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Airplane Dispatchers

Certification, Licensing, and Special Requirements

Certification or Licensing

Airplane dispatchers must be licensed by the FAA. You may prepare for the FAA licensing examination in several different ways. You may work at least one year in a dispatching office under a licensed dispatcher, complete an FAA-approved airline dispatcher's program at a specialized school or training center, or show that you have spent two of the previous three years in air traffic control work or a related job.

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