CHAPTER 22.  CERTIFICATE AIRFRAME AND/OR POWERPLANT MECHANIC/ADDED RATING

SECTION 1.  BACKGROUND

1.   PROGRAM TRACKING AND REPORTING SUBSYSTEM (PTRS) ACTIVITY CODES.

A.   Maintenance: 3501, 3508

B.   Avionics: 5501, 5508

2.   OBJECTIVE.  This chapter provides guidance for certificating applicants for mechanic certificates and ratings.  All airworthiness or avionics inspectors who review these documents shall hold a mechanic certificate with both an Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) rating.  Aviation safety technicians (AST) who review these documents shall hold a mechanic certificate with either an Airframe or Powerplant rating, however, review would be limited to the rating held by the authorized AST.

3.   CERTIFICATION PROGRAM.

A.   A recent FAA/military plan provides for military applicant certification integrity by completely specifying the applicants military training and experience in a level of detail that exceeds the minimum standards set forth in Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR ) part 65,   65.77(b), Aviation Maintenance Technician Schools (AMTS).  Furthermore, this training and/or experience must be certified by authorized persons in the applicants branch of service and recorded on a military Experience and Training joint service form, CG‑G‑EAE‑2, FAA Certification Performance of Job Tasks (see Figure 22-2).  This form has been used by the U.S. Coast Guard to certify eligibility for A&P certification for many years and has now been adopted by the Department of Defense as a standard form used for personnel certification.

B.   The appropriate office in each of the joint services will then use the data on the CG-G-EAE-2 form to issue CG-G-EAE-4, Certificate of Eligibility (see Figure 22-3), to each qualifying applicant.  The applicant may then present the completed Certificate of Eligibility and the FAA Certification Performance of Job Tasks form to a Flight Standards District Office (FSDO) as evidence that he/she qualifies for testing authorization under   65.77.  This certificate will serve the same qualification function as a Certificate of Completion or Graduation from a part 147 AMTS.

4.   ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS.  Applicants for a mechanic certificate must meet the requirements of 14 CFR part 65, subparts A and D.  (For the certification of foreign applicants physically located outside the United States as per   65.3, see FAA Order 8300.10, Airworthiness Inspectors Handbook, Volume 2, Chapter 23, Certificate Foreign Applicants Located Outside the United States for Mechanic Certificates/Ratings.)

A.   All applicants must be at least 18 years of age.  An applicant under 18 may take the tests, but no mechanic certificate will be issued until the applicants 18th birthday.

B.   All applicants must be able to read, write, speak, and understand English.  See the current version of Advisory Circular (AC) 60-28, English Language Skill Standards Required by 14 CFR Parts 61, 63, and 65, which states for all certification testing, the applicant will be required to read a section of a technical manual, and then write and explain their interpretation of the reading.  (An appropriate technical manual in this sense means an airplane flight manual, a maintenance manual, or other publication as appropriate for the certificate or rating sought.)

C.   Once the tests have begun, applicants must pass all the required tests within a 24‑month period.

5.   EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS.  Section 65.77 requires the applicant to have documented practical experience in maintaining airframes and/or powerplants.  At least 18 months of practical experience is required for the appropriate rating requested.  For a certificate with both ratings, the requirement is for at least 30 months experience concurrently performing the duties appropriate to both ratings.  If the 30 months concurrently performing the duties appropriate to both ratings has not been met, then calculate each rating separately using the 18‑month requirement for each.

A.   The practical experience must provide the applicant with basic knowledge of and skills with the procedures, practices, materials, tools, machine tools, and equipment used in aircraft construction, alteration, maintenance, and inspection.

B.   Experience gained from the military, work as an airframe or powerplant mechanic or work on an experimental amateur-built aircraft will be evaluated on its own merits to determine whether it fulfills the experience requirements.  When evaluating military experience, aviation safety inspectors (ASI) and ASTs are not to accept Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) or Air Force Specialty Codes (AFSC) carte blanche as qualifications to accepting experience of   65.77.  Even though the MOS suggest authorization for either the airframe, powerplant, or both the A&P certificates, the inspector will only endorse FAA Form  8610-2, Airman Certificate and/or Rating Application, after ensuring, by a thorough interview and detailed review of records, that the person qualifies under   65.77.

C.   An applicant is not expected to be highly proficient in overhauls, major repairs, or major alterations in the minimum 18 months experience.

D.  Powerplant tests will include questions and projects on propellers that must be completed successfully regardless of the applicants experience.

E.   In evaluating documented part-time practical aviation mechanic experience, an equivalent of 18 months (or 30 months) based on a standard 40‑hour workweek is acceptable.  The months need not be consecutive.  A standard workweek has 8 hours per day for 5 days per week, thus totaling 40 hours per week and approximately 160 hours per month.

F.   For foreign applicants located in the United States, all of the requirements for a citizen of the United States apply.  This includes applicants who come to the United States just to take the mechanic test.  For those located outside the United States, refer to vol. 2, ch. 23.  The following are types of documents that will be acceptable to establish the required record of time and experience:

(1)  A detailed original statement from a foreign airworthiness authority of the country in which the experience was gained.
(2)  A detailed statement from an advisor of the ICAO that will validate the applicants experience.
(3)  If the foreign civil authority refuses to provide this information, the inspector will take appropriate action to determine that the experience is valid.

NOTE:  Appropriate action is whatever the inspector deems appropriate to determine that the experience is valid, i.e., review supporting documentation presented to satisfy authorization, without expending an excessive amount of time or resources on behalf of the applicant.

(4)  Foreign military experience is considered acceptable experience towards authorization to take the knowledge test based on the context of  65.77 .  The applicant must present verifiable documentation from the foreign military or government substantiating the military work experience.  Review the current version of AC 65-11, Airframe and Power Plant Mechanics Certification Information, for guidance.

NOTE:  If the applicant shows only foreign military work experience on aircraft that are not manufactured to U.S. standards, that is not an issue; the experience still has to meet the requirements of  65.77 .

G.  Evaluation of Experience.  Applicants who have not graduated from an FAA-approved AMTS must present documents from an employer, co-worker, or other sources satisfactory to the Administrator to establish the required record of time and experience.

