FAA Changes Related to Airman Knowledge Testing

The FAA recently sent out a News Alert on some upcoming changes to Airman Testing and the Airman Certificate Testing Services (ACTS) that will go into effect on (or after) January 13, 2020 as follows: 
  • All airmen will be required to establish an FAA Tracking Number (FTN) within the Integrated Airman Certification and Rating Application (IACRA) before taking any FAA airman knowledge test;
  • Airman Certification Standards (ACS) codes will be added to airman knowledge test reports (AKTRs) pertaining to the questions answered incorrectly;
  • The FAA will no longer require an embossed, raised seal on airman test reports.


To view each announcement on the FAA’s website, select the following links. 


FAA Tracking Number (FTN) Change Description

Airman Knowledge Test Report (AKTR) Embossment Removal


As always, if you would like to discuss any of these upcoming changes, feel free to contact our legal staff with any questions you have by reaching out to our office Monday through Friday, 8:30am – 6pm (eastern). Our number is 1-800-872-2672. Press option #4 for the Legal Services Plan.


Fly safely!

Senior Director, AOPA Pilot Protection Services

Legal Services Plan & Medical Certification Services

Legal Services Plan Staff

This article has been provided by AOPA's Legal Services Plan staff.

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