INSPECTION AUTHORIZATION

Computer Testing Supplement, FAA-CT-8080-8D (2008)

TEST CODE

TEST NAME

NUMBER OF QUESTIONS

AGE

ALLOTTED TIME

PASSING SCORE

IAR

Inspection Authorization*

50

21

3.0

70

*Available ONLY at testing centers authorized to administer the IAR knowledge test.

Acceptable form of authorization:

  • FAA Form 8610-1, "Mechanic's Application for Inspection Authorization".
    (A sample form is located in Order 8080.6, Appendix A.)

    • NOTE 1: Item 12, "REMARKS" block, must state, "Endorsement expires in 30 days."

    • NOTE 2: Item 14, "RECORD OF ACTION", must be completed, including "ENDORSEMENT" block checked, date, inspector original signature, and office identification.

    • NOTE 3: After reviewing the Form 8610-1 for proper completion, including verification of endorsement date validity, proctors must retain the form. The original 8610-1 must be destroyed by the test proctor once the applicant has been issued an official Airman Knowledge Test Report (AKTR). The proctor must make a copy of the form and attach it to the applicable daily log; or, if the testing center is approved for electronic filing, the proctor must file the form electronically in accordance with (IAW) their Airman Knowledge Testing (AKT) Organization Designation Authorization (ODA) Holder's Procedures Manual.

Acceptable forms of retest authorization:

  • Original passing AKTR.

  • Original expired AKTR.

    • NOTE: This is NOT an acceptable form of retest authorization for the IAR test. Follow FAA Form 8610-1 procedures outlined above.

  • Original failed AKTR

    • NOTE 1: Requires a 90-day waiting period for retesting AFTER FAILURE. The applicant is required to submit the applicable AKTR indicating failure to the testing center prior to retesting. No instructor signoff is required due to the 90-day waiting period.

    • NOTE 2: The original failed AKTR must be retained by the proctor and attached to the applicable daily log.

      • If the testing center is approved for electronic filing, the proctor must: initial the AKTR within the embossed seal; file the AKTR IAW their AKT ODA Holder's Procedures Manual; verify the original failed AKTR has been successfully captured and stored prior to destruction; and destroy the AKTR.