(1)  Applicants will document a proportionate amount of experience directly applicable to the certificate and ratings sought.  The applicant must have verifiable experience in 50 percent of the subject areas listed for the rating sought (see 14 CFR part 147, appendices B, C, and D) in order to be eligible.
(2)  The FAA inspector must evaluate the documents submitted to determine the applicants eligibility for a test authorization.
(3)  There is no expiration for this eligibility.

H.  Applicants who have not graduated from an FAA-approved AMTS and are applying based on military experience must prove that their military aviation experience, gained in 50 percent of subject areas, meets the requirements of part 147.

(1)  To help speed the review process, the applicant may supply the following documentation to the FAA:
(a)  A positive form of picture identification, such as a drivers license, passport, or military I.D.
(b)  A properly completed Form DD-214, which lists the total time in service and the MOS codes the applicant was assigned (for current MOS codes, see Figure 22-1).
(c)  A letter from the applicants executive officer, maintenance officer, or classification officer that certifies the applicants length of military service, the amount of time the applicant worked in each MOS, the make and model of aircraft and/or engine on which the applicant acquired the practical experience, and where the experience was obtained.
(d)  Training records showing the type of aviation schools the applicant attended and/or a record of on-the-job training.  Active duty Air Force, selective guard, and reserve are eligible for a transcript.
(2)  Time spent in training or in a MOS for supervision and/or inspection will not be counted toward the 18 or 30 months of practical experience required in  65.77.  Only actual hands-on experience is acceptable.
(3)  The U.S. military AMT program permits military applicants to be granted authorization to take the Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) Knowledge Test upon presentation of a military Certificate of Eligibility (see Figure 22-3), and a Certification Performance of Job Tasks form (see Figure 22-2).
(4)  As required by the new process, military participants will be provided with an individualized FAA Certification Performance of Job Tasks by their branch of service.  Upon the completion of the program and validation of all signed tasks, an official Certificate of Eligibility will be issued by the participants respective branch of service along with a signed copy of the FAA Certification Performance of Job Tasks.
(5)  Sample copies of the FAA Certification and Performance of Job Task and the Certificate of Eligibility are located in Figures 22-2 and 22-3, respectively. On the certificate, the seal affixed in the lower right corner is gold in color and carries a raised embossed stamp from the applicants training organization.
(6)  The military experience must be directly applicable to the certificate and ratings sought.
(7)  There is no expiration for this eligibility.
(8)  Applicants must be advised that the authorization to test is only valid for testing by Designated Mechanic Examiners (DME) who exercise privileges within the geographic area served by the FSDO where the authorization is granted.  Should the applicant wish to test with a DME in another district, additional FAA approval will be required.  The DME must gain permission from their FSDO/international field office by any written means to conduct a test for an applicant authorized in block 5 from an inspector from another geographical location.

6.   ORAL AND PRACTICAL SKILL TEST PREREQUISITES.  Applicants for a mechanic certificate and/or added rating(s) must meet the applicable knowledge and skill test requirements of part 65,  65.79 .

A.   Applicants for the oral and practical tests must present a valid airman test report (with raised, embossed seal) from a Computer Test Center to show proof of successful completion of all sections of the knowledge test.  Part 65,  65.71 (a)(3) and (b) require that all of the prescribed tests, which include the knowledge, oral, and practical skill tests, be passed within a 24-month period.

(1)  Graduates of an approved part 147 AMTS must complete two (2) originals of FAA Form 8610-2 when applying for oral and practical tests.
(2)  Individuals applying based on civilian or military experience must present two (2) originals of FAA Form 8610-2, Airman Certificate and/or Rating Application, at the district office.  Sections I, II, and III must be completed.  Section IV must be signed and dated by the applicant.  Section V must be signed and dated by an airworthiness aviation safety inspector (ASI) who holds a mechanic certificate with an A&P.

B.   Per part 65,  65.80 , when an AMTS student certificated under part 147 shows an FAA inspector that he/she has made satisfactory progress at the school and is prepared to take the oral and practical tests prescribed by  65.79 , that student may take those tests during the final subjects of his/her training.

(1)  The AMTS must show that a student is in the final phase of training, has made satisfactory progress, and is prepared for the test.  The authorized school official will complete section II E (1) and (2) of FAA Form 8610-2 before the oral and practical tests are administered.  The reviewing ASI in the district office will fill out section II F (1) through (4), ensuring that the expiration date is not later than the anticipated graduation date as shown in section II D (4).
(2)  In completing FAA Form 8610-2, the student will show the schools name and location, school certificate number, the students curriculum, and the expected graduation date.
(3)  After completion of the FAA Form 8610‑2, ensure that the Remarks section on the reverse side of the application indicates the airmans identification, i.e. drivers license number and expiration date. Verify that the DME has completed the Results of Oral and Practical Tests and the Designated Examiners Report portions, accordingly.  Verify that the FAA Inspectors Report has been completed in its entirety to include approval date, signature, and the FAA district office number.

NOTE:  Applications made under  65.80 , Hold for Age, and Disapproved applications are required to be reviewed by the district office.  These applications must have the FAA Inspectors Report portion completed.

7.   ORAL AND PRACTICAL SKILL TEST ADMINISTRATION.

A.   FAA Order 8610.4, Aviation Mechanic Examiner Handbook, provides standardized procedures for conducting and processing mechanic oral and practical tests.  Inspectors and examiners conducting the tests must use this handbook to ensure a satisfactory standard of competency by applicants for mechanic certificates.

B.   The only acceptable evidence of having passed a required oral or practical test is FAA Form 8610-2.  In the Results of Oral and Practical Tests portion on the reverse side, the form must indicate either that the applicant has passed, with an expiration date, or that the applicant has failed, listing the questions and/or projects failed.

C.   An applicant for a retest must first present a valid airman test report (with raised, embossed seal) from a Computer Test Center, two (2) newly completed FAA Forms 8610-2, and the failed FAA Form 8610-2.  If less than 30 days have passed since the last test, the applicant must present a letter from an appropriate source indicating additional instruction received in each subject previously failed.  The letter of additional instruction should mention the minimum requirements for the person providing the training.  That person must hold an airman certificate with at least the rating the applicant is testing for.  The retest must cover all subject areas in the failed, incomplete, or expired section.  However, applicants who apply for retest within 60 days to the same DME who gave the failed test may, at the option of the DME, be tested only in the subject areas failed, not completed, or that have expired.

