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How many college credits is it worth?
The most current University review identified up to 60 credit(s) in course equivalencies at Thomas Edison State University for successfully completing the Control Tower Operator (CTO) certification or Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Credential with Tower Rating. 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)
|Effective Dates||For Staff Use|
|Federal Air Regulations||3||ATC-203||2/2011-11/2019||FAA.ATC|
|Radar Operations Fundamentals||3||ATC-231||2/2011-11/2019||FAA.ATC|
|Intro to Computing in Aviation||3||ATC-251||2/2011-11/2019||FAA.ATC|
|Flight Assistance Service||3||ATC-311||2/2011-11/2019||FAA.ATC|
|Airport Traffic Control||3||ATC-312||2/2011-11/2019||FAA.ATC|
|Enroute Traffic Control||3||ATC-313||2/2011-11/2019||FAA.ATC|
|Facilities Operation & Mgmt||3||ATC-314||2/2011-11/2019||FAA.ATC|
|Air Navigation Aids||3||ATC-331||2/2011-11/2019||FAA.ATC|
|Pilot Weather Briefing||3||ATC-341||2/2011-11/2019||FAA.ATC|
|Air Traffic Control Computing System||3||ATC-351||2/2011-11/2019||FAA.ATC|
|Fundamentals of Speech||3||COM-108||2/2011-11/2019||FAA.ATC|
|Introduction to Meteorology||3||EAS-131||2/2011-11/2019||FAA.ATC|
Note: Eligibility for credit is determined by the date your CTO was first issued by the FAA. Students may be awarded CTO credit based on the attainment of an FAA Credential with Tower Rating instead of the CTO. Students will NOT be awarded CTO credit based on the attainment of the DoD-issued Air Traffic Control Specialist (ATCS).
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
In order to receive credit for your CTO certification, 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.
In order to receive CTO credit using an FAA Credential with Tower Rating, please:
1. Download this form letter and follow the instructions at the top.
2. The FAA's AOV will then send an Official College Credit Letter to Thomas Edison State University which includes the information the University requires to award credit.
NOTE: The FAA Credential with Tower Rating is verified by a different office than other FAA certifications. You must submit a separate request with different instructions (see CTO above) for all other FAA certifications.
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 email@example.com and include the following: