How an A&P apprenticeship works:
When you’ve completed 4,800 hours of training, EMU will issue your attested apprenticeship record, which you will present to an FAA Inspector. After the Inspector approves and signs your application, you will be authorized to proceed with your testing, which consists of three knowledge tests, an oral test, and a practical test. The knowledge tests can be taken at the Aero-Tech Services FAA testing center at the Lancaster Airport in Lititz, PA. The oral and practical tests will be taken with a Designated Mechanic Examiner (DME).
Full-time apprenticeship training will be conducted year-round, in eight sessions of 75 days each, or 600 hours per session. The cost is $3,500 per session, for a total cost of $28,000.* Or, you may train part-time, at a rate of $9.00 per training hour.* If you have participated previously in aviation maintenance activities, you may already have accomplished some of your apprenticeship, and your remaining hours (and costs) may be reduced.
Tools and equipment are provided, but you’ll want to acquire your own personal toolkit as you proceed through your training. Students will incur a small cost for standardized work clothes.
Training will be conducted at Keller Brothers Airport, near Schaefferstown in Lebanon County, PA