D.  Applicants for additional rating(s) who have passed the General section of the test need not retake the General section.  Proof that the General section has been passed may be in the form of a current mechanic certificate or FAA Form 8610-2 indicating that section had previously been passed.

8.   CHANGE OF ADDRESS/NAME/GENDER/ NATIONALITY/date of birth.

NOTE:  For changes to the name, gender, nationality and birth date on an airman certificate, FAA Form 8610‑2 must be used.  On the form, Section I; section II; the FAA Inspectors Report portion (with the approved box marked, and date, signature, and FAA district office number included); and the method of ID shown in the Remarks section on the reverse side of the application, must be completed.  The date the inspector signed the Inspectors Report will be the same date shown on the temporary certificate.

A.   Change of Address.  The holder of an airman certificate issued under part 65 must notify the FAA in writing within 30 days after any change in permanent mailing address.  The change of address may be submitted by using AC Form 8060-55, Change of Address, by letter or through the online services on the Airmen Certification Branch website.  Ensure a map or directions are furnished if a personal mailbox, post office box or rural route is used. 

B.   Change of Name.  The application for change of name on a certificate must be made in person at a FSDO.

(1)  The application is made by completing FAA Form 8610‑2 as specified in the note at the beginning of paragraph 8 of this chapter. The application package should be accompanied by appropriate documents verifying the change, such as court order stating name or gender change, copy of marriage license, divorce decree, birth certificate, or other state-approved document upholding the name change.  Each document must conform to the laws of the state of residence.
(2)  The applicants current certificate should accompany the application.  The applicant will be issued a temporary certificate to use while awaiting the changes.

C.   Change of Gender.  Application for a change of gender on a certificate must be made in person at a FSDO.

(1)  Application is made by completing FAA Form 8610‑2 as specified in the note at the beginning of paragraph 8 of this chapter.  The application package should include a court order issued by a court of the United States or its territories stating that the applicant has changed his/her gender, or a statement from a physician or clinical psychologist treating the applicant that contains:
(a)  Identification of the applicant by name and address, or
(b)  Verification that the applicant is undergoing treatment that has altered or will alter the applicants gender.
(2)  The applicants current certificate should accompany the application.  The applicant will be issued a temporary certificate to use while awaiting the changes.

D.  Change of Nationality.  Application for a change of nationality on a certificate must be made in person at a FSDO.

(1)  Application is made by completing FAA Form 8610‑2 as stated in the note at the beginning of paragraph 8 of this chapter.  The application package should include the name and location of the court, the date of naturalization, and the docket number.  Under no circumstances should the Naturalization papers be copied.  In the case of a new rating, a new application is required.

(2)  The applicants current certificate should accompany the application.  The applicant will be issued a temporary certificate to use while awaiting the changes.

E.   Change Date of Birth.  Application for a change of birth must be made in person at a FSDO.

(1)  Application is made by completing FAA Form 8610‑2 as specified in the note at the beginning of paragraph 8 of this chapter.  The application package should include appropriate documents verifying the change, such as a birth certificate or other legal document that verifies the date of birth change.
(2)  The applicants current certificate should accompany the application.  The applicant will be issued a temporary certificate to use while awaiting the changes.

F.   Replacement of Certificate.  An application for a replacement certificate must be in the form of a letter to the Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, Airman Certification Branch, P.O. Box 25802, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73125.  The letter must be signed, dated, and:

(1)  Contain the name in which the certificate was issued, the permanent mailing address (including zip code), social security number (if any), date and place of birth of the certificate holder, and any available information regarding the grade, number, and date of issue of the certificate and the ratings on it; and
(2)  Be accompanied by a check or money order made payable to the FAA.  The fee for a replacement airman certificate is $2.00 for each certificate being reissued.

NOTE:  AC Form 8060‑55, AC Form 8060-56, Application for Replacement of Lost of Destroyed Airman Certificate(s) as well as an Application for Replacement of Lost or Destroyed Knowledge Test Reports(s), and other certification resources including Airmen Certifications Online Services are available on the Internet at:

http://www.faa.gov/licenses_certificates/airmen_certification.

 

9.   FALSIFICATION, FRAUDULENT REPRODUCTION, OR ALTERATION OF DOCUMENTSPersons who falsify, fraudulently reproduce, or alter certificates or other documents required to support the issuance of a certificate are subject to suspension or revocation of any airman or ground instructor certificate held by that person.  Applicants should also be reminded that Title 18 of the United States Code (18 U.S.C.)  1001 applies, which states that whoever, in any matter within the jurisdiction of any department or agency of the United States, knowingly and willfully falsifies, conceals, or covers up by any trick, scheme, or devise a material fact, or makes any false, fictitious, or fraudulent statements or representations, or makes or uses any false writing or document knowing the same to contain false, fictitious, or fraudulent statements or entries, shall be fined under 18 U.S.C. or imprisoned, or both.

10.INELIGIBLE APPLICANTS.

A.   An airman whose mechanic certificate is suspended or revoked may not apply for another rating during the period of suspension/revocation.  The inspector must review the suspension/revocation order, which will specify any unique terms regarding its duration.  An airman whose mechanic certificate is revoked may not reapply for that certificate for a period of up to one year after the date of revocation.  The inspector must review the revocation order if that applicant attempts to apply before one year has expired.

B.   Part 65,  65.12(a) and (b) are grounds for denial of application of a certificate to any person convicted of a drug-related offense within the previous 12 months.

NOTE:  Although  65.12 is titled Offenses Involving Alcohol or Drugs, General Counsel has determined that  65.12 does not cover alcohol-related convictions.

NOTE:  A conviction that is under legal appeal is not considered a final conviction.

11.   COMPETENCY EXAMINATIONS/ REEXAMINATIONSTitle 49 of the United States Code (49 U.S.C.),  44709 (formerly Section 609 of the Federal Aviation Act of 1958) provides for reexamination.

A.   An airman demonstrating questionable competency while exercising the privileges of the certificate and ratings may be reexamined.

(1)  Inspectors must consider airman competency as a factor in the following:

          Complaint investigations

          Surveillance

          Unairworthy aircraft notice issuance

          Incident investigations

          Accident investigations

          Enforcement investigations

          Hearings, both formal and informal

(2)  Questions of airman competency may arise from any source.

