APPI Certification Cards

APPI CardYour APPI Paragliding Certification Card is proof that you’ve successfully completed your APPI training.

- Your APPI Certification Card has a permanent validity, as well you need to order a new card only if you have acquired a new certification or specialty, unless the card contains the FAI-IPPI logo, because in this case the validity of the IPPI card is only one year.
- The APPI card requires a clear head photo (no hat, no helmet or no sunglasses), the card will not be sent without clear Identification ID, you can upload a new picture from your online accoun paget.
- During the first payment of your membership, ordering and payment of a card is also available.
- To receive a new card, you need to click on Buy a new certification card, and pay for.
Please, check and if needed correct your postal address including city, postal code and country from your APPI account.
- After payment, verify that the new card is shown ’in progress’, otherwise to receive it you need to click on Send a free new certification card now.
- Your new card will be sent to the address listed on your APPI account within 45 days, you can ask also to send the card to your current APPI school, or if you work like tandem pilot, assistant instructor or instructor in a school, to this school.
- Beware To receive your card, you must have at least the qualification ’Open Sky Pilot’ validated by your instructor.
- In case one of your qualification is ’iPending’, we recommend that you wait until your instructor validates your new qualification before ordering your new card.
- Beware: To order a card for paragliding do on, to order a card for paramotor do on and to order a card for paratrike do on
- Due to the low price of membership card (8 Euros), the cards are sent by default by a low cost carrier without a tracking number. If you want fast shipment with tracking number, please contact the secretary. In this case, the cost of transportation depends of the destination, you will be charged accordingly.
- It is now possible for those who have received their APPI certification card recently to verify the authenticity of the card, and see the final qualifications obtained using your smartphone. Simply scan the QR code printed on your APPI certification card or your APPI temporary license using your mobile. You will need an Internet connection and an application to read QR Code, which you can find freely on your phone store. We noticed that some temporary certificates and APPI certification cards were falsified, so when in doubt about the authenticity, always check online.
- For any questions about your APPI membership card, please contact APPI customer service.

FAI Equivalence:

- Open sky pilot ⇒ Parapro-1
- Adventure pilot ⇒ Parapro-2
- APPI pilot ⇒ Parapro-3
- Advanced pilot ⇒ Parapro-4
- Advanced pilot and Acro. Pilot or Perfo. Pilot ⇒ Parapro-5

More infos and difference between APPI card and IPPI card from FAI here.

If I don’t receive my card beware to:

- I have confirmed my account (if not, my status is unconfirmed).
- I have sent an ID photo (in good quality, head only, sunglasses, photo-gray lenses, hats and helmet are unacceptable).
- I paid my annual APPI membership and cost for the card.
- I Have a valid birth date.
- I have a valid postal address (preferably in Chinese for China and in Persan for Iran).
- I have at least one qualification validated.
- If I have qualifications in multiple activities (Paragliding and PPG for example), the card is not automatically ordered because we don’t know for which activity you want your card. In this case you have to click on the orange button "Send now a free new certification card for ..." to order your card after payment on for paragliding, on for PPG and on for Paratrike.
- If one of your qualification has the status "In progress", the card is not automatically ordered and postponed until your certification will be validated. In this case you have to click on the orange button "Send now a free new certification card for ..." once the qualification will be confirmed.