Basic Training – Approved/Acceptable Training Organizations (Currently Active)

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

The Training Organizations listed herein are either approved or acceptable by Transport Canada (TC). Approved Training Organizations (ATO) are approved in accordance with Division II of Subpart 403 of the Canadian Aviation Regulations and the courses offered are issued a TC approval number and experience and/or knowledge credit, if applicable.

Training Organizations listed herein which are not approved are recognized as acceptable in accordance with the alternative training requirement of paragraph 566.07(2) of the Airworthiness Manual (AWM) with no knowledge or experience credit. Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME) applicants graduating from these types of courses must successfully complete the applicable technical examinations as part of obtaining a Canadian AME licence.

Please be advised that the Approved Training Organization (ATO) List - Basic Training (Non-Active) webpage has been removed. If information is required pertaining to previously approved ATOs and Basic Training, please contact the nearest Transport Canada Centre/Office.

The following third party developed course curriculums by the Canadian Council for Aviation and Aerospace (CCAA) are currently recognized as meeting the intent of the Standard 566 Appendix C:

  • Aircraft Maintenance Technician* (C08-1011EM1 – January 2005);
  • Avionics Maintenance Technician* (C09-1011E – January 2005); and
  • Aircraft Structures Technician* (C01-3009EM1 – January 2005).

* The recognition of these courses are only applicable when delivered by an ATO.

Applicable Credit:

Credit expressed in months for a particular course is applied to the total aviation experience only towards obtaining an AME licence with a rating. To receive credit, you must be a graduate from the ATO course that offers this credit. Please refer to Airworthiness Manual Chapter 566 Appendix A for information on the experience required for each rating.

Credit expressed as knowledge for a particular course is applied to the TC technical examinations only towards obtaining an AME licence with a rating. To receive credit, you must be a graduate from the ATO course that offers this credit. This credit is not applicable towards the regulatory examination. Please refer to Airworthiness Manual Chapter 566 Appendix A for information on the knowledge required for each rating.

ATO

Effective Date

Facility Location

TC Approval Number

Course Title

Applicable Credit

Notes

Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology

Approved April 2015

Ottawa, ON

2015-04-4199

Aviation Technician – Aircraft Maintenance Technician

18 months experience & knowledge

N/A

British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT)

Approved September 2001

Richmond, BC

2001-09-7000

Aircraft Maintenance – Basic M

18 months experience & knowledge

N/A

British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT)

Approved September 2001

Richmond, BC

2001-09-7001

Aircraft Maintenance – Basic E

18 months experience & knowledge

N/A

British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT)

Approved September 2001

Sea Island Campus, Richmond BC

2001-09-7002

Aircraft Maintenance – Basic S

10 months experience & knowledge

Program is approved for Sea Island Campus (Richmond, BC) only.

