Aircraft Dispatcher Certification
The Aircraft Dispatcher Certification Program at Polk State College provides an accelerated path to a rewarding aviation career as an FAA Aircraft Dispatcher. The program is FAA-approved and offers all the training needed to prepare students for the required FAA knowledge and practical tests.
This program consists of 200 hours of instruction offered in two formats; in-person or hybrid. The in-person course offers an intense, accelerated format of daily meetings over a six-week period at the Lakeland-Linder International Airport in Lakeland, FL. The hybrid course offers an eight-week-long online class that allows students to complete their lessons with more flexibility. After students complete the online class and pass their FAA knowledge test, they attend an accelerated format of daily meetings over a three-week period at the Lakeland-Linder International Airport in Lakeland, FL.
Students who successfully complete the training program and obtain their FAA Dispatcher Certificate can articulate their certification as college credit in our Professional Pilot and Aerospace Administration associate degree programs, providing additional value and enhanced career opportunities.