Change Your Airman Certificate Number
We now issue all original airmen certificates with a unique certificate number. The Airmen Certification Branch no longer assigns your Social Security Number (SSN) as your certificate number. If your certificate uses your SSN as the certificate number we will continue to issue you that number unless you request a unique number.
If your airman certificate uses your SSN as your certificate number and you would like to change, you can remove your SSN online.
Or you can mail a request to remove your SSN completely from your certificate, by completing the following form, Form AC 8060-55 – CHANGE OF ADDRESS NOTIFICATION