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.

As part of the enrollment process AVTEC uses the Test for Adult Basic Education (TABE) to effectively assess an applicant’s skills, knowledge, and academic readiness for success. The TABE is a diagnostic assessment used to determine a person’s skill level and aptitudes as you’ll apply them in the workforce or classroom. The entrance scores are determined by AVTEC’s standards for success in two core subject areas: reading and math. Applicants must meet the required TABE scores before being accepted into their program of choice. TABE assessments are administered at AVTEC throughout the year as well as other locations across the state. Contact Admissions for more information about locating a proctor in your immediate area. .

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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