PSI FAA Airman Knowledge Testing

Aviation Mechanic - Airframe, General & Powerplant Designated Mechanic Examiner

Test Code Test Name Number of Questions Min. Age Test Time (HRS) Passing Grade
AMA Aviation Mechanic - Airframe 100 N/A 2.0 70*
AMG Aviation Mechanic - General 50 N/A 1.5 70*
AMP Aviation Mechanic - Powerplant 100 N/A 2.0 70*
DME Designated Mechanic Examiner 50 23 2.0 80**

* Test reports will show PASS/FAIL

** Test reports ONLY show PASS/FAIL -- no grade reported

Acceptable Forms of Authorization - All Aviation Mechanic Tests:

Original FAA Form 8610-2, "Airman Certificate and/or Rating Application". (Applicant retains FAA Form 8610-2.) NOTE: If either or both the Airframe and Powerplant boxes are checked on the FAA Form 8610-2, along with the 'Original Issuance' box (and NOT the 'Added Rating' box), this serves as authorization for the Aviation Mechanic General (AMG) exam. (If the 'Added Rating' box is marked, this indicates that the AMG exam is NOT required.)

Graduates of a Part 147 school officially affiliated with a testing center may take the knowledge test upon presenting an appropriate graduation certificate or certificate of completion to the affiliated testing center. A graduate's name must be on the certified list received from the Part 147 school prior to administering the appropriate test(s).

Acceptable Forms of Authorization - DME:

An applicant must submit a signed letter of acceptance from the FAA National Examiner Board. The original letter shall be destroyed by the test proctor after the applicant has been issued an official test report. A copy of the letter may be retained by the testing center.

Acceptable Forms of Authorization - All Aviation Mechanic & DME 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 - AMA, AMG & AMP:

Retests do not require a 30-day waiting period if the applicant presents a signed statement from an airman holding a certificate & rating sought by the applicant. This statement must certify that the airman has given the applicant additional instruction in each of the subjects failed, and that the airman considers the applicant ready for retesting. Requires a 30-day waiting period for retesting if the applicant presents a failed test report without a signed statement.

Retesting - DME:

Requires a 30-day waiting period for retesting.

Retesting - AMA, AMG, AMP & DME:

Applicants taking retests AFTER FAILURE are required to submit the applicable test report indicating failure to the testing center prior to retesting. The original failed test report 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 test 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.