VOLUME 5 Airman certification
CHAPTER 5 Title 14 CFR PART
OTHER THAN FLIGHT CREWMEMBERS
Section 4 Certificate Part
5-1191 PROGRAM TRACKING AND REPORTING SUBSYSTEM (PTRS) ACTIVITY CODES.
A. Maintenance: 3510.
B. Avionics: 5510.
5-1192 OBJECTIVE. This section provides guidance and describes procedures
for certificating applications for repairman certificates and added privileges in accordance with Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part
A. Eligibility. Applicants for repairman certification are employed
by repair stations or air carriers. Practical experience of at least 18 months
or formal training appropriate for the position, as well as the satisfaction
of the Administrator, are the basis for issuance of a repairman certificate.
Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and able to read, write, speak, and understand English.
B. Personnel Requirements. According to 14 CFR part
and part 145, §
applicant may choose to use repairmen to meet the applicable personnel requirements within the air carrier or repair station. This use is
limited to the specific job for which the air carrier or repair station has employed the person to perform or supervise.
1) Repairman certificates are not required for repair stations located outside the United States.
2) An air carrier or repair station may assign an applicant employee
to a position requiring at least one of the following:
• Responsibility for the work of a shop or department that
• Authorization to sign the Airworthiness Release, Maintenance
Record Entry according to the air carrier’s manual, or authorization for return to
service for the repair station in accordance with the Repair Station Manual (RSM); or
• Performance of inspections required by the air
carrier’s manual, if applicable.
3) A repairman employed by an air carrier that also holds a repair
station certificate may apply for one certificate if the duties are the same
in both operations. The Airmen Certification Branch (AFS-760) will issue one
certificate with the same privileges listing each operation in the limitations
section. If a repairman is employed at either the operator or the repair station
and subsequently wishes to be added to the other, certification will be handled as an added privilege.
4) A repairman employed and certificated by more than one repair
station or by more than one operator, where the employers are distinctly different
business entities, will need a separate airman certificate for each repair station or operator.
5) A repairman employed by a repair station using stations at
different locations may serve in any station in that system in accordance with §
C. Required Documentation. With each request for a certificate/rating, an applicant should submit the following:
1) One copy of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Form
8610-2, Airman Certificate and/or Rating Application, with items I through IV completed.
Applicants should check the box for “Repairman Certificate” and indicate the privileges sought.
2) Pilot’s Bill of Rights (PBR) Written Notification of Investigation (FAA Order 8900.1,
Volume 14, Chapter 1, Section 3, Figure
14-1-3B, Sample Written Notification to an Airman Applicant).
3) A positive form of picture identification, with current name
(e.g., a State-issued driver’s license, passport, or U.S. military identification),
presented in person at the time of application and temporary certificate issue.
Applicants must provide a signature and a physical address where they can be
located. Aviation safety inspectors (ASI) should record the identification method in the “Remarks” section on the back of FAA
Form 8610-2 along with any noted expiration date.
4) A letter of recommendation from the applicant’s employer clearly stating that the applicant meets the requirements of §
letter should describe the specialized jobs the applicant will perform or supervise as a repairman.
D. Ratings. Ratings for an applicant employed by an air carrier
or repair station should coincide with ratings issued at the repair station
limited to the specific job for which the person is employed to perform or supervise.
1) In no instance should anyone issue a repairman certificate
with an airframe and/or powerplant rating to circumvent the process of obtaining
a mechanic certificate. If someone has issued a repairman certificate with airframe
and/or powerplant ratings, request that the airman surrender the certificate.
Issue a repairman certificate with the appropriate privileges and limitations.
2) Reserve repairman certificates for applicants that have special skills, e.g.:
• Argon heliarc welding,
• Cylinder plating,
• Nondestructive testing,
• Propeller overhaul,
• Electrical system analysis and repair (reserve this type of
certificate for specific systems only, such as flight guidance data bus and power distribution), or
• Radio and/or instrument repair (for these repairman
certificates, you may enter the applicable privileges as “radio and instrument” or “radio” or “instrument”).
• This list is not all-inclusive. It provides examples of skills
whose scope is in keeping with a repairman rating.
5-1194 COORDINATION REQUIREMENTS. This task may require coordination between maintenance and avionics ASIs.
5-1195 REFERENCES, FORMS, AND JOB AIDS.
A. References (current editions):
• Advisory Circular (AC)
of a Repairman (General).
• Volume 14, Chapter 1, Section 3, Providing
Written Compliance Philosophy Explanation and Pilot’s Bill of Rights Notification.
