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A Licence question

 


timbarrett  (A 105337)

Jun 15, 2004, 4:35 PM
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I have a question about the A Licence process as I am getting some conflicting information.
I have completed my A licence requirements and got the card fully signed off and stamped. I was then told that the card is now my A Licence and that I do not have to do anything further. On the other hand there still seem to be people getting A Licence numbers which presumably means I have got to register with the USPA. I was told the registration with the USPA to get a specific number has lapsed as a procedure and that it is only when I want my B Licence and beyond that I should sent in the card...
Bit confused..help please...
Best wishes, Tim


AggieDave  (D License)

Jun 15, 2004, 4:39 PM
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Are you a USPA member? If you are jumping at a USPA dropzone, you should have been made to join already. If you are a member, then you can get an A number if you wish (its kinda cool to have), but you don't have to get it if you don't want to.


kelpdiver  (B 7)

Jun 15, 2004, 4:44 PM
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my understanding is that paying the $20 fee to get the number/card is optional. The USPA membership is not, for the DZs that require it.

I suspect it simplifies matters going forward when visiting a new DZ. It can also be looked up. If you were to lose that paperwork, you might have to track down your instructors to fill out a new one.


tombuch  (D 8514)

Jun 15, 2004, 5:45 PM
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The yellow proficiency card with signature and stamp is your "A" license. If you want to register your license with USPA you can send them a copy of the card and the license fee, and they will give you an official "A" license number. Registration of the license also protects you in case you loose the original proficiency card.

The details of the registration process are listed in the 2004 SIM on page 14, section "B"-Presenting a Completed License Application.


Shark  (D 24499)

Jun 16, 2004, 8:40 PM
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In reply to:
my understanding is that paying the $20 fee to get the number/card is optional. The USPA membership is not, for the DZs that require it.

I suspect it simplifies matters going forward when visiting a new DZ. It can also be looked up. If you were to lose that paperwork, you might have to track down your instructors to fill out a new one.

You do not need to pay the fee nor get an A license number, however, your stamped A license proficiency card is invalid if you have not paid your annual dues.



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