B.   Based on the results of a reexamination, the FAA must approve, amend, suspend, or revoke the airmans certificate.

 

SECTION 2.  PROCEDURES

 

1.   PREREQUISITES AND COORDINATION REQUIREMENTS.

A.   Prerequisites:

          Knowledge of the regulatory requirements of part 65

B.   Coordination.  None.

2.   REFERENCES, FORMS, AND JOB AIDS.

A.   References (current editions):

FAA Order 8080.6, Conduct of Airman Knowledge Tests

          FAA Order 8300.10, Vol. 2, Ch. 23, Certificate Foreign Applicants Located Outside the United States for Mechanic Certificates/Ratings

          FAA Order 8610.4, Aviation Mechanic Examiner Handbook

          AC 60-28, English Language Skill Standards Required by 14 CFR Parts 61, 63, and 65

          AC 65-11, Airframe and Powerplant Mechanics Certification Information

B.   Forms:

          FAA Form 8610-2, Airman Certificate and/or Rating Application

          FAA Form 8060-4, Temporary Airman Certificate

          Aeronautical Center Form, AC 8060-55, Change of Address Notification (Airmen Certificate Holder)

          Aeronautical Center Form, AC 8060-56, Application for Replacement of Lost Destroyed, or Paper Airman Certificate(s)

          Application for Replacement of Lost or Destroyed Knowledge Test Report(s)

          Computer Airman Test Report (with raised embossed seal)

C.   Job Aids:

          JTA: M3.1.22

          Figure 22-1, Military Occupational Specialty (MOS)  Codes

          Figure 22-2, FAA Certification Performance of Job Tasks

          Figure 22-3, Certificate of Eligibility

3.   PROCEDURES.

A.   Review Application.  The ASI will check the VIS and PTRS system to determine the status of any existing certificates and to determine if the applicant has made previous attempts to obtain authorization for testing.  If the PTRS indicates that the applicant may have been previously denied due to lack of qualification or knowledge, then further research should be performed prior to issuing an authorization.  The results of the research should be entered in the PTRS comments section when the authorization or denial is recorded.

(1)  If the applicant has previously held or currently holds an airmans certificate, check the Vital Information Subsystem (VIS).  Obtain a copy of any suspension/revocation order for review.  If the applicant is ineligible for a certificate/rating, return the application and take enforcement action under part 65,  65.20, if appropriate.
(2)  If the applicant is eligible, proceed with the certification.

B.   Ensure that the Applicant Meets Requirements for Certificate/Rating.

(1)  Ensure that the applicant has met the experience requirements.  If the applicant is eligible for only one rating, ensure that FAA Form 8610-2 has a line through the rating for which the applicant is not eligible.

NOTE: See FAA Order 8610.4, appendix 1, for examples of completed FAA Form 8610-2.

(2)  Determine if the applicant can read, write, speak, and understand English (see 14 CFR part 61 rewrite, effective 8/4/97).
(3)  Verify that the applicant is at least 18 years old. If the applicant is under 18, explain that no certificate will be issued until the applicants 18th birthday.
(4)  Field Office.
(a)  The applicant must present the Certificate of Eligibility, CG-G-EAE-4 (Figure 22-3), photo identification, and FAA Certification Performance of Job Tasks, Form CG‑G‑EAE‑2 (Figure 22‑2).  The inspector is not required to review or match MOS codes to the applicants documentation.
(b)  An Airworthiness or Avionics ASI who holds a mechanic certificate with an A&P rating will review the submitted items.
(c)  Applicants must complete two original copies of FAA Form 8610-2 with sections I, II, III, and IV filled out.

NOTE:  Applicants applying based on civil experience must complete section III B.  Applicants applying based on military experience must complete section III A and B.  Section III should reflect completion of the FAA/Military Certification of Performance of Job Tasks program along with the issuance control number as recorded on the applicants Certificate of Eligibility Form CG‑G‑‑EAE‑4.  In addition, the applicant must also list his or her total length of military service.

(5)  Inspector Tasks.
(a)  Return original to the applicant.
(b)  Sign section V of FAA Form 8610-2.
(c)  Enter PTRS Code 3501.

NOTE:  Military applicants may still be evaluated for authorization to take the mechanic knowledge test based on documented experience and MOS codes, as authorized in  65.77.

C.   Ensure that the Application for Oral and Practical Tests Includes Proof of Successful Completion of Applicable Knowledge Tests.  Review appropriate airman test report to ensure that all appropriate sections of the knowledge test have been passed within a 24‑month period.

D.  Ensure that Oral and Practical Tests are Administered and Passed.  If necessary, administer these tests to the applicant according to FAA Order 8610.4.

E.   Review Oral and Practical Test Results.  Verify that all applicable sections have been successfully completed within a 24‑month period.

F.   Verify Completed Inspectors Report.  After verifying all information previously mentioned, ensure the Inspectors Report has been completed.  Check the appropriate boxes, sign, date and include the FAA district office number.  The approved box need only be marked if the Inspector is the one issuing the temporary certificate.

G.  Emergency Replacement Certificates.  In an emergency, a Temporary Airman Certificate may be issued to replace a lost or destroyed certificate.

(1)  The following conditions must be met before issuing an emergency replacement certificate:
(a)  The mechanic must show that an immediate replacement of the lost or destroyed certificate is necessary to start or continue employment.
(b)  The mechanic must show that it is not possible or feasible to obtain a faxed temporary authority from Airmen Certification Branch, AFS‑760. An online request for temporary fax authority can be obtained at http://www.faa.gov/licenses_certificates/airmen_certification.
(c)  The mechanic either must be known personally to the inspector or must present, in person, acceptable evidence of identity.
(d)  Contact AFS-760 to confirm the validity and ratings of the lost or destroyed certificate.
(2)  The temporary certificate issued will be marked clearly EMERGENCY FIELD ISSUANCE and be limited to the reasonable time necessary for the mechanic to obtain a duplicate certificate from AFS‑760.  In no case will the temporary certificate be issued for more than 60 days.  Copies of Emergency Field Issuance temporary certificates are maintained at the FSDO level.  No application will be sent to AFS‑760. 
(3)  An expired temporary certificate may be reissued provided the inspector contacts AFS-760 to determine why a permanent certificate has not been issued.