• FAA Order
8900.2, General Aviation Airman Designee Handbook.
• FAA Form
8610-2, Airman Certificate and/or Rating Application.
• FAA Form 8060-4, Temporary Airman Certificate.
• PBR Written Notification of Investigation (FAA Order 8900.1,
Volume 14, Chapter 1, Section 3, Figure
14-1-3B, Sample Written Notification to an Airman Applicant).
C. Job Aids:
• Table 5-4, Instructions for Completing FAA Form
• Figure 5-137A, Sample Temporary Airman Certificate
• Figure 5-137B, Sample Application Form (Repairman).
• Figure 5-137C, Sample Letter of Recommendation (Repairman).
• Figure 5-138, Instructions for Completing a Temporary
• Job Task Analysis (JTA) 3.1.23, Issue a Repairman Certificate
or Added Privilege.
A. Verify Eligibility. Ensure that the applicant is at least
18 years of age and reads, writes, speaks, and understands English.
NOTE: All applicants for airman certificates must apply in person and present
positive identification at the time of application. Acceptable forms of positive
identification include the applicant’s current name (e.g., a State-issued driver’s
license, passport, or U.S. military identification). Record the method of identification in the “Remarks” section of FAA
Form 8610-2, along
with any noted expiration date, and ensure that the applicant signs the form.
B. Review Application and Letter of Recommendation.
1) Ensure that the applicant marks the box for “Repairman Certificate” and indicates
the privilege(s) sought on the front of FAA Form
8610-2. Determine if the applicant meets the requirements of part
NOTE: AFS-760 no longer requires that the “Applicant’s Certification,” A or B, on the reverse side of FAA Form
8610-2, be filled out for a repairman
certificate unless the date of issue on the temporary certificate and the applicant’s certification in block IV are not the same.
NOTE: The date on the temporary certificate and the date of the applicant’s
certification statement on either the front side (section IV) or back side (A and B) of FAA Form
8610-2 (as applicable) must coincide.
NOTE: The temporary certificate FAA Form 8060-4 provided to the applicant
may be completed in dark ink and handwritten; however, the temporary certificate provided to AFS-760 must be typewritten.
2) Verify that the letter of recommendation contains the following elements:
• A statement certifying that the applicant meets the
requirements of the privilege(s)/limitation(s) sought (e.g., “John Doe has met the requirements under 14 CFR
§ 65.101.”), and
• A statement recommending the applicant for the
privilege(s)/limitation(s) sought (e.g., “Mr. John Frank Johnson is being recommended for radio and instrument ratings.”).
3) Ensure the repairman ratings shown on the temporary airman
certificate match the ratings shown in the letter of recommendation.
NOTE: “Duties” do not need to be shown in the letter of recommendation,
only the appropriate repairman ratings that coincide with the repairman ratings sought and shown on the FAA Form 8060-4.
4) It is acceptable for the letter of recommendation to show the applicant’s identification method.
5) FAA inspectors must complete their portion of the documentation of the applicant’s
receipt of the written notifications (FAA Order 8900.1,
Volume 14, Chapter 1, Section 3, Figure
14-1-3B) regardless of whether the applicant signs the acknowledgment of receipt.
Table 5-4. Instructions for Completing FAA Form
A. Name: First, Middle, Last Applicant must enter his/her legal name.
B. Social Security Number Disclosure
of the Social Security number is optional; however, item B cannot
be left blank. Enter a U.S. Social Security number, “DO NOT USE,” or “NONE.”
C. DOB Applicant must enter his/her
date of birth using 8-digit format Month/Day/Year (MM/DD/YYYY).
D. Height Applicant must enter his/her height in inches.
E. Weight Applicant must enter his/her weight in pounds.
F. Hair Applicant must
spell out his/her hair color. Acceptable colors are bald, brown, black, blond, gray, and red.
G. Eyes Applicant must spell out
his/her eye color. Acceptable colors are brown, black, blue, hazel, gray, and green.
H. Sex Enter M for male or F for female.
I. Nationality (Citizenship)
Applicant enters the country in which he/she maintains citizenship.
If dual citizenship, enter one on the application and the certificate
will show the other as a limitation (e.g., “Dual citizenship includes Canada.”).
J. Place of Birth Applicant enters the city and State if born in the United States.
If the city is unknown, enter the county and State. If the applicant
was born outside the United States, enter the name of the city and
country, or province and country. If the applicant was not born
in a city and country or a province and country, enter that information in the “REMARKS” area.
K. Permanent Mailing Address Applicant
enters the number and street, city, State, and ZIP Code.
