Aviation Maintenance Technicians (AMTs), formerly referred to as A&P Mechanics, play a vital role in the aviation industry. In fact, every aircraft flying today must regularly be serviced and inspected by an FAA certified AMT.

While numerous AMTs work for airlines keeping large aircraft running smoothly and on time, there are many other opportunities for AMTs including those in General Aviation and who work for the military.

To learn what is required, how you can get started, and see which Gleim products can help you become an AMT, click on the AMT tabs above.
AMT Test Prep Software Download
AMT Test Prep Software Download
  • Includes study material for all three tests (Airframe, General, Powerplant)
  • Emulates testing center environment giving student confidence
  • Unlimited practice exams
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AMT Test Prep Online
AMT Test Prep Online
  • Guided, online course great for individual study
  • Prepare for each study unit using audiovisual presentations
  • Review the material at any time with easy-to-use, printable study outlines
Price:
$119.95
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WHY BECOME AN AVIATION MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN?


When most people think of careers in aviation, they think of one group - pilots. Many forget about the highly valued mechanics who keep aircraft in good working order. With well over 18 million flights in the United States per year, there is a demand for skilled mechanics to keep aircraft flying safely.

As an Aviation Maintenance Technician, or AMT, you will repair and maintain aircraft and their engines. From re-covering legacy aircraft to refitting the largest passenger jets, you will work with the newest technology in an exciting, fast-paced industry.

Becoming an AMT is not too difficult, time consuming, or expensive. Make use of Gleim to learn more about how you can become an AMT and start on your way to a rewarding career.




WHAT ARE THE TRAINING REQUIREMENTS TO BECOME AN FAA CERTIFIED AVIATION MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN?

There are two requirements that need to be met: basic and experience.

Basic - Be at least 18 years of age and have the ability to read, write, and speak English.

Experience - There are three ways to achieve the FAA required experience. You can work at a FAA Repair Station and gain experience by working under the direct supervision of a FAA licensed mechanic for 18 months for each certificate (Airframe or Powerplant), or 30 months for both. This standard is also the same for using military service to meet this requirement.

The most common way to become an AMT is to attend an Aviation Maintenance Technician School (AMTS). Training at these schools lasts between 12 and 24 months. When you graduate, you will be qualified to take the FAA exams.

WHAT TESTS ARE REQUIRED TO BECOME AN FAA CERTIFIED AVIATION MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN?

There are three tests required to become an AMT: an oral exam, a practical test, and a computerized knowledge test. The oral and practical tests cover 52 technical subjects and generally take about 12-16 hours to complete.

To successfully pass the knowledge test for all sections (Airframe, Powerplant, and General), use the Gleim Aviation Maintenance Technician Test Prep material. All courses have study outlines and practice tests covering the actual FAA test questions.

NOTE: Completion of the Gleim course alone does not authorize you to take the FAA AMT knowledge tests. You must either meet the civilian or military experience requirements and receive a test authorization from an Aviation Safety Inspector at your local FSDO or be authorized to test through an FAA-approved Part 147 AMT school.
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AMT Test Prep Online Set
  • Guided, online course great for individual study
  • Prepare for each study unit using the audiovisual presentations
  • All known FAA questions included
  • Review material at any time with easy-to-use, printable study outlines
Price for Set: $119.95
AMT Test Prep Online - Airframe $39.95
AMT Test Prep Online - General $39.95
AMT Test Prep Online - Powerplant $40.05
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Gleim AMT Test Prep Software Download Set
  • Full-featured test generation utility for instructors
  • Pass your exams quicker with unlimited practice sessions
  • Gain confidence using test center emulations
  • Review material at any time with easy-to-use, printable study outlines
Price for Set: $149.95
Gleim AMT Test Prep Software Download - Airframe $59.95
Gleim AMT Test Prep Software Download - General $59.95
Gleim AMT Test Prep Software Download - Powerplant $59.95
AMT Test Prep Software AMT Test Prep Software
  • Full-featured test generation utility for instructors
  • Pass your exams quicker with unlimited practice sessions
  • Gain confidence using test center emulations
  • Review material at any time with easy-to-use, printable study outlines
 
$149.95
AMT Test Prep Online AMT Test Prep Online
  • Guided, online course great for individual study
  • Prepare for each study unit using the audiovisual presentations
  • All known FAA questions included
  • Review material at any time with easy-to-use, printable study outlines
 
$119.95
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