4.   TASK OUTCOMES.

A.   Complete PTRS.

B.   Issue a Certificate/Added Rating, in Accordance with Instructions in Order 8610.4.

(1)  Temporary Certificate.  After the applicant has met all the requirements for the certificate/rating successfully, issue FAA Form 8060‑4. This form must be either typewritten or filled out in ink and signed by the issuing official and the applicant. 
(a)  Original Issuance.  No original airman certificates will be issued with the Social Security Number (SSN) of the applicant as the certificate number.  The applicant may still supply their SSN on the application, but it will not be used as the certificate number on the Temporary Airman Certificate.  This has been in effect since June 1, 2002.  The word pending will always be used in the Certificate Number block on the Temporary Airman Certificate.
(b)  Instructions to Examiners and Inspectors for Issue and Handling of FAA Form 8060‑4.

1.   No person other than a Flight Standards Inspector of the Federal Aviation Administration or properly designated examiner may issue these forms.

2.   No FAA Form 8060‑4 is to be issued unless an inspector or an authorized designated examiner has signed it.

3.   When an applicant has accomplished the prescribed examinations, the examining official will prepare FAA Form 8060-4 in duplicate with the applicants name and address plainly typed or printed with ballpoint pen, and sign his name in the appropriate space provided.  The examiner will also insert his or her designation number in the space provided.

4.   Ensure that the duplicate copy given to the applicant is legible.

5.   Enter the word PENDING in the certificate number space if the applicant has never held a permanent numbered certificate.  A unique certificate number will be assigned by AFS‑760; otherwise enter the permanent certificate number.  On an original issuance, a SSN as a certificate number is no longer used.

NOTE:  The reverse side of FAA Form 8060-4, conditions of issuance states: This is an interim certificate issued subject to the approval of the Federal Aviation Administration pending the issue of a greater duration.  As such the use of PENDING during this period is considered tantamount to a digital number for the purposes of meeting the recording requirements of 14 CFR  43.9 and 43.11 as applicable.

NOTE:  On FAA Form 8610‑2, when an applicant, such as a foreign applicant, does not have a SSN, then the application will have the word none in the SSN Block.  If an applicant does not wish to provide a SSN, the applicant will use the words Do Not Use in the SSN block on the application.

(c)  Reissuance.  The previously assigned certificate number will continue to be shown in block 3.  A certificate may be reissued with a U.S. SSN as the certificate number if the airman wishes to retain that number as the certificate number.  If a U.S. SSN is provided on the application, enter the SSN number without dashes or spaces immediately above the applicants date of birth. 
(2)  Fill out FAA Form 8610-2.
(a)  When the applicant passes a section, check the Pass block and indicate the expiration date.  Complete the FAA Inspector Report portion of FAA Form 8610-2.  Sign the form with the office identifier and date.

NOTE:  The inspectors signature in the FAA Inspectors Report block on the back of the application indicates that the form has only been reviewed for completeness if Examined this applicants papers is checked.  If the inspector actually gave the test, the Personally Tested block is checked.  The signature is not an endorsement of the applicants eligibility.

(b)  Give the applicant the other signed original of FAA Form 8610-2 with instructions to keep it until the permanent certificate is issued and received.
(3)  Complete and Submit to AFS-760 an Application File with the Following:
(a)  A typewritten original, FAA Form 8060-4, signed by the issuing inspector/examiner.
(b)  The original copy of FAA Form 8610-2 with completed sections I, II, III, IV, and V (as appropriate.)  For retests, also send a copy of FAA Form 8610-2, completed and signed in section V, by the Inspector who originally authorized the test.
(c)  Airman test report or valid Computer Airman Test Report (with raised, embossed seal) from the Computer Test Center.
(d)  A document certifying additional instruction, if the test was retaken within 30 days.
(e)  AC Form 8060-1, Mechanic Certificate, when adding a rating.
(f)  Certification files will be sent to AFS‑760 as soon as possible to permit the necessary review and processing to take place before the expiration of the temporary certificate.

Attn: Airman Certification Branch
AFS-760
P.O. Box 25082
Oklahoma City, OK 73125-4940

C.   Deny a Certificate/Added Rating.  When the applicant fails any required section of the oral or practical test or does not complete the test, accomplish the following:

(1)  Complete the FAA Inspector Report portion of FAA Form 8610-2 on the reverse side of the application.  Check and complete all appropriate block(s) in the Inspectors Report.  Ensure the application is completed in sections I, II, III, IV and V, as appropriate.
(2)  Send to Airman Certification Branch, AFS-760, Oklahoma City.
(3)  Return the duplicate copy to the applicant as a record of the sections passed or failed.
(4)  Return other documents to the applicant, as appropriate.

D.  Retest After Failure.

(1)  Conduct knowledge retests (FAA Order 8080.6).
(2)  Conduct oral and practical retest.
(a)  The oral and practical retests must cover all the subject areas in the failed section, as indicated on the application; however, applicants who apply for retest within 60 days of the failure and/or incomplete test to the same DME who gave the failure may, at the option of the DME, be examined in only the subject areas failed on the previous test.
(b)  If the applicant fails again, complete FAA Form 8610-2 only for the sections included in the retest.  A valid airman test report (with raised embossed seal) from the Computer Test Center presented by an unsuccessful applicant for the oral/practical retest must be returned to the applicant with the second original of FAA Form 8610-2.

E.   Investigate all indications or reports of falsification, fraudulent reproduction, or alteration of airman certification documents and applications.

5.   FUTURE ACTIVITIES.  Conduct routine surveillance.

FIGURE 22-1.  MILITARY OCCUPATIONAL SPECIALTY CODES

Following are the updated, new, and the older MOS codes for the U.S. Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard enlisted personnel.  The new codes are used for active duty time after January, 1990.  The older codes are still valid for persons wishing to credit their military aviation maintenance experience toward meeting the requirements of the FAA airframe and powerplant mechanic certificate.

