INSTRUMENT RATING

Computer Testing Supplement, FAA-CT-8080-3E (2005); & Addendum A (February 2014)

TEST CODE

TEST NAME

NUMBER OF QUESTIONS

AGE

ALLOTTED TIME

PASSING SCORE

AIF

Flight Instructor Instrument Airplane (Added Rating)*

20

16

1.0

70

FIH

Flight Instructor Instrument Helicopter

50

16

2.5

70

FII

Flight Instructor Instrument Airplane

50

16

2.5

70

HIF

Flight Instructor Instrument Helicopter (Added Rating)*

20

16

1.0

70

ICH

Instrument Rating Helicopter Canadian Conversion

40

15

2.0

70

ICP

Instrument Rating Airplane Canadian Conversion

40

15

2.0

70

IFP

Instrument Rating Foreign Pilot

50

N/A

2.5

70

IGI

Ground Instructor Instrument

50

16

2.5

70

IRA

Instrument Rating Airplane

60

15

2.5

70

IRH

Instrument Rating Helicopter

60

15

2.5

70

*For additional information on added rating tests, refer to FAA Order 8080.6, Conduct of Airman Knowledge Tests, see "Eligibility Requirements" Chapter.

Acceptable form of authorization for AIF and HIF:

  • 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. (14 CFR § 61.185(a)(1))

Acceptable form of authorization for FIH, FII, ICH, ICP, IFP, and IGI:

  • Requires NO instructor endorsement or other form of written authorization.

An airman applicant may present one or more of the following acceptable forms of authorization for IRA and IRH:

  • Certificate of graduation or a statement of accomplishment certifying the satisfactory completion of the ground school portion of a course from a FAA certificated pilot school. (14 CFR § 61.71(a))

  • Written statement or logbook endorsement from an FAA authorized ground or flight instructor certifying that the applicant is prepared to take the required knowledge test. (14 CFR § 61.65(a)(4))

Acceptable forms of retest authorization for ALL tests listed above:

  • Original passing Airman Knowledge Test Report (AKTR).

  • Original expired AKTR.

  • Original failed AKTR.

    • NOTE 1: An applicant retesting AFTER FAILURE is required to submit the applicable AKTR indicating failure. The applicant must also present an endorsement from an authorized instructor who gave the applicant additional training and who has determined the applicant proficient to pass the test. This endorsement may be in the form of a signed written statement, a signed logbook notation, or by completing the Authorized Instructor's Statement portion of the failed AKTR. (14 CFR § 61.49(a)(2))

    • NOTE 2: The original failed AKTR presented as authorization 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 in accordance with (IAW) their Airman Knowledge Testing (AKT) Organization Designation Authorization (ODA) Holder's Procedures Manual; verify the original failed AKTR / authorization has been successfully captured and stored prior to destruction; and destroy the AKTR.