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) Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) certification.

How many college credits is it worth?

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The most current University review identified up to 35 credit(s) in course equivalencies at Thomas Edison State University for successfully completing the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) certification. 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)

ATP: Airplane/Helicopter Rating Credits TESU Course
Effective Dates For Staff Use
Private Pilot Ground6AVF-1117/2014-11/2019 FAA.ATP.AH
Private Pilot Airplane Flight3AVF-1217/2014-11/2019 FAA.ATP.AH
Commercial Pilot Ground B4AVF-2127/2014-11/2019 FAA.ATP.AH
Instrument Pilot Ground4AVF-2137/2014-11/2019 FAA.ATP.AH
Commercial Pilot Air Flight A4AVF-2217/2014-11/2019 FAA.ATP.AH
Instrument Pilot Air Flight4AVF-2257/2014-11/2019 FAA.ATP.AH
Airline Transport Pilot Ground4AVF-4117/2014-11/2019 FAA.ATP.AH
ATP Air Flight6AVF-4217/2014-11/2019 FAA.ATP.AH
Restricted ATP Credits TESU Course
Effective Dates For Staff Use
Private Pilot Ground6AVF-1117/2014-11/2019 FAA.ATPRST
Private Pilot Airplane Flight3AVF-1217/2014-11/2019 FAA.ATPRST
Commercial Pilot Ground B4AVF-2127/2014-11/2019 FAA.ATPRST
Instrument Pilot Ground4AVF-2137/2014-11/2019 FAA.ATPRST
Commercial Pilot Air Flight A4AVF-2217/2014-11/2019 FAA.ATPRST
Instrument Pilot Air Flight4AVF-2257/2014-11/2019 FAA.ATPRST
Airline Transport Pilot Ground4AVF-4117/2014-11/2019 FAA.ATPRST
ATP Air Flight6AVF-4217/2014-11/2019 FAA.ATPRST

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?

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How do I get started?

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  • 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?

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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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