U.S. ARMY CODES

Updated MOS Codes

New
MOS Codes

Title

Creditable Experience

67B 20

 

0-1/U Airplane Repairman

Airframe

67C 20

 

U-1 Airplane Repairman

Airframe

67D 20

 

Single Engine Airplane Repairman

Airframe

67E 40/50

 

Single Engine Airplane Maint. Chief

Airframe

67G 10/20/30/40

 

Utility Aircraft Repairer

Airframe & Powerplant

67H 10/20/30/40

 

Observation Aircraft Repairer

Airframe & Powerplant

67J 20  

 

Multi Engine Med. Transp. Airplane Mech

Airframe

67K 20

 

Multi Engine Airplane Repairman

Airframe

67L 40/50

 

Multi Engine Airplane Mechanic Chief

Airframe

67M 20

 

H-13/H-23 Helicopter Repairman

Airframe

67N 10/20/30/40

15M 10/20/30

Utility Helicopter Repairer

Airframe & Powerplant

67P 20

 

CH-34 Helicopter Repairman

Airframe

67Q 20

 

Single Eng., Single Rotor Hel. Repairman

Airframe

67R 10/20/30/40

15R 10/20/30/40

AH-64 Helicopter Repairer

Airframe & Powerplant

67S 10/20/30/40

15S 10/20/30/40

Scout Helicopter Repairer

Airframe & Powerplant

67T 10/20/30/40

15T 10/20/30/40

Tact/Transport Helicopter Repairer

Airframe & Powerplant

67U 10/20/30/40

15U 10/20/30/40

Medium Helicopter Repairer

Airframe & Powerplant

67V 10/20/30/40

 

Observe/Scout Helicopter Repairer

Airframe & Powerplant

67W

 

Helicopter Repairman

Airframe

67X 10/20/30/40

 

Heavy Lift Helicopter Repairer

Airframe & Powerplant

67Y 10/20/30/40

 

AH-1 Helicopter Repairer

Airframe & Powerplant

67Z 50

15Z 50

Aircraft Maintenance Senior Sergeant

Airframe & Powerplant

68B 10/20/30

15B 10/20/30/40

Aircraft Powerplant Repairer

Powerplant

68B 2Z1

 

Reciprocating Engine Repairman

Powerplant

68C 20

 

Reciprocating Engine Repairman

Powerplant

68D 10/20/30

15D 10/20/30/40

Aircraft Powertrain Repairer

Powerplant

68G 10/20/30

15G 10/20/30/40

Aircraft Structural Repairer

Airframe

68K 40

15K 10/20/30/40

Aircraft Components Repair Supervisor

Airframe & Powerplant

 

151A

Aviation Maintenance Technician

Airframe & Powerplant

 


FIGURE 22-1.  MILITARY OCCUPATIONAL SPECIALTY CODES  (Continued)

U.S. AIR FORCE CODES

Current MOS Codes

1992-MOS Codes

Prior to 1992 MOS Codes

Title

Creditable Experience

2A333

45234

43131, 431X1

Tactical Aircraft Maint. Apprentice

Airframe

2A353

45254

43151, 431X1

Tactical Aircraft Maint. Journeyman

Airframe & Powerplant

2A373

45274

43171, 431X1

Tactical Aircraft Maint. Craftsman

Airframe & Powerplant

2A390

45299

43191, 43199, 431X1

Tactical Aircraft Maint. Superintendent

Airframe & Powerplant

2A531

45730, 45732

43111, 43113, 43131, 43132, 43133, 43152, 45333

Aerospace Maintenance Apprentice

Airframe

2A551

45750, 45752

43151, 43152, 43153, 45353

Aerospace Maintenance Journeyman

Airframe & Powerplant

2A571

45770, 45772

43171, 43172, 43173, 45373

Aerospace Maintenance Craftsman

Airframe & Powerplant

2A590

45799

43191, 43199

Aerospace Maintenance Superintendent

Airframe & Powerplant

2A532

45731

43110, 43130

Helicopter Maint. Apprentice

Airframe

2A552

45751

43150

Helicopter Maint. Journeyman

Airframe & Powerplant

2A572

45771

43170

Helicopter Maint. Craftsman

Airframe & Powerplant

2A590

45791

43190, 43199

Helicopter Maint. Superintendent

Airframe & Powerplant

2A631

45430

42612, 42632, 42644, 43132

Aerospace Propulsion Apprentice

Powerplant

2A651

45450

42613, 42633, 42652, 42653, 43152

Aerospace Propulsion Journeyman

Powerplant

2A671

45470

42672, 42673, 43172

Aerospace Propulsion Craftsman

Powerplant

2A690

45490

42692, 42693, 43192

Aerospace Propulsion Superintendent

Powerplant

2A635

45434

42334

AC Pneudraulic System Maint. Apprentice

Airframe

2A655

45454

42354, 45214

AC Pneudraulic System Maint. Journeyman

Airframe

2A675

45474

42374

AC Pneudraulic System Maint. Craftsman

Airframe

2A690

45494

42396

AC Pneudraulic System Maint. Superintendent

Airframe

2A636

45235, 45435, 45436

42330, 42331

AC Electrical & Environmental System Apprentice

Airframe

FIGURE 22-1.  MILITARY OCCUPATIONAL SPECIALTY CODES  (Continued)

U.S. AIR FORCE CODES  (Continued)

2A656

45255, 45455, 45456

42350, 42351

AC Electrical & Environmental System Journeyman

Airframe

2A676

45275, 45475, 45476

42370, 42371

AC Electrical & Environmental System Craftsman

Airframe

2A690

45295, 45495, 45496

42390

AC Electrical & Environmental System Superintendent

Airframe

2A733

45832

42731, 42735

Aircraft Structural Maint. Apprentice

Airframe

2A753

45852

42715, 42751, 42755

Aircraft Structural Maint. Journeyman

Airframe

2A773

45872

42771, 42775

Aircraft Structural Maint. Craftsman

Airframe

2A793

45899

42799

Aircraft Structural Maint. Superintendent

Airframe

 

U.S. COAST GUARD CODES

Old
MOS Codes

New MOS Codes

Title

Creditable Experience

AD

 

Aviation Machinist Mate

Airframe & Powerplant

AD-02

 

Turboshaft Engines

Powerplant

AE

 

Aviation Electrician

Airframe

AM

 

Aviation Structural Mechanic

Airframe & Powerplant

AM-01

 

Structures

Airframe

AMT

 

Maintenance Technician Aviation

Airframe & Powerplant

 

 


FIGURE 22-1.  MILITARY OCCUPATIONAL SPECIALTY CODES  (Continued)

U.S. NAVY CODES

Current MOS Codes

New MOS Codes

Title

Creditable Experience

6402

 

Reciprocating Engine Technician

Powerplant

6409

 

J-57 Turbojet Engine Mechanic

Powerplant

6410

 

