How do I become an air traffic controller?

I've been a CFII for 10 years, but I want to transition to becoming an air traffic controller. How and where do I begin? I've gotten conflicting information, and I'd just like to know where to find the answers I need, or see if anyone here knows. I never finished my college degree, and at 30 years old, I haven't the time or resources for that. Is it an absolute, set-in-stone requirement? Would my flight time and experience transfer to college credits?

Asked By: ♡♥Jenni♡♥ - 10/1/2008
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Well, For the FAA you're probably going to be out of luck. Your 31st birthday is the cutoff to be hired and the process from start to your job offer is 8 months if you are extremely, extremely lucky. Add that to this being the end of the fiscal year and the FAAs budget being a "continuing resolution" at this point, I... More
Answered By: Kevin - 10/1/2008
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Here is a good link: More
Answered By: Pilot - 10/1/2008
Cutoff age is 30 your too old sorry hon to get your FAA cert
Answered By: A S - 10/1/2008
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