Canadore College of Applied Arts and Technology

Approved May 2013

North Bay ON

2013-05-4175

Aviation Technician - Aircraft Maintenance

18 months experience & knowledge

N/A

Canadore College of Applied Arts and Technology

Approved May 2013

North Bay ON

2013-05-4176

Aviation Technician - Avionics Maintenance

18 months experience & knowledge

N/A

Canadore College of Applied Arts and Technology

Approved May 2013

North Bay ON

2013-05-4177

Aviation Technology - Aircraft Maintenance and Avionics

24 months experience & knowledge

N/A

Canadore College of Applied Arts and Technology

Approved May 2013

North Bay ON

2013-05-4178

Aviation Technology - Aircraft Maintenance and Structural Repair

24 months experience & knowledge

N/A

Canadore College of Applied Arts and Technology

Approved June 2018

North Bay ON

2018-06-4257

Aircraft Structural Repair Technician - Manufacturing and Inspection Program

14 months experience & knowledge

N/A

Canadore College of Applied Arts and Technology

Approved September 2001

North Bay ON

2001-09-7012

Aircraft Structural Repair

10 months experience & knowledge

N/A

Centennial College of Applied Arts and Technology

May 2018

Downsview, ON

2019-01-4256

Aircraft Maintenance Technician

18 months experience & knowledge

  • The Centennial College Diploma (issued without the TC approval number) is issued once the student successfully completes the program. This identifies that the student has met the Basic Structured Training requirement without accreditation.
  • The Letter of Accreditation issued by the Aerospace dept. contains the TC approval number and identifies that the student has met all requirements for accreditation.
  • Previous approval number 2001-09-7003 will no longer be issued as of June 2021 but is still valid including the applicable 18 months experience and knowledge credit.

 

Centennial College of Applied Arts and Technology

May 2018

Downsview, ON

2019-01-4257

Avionics Program

18 months experience & knowledge

  • The Centennial College Diploma (issued without the TC approval number) is issued once the student successfully completes the program. This identifies that the student has met the Basic Structured Training requirement without accreditation.
  • The Letter of Accreditation issued by the Aerospace dept. contains the TC approval number and identifies that the student has met all requirements for accreditation.
  • Previous approval number 2001-09-7004 will no longer be issued as of June 2021 but is still valid including the applicable 18 months experience and knowledge credit.

 

College of the North Atlantic (CNA) (*formerly CNCC)

Approved September 2001

Gander NL

2001-09-7005

Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Technology (M & E)

21 months experience & knowledge

Same approval number issued for M & E programs - credit is only applied to either M or E rating at time of initial licence application - not both.

College of the North Atlantic (CNA) (*formerly CNCC)

Approved September 2001

Gander NL

2001-09-7006

Aircraft Structural Repair

10 months experience & knowledge

N/A

Confederation College of Applied Arts and Technology

Approved December 2001

Thunder Bay ON

2001-12-7021

Aviation Technician - Aircraft Maintenance Program

18 months experience & knowledge

N/A

Fanshawe College of Applied Arts and Technology

Approved August 30, 2011

London, ON

TC-2011-08-4128

Aviation Technician – Avionics Maintenance

18 months experience & knowledge

2010 training hours

Fanshawe College of Applied Arts and Technology

Approved August 14, 2013

London, ON

2013-08-4174

Aviation Technician - Aircraft Maintenance

18 months experience & knowledge

2040 training hours

International Career School (ICS) Canada

December 2006

Montreal QC

N/A

Aircraft Mechanics

N/A

This course is recognized as acceptable to meet the alternative training requirement for the M1 or M2 rated Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Licence.

Kelowna Flightcraft Ltd. (KFL)

Approved May 2002

Kelowna BC

2002-05-7026

Aircraft Structural Repair Technician

12 months experience & knowledge

N/A

L'École Nationale d'Aérotechnique du Collège Édouard-Montpetit (ÉNA)

Approved August 2008

St-Hubert QC

2009-05-5141

Technique d'avionique certificat de conformité (DEC 280.D0)

19 months experience & knowledge

1920 hours

L'École Nationale d'Aérotechnique du Collège Édouard-Montpetit (ÉNA)

Approved July 2007

St. Hubert QC

2007-08-5118

TECHNIQUES DE MAINTENANCE D'AÉRONEFS (DEC 280.C0)

19 months experience & knowledge

3 year program. (1980 Hours)

L'École Nationale d'Aérotechnique du Collège Édouard-Montpetit (ÉNA)

October 2004

St. Hubert QC

N/A

Technique en réparation de structures d'aéronefs - EMAM (999.38)

N/A

Basic training only.

L'École Nationale d'Aérotechnique du Collège Édouard-Montpetit (ÉNA)

May 2009

St. Hubert, QC

N/A

Éléments Avionique (EWA02)

N/A

Basic training only.

L'École Nationale d'Aérotechnique du Collège Édouard-Montpetit (ÉNA)

June 2012

St. Hubert, QC

N/A

Éléments de réparation de Structures d’Aéronefs (280.C0)

N/A

Basic training only.

