AS-Aviation Support Equipmentman

Rating Description


Aviation Support Equipment Technicians (AS) perform preventive and corrective maintenance on aviation support equipment, aviation armament handling equipment, aviation mobile firefighting units, material handling equipment, hoisting and lifting devices, and associated components and systems; service, inspect, test, troubleshoot, and repair gasoline and diesel engine systems, transmission systems, hydraulic, hydrostatic, and pneumatic systems, steering and suspension systems, cryogenic systems, electrical systems, gas turbine compressor units, electrical and hydraulic power generating equipment, air-conditioning and refrigeration systems (excluding avionics support equipment); manage support equipment assets at different command levels; and provide training in operation and maintenance of aviation support equipment. For more detailed information, see the Rating Information Card.

There are 8 credentials closely related to the tasks performed in this Rating that may be attainable as soon as Class "A" technical school has been completed. Sailors can take advantage of these credentialing opportunities shortly following their initial training. Select "< 1 Year" for the "Experience after 'A' School" filter in the "Related Credentials" section to view these credentials.

Voluntary Education

In addition to obtaining certifications in your field, voluntary education is another way to enhance job performance. Options for voluntary education include:

For help in making informed choices on schools and education programs when using tuition assistance, see:

Navy Learning Center Recommended Degrees for AS-Aviation Support Equipmentman

The following occupational-related degrees are recommended by the Navy Learning Center and are listed in the Navy Learning and Development Roadmap (LaDR) for AS.

Recommended Associate Degrees

  • AAS Aviation Support
  • AAS Technical Studies (Electromechanical Technologies)
  • AS Professional Aeronautics
  • AS Technical Studies (Electromechanical Technologies)

Recommended Bachelor/Master Degrees

  • BA Organizational Development
  • BS Professional Aeronautics
  • BS Technical Management

Additional information pertaining to AS-Aviation Support Equipmentman can be found below.

The Aviation Schools Online website provides a list of schools, programs, and other resources that might be of interest to aviation professionals.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) / Joint Service Aviation Maintenance Technician Certification Council (JSAMTCC) Airman Knowledge Testing (AKT) Program allows active duty Military, National Guard & Reserve personnel, Retired Military, DOD Civilians, and Military dependents the opportunity to take the Mechanic (A&P) license written tests free of charge at certain locations. You must have FAA approval to test, to be eligible for this service. The listing of authorized FAA / JSAMTCC: Airman Knowledge Testing Center locations and their POCs can be found on the FAA website.

The Navy and Marine Corps Airframe and Powerplant (NMCAPP) Certification Program provides Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Mechanic, Airframe & Powerplant (A&P) licensure opportunities to all aircraft maintenance technicians. If you successfully complete the NMCAPP Certification Program and receive a Certificate of Eligibility from the Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training (CNATT), you may be eligible for Navy funding of the FAA Mechanic A&P examinations via a pre-paid voucher.

To enroll in the NMCAPP Certification Program, go to the MyNavyPortal website load and fill out the NMCAPP application. Fax the application to the number provided on the application form. Questions concerning program enrollment must be directed to the NMCAPP Program Office: NMCAPP@navy.mil .

Collateral Duty / Out of Rate Assignments

Navy collateral duties/out of rate assignments play a vital role in the day-to-day operations and duties that Officers and Enlisted Sailors perform. Certifications and licenses are also available in these collateral duties/out of rate assignments, so please go to the Collateral Duty/Out of Rate Assignments search feature (under the Navigator) and explore more opportunities to get certified

Opportunities Related to Academic Degrees

Out of rate requests for exam funding for credentials related to an earned academic degree or a semester course may also be funded if it can be directly related to an industry certification or state license.

For example, if you have a degree in Human Resources but are serving as a Culinary Specialist, you can get funding for a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification.

If the completed degree is not in the Sailor's Joint Service Transcript (JST), the Sailor must provide proof of completion with the Voucher Request Form, OPNAV 1500/57 for funding approval. The requested credential must be included on the Navy COOL website, and the Sailor must meet all other eligibility requirements.

