Individuals issued a Certificate of Eligibility by the military may receive verification through the SGL Inspector online database at the following address: How long do I have to wait before I can test again? Skip to main content. Include a map or directions if you are using a personal mailbox, post office box, or rural route. Please note as a DME I will be checking applicant passports for legal name, passport number, and date the passport expires and writing this in the remarks section of the form The only acceptable evidence of having passed a required oral or practical test is FAA Form The designee or inspector must urge the applicant to read the fine print.

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FAA Certification Policy. The primary discriminator in the airman certification process is the oral and practical test. A standard grading criterion and objective examination ensure a level of basic knowledge and skills in all subjects required for the rating sought. Designations Issued. Conducts aviation mechanic airframe rating oral and practical tests and the general oral and practical test, when required.

Conducts aviation mechanic powerplant rating oral and practical tests and the general oral and practical test, when required. Conducts aviation mechanic airframe and powerplant ratings, oral and practical tests, and the general oral and practical test, when required. Designee Materials. The following supplies are necessary to performance TPE duties. Order Each TPE is responsible for establishing and carrying out appropriate security procedures. The security of the controlled material is important to prevent compromise, and to ensure the applicants meet the aeronautical skill standards for aviation mechanic certificates and ratings.

Refer to chapter 5, paragraph c for additional information on the question data bank. The TPE must secure the aforementioned material in a manner that will not allow unauthorized access e. Only authorized representatives of the FAA Administrator will receive access to secured material. Chapter 2. Selection and Appointment of a TPE 1. When selecting approved candidates, the FSDO or IFO considers the recommendations from knowledgeable members of the aviation community.

Box , Oklahoma City, OK FAA employees may not apply to the NEB earlier than days before their actual date of retirement or separation from the agency. Former FAA employees who submit an application within 3 years from the time their FAA employment terminated are exempt from the technical and character references.

Appointments will be limited to functions performed while employed by the FAA, or other experience within the aviation industry. If a former FAA employee submits an application beyond 3 years from the date of termination, all application requirements apply. The NEB will notify the applicant by letter of being placed in the candidate pool. Applying for Reinstatement. Such individuals must submit a completed application, Form , to the NEB for initial evaluation, and recommendation as outlined in chapter 2, paragraph 1a.

Serve Outside the U. A TPE may be appointed to serve outside the U. General Requirements for Appointment. Inspectors must carefully consider all of the following issues before designating or renewing a TPE. The general requirements for appointment are: a. A minimum age of 23 years. Have a good record in the aviation industry with no violation history with the FAA this does not include Administrative Actions or violations that have been expunged. Have unquestionable integrity, a cooperative attitude, the ability to exercise sound judgment, be engaged in the industry and community, and have a reputation for dependability.

Have no known investigations, charged indictments, or pending actions in any local, state, or Federal court. Have good knowledge of the pertinent regulations, directives, and related guidance material.

Have sufficient command of the English language, both oral and written, to allow the applicant to perform the authorized functions. Be able to maintain the highest degree of objectivity while performing authorized functions. For DME Appointment. When eligible persons are not available, the 5-year requirement may be reduced to 3 years if the prospective designee meets all other requirements, and possesses above average technical qualifications.

This includes both reciprocating and turbine engine aircraft. These people are subject to any regulation, supervision, and review that the Administrator may prescribe. Under the provisions of this section and FAA directives, the Administrator may rescind any such delegation at any time and for any reason he or she deems appropriate. The Administrator may determine not to renew a delegation for any reason he or she deems appropriate.

Refer to chapter 6 for details regarding termination and appeal procedures. Chapter 3. Training, Supervision, and Renewal 1.

See appendix C for seminar information. Specific emphasis items during training and indoctrination are: a. Direction and Guidance. When necessary, the TPE is expected to call upon either the supervising FSDO or IFO for advice and guidance for the performance of assigned responsibilities in accordance with prescribed procedures.