L'École Nationale d'Aérotechnique du Collège Édouard-Montpetit (ÉNA)

November 2012

St. Hubert, QC

N/A

Éléments de réparation de structures d’aéronefs et d’éléments de maintenance d’aéronefs (EWA.0X)

N/A

Basic training only.

L'École Nationale d'Aérotechnique du Collège Édouard-Montpetit (ÉNA)

October 2004

St. Hubert QC

N/A

Technique en réparation de structures d'aéronefs - profile 280-B0 (999.40)

N/A

Basic training only.

L'École Nationale d'Aérotechnique du Collège Édouard-Montpetit (ÉNA)

January 2010

St. Hubert, QC

N/A

Aircraft Maintenance (999.49)

N/A

Basic training only.

L'École Nationale d'Aérotechnique du Collège Édouard-Montpetit (ÉNA)

December 2004

St. Hubert QC

N/A

Élément de maintenance d'aéronefs - profile Bombardier (999.43)

N/A

Basic training only.

L'École Nationale d'Aérotechnique du Collège Édouard-Montpetit (ÉNA)

December 2004

St. Hubert QC

N/A

Élément de réparation de structures d'aéronefs - profile CCEA (999.44)

N/A

Basic training only.

L'École Nationale d'Aérotechnique du Collège Édouard-Montpetit (ÉNA)

Approved January 2002

St. Hubert QC

2002-01-7022

Programme d'entretien en avionique (DEC 280.04) Avionics Maintenance

19 months experience & knowledge

3 year program.

L'École Nationale d'Aérotechnique du Collège Édouard-Montpetit (ÉNA)

Approved January 2002

St. Hubert QC

2002-01-7023

Technicien d'entretien d'aéronefs (DEC 280.03) Aircraft Maintenance

19 months experience & knowledge

3 year program.

L'École Nationale d'Aérotechnique du Collège Édouard-Montpetit (ÉNA)

Approved June 2002

St. Hubert QC

2002-06-5003

Technique en réparation de structures d'aéronefs (999.36)

12 months experience & knowledge

Aircraft Structures course approval.

L'École Nationale d'Aérotechnique du Collège Édouard-Montpetit (ÉNA)

Approved January 2002

St. Hubert QC

2002-01-7024

Technicien d'entretien d'aéronefs - formation continue (AEC 903.45) Aircraft Maintenance

18 months experience & knowledge

2 year program - adult education - completed on a part time basis.

Mohawk College of Applied Arts and Technology

Approved November 2012

Hamilton, Ontario

2012-11-4158

Aviation Technician - Aircraft Structures

12 months experience & knowledge

N/A

Mohawk College of Applied Arts and Technology

Approved May 2010

Hamilton, Ontario

2010-04-4109

Aviation Technician - Aircraft Maintenance

18 months experience & knowledge

N/A

North Island College

Approved May 2004

Campbell River, BC

2004-05-1042

Aircraft Structures Technician

11 months experience & knowledge

N/A

Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT)

Approved March 2004

Edmonton AB

2004-03-2002

Aircraft Skin and Structure Repair Program

12 months experience & knowledge

"For Graduates of this Program after December 2006 the TC approval number is identified on the "Statement of Accreditation Compliance" letter, not on the formal first page of the graduation diploma/certificate - the student must submit both documents to be eligible for credit. This is a 2 page certificate."

Program has been scheduled to be cancelled and will not be longer issuing diplomas or certificates after July 2011.

Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT)

Approved October 2001

Edmonton AB

2001-09-7017

Avionics Maintenance (Avionics Engineering Technology)

18 months experience & knowledge

"For Graduates of this program after August 2007 the TC approval number is identified on the "Statement of Accreditation Compliance" letter, not on the formal first page of the graduation diploma/certificate - the student must submit both documents to be eligible for credit. This is a 2 page certificate."

