PSI FAA Airman Knowledge Testing

Parachute Rigger Designated Parachute Rigger Examiner

Test Code Test Name Number of Questions Min. Age Test Time (HRS) Passing Grade
PRE Designated Parachute Rigger Examiner 50 23 2.0 80**
RIG Parachute Rigger - Senior 50 16 2.0 70*
RMP Parachute Rigger - Master 50 16 2.0 70*
RMC Parachute Rigger - Military Competence 25 17 1.0 70*


* Test reports will show PASS/FAIL

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

Acceptable Forms of Authorization - PRE:

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.

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

Acceptable Forms of Authorization - RIG, RMC & RMP:

FAA Form 8610-2 including endorsement acknowledging eligibility for testing. NOTE: Block V on the form should be completed, including date, inspector signature and office identification.

Failed test report; OR passing test report; OR expired test report (pass or failure), provided the applicant still has the ORIGINAL test report in his/her possession. (See RETESTING explanation.)

Retesting:

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.

Applicants taking retests AFTER FAILURE are required to submit the applicable score 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 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.