Reference Materials. The TPE is expected to have ready access to the current FAA orders and regulations appropriate to airman certification. The TPE must receive specific instructions from the supervising FSDO or IFO in the proper conduct of oral and practical tests, the execution of the necessary forms, and the proper routing of certification files. Professional Conduct. In the instance where the TPE is allowed to test two applicants, conduct the oral test in private with one applicant at a time.

A TPE must maintain a high degree of knowledge in the Subject Areas required for airman certification and evaluation techniques.

Recurrent Training. Each TPE is encouraged to attend safety meetings, aviation seminars, and other programs that contribute to the techniques of aircraft maintenance or parachute rigging. The Certificate of Completion, which is issued to those that successfully complete a Recurrent TPE Seminar, expires 24 months from the date shown on the certificate.

Refer to appendix C for seminar information. Resolve Questions. Upon request, inspectors who supervise the activities of TPEs must always welcome the opportunity to discuss procedures and standards with TPEs to resolve any questions. Observe and Provide Oversight. Inspectors who supervise the activities of TPEs will observe each new TPE conducting oral and practical tests to determine that the TPE is familiar with current procedures and standards.

Thereafter, each inspector with designee oversight responsibilities will inspect his or her assigned TPE s designated within the district. Check Knowledge and Certification Files. Submit Certification Files. TPEs must submit certification files to the supervising FSDO or IFO regardless of test results pass, fail, or test not completed within 5 calendar days of the test date.

All first-time appointments will be for 1 year. TPE Meetings. Designee Maintains Designation. When conducting tests each designee must maintain the requirements for the designation, as listed in chapter 2, paragraph 2. Renewal File. The TPE is responsible for completing the file for renewal. The designee and the issuing inspector should each sign Form Enter the jurisdictional district office number on the reverse side.

Retain Application in Office Files. Verify that the information is correct. Knowledge and Skill. For uncompromised safety, it is important that the TPE require a high, but achievable level of competence from qualified applicants. Chapter 4. Privileges and Limitations 1. Authorize a TPE to: a. Charge each applicant a reasonable fee. The TPE should ensure the applicant understands all fees charged, including the fee for retesting after failure, before the TPE accepts Form Issue temporary airman certificates to applicants who have been tested and found qualified for the certificate or rating sought.

A TPE must not: a. Conduct or monitor any portion of computer knowledge tests. Endorse, amend, alter, or issue any permanent airman certificate. Exempt any aviation mechanic applicant from testing in all Subject Areas of the Sections required for the rating sought; or exempt any parachute rigger applicant from testing in all Areas of Operation required for the rating sought. Combine teaching with testing while testing an applicant. Conduct oral and practical tests unless an applicant presents proof of eligibility as prescribed in part Conduct oral and practical tests unless the applicant has passed the required computer knowledge test s.

The TPE may be issued continuing authorization to perform these tests. This authorization does not relieve the TPE from the notification requirements of chapter 5, paragraph 1 before performing the test. An applicant is not required to present his or her application to the local FSDO or IFO for reauthorization unless there is evidence that his or her original authorization is in question.

Temporarily suspend a test to allow the applicant further study, and then continue the same test later.

With the exception of chapter 4, paragraph 1e, a TPE may only test one applicant at a time.



Part 6 5. Submission of the data is mandatory, except for the Social Security Number, which is voluntary. Department of the Treasury and the U. Such records also contain the names and titles of indi- viduals who, in their commercial capacity, administer the drug and alcohol testing programs of aviation entities. Records in this system are used to identify airmen to the child support agencies nationwide in enforcing child support obligations, establishing paternity, establishing and modifying support orders and location of obligors. Public reporting for this collection of information is estimated to be approximately 20 minutes per response, including the time for reviewing instructions, searching existing data sources, gathering and maintaining the data needed, completing and reviewing the collection of information. All responses to this collection of information are required to obtain a benefit per 14 CFR Part


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