Program has been scheduled to be cancelled, will not be accepting 1st year students for the 2011/2012 academic year, and will not issuing diplomas or certificates after July 2012.

Northern Lights College (NLC)

Approved November 2001

Dawson Creek BC

2001-11-7020

Aircraft Maintenance Engineering

18 months experience & knowledge

N/A

Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC)

October 2002

Shearwater, NS

N/A

Aircraft Mechanic

N/A

Basic training only. Students enrolled between September 1, 2001 and October 2002 and between June 1, 2003 to June 4, 2004 and September 2004 to June 2005 are considered to have completed an acceptable basic training program as additional training supplements were incorporated into the training curriculum.

Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC)

Approved February 2009

Dartmouth, NS

2009-01-6001

Aircraft Structure

See notes.

As of September 1, 2008, the facility location has moved from Shearwater NS to Dartmount NS.

Graduating students from June 2013 to June 2017 receive 9 months experience & knowledge credit.

Graduating students after June 2017 receive 10 months experience & knowledge credit.

Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC)

Approved August 2009

Dartmouth, NS

2009-08-6002

Avionics - Basic

See notes.

Graduating students from June 2013 to June 2017 receive 19 months experience & knowledge credit.

Graduating students after June 2017 receive 18 months experience & knowledge credit.

Nova Scotia Community College

Approved January 2012

Dartmouth, NS

2012-01-6000

Aircraft Maintenance

See notes.

Graduating students from June 2013 to June 2017 receive 19 months experience & knowledge credit.

Graduating students after June 2017 receive 18 months experience & knowledge credit

Okanagan College

Approved January 2012

Kelowna Airport Campus, Kelowna BC

2012-01-1127

Aircraft Maintenance Engineer - Category S

10 months experience & knowledge

Program is approved for Kelowna Campus (Kelowna, BC) only.

Red River College – Stevenson Campus

Approved September 2001

Winnipeg and Southport MB

2001-09-7015

Aircraft Maintenance Journeyperson

48 months experience & knowledge

After September 1, 2017.
Successful graduates will be issued an Accreditation of Transport Canada Approved Training document with TC approval number which meets the approved basic training requirement and applicable credit for knowledge and experience.

Students who complete the course without meeting the approved basic training requirement may be issued an Accreditation of Transport Canada Acceptable Training document without the TC approval number. The document will be recognized as acceptable basic training without any credit for knowledge and experience.

Graduation Date prior to September 1, 2017 - Formerly Stevenson Aviation Technical Training Centre.

General info: 2 certificates are issued. To receive any kind of "credit", both certificates are required.
The first document, a Certificate of Completion (which has no TC number), is issued once the student successfully completes the in school portion, which equates to meeting the Basic Training requirement (no credit is given).

The second document, Certificate of Qualification (which contains the TC approval number), is issued once the student completes both the industry experience portion and other College program requirements.

If the student does not complete the industry experience portion of the program, or if not successful on the final program exams, they will not receive a Certificate of Qualification (which has the TC approval number). A student in this situation is not eligible for any type of exam or experience credit, and must meet all requirements for licence issue (see item 2 below).

Making Application to TC: 1. For exam and experience credit: Both certificates are required. Prior to obtaining a licence, proof of Maintenance tasks (logbook, etc.) must be submitted for TC review. ** Some students apply to write REGS exam before they finish the whole program, and will bring in 42 months experience & a Certificate of Completion only. This is acceptable, but the applicant must be advised (preferably in writing) that if no TC numbered Certificate of Qualification received they will not be eligible for the credit – if this happens they must satisfy all requirements for licence issue (technical exams, experience, etc.).

2. For acceptable basic training: Certificate of Completion is required. The student must also provide proof of 4 years experience; this experience must be in form of letters (or similar) from the employer which provide details of the nature of employment, types of work completed, types of aircraft worked on and exact employment dates (start to finish) – the Apprenticeship board/program "ÀMJ Apprenticeship Completion Data" format is not acceptable to meet the experience requirement. Documented proof of maintenance tasks (logbook, etc) must also be submitted for TC review.

