FAA: mechanics must update certificate or lose privileges

Aviation International News » November 2009
October 30, 2009, 8:27 AM

On March 31 last year the FAA added a section to FAR Part 65 regarding airframe and powerplant mechanics’ certificates, but most A&Ps are not aware of it. According to 14 CFR 65.15(d), “Except for temporary certificates issued under §65.13, the holder of a paper certificate issued under this part may not exercise the privileges of that certificate after March 31, 2013.” After that date, A&Ps who have one of the old paper A&P certificates rather than a new plastic certificate may not exercise A&P privileges. The move was prompted by Homeland Security in an attempt to exert greater control over certification identification. The new certificate will be approximately the size of a credit card, have a photo of the holder and a holographic symbol designed to foil forgery. Affected technicians can go to the FAA’s Web site (https://amsrvs. registry.faa.gov/amsrvs/logon.asp) and request a card. There is a $2 fee.

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