NOTE: A post office address
is not acceptable for the purpose of applying for an airman certificate,
unless the applicant resides on a rural route, a boat, or in some
other manner that requires the use of a post office box, rural route,
or a personal mailbox for an address. If the applicant uses a P.O.
Box, rural route, personal mailbox, or business address as the preferred
mailing address, the applicant must furnish a map or written directions to his/her residence or furnish the actual residence address.
NOTE: These directions are not required for APO/FPO type addresses.
L. Have you ever had an airman
certificate suspended or revoked? Applicant must check either the YES box or the NO box. (Refer to 14 CFR part
M. Do you now, or have you ever,
held an FAA airman certificate? Applicant must check either the
YES box or the NO box. If YES, specify the type of certificate held.
N. Have you ever been convicted
for violation of any federal or state statutes pertaining to narcotic
drugs, marijuana, and depressant or stimulant drugs or substances?
Applicant must check either the YES box or the NO box. If YES,
the applicant must give the DATE OF FINAL CONVICTION using 8-digit format Month/Day/Year (MM/DD/YYYY). Refer to §
Section II Certificate or Rating Applied for on Basis of:
The applicant shall check Box C
Letter of Recommendation.
Section III Record of Experience:
The applicant completes the “FROM”
and “TO” boxes (under “Dates: Month and Year”) by entering his/her
dates of employment, using 6-digit format Month/Year (MM/YYYY).
The applicant must have at least 18 months of experience or formal
training acceptable to the Administrator to be eligible for a repairman certificate.
NOTE: If the dates are close to the 18-month requirement,
AFS-760 requires the 8-digit format Month/Day/Year (MM/DD/YYYY) that will have to be handwritten in.
The applicant then enters the employer’s
name and location (city and State) and the type of work performed.
If the applicant is applying based on formal training, then he/she
should indicate a statement in this area or as an attachment.
Section IV Applicant’s Certification:
Item A Signature: The applicant signs FAA Form
he/she normally signs his/her name above or beside his/her typed or printed name. For verification purposes,
the inspector will require the applicant to present a current photo
ID (e.g., a State-issued driver’s license, military ID, passport,
etc.). Record the name and method used for verification in the “REMARKS” section.
NOTE: If the applicant uses a State-issued driver’s license
as the verification method, the “REMARKS” section must include the State that issued the license and expiration date.
5-1197 TASK OUTCOMES.
A. Complete the PTRS Record.
B. Issue Certificate. When you have determined that the applicant
meets all the requirements for certification, sign the application as approved and complete FAA Form 8060-4 in duplicate.
NOTE: The inspector’s approval date must be the same date as shown on
the temporary certificate, using 8-digit format Month/Day/Year (MM/DD/YYYY) for both dates.
1) The term “Pending” on FAA Form 8060-4 is a valid certificate
number when the applicant has not held a permanent numbered certificate. Otherwise, enter the permanent certificate number.
2) Do not use Social Security numbers.
NOTE: The reverse side of FAA Form 8060-4 contains conditions of issuance
and further states it is an interim certificate subject to approval of the FAA
pending issue of a certificate of greater duration. As such, the FAA considers
the use of “Pending” during this interim period equivalent to a digital numbered
certificate for the purpose of the recording requirements found in 14 CFR part
3) Check the “Airman Information” portion of the National Vital
Information Subsystem (NVIS) to determine whether the applicant already possesses
a certificate. An applicant seeking added privileges to a specific certificate
must surrender the applicable superseded certificate held at the time of application approval.
4) Give the applicant a copy of FAA Form 8060-4. Both the applicant and the ASI must print and sign this form.
5) Complete the “FAA Inspector’s Report” portion on the reverse side of FAA Form
8610-2. Ensure you have marked the “Approved” box, along with
the approval date (same date and 8-digit format as the temporary airman certificate),
inspector’s printed name, signature, and the FAA district office. Ensure you
have shown the airman’s method of identification in the “Remarks” section.
NOTE: If the FAA Form
8610-2 is on a two-page application (duplex printing
was not used), ensure the airman’s name, certificate number or pending, and date of birth is annotated on the second page.
NOTE: Mark the “Approved” box when the temporary certificate is issued.
6) Send the following to AFS-760:
• The original FAA Form
• The letter of recommendation,
• The airman certificate (for an added privilege, as applicable),
• PBR Written Notification of Investigation, and
• The original FAA Form 8060-4.