Red River College – Stevenson Campus

Approved February 2002

Winnipeg and Southport MB

2002-02-7025

Aircraft Structural Repair Technician

12 months experience & knowledge

After September 1, 2017.

Successful graduates will be issued an Accreditation of Transport Canada Approved Training document with TC approval number which meets the approved basic training requirement and applicable credit for knowledge and experience.

Students who complete the course without meeting the approved basic training requirement may be issued an Accreditation of Transport Canada Acceptable Training document without the TC approval number. The document will be recognized as acceptable basic training without any credit for knowledge and experience.

Facility was formerly Stevenson Aviation Technical Training Centre prior to September 1, 2017.

Red River College – Stevenson Campus

Approved, February 2003

Winnipeg and Southport MB

2003-02-2000

Aircraft Maintenance Diploma Program

19 months experience & knowledge

After September 1, 2017.

Successful graduates will be issued an Accreditation of Transport Canada Approved Training document with TC approval number which meets the approved basic training requirement and applicable credit for knowledge and experience.

Students who complete the course without meeting the approved basic training requirement may be issued an Accreditation of Transport Canada Acceptable Training document without the TC approval number. The document will be recognized as acceptable basic training without any credit for knowledge and experience.

Facility was formerly Stevenson Aviation Technical Training Centre prior to September 1, 2017.

Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies

Approved October 12, 2010

Saskatoon SK

2010-10-2003

Aircraft Maintenance - Basic M

18 months experience & knowledge

N/A

Sault College of Applied Arts and Technology

Approved October, 2007

Sault Ste. Marie ON

2007-09-4093

Aircraft Structural Repair Program

10 months experience & knowledge

Course re-approved October 2007

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT)

Approved May 21, 2014

Calgary, Alberta (Art Smith Aero Center for Training and Technology)

TC 2014-04-2005

Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Technology

18 months experience & knowledge

Training Control Manual (Amendment) Approved May 21, 2014 First Class Starts September 2014. After October 2002 the TC approved certificate is the "Statement of Aviation Division Accreditation Compliance" letter.

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT)

Approved August 5, 2010

Calgary, Alberta (Art Smith Aero Center for Training and Technology)

2010-08-2001

Aircraft Avionics Program

18 months experience & knowledge

Training Control Manual (Amendment) Approved August 5, 2010 First Class Starts in September. After October 2002 the TC approved certificate is the "Statement of Aviation Division Accreditation Compliance" letter.

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT)

Approved August 5, 2010

Calgary, Alberta (Art Smith Aero Center for Training and Technology)

2010-08-2002

Aviation Structural Repairs

10 months experience & knowledge

Training Control Manual (Amended) Approved August 5, 2010 Prairie and Northern file: 5016-7002. After October 2002 the TC approved certificate is the "Statement of Aviation Division Accreditation Compliance" letter.

University College of the Fraser Valley

Approved January 2003

Abbotsford, BC

2003-01-1003

Aircraft Structures Technician

11 months experience & knowledge

N/A

University College of the Fraser Valley

Approved June 2017

Abbotsford, BC

2017-06-1148

Aircraft Maintenance Engineer – Basic M

18 months experience & knowledge

N/A

Centennial College of Applied Arts and Technology (anglais seulement) 12 March 2019 Toronto (Downsview Aerospace & Aviation Campus) TC-2019-03-4258 Aviation Technology – Aircraft Maintenance & Management 18 Experience & Knowledge N/A
Centennial College of Applied Arts and Technology (anglais seulement) 12 March 2019 Toronto (Downsview Aerospace & Aviation Campus) TC-2019-03-4259 Aviation Technology – Avionics Maintenance & Management 18 months Experience & Knowledge N/A
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