Becoming a flight attendant requires completing high school, obtaining a passport and applying directly to the airline. Before you are hired, you must pass a background check. After securing the approvals, the airline provides the training you need. Time to complete the process depends on the applicant's current education.Continue Reading
Airlines require that new hires complete high school or obtain a GED certificate. Some airlines prefer applicants that have some college and experience in customer service.
If you do not already have a valid passport, you need one before applying. If you do not have a passport and this is your first application, the U.S. Department of State requires you apply in person.
Each airline hires directly, and there are no airline attendant schooling requirements until the airline hires the applicant. The process requires the applicant undergo a background check. The law requires applicants be at least 18 and eligible to work in the United States.
The airline is responsible for training each flight attendant. The course lasts three to six weeks.
Once the attendant completes the course, the Federal Aviation Administration administers a proficiency exam. Candidates that pass the exam become certified flight attendants.