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A&P Program Eligibility

A&P Testing Eligibility Requirements

There are two ways to meet the experience requirement established by the FAA to receive your testing authorization. (FAA Form 8610-2)

With Aviation Experience:

  1. For military personnel: Have your DD-214 form, showing that you have worked on aircraft as a mechanic for the required number of months.
  2. Have a diploma from a civilian FAA approved mechanics school.  To obtain this type of diploma you must have attended a mechanic school for 2 to 3 years. 
  3. Have a "mechanics experience letter" from an A&P Mechanic, shop supervisor or maintenance officer under whom you have worked and who can verify maintenance experience, (be sure to include their A&P number). 
  4.  Most importantly, get a letter from your airworthiness authority with the seal approving you for testing of the A&P Certificate.  Documentation must identify 'to and from' dates, identify aircraft and or engines, and specifically what you did on this equipment. 
  5. Having complied with the above, you should go to your local FAA office.
  6. Your local FAA maintenance inspector should give you two copies of the 8610-2 Airman Certification and or rating application form.  This will state that you meet the experience required to test. You do not need your DD-214 or experience letter to test.
  7.  You must have a minimum of 18 months practical experience on the Airframe or Powerplant appropriate to the rating sought, or at least 30 moths of practical experience concurrently performing the duties appropriate to both Airframe and Powerplant to be signed off for both.​

No Aviation Experience- 

  1.  Go to a Part 147 aviation maintenance school.  Some colleges or junior colleges have aviation maintenance programs.  Or, go to a Part 147 vocational school approved by the FAA.  Vocational schools take about 15 months to complete.  See your nearest FAA office for a Part 147 school in your area. 

For Non-U.S. citizens:

You must have a background check completed prior to coming to the United States.  If you are currently in a country other than the United States, the FAA requests you go the the International Field Office (IFO) that is nearest to you to obtain your 8610.2 form, authorization to test.  This will avoid delays.  If you try to get authorization from the local FAA office, there is a possibility that you may not get signed off to test. 


Lone Star Aviation Testing Center offers all FAA Knowledge exams. 




A&P Test Prep for general airframe powerplant AMT Houston Conroe TX

A&P Test Prep for general airframe powerplant AMT Houston Conroe TX

Eligiblility Requirements to participate in the A&P Test Prep Program

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Read, write, speak, and understand the English language.
  • Have a FAA Form 8610-2 signed off by the FAA.
  • Pass all required tests within a period of 24 months.


 FAA Airman Knowledge Testing available at Lone Star Flight Training's


 'Lone Star Aviation Testing Cente


 5052 Central Parkway, Hangar #16

 Conroe North Houston Airport, Conroe ,TX 77303

832-721-3158  justfly.hou@att.net 


Also offered are tests for the FCC and IA.


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