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ACS - Airline Transport Pilot

Air Richelieu College programs ACS – Airline Transport Pilot

Obtaining an Attestation of College Studies (ACS) means:

Completing the most comprehensive and rigorous training possible, combining hours of specific flight training and developing all the professional skills required by the largest airlines. Unlike the DCS program, the ACS program does not include general training.

Collège Air Richelieu’s Attestation of College Studies (ACS) is a college program credited and recognized by the Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur and meets the highest standards of the aeronautics market. Like the DCS program, it allows future graduates to get their Airline Transport Pilot Licence (frozen ATPL) issued by Transport Canada.

Don’t have the prerequisites for the DCS program, but dream of becoming an airline transport pilot? Collège Air Richelieu’s ACS program can make your dream come true!


  • Airline Transport Pilot Attestation of College Studies (ACS)
  • Integrated Airline Transport Pilot Licence (integrated ATPL)

Licences and ratings

  • Private Pilot Licence (PPL)
  • Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL)
  • Instrument Rating (IR)/Multi-Engine Rating (ME)
  • Multi-Crew Coordination (MCC)
  • Airline Transport Pilot Licence (SARON and SAMRA) (FROZEN ATPL)

Canadian students who are accepted into this program may be eligible for funding, provided they meet the criteria.

Knowledge & skills

Upon completing their training, graduates will be able to act as first officer on commercial aircraft or as pilot-in-command on aircraft weighing less than 12,500 pounds.

They will be able to work for different types of airlines, to transport people or cargo in Quebec, in Canada or in other countries.

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Admission requirements
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To be eligible for the program, students must meet the general conditions of admission set out in the College Education Regulations and, if applicable, the following specific conditions:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Meet the medical requirements set out in the Canadian Aviation Regulations—Part IV, Standard 424.
    • To be eligible for the program, students must meet all the conditions stipulated by Transport Canada in order to qualify for a Category 1 medical certificate. They must not suffer from any disease, illness or condition that could render them unable to safely operate an aircraft, for the duration of the program and beyond.

Are you an international student?

The Attestation of College Studies (ACS) issued by Collège Air Richelieu and recognized by the Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur gives you access to a postgraduate work permit (PGWP) for the duration of your studies.

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Why study at Collège Air Richelieu?

Since Collège Air Richelieu’s ACS and DCS programs include integrated ATPL training, Transport Canada’s SARON/SAMRA Airline Transport Pilot Licence exams are an integral part of our training. Therefore, unlike schools that only offer modular training, our students can start working as a first officer as soon as they graduate.

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