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Airmen Certification

Replace an Airmen Certificate

There are two ways to replace an airmen certificate.

  1. You can request a replacement certificate online. This method requires that you register with Online Services.
  2. Or you can mail us:

You must include a check or money order for $2 (U.S. funds), made payable to FAA, for each certificate you request.

For U.S. Postal Service, Regular, and Priority Mail You can mail your requests to: Federal Aviation Administration
Airmen Certification Branch
P.O. Box 25082
Oklahoma City, OK 73125-0082

Important Information

  • Allow 4 to 6 weeks for mail processing and 7 to 10 days for online processing
  • We can only issue one copy of each certificate
  • We can't place the original date of issue on a replacement certificate
  • We can't issue expired certificates. However, you can request an expired CFI letter at no charge.
  • If your current address is listed as a Post Office Box (P.O. Box), General Delivery, Rural Route, or Star Route, please provide directions or a map for locating your residence.

If your airman certificate or special purpose pilot authorization was or will be issued on the basis of on a foreign license you must first apply for a verification of the authenticity of your foreign license. You may visit our website for more information and to obtain the verification form. Your foreign license must first be verified with the CAA prior to making application with the IFO or FSDO to replace your paper pilot certificate or to apply for an airman certificate or rating.

Airmen Certification Information and Assistance

By Telephone

  • Toll Free: (866) 878-2498
  • Local Oklahoma City Area: (405) 954-3261
  • Government FTS: (405) 954-3261

By E-Mail

E-Mail Airmen Certification Branch

By Fax

(405) 954-4105

Office Hours

Monday through Friday
7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Central Time

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