What avionics technician training is required?

The requirements for avionics technician training can vary slightly from one region to another; however, most avionics technicians must attend a school approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for 12 to 24 months to complete a two-year degree in avionics. Coursework includes a minimum of 1,900 classroom hours of avionics technology training. Students must complete virtual and hands-on exercises under the close supervision of licensed avionics technicians. Once this degree is earned, avionics technicians must then go on to earn the airframe and power-plant certificate, which requires 18 months of on-the-job training; 30 months of experience working on engines and turbines; and the passing of a written, practical and verbal test.