F-110 Turbofan Jet Engine Technician

Powerplant

6414

 

TF-41 Turbofan Jet Engine Technician

Powerplant

6415

 

TF-30 Turbofan Jet Engine Mechanic

Powerplant

Current MOS Codes

Title

Creditable Experience

6416

J-52 Turbojet Engine Mechanic

Powerplant

AD-6417

T-400 Turboshaft Jet Engine Mechanic

Powerplant

AD-6418

T-56 Turboprop Engine Mechanic

Powerplant

AD-6419

T-58 Turboshaft Jet Engine Mechanic

Powerplant

AD-6420

T-404 Turbofan Jet Engine Mechanic

Powerplant

AD-6421

TF-34 Turbofan Jet Engine Mechanic

Powerplant

AD-6422

Test Cell Operator Maintainer

Powerplant

AD-6423

T-56-425/426 Turboprop Engine and Propeller Mechanic

Powerplant

AD-6424

T-64 Turboshaft Jet Engine Mechanic

Powerplant

AD-6425

F414-GE-400 Turbofan Jet Engine Mechanic

Powerplant

AD-6426

T-700 Turboshaft Jet Engine Mechanic

Powerplant

AD-6427

J-85 Turboshaft Engine Mechanic

Powerplant

AD-6428

J-85 Turboshaft Engine Mechanic

Powerplant

 

 

 

AM-7232

Structural Repair Technician

Airframe

 

 

 

NOTE: The following NECs may qualify for both an A and/or P.  FSDOs will need to evaluate individuals to determine appropriate rating:

Current MOS Codes

Title

Creditable Experience

8235

E-6 Flight Engineer

Airframe &/or Powerplant

8245

C-20 Crew Chief

Airframe &/or Powerplant

8250

C-9 Crew Chief

Airframe &/or Powerplant

8251

P-3 Flight Engineer

Airframe &/or Powerplant

8252

C-130 Flight Engineer

Airframe &/or Powerplant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


FIGURE 22-1.  MILITARY OCCUPATIONAL SPECIALTY CODES  (Continued)

U.S. NAVY CODES  (Continued)

NOTE :  The following NECs are aircraft specific and are awarded to individuals advancing from the AD (powerplant), AM (structures), AE (electronics), or AT (avionics).  The only individuals that should be given consideration for an A and/or P rating are ones who have held an AM or AD rating.  Therefore, the FSDO needs to determine individuals background to ascertain if they have held an AM or AD rating.  If so, then the FSDO can determine, through the interview process, on whether the individual meets the qualifications for an A and/or P rating:

Current MOS Codes

Title

Creditable Experience

8303

CH/MH-53E Systems Organizational Maint. Tech.

Airframe or Powerplant

8305

C2/E2 Systems Organizational Maint. Tech.

Airframe or Powerplant

8306

E-2C Group II Systems Organizational Maint. Tech.

Airframe or Powerplant

8307

C-2A Systems Organizational Maint. Tech.

Airframe or Powerplant

8310

C-9B Systems Organizational Maint. Tech.

Airframe or Powerplant

8313

C-40A Systems Organizational Maint. Tech.

Airframe or Powerplant

8314

C-20G Systems Organizational Maint. Tech.

Airframe or Powerplant

8318

C-130 Systems Organizational Maint. Tech.

Airframe or Powerplant

8319

P-3 Systems Organizational Maint. Tech.

Airframe or Powerplant

8332

EA-6B Systems Organizational Maint. Tech.

Airframe or Powerplant

8335

F-14B/D Systems Organizational Maint. Tech.

Airframe or Powerplant

8341

F/A-18E/F Systems Organizational Maint. Tech.

Airframe or Powerplant

8342

F/A-18 Systems Organizational Maint. Tech.

Airframe or Powerplant

8343

E-6A Systems Organizational Maint. Tech.

Airframe or Powerplant

8345

F-14 Systems Organizational Maint. Tech.

Airframe or Powerplant

8346

S-3A Systems Organizational Maint. Tech.

Airframe or Powerplant

8351

A-4 Systems Organizational Maint. Tech.

Airframe or Powerplant

8370

SH-2G Systems Organizational Maint. Tech.

Airframe or Powerplant

8375

H-2 Systems Organizational Maint. Tech.

Airframe or Powerplant

8378

H-60 Systems Organizational Maint. Tech.

Airframe or Powerplant

8379

H-46 Systems Organizational Maint. Tech.

Airframe or Powerplant

8380

UH-1N Systems Organizational Maint. Tech.

Airframe or Powerplant

8388 (AE Only)

SH-60R Electronic Systems Organizational Maint. Tech.

Airframe

8389 (AE Only)

CH-60S Electronic Systems Organizational Maint. Tech.

Airframe

8392

C-20D Systems Organizational Maint. Tech.

Airframe or Powerplant

8805

C2/E2 Systems Organizational Maint. Tech.

Airframe or Powerplant

8806

E-2C Group II Systems Organizational Maint. Tech.

Airframe or Powerplant

8807 (AE Only)

SH-60R Electronic Systems Organizational Maint. Tech.

Airframe

8808 (AE Only)

CH-60S Electronic Systems Organizational Maint. Tech.

Airframe

8819

P-3 Systems Organizational Maint. Tech.

Airframe or Powerplant

8832

EA-6B Systems Organizational Maint. Tech.

Airframe or Powerplant

8835 (AD Only)

F-14B/D Systems Organizational Maint. Tech.

Powerplant

8841

F/A-18E/F Systems Organizational Maint. Tech.

Airframe or Powerplant

8842

F/A-18 Systems Organizational Maint. Tech.

Airframe or Powerplant

8843

E-6A Systems Organizational Maint. Tech.

Airframe or Powerplant

8845

F-14 Systems Organizational Maint. Tech.

Airframe or Powerplant

8847

S-3 Systems Organizational Maint. Tech.

Airframe or Powerplant

8877

H-3 Systems Organizational Maint. Tech.

Airframe or Powerplant

8878

H-60 Systems Organizational Maint. Tech.

