Chapter 13. The Mechanic Certificate
65.14 Security Disqualification
This section was added following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. It basically states that anyone determined by the TSA to be a security threat will either have their application held if they are applying for a certificate, or have the certificate that they do hold revoked.
65.15 Duration of Certificate
Mechanics certificates are effective until they are surrendered, suspended, or revoked. The difference in these terms can be summarized briefly this way:
65.16 Change of Name: Replacement of Lost or Destroyed Certificate
If the technician changes his or her name, or is seeking a replacement certificate, an application must be submitted to the FAA at:
Federal Aviation Administration
Airmen Certification Branch (AFS-760)
P.O. Box 25082
Oklahoma City, OK 73125
There is a charge for this service.
65.17 Test: General Procedure
The FAA has designated certain persons to administer the tests associated with obtaining a mechanic certificate. The minimum passing score for these tests is 70 percent.
65.18 Written Tests: Cheating or Other Unauthorized Content
If the mechanic or repairmen applicant is determined to be cheating, or otherwise involved in unauthorized conduct, they are not eligible for any certificate or rating under this chapter for a period of 1 year. Furthermore, current ratings the person already holds may also be suspended or revoked. Unacceptable conduct for written tests consists of:
65.19 Retesting After Failure
Should the mechanic or repairman fail to achieve the required minimum passing grade, there are two options they may consider when desiring to apply for retesting:
65.20 Applications, Certificates, Logbooks, Reports, and Records: Falsification, Reproduction, or Alteration
In 14 CFR part 43, paragraphs 9 and 11, defines the requirements for a technician to make appropriate entries in the maintenance/inspection records for the work performed. This proper documentation is fundamental to safe and efficient operation of the U.S. civil aircraft fleet. Therefore, the FAA takes strong action against those who would participate in the falsification of those records. The following actions are the basis for suspending or revoking any certificate or rating held by the person invoked:
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