and Trouble Analysis3AVM-2214/2014-11/2019 FAA.A&P
Instruments and Avionics4AVM-2784/2014-11/2019 FAA.A&P
Powerplants, Gas Turbine3AVM-3214/2014-11/2019 FAA.A&P
Powerplants, Piston4AVM-3224/2014-11/2019 FAA.A&P
Powerplant Accessories4AVM-3234/2014-11/2019 FAA.A&P
Aircraft Electrical Systems4AVM-3304/2014-11/2019 FAA.A&P
DC Circuits3ELE-2114/2014-11/2019 FAA.A&P

Note: Eligibility for credit is determined by the date the highest level certification was issued by the FAA within each type certification. If you completed a certification prior to the effective dates listed in the table above, please contact us about your eligibility for credit from a prior University review.

Note: Students may apply these APR credits at Thomas Edison State University to any part of a degree program, including the area of study, as long as they are appropriate and do not exceed the limitation of transferable credits from any one source. Degree programs related to your APR credits are listed next under “What can I study?”

What can I study? top of page


How do I get started? top of page

  • Submit documentation of successful completion

    In order to receive credit for your FAA certification(s), please:
    1. Download and personalize this form letter (personalize information in red ).
    2. Multiple certifications may be submitted, so be sure to check ALL certifications you have earned.
    3. Send your personalized letter to the FAA at the address in the letter.
    4. The FAA will then send an Official College Credit Letter to Thomas Edison State University which includes the information the University requires to award credit.


Can I transfer APR credit to another institution? top of page

If you are seeking to transfer the APR credits to another college, the decision whether or not to accept these credits in transfer rests with that college. It is the student's responsibility to ensure that the receiving institution's academic policy will allow transfer of each credit. Thomas Edison State University offers a non-degree service called Individual Learning Account that may be helpful.

If you would like to request a copy of the APR report for a particular organization or credential, please email your request to and include the following:

  • Your name
  • Your phone number
  • Your complete mailing address
  • Name of Reviewed Organization or Credential
  • Date you completed course(s), program, or credential

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