PSI FAA Airman Knowledge Testing

Private Pilot \ Recreational Pilot

Test Code Test Name Number of Questions Min. Age Test Time (HRS) Passing Grade
PAR Private Pilot - Airplane 60 15 2.5 70*
PLA Private Pilot - Airship 60 15 2.5 70*
PBG Private Pilot - Balloon, Gas 60 14 2.5 70*
PBH Private Pilot - Balloon, Hot Air 60 14 2.5 70*
PGL Private Pilot - Glider 60 14 2.5 70*
PRG Private Pilot - Gyroplane 60 15 2.5 70*
PRH Private Pilot - Helicopter 60 15 2.5 70*
PAT Private Pilot Airplane/Recreational Pilot - Transition 30 15 1.5 70*
PGT Private Pilot Gyroplane/Recreational Pilot - Transition 30 15 1.5 70*
PHT Private Pilot Helicopter/Recreational Pilot - Transition 30 15 1.5 70*
RPA Recreational Pilot - Airplane 50 15 2.0 70*
RPG Recreational Pilot - Gyroplane 50 15 2.0 70*
RPH Recreational Pilot - Helicopter 50 15 2.0 70*
PCP Private Pilot Canadian Conversion 40 16 2.0 70*

* Test reports will show PASS/FAIL

Acceptable Forms of Authorization:

A certificate of graduation or a statement of accomplishment certifying the satisfactory completion of the ground school portion of a course for the certificate or rating sought. The certificate or statement may be issued by an FAA-certified pilot school or an agency such as a high school, college, adult education program, Civil Air Patrol or ROTC flight training school.

A written statement or logbook endorsement from an authorized ground or flight instructor certifying that the applicant completed an applicable ground training or home study course and is prepared for the knowledge test.

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


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.