Requirements for Nigerian Air Force Direct Short Service Course DSSC 2017

Requirements for Nigerian Air Force Direct Short Service Course DSSC


All interested candidates can only submit one application. Any applicant who submits more than one application will be automatically disqualified.

  1. Nationality:
    Applicant must be of Nigerian origin.
  2. Age:
    Applicants must be between the ages 22 and 35 years by 31 December 2016.
  3. Marital Status:
    All applicants must be single.
  4. Height:
    Minimum height is 1.68 meters or 5.5ft for males and 1.65m or 5.4ftfor females.
  5. Medical Fitness:
    All applicants must be medically fit and meet the Nigerian Air Force medical and employment standards.

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Requirements for Nigerian Air Force Direct Short Service Course DSSC


  1. Interested applicants must possess a minimum of Second Class Lower division for holders of the first degree and Lower Credit for HND holders. In addition applicants must possess credit in English Language and Mathematics and 3 additional credits in subjects related to degree course of study. Computer literacy will be an added advantage.
  2. Applicants must possess NYSC Discharge Certificate or Letter of Exemption from NYSC at the time of applying for DSSC.
  3. Applicants must possess certificates of full registration with their respective statutory professional bodies in Nigeria where applicable.
  4. Attestation Forms:
    Applicant’s attestation form must be signed by a military officer from the same state as the applicant and not below the rank of Squadron Leader or equivalent in the Nigerian Army and the Nigerian Navy, and Police Officer of the rank of Assistant CP and above. Local Governments Chairmen/Secretaries, magistrates and principals of government Secondary Schools from applicants’ state of origin can also sign the attestation forms. The signees passport photograph and either photocopy of drivers licence or international passport must be attached. In addition, applicants are to bring with them a letter of attestation of good character from any of the officers above to the Zonal Enlistment Centers and final selection interview.

Requirements for Nigerian Air Force Direct Short Service Course DSSC

  1. Requirements:
    Applicants are advised to carefully read the specific disciplines required below before filling the form:

    1. Information Technology:
      BSc./MS.c/HND Computer Software Developer/Programmer Engineering, Data Administrator, Network Engineering
    2. Building Tech:
      BSc./HND Building Engineering
    3. Works:
      BS.c/HND Electrical/Mechanical Engineering
    4. Quantity Surveyor/Architecture:
      BSc/HND Quantity Surveyor/ Architecture
    5. Medicals:
      MBBS, MBchB or equivalent. Must be fully registered by the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria and must possess a current practicing license in any of the specialities listed.

      1. Doctor
      2. Consultant – Physician
      3. Consultant – Surgeon
      4. Consultant – Pediatrics
      5. Consultant – O & G
      6. Consultant – Orthopedic
    1. Optometrist:
      Bachelor’s degree in Optometry or B.Optom. Must be fully registered optometrists, dispensing opticians by the Optical Council of Nigeria and have a current practicing license.
    2. Radiographer:
      BSc/HND Radiography
    3. Nurses –B.Sc/ RN and Rm (Double Qualification)
      Must hold a post basic qualification in any of the specialities listed. Must be registered and have a current practicing license.