As with any credential, you must meet all other eligibility criteria and the certification or license vendors' requirements.

Opportunities for Cross-Rated Sailors

If you have cross-rated, you now are eligible for certifications and licenses mapped to your prior rating. The “Navy Bucks” icon on the Navy COOL page for your previous position/rate indicates which certifications and licenses may be funded.

As with any credential, you must meet all other eligibility criteria and the certification or license vendors' requirements.

Opportunities Related to Off-Duty or Command-Sponsored Training

If you can document that you have completed an on- or off-duty training course that fully prepares you for a civilian certification or license, you may now be eligible to have it funded.

For example, if you took a Command-sponsored Emergency Medical Technician course, you may be eligible for funding for an EMT Basic credential.

The requested credential must appear on Navy COOL, although it does not need to show the Navy Bucks icon to be funded.

College course completion must be annotated in your Joint Service Transcript. Formal off-duty or command-sponsored training should be visible in your Electronic Training Jacket (ETJ). In lieu of an ETJ entry (where training cannot be entered into the ETJ) you will need to submit some form of, proof of completion (a certificate of completion from the course/training is sufficient). If neither of the previously mentioned methods of validating proof of completion are available, then a command correspondence (such as a command letter, memo, or PG-13 form) describing the training along with the OPNAV 1500/57 Professional Certification and Licensing Voucher Request (COOL Voucher Request Form).

As with any credential, you must meet all other eligibility criteria and the certification or license vendors' requirements.

Opportunities for Navy Reservists

If you are a Navy Reservist, you may now be eligible for funding for credentials related to your civilian occupation. The certification or license must have relevance to the needs of the Navy, and must appear on Navy COOL, although it does not need to show the Navy Bucks icon to be funded.

To validate your civilian occupation, you will need a screen shot from Navy Standard Integrated Personnel System (NSIPS) showing the Civilian Occupational Code. Please send the NSIPS screenshot with your OPNAV 1500/57 Professional Certification and Licensing Voucher Request (COOL Voucher Request Form).

In lieu of NSIPS documentation you may also submit a command endorsed and executed NAVPERS 1070/613 (PG-13) Administrative Remarks form noting your civilian occupation along with your OPNAV 1500/57 Professional Certification and Licensing Voucher Request (COOL Voucher Request Form). You must sign the PG-13.

As with any credential, you must meet all other eligibility criteria and the certification or license vendors' requirements.

Prior Other-Service Enlisted Occupation

If you are Navy enlisted (Active or Reserve), you may now be eligible for funding for credentials related to prior other-Service (Army, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard) enlisted occupation. The certification or license must have relevance to the needs of the Navy, and must appear on Navy COOL, although it does not need to show the Navy Bucks Navy Bucks icon icon to be funded.

To validate your prior other-Service occupation, you will need to provide Navy COOL with a document (e.g. DD-214; or Military Service School completion certificate; or other document) showing your other-Service occupation. Please send the document (scanned & emailed) with your OPNAV 1500/57 Professional Certification and Licensing Voucher Request (COOL Voucher Request Form).

As with any credential, you must meet all other eligibility criteria and the certification or license vendors' requirements.

Credentials Earned & Maintained Prior to Joining the Navy

If you are Navy enlisted (Active or Reserve), you may now be eligible for funding for credentials that were earned, and maintained, prior to your enlistment in the Navy. The certification or license must have relevance to the needs of the Navy, and must appear on Navy COOL, although it does not need to show the Navy Bucks Navy Bucks icon icon to be funded.

To validate your earned & maintained credential, you will need to provide Navy COOL with a scanned or emailed document (e.g. credential certificate document, screenshot from your credential dashboard, digital badge, etc…) showing the credential earned and maintained. Please send the document (scanned & emailed) with your OPNAV 1500/57 Professional Certification and Licensing Voucher Request (COOL Voucher Request Form).

