The reexamination will cover the rating(s) that the airman received from Bryan Tobias. Airmen holding both A&P ratings will be reexamined for competency of both ratings at the same time. The reexamination will consist of two tests: one knowledge test, and one oral test. The knowledge test will be computer-based and administered using the FAA Airman Knowledge Testing Program. The oral test will be given after successful completion of the knowledge test. An airman may voluntarily surrender one rating for cancellation and show competence for another; however, an airman may not request reexamination of both ratings at different times. Additional information pertaining to the reexamination of mechanics who received certificates from Bryan Tobias is available in FAA Notice 8900.86 (PDF)

Contact a Regional Point of Contact (PDF) to schedule a testing date.

Common Questions Concerning Retesting of Mechanics Certificated by DME Bryan Tobias (PDF)

Knowledge Tests:

  • If you’ve received Airframe and Powerplant ratings from Bryan Tobias --

    You will receive a 60-question computer-generated General/Airframe/Powerplant (RTG) knowledge test. The RTG exam is generated from a combination of questions from the Aviation Mechanic General, Airframe, and Powerplant knowledge question banks. Visit Sample Airmen Knowledge Test Questions to view these three questions banks. You will also receive a 15-question oral examination.

  • If you’ve received only an Airframe rating from Bryan Tobias -–

    You will receive a 50-question computer-generated General/Airframe (RTA) knowledge test. The RTA exam is generated from a combination of questions residing in the Aviation Mechanic General and Airframe knowledge question banks. Visit Sample Airmen Knowledge Test Questions to view these two questions banks. You will also receive a 10-question oral examination.

  • If you’ve received only a Powerplant rating from Bryan Tobias --
    You will receive a 50-question computer-generated General/Powerplant (RTP) knowledge test. The RTP exam is generated from a combination of questions from the Aviation Mechanic General and Powerplant knowledge question banks. A Visit Sample Airmen Knowledge Test Questions to view these two questions banks. You will also receive a 10-question oral examination.

Complete Aviation Maintenance Technician General, Airframe, and Powerplant Knowledge Test Guide (PDF)

Special Federal Aviation Regulation No. 100–1: Relief for U.S. Military and Civilian Personnel Who Are Assigned Outside the United States in Support of U.S. Armed Forces Operations

For more information, contact:

Jackie Black
DOT/FAA/SW Region, ASW-230
Fort Worth, TX 76137
(817) 222-5249
Email