      1. Anesthetist Nurse
      2. Paediatrist Nurse
      3. Ear Nose and Throat Nurse
      4. Opthalmologist Nurse
      5. Intensive Care Nurse
    1. Pharmacist:
      Must possess a B.Pharm degree and be fully registered with the Pharmacy Council of Nigeria and have a current practicing license.
    2. Medical Lab Scientist:
      Must possess either a BMLS or AIMLS and its equivalent and be fully registered with the Medical Laboratory Scientist Council of Nigeria as well as possess a current practicing license.
    3. Hospital Administration:
      HND Hospital Administration.
    4. Dietician:
      B.Sc or HND Dietician/Nutrition. Must be registered with Dietetics Council of Nigeria.
    5. Clinical Psychologist:
      Must possess a MSc Clinical Psychology and BSc General and Applied Psychology.
    6. Preventive/Environmental Health Officer:
      Must possess either a BSc or HND in either Environmental Health or Community Health. Must be fully registered with the Environmental Health Council of Nigeria and possess a current practicing license.
    7. Medical Records Officer:
      Must possess a BSc or HND Health Records and Biostatistics and must be fully registered with the Health Records Officers Registration Board of Nigeria and possess a current practicing license.
    8. Biomedical Engineer:
      Must possess a BSc or HND in Biomedical Engineering.
    9. Physiotherapist:
      Must possess either B. Physiotherapy or BMR (Bachelor of Medical Rehabilitation). Must be registered with the Medical Rehabilitation Therapist Registration Board of Nigeria (MRTB) and possess a current practicing license.
    10. Dentist:
      BDS or its equivalent. Must be fully registered by the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria and must possess a current practicing license.
    11. Dietician:
      B.Sc or HND Dietician/Nutrition. Must be registered with Dietetics Council of Nigeria
    12. Law/Psychologists/Sociologists:
      BSc LLB/LLM/B.Sc Psychology/B.Sc Sociology/BSc Criminology
    13. Administration:
      MBA, BSC/HND in HRM/Statistics.
    14. Education:
      BSc Ed Mathematics/ BSc Ed English/ BSc Ed Computer/ BSc Chemistry/ B.Tech Elect/Elect
    15. Supply:
      BSc./HND Purchasing and supply.
    16. Hospitality Manager (Caterers):
      BSc/ HND Hotel Management
    17. Radar Engineering:
      BSc./HND Electronics Engineering/Satellite Image Interpreter/Satellite Communication Engineering/Computer Engineering

 Requirements for Nigerian Air Force Direct Short Service Course DSSC


  1. Qualifying Enlistment Tests will hold in the following Centers:
    1. Makurdi: Nigerian Air Force Base, Markudi
    2. Ilorin: 227 Wing, Nigerian Air Force, Ilorin
    3. Lagos: Sam Ethnan Air Force Base, Ikeja – Lagos
    4. Enugu: 305 Flying Training School, Enugu
    5. Port-Harcourt: 97 Special Operations Group, Nigerian Air Force, Port-Harcourt
    6. Benin: 81 Air Maritime Group, Nigerian Air Force Benin
    7. Kaduna: Nigerian Air Force Base, Kawo – Kaduna
    8. Kano: 303 Flying Training School, Kano
    9. Maiduguri: 204 Wing, Nigerian Air Force Base, Maiduguri
    10. Ipetu-Ijesha: Nigerian Air Force Institute of Safety, Ipetu-Ijesha
    11. Sokoto: 55 Forward Operation Base Mabera, Sokoto
    12. Yola: 75 Strike Group, Nigerian Air Force, Yola
    13. Jos: 330 Nigerian Air Force Station, Jos.

Requirements for Nigerian Air Force Direct Short Service Course DSSC


  1. Applicants will be required to submit for scrutiny, the original copies of the documents at the enlistment centers and during the final selection interview. Applicants will be required to present following documents if selected for the zonal enlistment test:
    1. Two recent passport size photographs to be stamped and counter signed by officer of appropriate rank specified, Local Government Chairmen/Secretaries and other specified officers in Paragraph 8.
    2. Photocopies of Educational Certificates.
    3. Indigenship certificate from applicant’s State of Origin.
  1. Any applicant suspected to have impersonated or submitted false document(s) shall be disqualified from the selection exercise. Also, any false declaration detected later may lead to withdrawal from training. Such applicants may be handed over to the Police for prosecution. The Nigerian Air Force will not entertain any enquiries in respect of applicants whose applications have been rejected. Interested applicants are to note that the online registration is free of charge. Applicants are required to fill valid email addresses and Telephone numbers in the appropriate spaces provided in the application form.
  2. On completion of the application forms, applicants must print out the Acknowledgment Slip.
  3. Technical Support: For Technical Support, please call: 08104577415, 09-8704817, 09-8708475, 08078406568, 09054795502, 08171552055 or Email: [email protected]Note: All phone lines are available between 8:30AM and 5:30PM

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Requirements for Nigerian Air Force Direct Short Service Course DSSC

88 thoughts on “Requirements for Nigerian Air Force Direct Short Service Course DSSC 2017

  1. Borode idowu says:

    Sir,can someone study accounting and also fully registered with ICAN,apply for dssc

  2. Ilunuamie Ezekiel says:

    I wil be so glad if i become a member of nigeria navy because I believe it’s my calling.please as an Olevel student can i apply?

