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Parachute Rigger Computerized Test

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FAA Exam Registration: Call 1-800-947-4228
Parachute Rigger and
Designated Parachute Rigger Examiner

FAA Test Name Questions Age Allotted
PRE Designated Parachute Rigger Examiner 50 23 2.0 80
RIG Parachute Rigger Senior 50 16 2.0 70
RMC Parachute Rigger Military Competence 25 17 1.0 70
RMP Parachute Rigger Master 50 16 2.0 70

Acceptable Forms of Authorization - PRE:
  • Signed letter of acceptance from the Federal Aviation Administration National Examiner Board (NEB).  The original letter must be destroyed by the test proctor after the applicant has been issued an official test report.  A copy of the letter may be retained by the testing center.

    • NOTE: The NEB letter is good for two years from the date of the letter.

  • Failed, passing or expired Airman Knowledge Test Report, provided the applicant still has the ORIGINAL test report in his/her possession.  (See RETESTING explanation(s) below.)

Acceptable Forms of Authorization - RIG, RMC & RMP
  • FAA Form 8610-2 including endorsement acknowledging eligibility for testing.

    • NOTE: Block V on the form is required to be completed, including date, inspector signature and office identification.  (Refer to Order 8080.6D, Appendix 1, Figure 15, for sample form.)

  • Failed test report; OR passing test report; OR expired test report (pass or failure), provided the applicant still has the ORIGINAL test report in his/her possession.  (See RETESTING explanation(s) below.)

Acceptable Forms of Authorization (for ALL tests listed above):
  • "Expired test/credit" letter issued by the Airmen Certification Branch (in lieu of a duplicate Airman Knowledge Test Report).

  • Retests do not require a 30-day waiting period if the applicant presents a signed statement from an airman holding a certificate & rating sought by the applicant.  This statement must certify that the airman has given the applicant additional instruction in each of the subjects failed, and that the airman considers the applicant ready for retesting.  Requires a 30-day waiting period for retesting if the applicant presents a failed test report without a signed statement.
  • Applicants taking retests AFTER FAILURE are required to submit the applicable score report indicating failure to the testing center prior to retesting. The original failed test report must be retained by the proctor and attached to the applicable sign-in/out log.  The latest test taken will reflect the official score.
  • Applicants retesting IN AN ATTEMPT TO ACHIEVE A HIGHER PASSING SCORE may retake the same test for a better grade after 30 days.  The latest test taken will reflect the official score.  Applicants are required to submit the ORIGINAL applicable score report indicating previous passing score to the testing center prior to testing.  Testing center personnel must collect and destroy this report prior to issuing the new test report.


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