PSI FAA Airman Knowledge Testing

Instrument Rating \ Instrument Instructor

Test Code Test Name Number of Questions Min. Age Test Time (HRS) Passing Grade
IRA Instrument Rating - Airplane 60 15 2.5 70*
ICP Instrument Rating Canadian Conversion 40 18 2.0 70*
IRH Instrument Rating - Helicopter 60 15 2.5 70*
IFP Instrument Rating - Foreign Pilot 60 N/A 2.5 70*
FII Flight Instructor Instrument - Airplane 50 16 2.5 70*
AIF Flight Instructor Instrument - Airplane (Added Rating) 20 16 1.0 70*
FIH Flight Instructor Instrument - Helicopter 50 16 2.5 70*
HIF Flight Instructor Instrument - Helicopter (Added Rating) 20 16 1.0 70*
IGI Ground Instructor Instrument 50 16 2.5 70*

* Test reports will show PASS/FAIL

Acceptable Forms of Authorization for AIF, FIH, FII, HIF, IFP & IGI:

Requires NO instructor endorsements or other form of written authorization.

Acceptable Forms of Authorization for IRA & IRH:

A certificate of graduation or a statement of accomplishment certifying the satisfactory completion of the ground school portion of a course from an FAA-certified pilot school.

A written statement from an FAA-certified ground or flight instructor showing satisfactory completion of the ground instruction required for the rating sought.

A certificate of graduation or a statement of accomplishment certifying the satisfactory completion of the ground school portion of a course from an agency such as a high school, college, adult education program, U.S. Armed Force, ROTC Flight Training School or Civil Air Patrol.

A written statement from an FAA-certified ground or flight instructor, certifying that they have personally reviewed the applicant's completion of a home study course and found the applicant has satisfactorily completed that course.

Logbook endorsement from an FAA-certified ground or flight instructor.

Acceptable Forms of Authorization - All Instrument Rating Tests:

Failed, passing or expired Airman Test Report, provided the applicant still has the ORIGINAL test report in his/her possession. (See RETESTING explanation.)

Retesting - All Instrument Rating Tests:

Applicants retesting AFTER FAILURE are required to submit the applicable score report indicating failure, along with an endorsement from an authorized instructor who gave the applicant the additional training, and certifying the applicant is competent to pass the test. The original failed test report presented as authorization shall be retained by the proctor and attached to the applicable sign-in/out log. The latest test taken will reflect the official score.

Applicants retesting IN AN ATTEMPT TO ACHIEVE A HIGHER PASSING SCORE may retake the same test for a better grade after 30 days. The latest test taken will reflect the official score. Applicants are required to submit the ORIGINAL applicable score report indicating previous passing score to the testing center prior to testing. Testing center personnel must collect and destroy this report prior to issuing the new test report.