As with any credential, you must meet all other eligibility criteria and the certification or license vendors' requirements.

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Renewal Period: 2 years

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Renewal Period: 5 years

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Renewal Period: 5 years

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Renewal Period: 5 years

The International Fluid Power Society (IFPS), Mobile Hydraulic Technician (MHT) certification is for professionals in the fluid power and motion control industry who troubleshoot, test, modify systems, and prepare reports. MHTs apply fluid power theory and related knowledge to test and troubleshoot operational industrial hydraulic systems and applications. MHTs also read industrial application schematics, perform basic cylinder and hydraulic motor calculations, and supervise system installations and commissioning. To earn the MHT certification, candidates must pass a written exam and a job performance exam.

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Renewal Period: 5 years

The International Fluid Power Society (IFPS), Pneumatic Mechanic (PM) certification is for professionals in the fluid power and motion control industry who fabricate, assemble, test, maintain, and repair systems and components. PMs understand hydraulic symbols, read system schematics, and are skilled in using hand tools, power tools, micrometers, and testing equipment. To earn the PM certification, candidates must pass a written exam and a job performance exam.

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Renewal Period: 5 years

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Renewal Period: 3 years

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Renewal Period: 5 years

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Renewal Period: 3 years

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Renewal Period: 3 years

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Click here to go to Electronic Diesel Engine Diagnosis Specialist (L2) COOL training gap analysis page.

Renewal Period: 5 years

The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), Electronic Diesel Engine Diagnosis Specialist (L2) certification is for technicians who possess knowledge of the skills necessary to diagnose sophisticated diesel engine performance problems on medium- and heavy-duty trucks. To earn the Electronic Diesel Engine Diagnosis Specialist (L2) certification, candidates must have passed one of the ASE Diesel Engine tests (A9, H2, S2, or T2) and one of the ASE Electrical/Electronic Systems tests (A6, H6, S6 or T6), have three years of relevant work experience, and pass a written exam.

Click here to go to Certified Aerospace Technician Core COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 3 years

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Renewal Period: 5 years

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Click here to go to Automobile/Light Truck - Engine Repair (A1) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 5 years

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Click here to go to Automobile/Light Truck - Automatic Transmission/ Transaxle (A2) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 5 years

The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), Automobile/Light Truck - Automatic Transmission/ Transaxle (A2) certification is for Automobile and Light Truck (up to Class 3) Technicians who can demonstrate knowledge of the skills necessary to diagnose, service, and repair cars, SUVs, and light duty trucks. To earn the Automobile/Light Truck - Automatic Transmission/ Transaxle (A2) certification, candidates must have at least two years of hands-on work experience in automotive repair and pass a written exam.

Click here to go to Automobile/Light Truck - Manual Drive Train and Axles (A3) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 5 years

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Click here to go to Automobile/Light Truck - Suspension and Steering (A4) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 5 years

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Click here to go to Automobile/Light Truck - Brakes (A5) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 5 years

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Renewal Period: 5 years

The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), Medium/Heavy Truck - Gasoline Engines (T1) certification is for individuals who possess knowledge and skills in general engine diagnosis and the diagnosis and repair of the cylinder head and valve train, engine block, lubrication and cooling systems, ignition system, fuel, air induction and exhaust systems, emissions and control systems, and computerized engine controls. To earn the Medium/Heavy Truck - Gasoline Engines (T1) certification, candidates must have at least two years of relevant hands-on work experience and pass a written exam

Click here to go to Medium/Heavy Truck - Diesel Engines (T2) COOL training gap analysis page.

