The USPA (United States Parachute Association) mandates that a standard curriculum be completed in order to achieve an A License. This includes completing 25 individual and 5 group jumps, passing an oral and written exam, and demonstrating competence in exit and freefall skills; canopy skills; equipment knowledge; emergency review; and aircraft and spotting.
Once your A License Proficiency Card is complete, you’ll participate in a check dive with a certified instructor who will determine your eligibility for the A License. After you have been officially signed off, you have 60 days to submit your documentation to the USPA for validation. Approval of your paperwork will lead to the issuance of your license number.