Why should I become Certified?
CCAA certification is documented proof that you have met nationally recognized standards in a specific occupation. Employers, education institutions, and industry workers everywhere instantly recognize a CCAA-certified individual to be a highly skilled and qualified worker who can demonstrate exceptional knowledge and competence on the job.
Being CCAA-certified adds to your professional credentials, giving you a marked advantage in the competitive job market. CCAA certification is accepted nationally as a proven benchmark of quality because its certification standards demand the highest degree of professional competence in the industry today.
Where to get CCAA training
There are a wide variety of training programs, certifications, diplomas, and degrees that are specific to the aviation and aerospace industry including training for maintenance, manufacturing, flight, airport operations and engineering. Skills learned are often transferable from one occupation to another within the industry, and to other industries.
CCAA Accreditation is the recognition by CCAA that a training organization meets the developed standards for the delivery of a particular CCAA training program. CCAA Accreditation may apply to both training institutions and companies looking to accredit a training program. The Accreditation process ensures that a training institution or company meets or exceeds the standards in terms of content, administration, resources, faculty and facilities. Look for colleges and training organizations that offer such accreditation as proof that your training meets the national standard.
For a list of Accredited Training locations, check here: CCAA Accredited Training Locations for Your Career in Aviation and Aerospace
In the aviation maintenance industry, Transport Canada provides licensing for three categories of aircraft maintenance engineer (AME). The AME licence is granted to Aircraft Maintenance Technicians, Aircraft Structures Technicians, and Avionics Maintenance Technicians who pass the pre- requisites and rigorous standard testing by Transport Canada in their given specialty.
Licensed engineers are authorized to sign maintenance releases and can certify air-worthiness of aircraft, engines, or system components as identified in the licence category.
To learn more about how to become a licensed AME and Transport Canada Regulations, check here: AME Licensing and Training
Good luck to everyone who decides to launch their career in the exciting sector of Aviation and Aerospace.