Airframe or Powerplant

FIGURE 22-1.  MILITARY OCCUPATIONAL SPECIALTY CODES  (Continued)

U.S. NAVY CODES  (Continued)

U.S. NAVY CODESOLD MOS CODES

Old
MOS Codes

Title

Creditable Experience

AD

Aviation Machinist Mate

Powerplant

ADJ

Aviation Machinist Mate

Powerplant

ADR

Aviation Machinist Mate

Powerplant

AM

Aviation Structural Mechanic

Airframe

AME

Aviation Structural Mechanic

Airframe

AMH

Aviation Structural Mechanic

Airframe

AMS

Aviation Structural Mechanic

Airframe

U.S. MARINE CORPS CODES

Updated MOS Codes

New
MOS Codes

Title

Creditable Experience

6012

 

Aircraft Mechanic

Airframe

6013

6213

Aircraft Mechanic

Airframe

6014

 

Aircraft Mechanic

Airframe

6015

6212

Aircraft Mechanic

Airframe

6016 

6216

Aircraft Mechanic

Airframe

6017

6217

Aircraft Mechanic

Airframe

6018

 

Aircraft Mechanic

Airframe

6019

 

Aircraft Maintenance Chief

Airframe & Powerplant

6022 

6223

Aircraft Powerplant Mechanic J-52

Powerplant

6024

 

Aircraft Powerplant Mechanic T-76

Powerplant

6025

6222

Aircraft Powerplant Mechanic Rolls Royce Pegasus

Powerplant

6026

6226

Aircraft Powerplant Mechanic T-56

Powerplant

6027

6227

Aircraft Powerplant Mechanic F-404

Powerplant

6028

 

Aircraft Powerplant Mechanic

Powerplant

6029

 

Aircraft Powerplant Mechanic

Powerplant

6042

 

Aircraft Structures Mechanic

Airframe

6053

6253

Aircraft Structures Mechanic

Airframe

6055

6252

Aircraft Structures Mechanic

Airframe

6056

6256

Aircraft Structures Mechanic

Airframe

6057

6257

Aircraft Structures Mechanic

Airframe

6059

6019

Aircraft Airframe Maintenance Chief

Airframe

6092

 

Aircraft Structures Mechanic

Airframe

6093

 

Aircraft Structures Mechanic

Airframe

6094

 

Aircraft Structures Mechanic

Airframe

6095

 

Aircraft Structures Mechanic

Airframe

6096

 

Aircraft Structures Mechanic

Airframe

6097

 

Aircraft Structures Mechanic

Airframe

FIGURE 22-1.  MILITARY OCCUPATIONAL SPECIALTY CODES  (Continued)

U.S. MARINE CORPS CODES  (Continued)

Updated MOS Codes

New MOS Codes

Title

Creditable Experience

6098

 

Aircraft Structures Mechanic

Airframe

6112

 

Helicopter Mechanic

Airframe

6113

 

Helicopter Mechanic

Airframe

6114

 

Helicopter Mechanic

Airframe

6119 

6019

Helicopter Maintenance Chief

Airframe & Powerplant

6122

 

Helicopter Powerplant Mechanic T-58

Powerplant

6123

 

Helicopter Powerplant Mechanic T-58

Powerplant

6125

 

Helicopter Powerplant Mechanic

Powerplant

6142

 

Helicopter Structures Mechanic

Airframe

6143

 

Helicopter Structures Mechanic

Airframe

6144

 

Helicopter Structures Mechanic

Airframe

6152A

 

Aircraft Structures Mechanic

Airframe

6153A

 

Aircraft Structures Mechanic

Airframe

6154A

 

Aircraft Structures Mechanic

Airframe

6155A

6156

Aircraft Structures Mechanic

Airframe

6172

 

Helicopter Crew Chief CH-46

Airframe & Powerplant

6173

 

Helicopter Crew Chief CH-53

Airframe & Powerplant

6174

 

Helicopter Crew Chief H-1/AH-1

Airframe & Powerplant

6175

 

Tilt Rotor Crew Chief V-22

Airframe & Powerplant

6116

 

Tilt Rotor Mechanic

Airframe

6124

 

Helicopter Powerplant Mech T-400/T-700

Powerplant

6178

 

Presidential Helicopter Crew Chief VH‑60N

Airframe & Powerplant

6179

 

Presidential Helicopter Crew Chief VH-3D

Airframe & Powerplant

 

 


FIGURE 22-2.  FAA CERTIFICATION PERFORMANCE OF JOB TASKS

FAA CERTIFICATION PERFORMANCE OF JOB TASKS

Applicants Last Name                       First Name:                 MI:                              Last Four SSN:

 

 

1.   Military Job Classification:

 

 

  

2.   Military Job Classification Description:

 

 

EXAMPLE

 

 

  

3.  This CG-G-EAE-2 Form is not complete and cannot be presented to the FAA Flight Standards District Office (FSDO) to gain authorization for testing under Title 14, CFR Part 65.77 without the official CG-G-EAE-4 Form, Certificate of Eligibility, signed and issued by the FAA-Approved Signature Authority from the technicians branch of service, and carrying the authentic raised embossed seal from the issuing organization. 

 

3.1.  FAA-Approved Signature Authority for the CG-G-EAE-4 Form, Certificate of Eligibility:

        US Army:  US Army Aviation Logistics School (USAALS)

        US Air Force:  Community College of the Air Force (CCAF)

        US Navy:  United Services Military Apprenticeship Program (USMAP)

        US Marine Corps:  United Services Military Apprenticeship Program (USMAP)

        US Coast Guard:  United Services Military Apprenticeship Program (USMAP)

 

4.  The Unit-Level Approving Officials signature on the CG-G-EAE-2 Form verifies __________________ has successfully satisfied the established FAA requirements of practical aircraft maintenance experience for the FAA Mechanic Certificate with (Circle one) Airframe/Powerplant/Airframe and Powerplant ratings per Title 14, CFR, Part 65.77, including               months of combined practical experience while performing the duties within the career field of aviation maintenance.

 

4.1.  Unit-Level Approving Official:

        US Army:  Aircraft Maintenance Officer

        US Air Force:  Aircraft Maintenance Officer

        US Navy:  Maintenance Officer

        US Marine Corps:  Maintenance Officer

        US Coast Guard:  Engineering Officer

 

Unit-Level Approving Official Signature_____________________________ Print Name___________________________

Unit________________________________________________________________________Date___________________

 

CG-G-EAE-2 Form  (12/05)                                        Page 1 of 1

 

 

FIGURE 22-3. CERTIFICATE OF ELIGIBILITY