Training Prerequisites

Training Prerequisites

Be at least 18 years of age.
Applicants under 18 will require concurrence of a parent or guardian and approval by the Director/Deputy Director. However, minimum age to reside in AVTEC housing is 18.

Be an Alaskan resident.
Non-resident tuition is double the amount listed for residents. Other costs (fees, tools, room and board) are the same as Alaskan residents.

High school diploma or GED.
Applicants must provide a high school diploma or GED transcript. Without a diploma or GED, you must pass an Ability to Benefit test before admission. For more information, contact the Admissions Office at 800-478-5389.

Meet program prerequisites.

All AVTEC Departments have entry requirements for reading and math. The Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) is used to assess these skills. The minimum test scores required are listed under "Prerequisites" for each program. Contact Admissions to arrange to take the TABE test. It is administered at AVTEC throughout the year. For those who are not able to visit AVTEC to complete their testing, arrangements can be made to have the test proctored locally. Students may be retested after arrival. Low test scores could result in placement in mandatory Foundations training or possible withdrawal from training.

Students must meet physical requirements or request special accommodations in advance. See individual program descriptions for details. If you have challenges in any of these areas, contact the Admissions Office at the time of application to request special accommodations.

AVTEC has additional requirements which must be met for people who are on probation, parole, incarcerated, and recommendations for people undergoing treatment or who have recently completed treatment. Please contact the Admissions Office for more information.


Applicants who do not complete their application or provide inaccurate or incomplete information will not be scheduled for training. If a person provides false information their acceptance will be canceled.

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