Renewal Period: 5 years

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Renewal Period: 5 years

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Click here to go to Medium/Heavy Truck - Brakes (T4) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 5 years

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Click here to go to Medium/Heavy Truck - Suspension and Steering (T5) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 5 years

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Click here to go to Medium/Heavy Truck - Electrical/Electronic Systems (T6) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 5 years

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Renewal Period: 5 years

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Renewal Period: 5 years

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Renewal Period: 5 years

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Renewal Period: 5 years

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Renewal Period: 5 years

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Renewal Period: 5 years

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Renewal Period: 5 years

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Renewal Period: 5 years

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Renewal Period: 5 years

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Renewal Period: 5 years

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Renewal Period: 5 years

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Renewal Period: 5 years

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Click here to go to Parts Specialist - Medium/Heavy Truck Parts Specialist (P1) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 5 years

The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), Parts Specialist - Medium/Heavy Truck Parts Specialist (P1) certification is for individuals with the knowledge and skills needed to work competently as a parts specialist in a wholesale, retail, or fleet environment. Medium/Heavy Truck Parts Specialists possess knowledge about a wide range of component systems as well as communication, sales, and inventory management skills. To earn the Parts Specialist - Medium/Heavy Truck Parts Specialist (P1) certification, candidates must have two years of work experience specifically related to parts counter work and pass a written exam.

Click here to go to Parts Specialist - Automobile Parts Specialist (P2) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 5 years

The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), Parts Specialist - Automobile Parts Specialist (P2) certification is for individuals with the knowledge and skills needed to work competently as a parts specialist at a retail or jobber parts store. Automobile Parts Specialists possess knowledge about a wide range of vehicle component systems for all makes and models, as well as customer relations, sales, merchandising, vehicle identification, cataloging, and inventory management skills. To earn the Parts Specialist - Automobile Parts Specialist (P2) certification, candidates must have two years of work experience specifically related to parts counter work and pass a written exam.

Click here to go to Parts Specialist - General Motors Parts Consultant (P4) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 5 years

The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), Parts Specialist - General Motors Parts Consultant (P4) certification is for individuals with the knowledge and skills needed to work competently in a General Motors Dealership parts department. General Motors Parts Consultants possess very specific working knowledge of the GM parts, dealer parts and accessories policies and procedure manual and the 19 specific major parts groups. To earn the Parts Specialist - General Motors Parts Consultant (P4) certification, candidates must have two years of work experience specifically related to parts counter work and pass a written exam.

Click here to go to Automobile/Light Truck - Heating and Air Conditioning (A7) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 5 years

The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), Automobile/Light Truck - Heating and Air Conditioning (A7) certification is for Automobile and Light Truck (up to Class 3) Technicians who can demonstrate knowledge of the skills necessary to diagnose, service, and repair cars, SUVs, and light duty trucks. To earn the Automobile/Light Truck - Heating and Air Conditioning (A7) certification, candidates must have at least two years of hands-on work experience in automotive repair and pass a written exam.

Click here to go to Automobile/Light Truck - Engine Performance (A8) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 5 years

The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), Automobile/Light Truck - Engine Performance (A8) certification is for Automobile and Light Truck (up to Class 3) Technicians who can demonstrate knowledge of the skills necessary to diagnose, service, and repair cars, SUVs, and light duty trucks. To earn the Automobile/Light Truck - Engine Performance (A8) certification, candidates must have at least two years of hands-on work experience in automotive repair and pass a written exam.

Click here to go to Automobile/Light Truck - Light Vehicle Diesel Engines (A9) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 5 years

The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), Automobile/Light Truck - Light Vehicle Diesel Engines (A9) certification is for Automobile and Light Truck (up to Class 3) Technicians who can demonstrate knowledge of the skills necessary to diagnose, service, and repair cars, SUVs, and light duty trucks. To earn the Automobile/Light Truck - Light Vehicle Diesel Engines (A9) certification, candidates must have at least two years of hands-on work experience in automotive repair and pass a written exam.

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Renewal Period: 5 years

The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), Medium/Heavy Truck - Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Systems (T7) certification is for individuals who possess knowledge and skills in the diagnosis, service and repair of HVAC systems, A/C system and components, and heating and engine cooling systems and the diagnosis and repair of operating systems and related controls. To earn the Medium/Heavy Truck - HVAC Systems (T7) certification, candidates must have at least two years of relevant hands-on work experience and pass a written exam.