C. Deny Certificate. If you disapprove the application, return
it to the applicant with a letter explaining the denial. The ASI must sign,
date, enter the “FAA District Office” identifier and check the “Disapproved”
box within the “FAA Inspector’s Report” area on page 2 of the FAA Form
5-1198 FUTURE ACTIVITIES.
A. Records Review. Review repair station and air carrier records
to determine if the scope of the applicant’s employment is consistent with the job described in the letter of recommendation.
B. Surrendered Certificates. Send airman certificates surrendered in accordance with §
65.15(c) to AFS-760
with a brief statement relating to the circumstances.
NOTE: Due to the new scanning system at AFS-760, you must annotate all
cancellation requests with only one airman per page. AFS-760 can no longer accept
a list of repairmen for cancellation. AFS-760 will return all lists to the Flight Standards District Office (FSDO) for correction.
C. Change of Address, Name, Gender, or Nationality.
1) Change of Address. The holder of an airman certificate issued under part
notify the FAA in writing within 30 days after any change in permanent
mailing address. The certificate holder may submit the change of address by using Aeronautical Center (AC) Form
8060-55, Change of Address, a letter, or the online services on the AFS-760 website
ensure the certificate holder furnishes directions or a map if using a post office box or rural route.
2) Change of Name/Nationality/Date of Birth (DOB)/Gender. The applicant
must first make an appointment with an FAA inspector. The applicant must complete FAA Form
I and IV). The inspector will identify and notate the required documentation presented in the remarks block of FAA
Order 8610-2. The latest required documentation can be found at the following website:
D. Reconstruction of Lost Certification Files.
1) A copy of the original FAA Form
FAA Form 8060-4, with signature on both forms, is required. If no copy exists, provide the information
that appeared on the original application on a new FAA Form
FAA Form 8060-4, complete with new signatures but with the original dates (applicant and inspector), and a PBR Written Notification of Investigation.
2) In the upper right-hand block of FAA Form
8610-2, place the wording “Reconstructed File” in red ink.
3) Forward all information regarding the certification file through
the FSDO to: FAA, Attn: Airmen Certification Branch (AFS-760), P.O. Box 25082, Oklahoma City, OK 73125-0082.
NOTE: You do not need to mail an emergency field-issue temporary certificate
with the reconstructed file package. You can maintain these at the FSDO.
Figure 5-137A. Sample Temporary Airman Certificate (Repairman)
Figure 5-137B. Sample Application Form (Repairman)
Figure 5-137B. Sample Application Form (Repairman) (Continued)
Figure 5-137C. Sample Letter of Recommendation (Repairman)
1234 Airport Road
Anywhere, USA 23250
Phone: (404) 305-7200
Fax: (404) 305-7201
Mr. Joe Inspector
FAA FSDO EA 21
0000 Huntsman Rd
Richmond, VA 23250
XYZ Airlines would like to recommend John Howard Brown for certification as a Repairman with ratings of Radio and Instrument.
Mr. Brown has demonstrated his abilities in the areas of radio components
and instrument components. His duties and responsibilities include technical supervision of technicians performing repairs at this location.
Mr. Brown meets the qualification requirements of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part
Figure 5-138. Instructions for Completing a Temporary Airman Certificate
To issue FAA Form 8060-4, Temporary Airman Certificate, for an application
to work at a repair station/air carrier, fill out the form as indicated below:
A. In Item III, type the
word “Pending.” As of June 2002, all original certificates will be assigned
a unique certificate number. Enter “Pending” if original. A unique 9-digit certificate
number will be assigned; do not use a Social Security number as a certificate number.
B. In Item IX, type the word “Repairman.”
C. In Item XII, type the following: “Certificate privileges of 14 CFR part
for [applicable privileges] while employed by [name of repair station or air carrier, city, State].”
D. In Item XIII, type the repair station or air carrier certificate number.
E. Check the box
for an original issuance or the box for a reissuance of certificate, whichever is applicable.
F. If an added rating or an exchange, ensure the date of superseded certificate is shown.
G. In Item X, ensure the
date of issuance is the same as the inspector’s approval date in the “FAA Inspector’s Report.”
H. In Item X, ensure the inspector printed his/her name, signed his/her name, and provided
the region identifier and FAA district office identification.
I. The term
“PENDING” on the FAA Form 8060-4 is a valid certificate number when the applicant
has not held a permanent numbered certificate. Otherwise, enter the permanent certificate number.
Forward all information regarding the certification file through the FSDO to:
Airmen Certification Branch, AFS-760
P.O. Box 25082
Oklahoma City, OK 73125-0082
RESERVED. Paragraphs 5-1199 through 5-1215.