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Licensed Occupation
Licensed Occupation      (United States)

Description:  There are two certifications, Senior Parachute Rigger and Master Parachute Rigger, and 4 ratings based on the type of parachute: seat, back, chest, and lap. To become certified as a Senior Parachute Rigger, the applicant must have packed at least 20 parachutes of the type being rated for then pass written, oral, and practical tests. To become certified as a Master Parachute Rigger, the applicant needs at least 3 years of experience packing parachutes and have packed at least 100 parachutes of each of two types being rated for. This certificate is valid until it is surrendered, suspended or revoked, although the individual must maintain current experience in order to work under the certification. Detailed information can be found at the VETS web site at http://umet-vets.dol.gov/parachuterigger.htm. FAA regulations on parachute riggers can be found at http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/cfrhtml_00/Title_14/14cfr65_00.html

License Agency:
Federal Aviation Administration
800 Independence Ave., SW
Washington DC 20591
202-287-3484
http://www.faa.gov/licenses_certificates/airmen_certification/airmen_FAQ/

Source: CareerOneStop, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL).
Note: Information on licensed occupations is gathered in each state by Labor Market Information units under a grant from USDOL. States are required to submit updated license information once every two years.