• Program summary
    Program summary
    • Cost: $4,995
    • Duration: 7 days
    • Type: Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) License
    • Required experience: Commercial Pilot Certificate with Multi-Engine add on
    • Location: Orlando, Florida
  • Graduation qualifications
    Graduation qualifications
    • Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) License
  • Supporting downloads
    Supporting downloads

Pilot training programs and courses

Airline Transport Pilot Certification Training Program (ATP CTP)

The Airline Transport Pilot Certification Training Program (ATP CTP) is the starting point for obtaining your FAA Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) License.

The Airline Transport Pilot Certification Training Program (ATP CTP) program is the starting point for obtaining your FAA Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) License and bridge the transition from commercial pilot certification to ATP certification, ready for a career with the regional and international airlines.

The ATP CTP consists of 40 hours total training, 30 hours of ground school learning and 10 hours of simulator learning in both Fixed Training Devices (FTD) and Full Flight Simulators (FFS). The program footprint includes:

  • Training in navigation
  • Automation
  • Runway safety
  • High altitude operations
  • Low energy states
  • Upset Prevention Recovery Training (UPRT)

After completion of your ATP CTP, you can choose to take your tests with us at L3Harris Flight Academy or at a location elsewhere in the USA.

An ATP CTP certificate does not have an expiration date, however, ATP Knowledge Test results are valid for five years from the date the test was taken.

Graduates of our PPP, APT and CPT programs are eligible for a discount when they enroll on our ATP CTP.

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Airline Transport Pilot Certification Training Program (ATP CTP)

ATP CTP program footprint

  • 4 days (30 hours)
    Ground School
  • 2-3 days (10 hours)
    Flight Training
  • 6/7 days Overall



Ground school - 4 days (30 hours)

  • Ground school will be at JetBlue University located at Orlando International Airport (approx. 45 mins from our Sanford Academy)
  • Class will begin at 8:00am Monday - Thursday and you must attend each day to complete the program
  • Please ensure you arrive before the start of class at 8:00am
  • We partner with crew hotels near the training center – during the enrollment process we will provide you with the hotel location and crew rates. Shuttles are available free of charge to up to 3 miles (to/from the airport, to/from the training center)
  • Lunch break (1 hour) – times vary from day to day, but usually around noon during ground school
  • There is a cafeteria on site with average prices of $7 – $10
  • Refrigerators/microwaves/toasters vending machines are available at the training facility

Flight training - 2-3 days (10 hours)

  • After completion of ground school day 4, you will be scheduled for 3 simulator sessions
  • One session in a fixed base trainer (4 hours)
  • Two sessions in a Full Flight Simulator (3 hours/each)
  • You can log up to 6 hours of Full Flight Simulator time so don’t forget to bring your logbook
  • You must make your own arrangements with the hotel to request shuttle service to and from the training center
  • Please note: you do not need to bring headsets with you for the SIM sessions


Academic training content consists of:

  • High-altitude aerodynamics and maneuvering
  • Airplane weather detection systems
  • Advanced physiology/fitness for flight
  • Multi-crew communication training
  • Multi-crew environment checklist usage
  • Low-visibility operations
  • Advanced navigation concepts unique to air carrier operations
  • Air carrier safety culture to include safety programs used to enhance air carrier safety, including: Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP)
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Airline Transport Pilot Certification Training Program (ATP CTP)

ATP CTP program admission requirements

Minimum admission requirements are as follows, for additional requirements please contact admissions.


Applicants must be at least 17 years and 6 months old at the start of the program.


All applicants must provide a photocopy of an FAA Medical Certificate.


Cadets must complete a Wonderlic assessment and meet or exceed the minimum score requirement of 17.


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Airline Transport Pilot Certification Training Program (ATP CTP)

Cost of this ATP CTP

Airline Transport Pilot Certification Training Program cost:


  • Application fee: $150
  • Additional discounts available for groups of 4+*
  • Custom start dates available for groups of four*
  • COVID custom exclusive class if you have a large group (4+) - ground school and SIMs will only be students you know, we will not offer the class date to the public*
  • *SIM and resource availability restrictions may apply - subject to training services terms & conditions
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Airline Transport Pilot Certification Training Program (ATP CTP)

ATP CTP location and dates

Our ATP CTP training is split between the L3Harris Flight Academy campus at Sanford International Airport and the JetBlue University at Orlando International Airport.

  • 2021: Dec 6, 13
  • 2022: Jan 10, 17, 24, 31
  • 2022: Feb 7, 14, 21, 28
  • 2022: Mar 7, 14, 21, 28
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  • 100% funding available to  
    those who qualify
  • 11 affiliate airline
  • 96% graduates stay with us 
    to build flight hours
  • 100+ single and multi-engine


What is an Airline Transport Pilot Certification Training Program?

The ATP CTP is designed to be the first step towards your Airline Transport Pilot Certification comprising of both ground training and flight training. Upon graduation of the ATP CTP, cadets will be eligible for the ATP written test.

Whilst the ATP CTP is a prerequisite for the Airline Transport Multi-Engine (ATM) knowledge test, the ATP CTP is not designed to prepare you for the test.

How can I fund my Airline Transport Pilot Certification Training Program program?

At L3Harris we recognize that commercial pilot training can be a large investment. Flight school loans and grants, aviation scholarships, and other forms of financial aid are available to cadets to help fund their pilot training.

Contact our Financial Aid Team for advice on the best funding route for your commercial pilot training.

Does the Airline Transport Pilot Certification Training Program certificate expire?

No, the ATP CTP certificate does not expire. The ATM knowledge test is valid for five years, by which time you must pass the ATP practical test.

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Take your first step towards becoming an airline pilot and apply today. Good luck and we look forward to welcoming you to our Flight Academy!

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