Inspection Authorization (IA)

FAA IA Minimum Requirements:

To be eligible for an inspection authorization, an applicant must meet the following requirements in accordance with FAR 65.91:

  1. Hold a current valid mechanic certificate with both A&P ratings which has been effective for a total of 3 years.

  2. Actively engaged, for at least the 2 year period before the date of application, in maintaining aircraft certified and maintained IAW FAR 65.

  3. Have a fixed base of operations.

  4. Have available equipment, facilities, and inspection data, necessary to properly inspect after major repair and major alteration.

  5. Pass the I.A. written examination.