  3. Sir please can someone that study education/government apply

  4. Sir,
    I studied Geography and regional planning, can I apply… But my course is not listed in d above .

  5. Sir, I studied mass communication but my course was not listed, can I still apply with my degree result

  6. Can o level result apply

  7. Please sir, i have my NYSC discharged certificate handy but my Original BSc certificate is nt out yet wat am Using right now is my Statements of result from my University, please can i apply with that?

  8. plz can someone kindly assist me with dssc pass questions paper for airforce…
    diz is my email..

    [email protected]

  9. Lawal Babatunde says:

    I studied Biological Sciences,can I apply……but my course was not listed above

  10. Good day sir, I have gratuated from Niger Delta University (NDU). I dont have the original certificate because its not yet out but I have my statement of result. What can I do? Am afraid. Pls I need your reply sir.

  11. salihu Hassan says:

    Morning, can someone who studied B. A. ED EDUCATION /HISTORY recognized in d forthcoming airforce Dssc recruitment?

  12. Good day sir. Pls am hearing about printing of NAF photocard. Are my to print out photocard now or when? Because i dont want any officer to embarrass me at the gate.

  13. Thanks 4 ur gud work. Sir, i need Airforce DSSC past question

  14. Sir, where can one find the date/time when the enlistment exercise in Ipetu Ijesha will be done, for I have searched online for it but all to no avail.


  15. I mean for DSSC enlistment exercise

    • Hello Tunde,

      Please can you let us understand your question so that we can help you. Thank you for contacting us.


    • Tunde, I am also a candidate for dssc. My center is Ipetu Ijesha…. Don’t know the date yet but I saw a roaster 4rm kaduna, osun state is on Sunday… Don’t know how true tho….. Contact me 07034522965

  16. So,this means that one doesn’t require the screening exercise and test holding from 11-23 of April??

  17. Sir, how long NAF will send candidates sms for the DSSC screening exercise because we are expecting sms from now. Pls reply and God bless.

  18. pls sir/ma, I studied petroleum engineering…. please can I apply 4 d short service

  19. Oluwabunmi Rashdat Hassan says:

    Good day sir,we are yet to see the text message, when should will be expecting it,so dat will can able to prepare for d screening exercise,u can send d message through dis phone number 08039136001, Thanks.

    • Hello Oluwabunmi,

      Nigerian Air Force Zonal Enlistment Exercise will hold as from 01 -10 May 2016, the text for participation in the screening was supposed to come from NAF DRRR. We only promised you a free updates

      Thank you for contacting us,

  20. pls can somebody with the grade of PASS apply for DSSC and the NYSC exemption letter has not been collected …………here is my contact 08099329039

  21. please house, has anyone gotten the text massage? (DSSC Candidates) and please sir can I also get the past questions please. thanks in anticipation.

  22. sir, what if my signee didnt have a drvers’ license nor int’l passport? can i present the passport alone?

  23. ogunkeyede olabisi yinka says:

    Pls can i have the time table for the screening, though i have not seen the text message from the air force office. Thanks.

  24. Greetings, I have Political science and applied. Can I go ahead with the excersise or withdraw!

  25. Good morning sir, thank you very much for this information. Pls I want how the screening is always done. is it alphabetical order or state by state? thank u.

    • Hello Eucharia,

      Thank you for contacting us, for now the schedule of activities for the Airforce screening has not been made public online, so be there on the first day the screening will start so as to get modus operandi of the screening Exercise.


  26. Originally, I have applied for DSSC on the Nigerian Air Force. And I choose Jos as my center for aptitude test. But, when will Jos center be held? please, help me out.

  27. Has any one gotten the text message for the dssc for naf and admin pls is there going to be a text message sent for the dssc screening?

  28. Pls sir I read geology can I continue with the screening exercise

  29. Please, I’ve got no update about the screening exercise, can I still report tomorrow being the 3rd day? And I studied theatre arts and music


  31. Greetings, can one who studied biology education and with second class lower apply for the air force short service course and also the navy short service course form when the registration begins?

