Does a skydiving license expire?

How often do you have to skydive to stay current?

In order to stay “current”, you’ll need to make a jump once every 30 days. Failure to jump within this time period will require skydiving students to repeat the last successfully completed level during their training.

Does USPA license expire?

*This Skydiving Currency Chart is a guideline.

So how long does a skydiving license last?

C License x ≥ 180 Days Refresher training and Jump with Coach or AFF
D License 730 Days > x ≥ 180 Days Refresher training and Jump with Coach or AFF

How long does AFF last?

How long does the AFF course take? The duration of the course depends on each individual while each student sets his own pace for the jumps and depends also on other factors like weather, sunset times, condition etc. However, the average duration to finish the complete AFF course is appr. 3-4 days.

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What can you do with a license skydive?

With this license you can do everything included with the A, B and C licenses as well as work towards a tandem rating and AFF rating. With a tandem rating, instructors can take tandem skydiving customers on a jump using a dual harness parachute system.

How much does a skydiver make?

Total Salary

For those who work year-round and operate full time, yearly salaries may reach as high as $44,000 per year, according to However, for a more general range, most skydivers make an average of between $20,000 and $40,000 per year, according to

How long does it take to become a certified skydiver?

How long does it take to complete your skydiving training? There is no standard timing since every student takes it at their own pace. You can get your license in as little as two weeks if you jump every day. USPA requires that you make at least one jump every 30 days to stay current.

How do I renew my USPA membership?

You can contact USPA’s Membership Services Center at (540) 604-9740 or email

What is STP-15 skydiving?

Uncurrent skydivers are at higher risk of injuring themselves and those around them, and no drop zone wants that additional risk in their skies.

Skydiving Currency: Use it or Lose It!

License Held Time since last jump Must do
A license 90 days STP-15
B license 90 days Coach jump
B license 180 days STP-15
C license 180 days Coach jump

How long is USPA membership?

Membership Dues

New Annual Membership $78
Temporary 3 month Introductory Membership (Can only be purchased online.) $30
Optional Fees
Upgraded Magazine Delivery (1st Class-US/Canada Only) $45
Foreign Magazine Annual Subscription (*annual membership required) $35
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How many times do you have to skydive before you can do it by yourself?

Let’s look at what the United States Parachute Association lists as its requirements for solo skydiving: Complete all requirements laid out by the USPA A License Proficiency Card. Complete a minimum of 25 jumps. Make five skydives with one or more other people (tandem skydives)

How many times can you skydive before solo?

At Skydive California, we recommend one tandem jump prior to going solo, so you can get a sense of what’s to come, then it’s off to solo! In our Accelerated Freefall program (AFF), you will begin with an extensive 4-6 hour class and begin your solo ‘category’ jumps.

How much does a parachute cost?

Cost of New and Used Skydiving Equipment

Parachute Container $2500-$5500 $1200-$3000
Reserve Parachute $1450-$1800 $800-$1250
Main Parachute $2200-$2500 $900-$1900
AAD $1000-$1200 $650-$850

What is B Licence skydiving?

The A+B Licence Week is designed for those of you who have completed the AFF levels and consolidation jumps and want to obtain your skydiving licence, to be able to jump along with your friends.

How do I become a certified skydiver?

To earn a skydiving license, you’ll need to complete four steps: doing a “taster” tandem, completing your AFF course, performing some solo jumps and making a personal commitment to continuing education. Great news: You can usually knock out that skydiving license in just twenty-five jumps.

Do you need a Licence to parachute?

Skydiving A License

An A license opens the door to the skydiving world. After completing a series of jumps demonstrating to experienced skydiving instructors that they possess the skills necessary to skydive safely and competently by themselves, a jumper can receive their A License.

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