TRA-SD is happy to help new fliers obtain high-power certifications.
The two national organizations, NAR and TRA, have slightly different
procedures: NAR's are described at
http://www.nar.org/high-power-rocketry-info/ and TRA's at
If you are planning to Certify, please send an EMAIL
to the Mailing List to make sure somebody will be there who can certify you.
A NAR certification may be a little easier to arrange because they can be
witnessed by NAR members with appropriate certification levels, whereas
for TRA only the club prefect or a Technical Advisor Panel (TAP) member
can certify a new flier. But both should be possible with some
coordination at any monthly launch.
If you're interested in doing a Level 1 or Level 2 certification flight
and/or taking the Level 2 written test at a TRA-SD launch,
or just need some advice about how to proceed,
please contact the president or send your inquiry to the mailing list.