  32. i really commend ur effort. pls am a HND holder of agric engineer and ve pursued fr a PGD information Technology bt yet to collect certificate for it bt i ve collected TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN. Am looking for help to sign the other consent form my parent can’t sign. i ve looked all around and seem like help isn’t coming. should i withdraw or what

    • Hello James,

      Don’t Withdraw, push hard for this, any person can sign the consent form form for you, If you are close to you HOD in school try to contact him to do so or close neighbor. But never you withdraw, You can’t quit at this time. The Lord SHALL BE WITH YOU. Thank you for contacting us on this.


  33. Hello,

    I was at my centre(Ipetu-Ijesha) on saturday(7th May 2016) for the screening but was told at the gate by one of the officer that the exercise was already over. However, through my further probing from the officer, I was made to understand that the person-in-charge of d exercise for the zone decided to conduct the exercise for just 4days which is totally against what was published(that it will run frm 1-10th May). I found it hard to believe, for a lot of time and money had been put i

  34. So some one dat read political science cannot apply

  35. Yakubu shehu says:

    Sir, i study architecture and am not registerd with Nigerian institute of architects yet, does that affect my application sir?

  36. For future purpose, can a B.Sc (Ed) Political Science yet to collect exmption certificate can apply for [email protected] sir.

  37. for air force recruitment, please is a Bsc graduate with a HIV positive status on full medication and healthy apply? or rather is it rather a fowl chase?

  38. sir, i want to ask if someone can have a written note by NYSC in place of his NYSC discharge certificate to cover for his NYSC discharge certificate, if the discharge certificate is being held by NYSC for certain reasons like loan being collected for business purpose or other wise

    • Good day sir. sir i want to ask if Airforce (DSSC)
      can recieve graduate of agricultural science and also a recieve written not from NYSC in place of the person NYSC discharge certificate being held by NYSC for some certain reason like loan or other useful purpose but will be return as planed by the bodies

  39. pls I studied mass communication, can I apply for the DSSC at Nigerian Air force?

  40. sir i need the dssc past question, can u pls help me

  41. please sir (jamborgng), can someone with a BSc in Geology apply for the NAF DSSC?

  42. Good day sir, Please I want to thank you so much for finding time to attend to us, may God bless you. Please I have passion for the military but the challenge Is that my NYSC discharge certificate will not be ready at the time of application because I’ll still be in serving but my statement of result and every other requirements will be available. Please what do I do? Thanks

  43. I need updates for the Nigerian Navy and Airforce for the next recruitment also on the NDA


    when is the next registration starts?

  45. Adeyemi Matthew says:

    Good day sir, pls I need to know when the DSSC Airforce form for 2017 will be out and moreso I possess HND in Public Administration. Do I qualify for any of the positions enlisted?
    Thank you!

  46. Onyekenwe Adaobi says:

    Good evening sir!! Am In My last year In school Can I use awaiting ?09052157387..i did environmental science nd resource management In national open university of nigeria( B S C)

  47. Jonathan Lydia says:

    please can a graduate of food science and engineering apply

  48. Good afternoon sir, can a catholic priest apply for dss?

  49. please sir can i apply for DSS Airforce with my degree of B.ed mathematics?

  50. Agboje chinwendu says:

    Tanks 4 d vital information.pls sir,I want u to notify me when d form is out.this is my phone contact,08065276445.

  51. Good afternoon sir/ma, I have a degree in biochemistry, can I still apply?? And when would be the next screening?? Thank you

  52. Can i apply with Bsc Microbiology

  53. Coker Gbenga says:

    Hello good sir I would like to know if after i alms fit the dss with my hnd and I’m picked what will be my rank and also what will be my rank if I were to apply with my ND???

  54. I love dss

  55. Morning sir, please can someone with B. A in Theatre Arts apply ? Because I was told by my elder brother sub. Luiet. Ebi miesegha that I can’t apply for NAF.. Tnx sir

  56. Good day everyone, please I want ask if someone with BSc Biochemistry can apply for DSSC into Nigerian Airforce. Thank you

  57. sir i am studying estate management can apply for the direct short service

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