Link TSA Candidate Portal
TSA has issued Title 49 of the United States Code of Federal Regulations Part 1552 that prohibits a flight school from providing flight training in an aircraft or aircraft simulator to non US Citizens unless the flight school or the candidate submits certain information to TSA. TSA will then determine that the candidate is not a threat to aviation or national security.
Under this Rule, there are four categories of candidates:
Category 1 is for pilots who do not have a heavy type rating (over 12,500 lbs.) on their FAA or foreign airman certificate. Initial Type Rating TSA Approval Process
Category 2 is for pilots who do have a heavy type rating (over 12,500 lbs.) on their FAA or foreign airman certificate, but are training in an aircraft they are not currently qualified in. Initial Type Rating TSA Approval Process
Category 3 is for pilots training in any aircraft with a MTOW of 12,500 lbs. or less. (Note: in many cases Category 3 is waived and no TSA application is required. Check with your learning center).
Category 4 is for pilots who are training in aircraft they are already qualified in, for example recurrent training. No fingerprints are required. Recurrent TSA Approval Process
Flight Training International is here to help call for free assistance in the creation of your online TSA account. The account can be difficult to create properly and errors could result in a delay in TSA approval. Highly recommended that you contact us today TSA Assist Team to review your online TSA account information.
If you want an FAA certificate at the end of training, you will need a letter from the FAA verifying your foreign certificate. We would need a letter of authenticity from the FAA to validate your foreign license prior to training. This process takes 45 – 90 days to complete, so the sooner you get this filled out and faxed back to the FAA, the better. The link is below:
On this application under #11, enter this information (no matter where you train):
Joe Knight, TCPM
26805 E. 68th Ave., Suite #200
Denver, CO 80249