ASA AMT Practical Test Standards
ASA reprints the most current FAA Practical Test Standards (PTS) in this series of handy cockpit-sized guides. Every PTS is written by the FAA and details the type and levels of skill and knowledge that must be demonstrated before an examiner can issue a certificate or rating to an applicant, describing also the background study and reference materials.
This new PTS guide for mechanics includes all three current standards in one book for the General (8081-26A), Airframe (8081-27A), and Powerplant (8081-28A) sections of the Oral & Practical exams, the last step in the quest for the Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) certificate. The standards presented in these guides are the only way for AMT students, their instructors, as well as the examiners themselves to know what the FAA expects for these required tests. Therefore they are essential tools to use in preparation and study for passing the tests to become FAA-certified aviation mechanics.
The ACS-1 becomes effective in September 2022 along with the new Part 147 rule, and will be the reference for the FAA Aviation Mechanic Knowledge and Oral & Practical Tests beginning July 2023. The FAA AMT Practical Test Standards (ASA-8081-AMT-4) remain available for sale and in effect until June 30, 2023. AMT schools modifying or adding curriculum should use the ASA-ACS-1, effective September 2022. Applicants should check with their school and instructor to determine which standards they should use—the new ACS-1 or PTS (ASA-8081-AMT-4)—based on their intended O&P test date.