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Steps for AFSP Registration

Follow these steps:

  1. Go to flightschoolcandidates.gov.

  2. Create an account with AFSP.

  3. Submit a request for one or more flight training events. These requests may be for either Initial, Instrument, or Multi-Engine flight training event(s) (category 3).

  4. For aircraft, make sure to put "C-172, PA-28, SR-20" for Initial and Instrument, and "PA-34" for Multi-Engine.

  5. Once a training event request has been submitted through the AFSP online portal, and payment has been received, TSA sends the candidate an email with instructions on how to complete the request process. Each step must be completed before a candidate can advance to the next step.

  6. Once all items are completed, TSA performs a security threat assessment to determine whether the candidate poses a threat to aviation or national security.

  7. Once the request is submitted, the applicant will submit fingerprints and payment to TSA through AFSP.

  8. After 1-3 weeks, TSA will approve/deny the request.  Training needs to begin 180 days of final approval and needs to be completed 365 days after initiation of training.

More FAQs can be found here: https://www.flightschoolcandidates.gov/home/provider#GeneralQ3