Attestation of College Studies

EWA.1H - Multi-engine Aircraft Flying Code and Float Plane Instruments

This short instruction program aims to train pilots who will be hired by airlines companies operating in Quebec, in Canada or outside of Canada. An airline pilot does his work in companies with aircraft fleets of different sizes, operating on regular lines or on charter flights. This ACS is offered in partnership with the Centre québécois de formation aéronautique (CQFA) and the Cégep de Chicoutimi.



You are a responsible person who has the ability of critical thinking and who is concerned about the safety of the people around him.

You are resourceful and know how to maintain your composure in tense or stressful situations.

You have considerable ability to adapt in all circumstances and you show a lot of autonomy.

Duration : 885 hours

Schedule : full-time

Place : Val-d’Or Campus

Beginning of classes : January 2025


Admission requirements for college studies

A person is admissible to a program that leads to an Attestation of College Studies if he or she has training deemed sufficient by the institution and meets one of the following conditions. You

  • have interrupted full-time studies or pursued post-secondary studies full-time for at least two consecutive terms or a school year,
  • have interrupted full-time studies during one semester and pursued full-time post-secondary studies during one semester or
  • hold a diploma of vocational studies (DVS).

CEGEP specific conditions 

You must also satisfy the following specific requirements. You

  • are 18 years of age or older;
  • reside in Quebec and will provide proof to this effect;
  • have a valid Quebec Health Insurance Card (proof required);
  • have a valid Indigenous or Beneficiary card (status card : proof required);
  • have completed Secondary School or High School Diploma (SSD/HSD/DES) or training deemed sufficient. Candidates will be submitted to a sorting test and upgrading activities after analysis of their files;
  • satisfy all necessary criteria stipulated by Transport Canada to qualify for a category 1 medical certificate (obtaining the certificate is the first criterion to pursue the admission process).

CQFA specific conditions

You must also satisfy the following specific requirements. You :

  • must be able to obtain Medical Certification from Transport Canada, Class 1;
  • must complete examination with the CQFA doctor;
  • must complete visual examination according to the applicable standards and those of the CQFA;
  • must provide a police report that includes a criminal record check ⇲  (framed by the CQFA, according to the established approach) AND a screening test for substances (salivary and / or urine) under the supervision of the CQFA.


  • The CEGEP will offer mathematics and science courses to students who do not have these prerequisites before the program starts.

  • Admission Form (click the button above);
  • Registration on the basis of experience (click the button above);
    • Only for those who do not have a diploma (SSD, vocational diploma);
  • Copy of the birth certificate from the Directeur de l’état civil (or Registrar of Civil Status): this document is mandatory. It must come from the Registrar of Civil Status from your province of birth and include the parents’ names. Please send only legible copies. We do not recognize the documents often titled baptistère or Certificate of Baptism that come from your parish;
  • Copies of your diplomas (SSD, vocational diploma): a copy of diplomas obtained according to the education that you have;
  • Copy of your most recent transcript from the Ministère de l’éducation (Quebec Ministry of Education);
  • Your most recent résumé;
  • Motivation letter for the program;
  • Copy of Quebec Health Insurance card;
  • Copy of a valid Indigenous Status Card/Beneficiary Card;
  • Passport-style photo.

Please forward all your documentation to

To be admitted to a program that leads to an Attestation of College Studies (ACS), you must pay a $30 application fee to open your file. This fee is non-refundable.

Registration fees that may apply

  • Registration and other related fees (for all programs)
  • Educational materials (books, course packets and photocopies)
  • Medical examinations
  • Various equipment
  • Fees of any other nature (for all programs)
  • Information technology fees (in certain programs)

We may charge additional fees. Please contact us for further information.

Read medical fact sheets to ensure that you do not have a condition that makes you inadmissible to the medical certificate. A detailed medical briefing book will be sent to the candidates eligible for the program.

Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) fact sheet
If you have received a diagnosis of attention deficit disorder, you might not be eligible to get your category 1 medical certificate according to Transport Canada directives. This medical certificate is mandatory to become a pilot in the aviation field. All relevant information on the subject can be found on this fact sheet.


Cannabis and Aviation fact sheet
Despite the legalization of cannabis for recreational use in Canada, strict regulations are in effect for airline pilots according to Transport Canada rules. The main distinctive characteristic of cannabis, in comparison to alcohol, is that its presence remains detectable for a long time in the bloodstream. We ask that you read the fact sheet carefully on this subject.


Dyslexia and Dysorthography fact sheet
A candidate who has a dyslexia problem with or without dysorthography may access the piloting profession in the field of aviation. However, no particular measure will be authorized to take tests within the selection process. The candidate must also meet all Transport Canada criteria during his/her training. The following fact sheet will give you more details.


Overall Health, Operations and Medication fact sheet
Many medical conditions and medications automatically disqualify candidates for a category 1 medical certificate according to Transport Canada medical rules. It is important to get proper information. The following fact sheet will give you more details.


Vision fact sheet
Inasmuch as vision is concerned, the criteria to get a category 1 medical certificate according to Transport Canada rules are very high. It is necessary to get this certificate to be admitted to the program. We ask you to take the time to properly read the Vision fact sheet.


Gather documents mentioned in the medical briefing book that you must provide and carry out steps in order to see a doctor. Fill out and sign the authorization form to release information collected in the Quebec Health Record (QHR). The data will be accessible to the civil aviation medical examiner (CAME) and authorized representatives of the CEGEP. All QHRs will be examined by the doctor. Failure to provide these documents will automatically exclude a candidate from the process.

  • Pass the necessary blood and urine tests during a medical examination after you have received a prescription to this end and signed the consent form;
  • Pass a medical examination by a medical examiner certified by Transport Canada and determined by the Cégep de l’Abitibi-Témiscamingue. Submit to an eye examination with a specialist appointed by the Cégep de l’Abitibi-Témiscamingue.NoteThe CEGEP and its delegated medical examiner reserve the right to be stricter than standards, among others, for certain illnesses characterized as progressive that could make the candidate unfit for flying in the short term. The majority of medical examinations are at the candidate’s expense.
  • Submit to a series of tests that measure the abilities required for the program and the profession after you have been summoned.

Submit to a behavioural or situational type of selection interview that will be used to substantiate if the candidate has the abilities to succeed in and complete the program. (During this interview, the candidate will provide a filled-out criminal record research report that will be used to confirm if he/she is able to get access authorization to restricted airport zones and other certifications that will be necessary for work. Each file will be assessed individually, and the applicant may initiate steps that allow him/her to meet requirements to obtain the aforementioned certifications.)

*** To be admitted to the program, the candidate must go through the many steps of the selection process. The CEGEP will reject the candidate’s application if he/she fails one of the steps. The candidate must have succeeded the preceding step to move on to the next one.

The following chart presents estimated fees related to training. These fees may vary in time and do not include housing and groceries during this period. They are presented for informative purposes only and are not exhaustive.

Fees related to the admission and selection process
Admission fees ± $450 to $500
Before training
Mandatory material  ± $2,500
During training
Tuition, training material, testing and annotation fees ± $4,000



We ask that you consult your band council or even the school institution of your community to verify your eligibility for financial aid. They will be able to check with you and see to what you are entitled.

If you do not have access to financing in your community, the CEGEP will put a service at your disposal that will inform you about the Quebec government financial aid program as well as accompany you throughout the process to get loans and bursaries. Please consult the computer simulator at ⇲ to find out the amount that could be allocated to you. Call 1-877-643-3750 or 1-888-345-4505 (an interactive telephone line) for information.