Attestation of College Studies

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

The Cégep de l’Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Centre québécois de formation aéronautique (CQFA) and Cégep de Chicoutimi are uniting to offer a new Attestation of College Studies (ACS/AEC) to train mainly indigenous aircraft pilots


Titled Multi-Engine Aircraft Flying Code and Float Plane Instruments, which lasts two years, will be taught at the Cégep de l’Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Centre québécois de formation aéronautique and a private aviation service provider. The latter will be selected rigorously and supervised by the CQFA for the flight portion of the training to ensure that the standards and quality which have made the reputation of the national institute for nearly a half century are upheld.

Duration : Two years

Schedule : full-time

Place : Rouyn-Noranda Campus

Beginning of classes : August 2023

Admissions are presently closed.

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:

  • have interrupted full-time studies or pursued post-secondary studies full-time for at least two consecutive terms or a school year;
  • are covered under an agreement between the college and an employer, or are benefiting from a government plan;
  • 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).

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 Status or Beneficiary card (status card: proof required) and
  • a completed Secondary School or High School Diploma (SSD/HSD/DES). 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 (obtention of the certificate is the first criterion to pursue the admission process).


  • Candidates who cannot provide valid proof of their Status or Beneficiary card or who do not have this card will automatically be put on a waiting list; there is no guarantee that they will be able to access the selection process of the program.
  • Candidates who are put on the waiting list may be called on to undergo various additional tests if we invite them to the selection process.

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 send 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.

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