Certifications & Accreditations

NTPS takes great pride in being a top ATO of the highest standards, having been recognized by every relevant accrediting body within aviation and higher education. Not only can NTPS boast of being the first Test Pilot School to achieve EASA Certification and the first to bestow a Master’s Degree, it is also setting the standards for effective management systems and customer satisfaction. NTPS is dedicated to meeting the challenges of a constantly evolving aviation industry and to improving the educational opportunities provided to our students. The following is a list of accreditations, certifications, and recognitions

University Accreditation

WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) accreditation aids institutions in developing and sustaining effective educational programs and assures the educational community and the general public that an accredited institution has met high standards of quality and effectiveness (https://www.wscuc.org/).

WSCUC accreditation represents the highest level of 3rd party validation of all aspects of the school’s operation.

NTPS' WSCUC Accreditation Letter is displayed in the link below.

WSCUC Accreditation Letter

EASA Certification

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) is an agency of the European Union (EU) with responsibility for civil aviation safety. Its mission is to promote the highest common standards of safety and environmental protection in civil aviation (https://www.easa.europa.eu/light/easa). 

NTPS was the first EASA certified Flight Test ATO for both fixed and rotary wing Test Pilot and Flight Test Engineer, thus setting the standard for certification that others have followed.  EASA represents yet another 3rd party to audit and validate the quality of NTPS training.

NTPS' EASA ATO certificate is displayed in the link below.

EASA ATO certificate

ABET Accreditation

Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc (ABET) is a nonprofit, non-governmental agency that accredits programs in applied and natural science, computing, engineering and engineering technology. ABET accreditation provides assurance that a college or university program meets the quality standards of the profession for which that program prepares graduates (https://www.abet.org/accreditation/).

NTPS was accredited by ABET in 2004, and was the first Test Pilot School to attain a Master’s Degree accreditation.  

The verification of the NTPS accredited programs can be found in the link below.

ABET Accreditation Verification

ISO 9001-2015 Certification

ISO 9001:2015 Standard is an internationally recognized certification of an effective management system.

NTPS is ISO 9001:2015 certified, again setting the standard as the first ISO-certified Test Pilot School. NTPS is audited twice a year by external companies against ISO 9001 standards for further validation of the effectiveness and quality of processes and procedures.

The ISO 9001:2015 Certification can be found in the link below.

ISO 9001:2015 Certificate

BPPE Exemption

The Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) protects students and consumers through the oversight of California’s private postsecondary educational institutions by conducting qualitative reviews of educational programs and operating standards, proactively combating unlicensed activity, impartially resolving student and consumer complaints, and conducting outreach (https://www.bppe.ca.gov/about_us/).

NTPS and all of its courses are approved by the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE).

NTPS' BPPE Exemption Letter is displayed in the link below.

BPPE Exemption Letter

SETP Recognition

The Society of Experimental Test Pilots (SETP) is an international organization that seeks to promote air safety and contributes to aeronautical advancement by promoting sound aeronautical design and development; interchanging ideas, thoughts and suggestions of the members, assisting in the professional development of experimental pilots, and providing scholarships and aid to members and the families of deceased members (https://www.setp.org/)

NTPS is recognized by the Society of Experimental Test Pilots.

The verification of the SETP Recognition can be find at the link below:

https://www.setp.org/about-setp/about-setp/