FAA Permission To Test for the A&P License
Airman's Certificate And/Or Rating Application Form 8610-2
(Form 8610-2 is NOT required for School Graduates)
There are three (3) ways of obtaining the FAA’s permission to test for the Airframe and Powerplant Aviation Maintenance Technician License. Any one of the following three ways may be considered by the FAA:
1.) Experience: Have your "EXPERIENCE LETTER" letter signed by the maintenance supervisor or licensed mechanic under whom you have worked. These letters needs to be on company letterhead. Follow above link for a sample letter of experience.
Follow this Link for "FAA Experience Required for U.S. and Foreign Applicants"
2.) Military: Have your military discharge records showing that you have worked on aircraft as a mechanic for the required number of months (DD-214).
3.) School Graduate: Have your Graduation Certificate or Certificate of Completion from an FAA-Approved Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMTS) Part 147 School along with your official transcripts. No 8610-2 is required for school graduates. You do NOT need to see the FAA for approval. You will take your exams with the Certificate of Completion OR the Graduation Certificate.
If you are 1. Experience or 2. Military you now need to obtain the FAA’s permission to test. Print the following application Airman Certificate And/Or Rating Application Form 8610-2 and follow steps (1) and (2) below:
1.) Meet with your nearest F.A.A. Maintenance Inspector so that he or she may review your experience. Providing you meet the experience requirements, the inspector will provide you with two signed copies of the 8610-2 form, Airman Certification and/or Rating Application Form (this is your permission to test).
Suggestion: Business attire is highly recommended / suit, shirt and tie
Remember first impressions go a long way
2.) Insure both 8610-2 Forms have original signatures of the FAA Inspector and yours (Copies are NOT allowed for testing). ONLY ORIGINAL 8610 forms are excepted for testing (no exceptions).
We are here to assist you. For further information: Contact AMT School!