Click here to go to Automobile/Light Truck - Electrical/Electronic Systems (A6) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 5 years

The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), Automobile/Light Truck - Electrical/Electronic Systems (A6) certification is for Automobile and Light Truck (up to Class 3) Technicians who can demonstrate knowledge of the skills necessary to diagnose, service, and repair cars, SUVs, and light duty trucks. To earn the Automobile/Light Truck - Electrical/Electronic Systems (A6) certification, candidates must have at least two years of hands-on work experience in automotive repair and pass a written exam.

Click here to go to Damage Analysis and Estimating (B6) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 5 years

The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), Damage Analysis and Estimating (B6) certification is for individuals with the knowledge needed to assess collision damage, estimate repair costs, and work with vehicle owners. To earn the Damage Analysis and Estimating (B6) certification, candidates must have two years of work experience specifically related to damage analysis and estimating and pass a written exam.

Click here to go to Foreign Object Elimination (FOE) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: Lifetime

National Center for Aerospace & Transportation Technologies (NCATT), Foreign Object Elimination (FOE) recognizes the knowledge base of the advanced aerospace technician and promotes integrity, safety, and professionalism in the aerospace workforce. FOE knowledge and skills include housekeeping, tool accountability, hardware accountability, lost items, physical entry and personnel control, reporting and investigating, material handling, parts protections, hazardous materials, wildlife/environment, and Foreign Object Damage (FOD) effects. There are no FOE eligibility requirements. The FOE written exam is open to all individuals regardless of career field, training, education or experience.

Click here to go to Certified Control Systems Technician - Level II (CCST-II) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 3 years

ISA's Certified Control Systems Technician Program (CCST) offers third-party recognition of technicians' knowledge and skills in automation and control. CCSTs calibrate, document, troubleshoot, and repair/replace instrumentation for systems that measure and control level, temperature, pressure, flow, and other process variables. CCST certifications are available at three levels, and each level requires the successful completion of an examination. The CCST examination is only one requirement for certification. The candidate must also meet minimum requirements comprised of work experience and education.

Click here to go to Certified Control Systems Technician - Level III (CCST-III) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 3 years

ISA's Certified Control Systems Technician Program (CCST) offers third-party recognition of technicians' knowledge and skills in automation and control. CCSTs calibrate, document, troubleshoot, and repair/replace instrumentation for systems that measure and control level, temperature, pressure, flow, and other process variables. CCST certifications are available at three levels, and each level requires the successful completion of an examination. To qualify to sit for the CCST examination, the candidate must have a minimum of 13 years of combined education, training, and/or experience.

In Demand

This certification is considered in demand. The U.S. Department of Labor sponsored CareerOneStop's analysis indicates the certification is frequently mentioned in online job postings.

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GI Bill®

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ANSI

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ICAC

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NCCA

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ABSNC

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IAS

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Some

Credential is related to some tasks associated with the duties of the rating (at least one critical task but less than 80%)

Most

Credential is directly related to most of the major duties associated with the rating (at least 80%)

Other

Credential is related to this military occupation, but is more advanced or specialized and therefore will likely require additional education, training, or experience

High

Highly attainable: Credential is related to the duties performed within the military occupation, the mimum education requirement = HS or less and/or minimum experience = 2 years or less experience and no additional requirements.

Medium

Moderate ease of attainment: Credential is related to the duties performed within the military occupation, the minimum education requirement = Associate's and/or prerequisite and/or minimum experience = more than 2 years and less than 10 years of experience.

Low

May be difficult to attain: Credential is related to the duties performed within the military occupation, the minimum education requirement is a Bachelor's degree, and/or minimum experience is 10 or more years.

Most – Tasks in these careers match most duties of the military job or specialty (approximately 80% or greater)
Some – Tasks in these careers match some duties of the military job or specialty (greater than 20% but less than 80%)
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