USPA Skydiving Licenses
As soon as you make a skydive (Tandem, IAD, or AFF) you are considered a skydive student! While on student status you can only jump with USPA rated AFF, IAD, or Tandem Instructors.
Self-Supervised Solo Status:
After you graduate an AFF or IAD training progression, while still officially a student, you will be cleared to self-supervise your own jumps allowing you to skydive by yourself, with USPA rated Coaches, or with your Instructors.
A License (25 jumps minimum):
After you complete your A License Progression Card you will now be considered a "Licensed" skydiver. This is where the real fun begins - jump solo, with groups, belly fly, freefly - you name it, the sky is yours!
B License (50 jumps minimum):
Complete 25 more jumps, take a water-landing training class, have at least 10 accuracy jumps, demonstrate advanced canopy control skills, pass the quiz, and you can receive your B License! This lets you do night jumps!
C License (200 jumps minimum):
Another 150 jumps, 25 accuracy jumps, flight maneuvers, pass the quiz, and there's your C License! Once you've acheived your C, you're now qualified to take Instructor rating courses.
D License: (500 jumps minimum):
300 more jumps, 2 flawless night jumps, plus all previous requirements, pass the quiz, and you must have the approval of a member of the USPA Board of Directors, a Safety & Training Advisor, or an Instructor Examiner, and you'll receive your D License.