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Aeronautical and Aerospace Technicians

Certification, Licensing, and Special Requirements

Certification or Licensing

Only a few aerospace technician positions require licensing or certification; however, certifications provided by professional organizations do enhance the status of qualified engineering technicians. Certification is usually required of those working with nuclear-powered engines or testing radioactive sources, for those working on aircraft in some test programs, and in some safety-related positions. Technicians and technologists working in areas related to national defense, and especially those employed by government agencies, are usually required to carry security clearances. Additionally, the Federal Aviation Administration certifies aviation mechanics.

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