The Transportation Security Administration has set forth requirements that must be met before students can conduct flight training at UND.
UND is required by the TSA to verify the citizenship of all students prior to conducting any flight training in certain flight courses. This process must be completed at UND, and is completed by Records Center personnel at the airport. This is usually accomplished when the student meets with their Flight Instructor for the first time. You must complete your online FAA enrollment before you can receive TSA approval from the Records Center.
Verification of citizenship is required for the following courses: AVIT 101, 102, 140, 143, 221, 325, 343, 349, 350, and 480.
Students will complete this process multiple times as they progress through flight training, and will need to present proper identification each time the process must be done.
Students who are United States citizens will be required to show proof of citizenship prior to beginning flight training. This typically consists of presenting a valid, unexpired US Passport or a certified birth certificate combined with a government-issued photo ID. A full list of acceptable forms of identification is available online. Students should make sure they bring the appropriate documents with them when they come to UND.
Students who are not United States citizens have additional TSA requirements, and will need to start the TSA approval process before the semester begins.
For questions regarding TSA requirements, please contact Diane Thureen, Flight Training Records Manager. Please note that this process is completed when the student is ready to start flight training, and is not required to be completed prior to registering for a flight course and/or flight lab.