AMT – Aviation Maintenance Technology Instructor Qualifications

AMT Instructor Requirements:

  • Associate of Applied Science in Aviation Maintenance Technology or other related technical service field;† AND
  • Currently effective FAA Mechanic Certificate with both Airframe and Powerplant ratings;* AND
  • At least five years’ experience exercising the privileges of both the Airframe and Powerplant mechanic certificate ratings as indicated by 14 CFR Part 65.83.

“Related technical service fields” are those fields which specialize in complex mechanical, electrical, vehicular, or transportation systems. The appropriate Division Dean, in consultation with the AMT Faculty Department Chair, will make a recommendation to the appropriate DOI concerning the applicability of a particular “related field.”

*Part time Instructors: An AMT Instructor presenting a certificate with a single rating will be limited to teaching only the subject material related to that rating. The above AMT Instructor education and experience requirements still apply appropriately to the single rating.

Related Instruction:

The following list of AMT classes include embedded Related Instruction in Computation, Communications and Human Relations.

Communication: AMT 117, 121

Computation and Communication: AMT 102, 203

Computation and Human Relations: AMT 212

Communication and Human Relations: AMT 101, 105, 204

Computation, Communication, and Human Relations: AMT 106, 107, 115, 120, 208, 213

In order to teach these courses, instructor must have:

  • Math 60 or tested into higher than Math 60 (for Computation).
  • Writing 121 or Writing 227 OR demonstrated writing competency with a professional writing sample (for Communication).
  • Documented 2 years’ of supervisory work experience or served in a customer service/support/management position (for Human Relations).

Approved: March 6, 2019

AMT Instructor Qualifications Prior to March 2019


The AMT SAC also has responsibility for the UAS – Unoccupied Aerial Systems Instructor Qualifications.