What if I am unable to self-register in MyAccess and login to the PRD?
Thank you for your interest in the PRD. For access to PRD, participants must first create a MyAccess account. MyAccess is a separate user-management system that is used by the FAA to authenticate users into several different FAA systems, including the Pilot Record Database. Following successful identity validation and MyAccess account creation, authenticated MyAccess users can then register in the PRD.
To ensure the highest level of security, the MyAccess self-registration system uses common verification methods to confirm your individual identity similar those of other online accounts. The FAA understands not all potential users will be able to self-register online. We are monitoring the success rate of the self-registration system and are planning upgrades to ensure the highest number of users possible can be authenticated.
Use of the PRD system is voluntary and provides an alternate method for meeting certain requirements of the Pilot Records Improvement Act of 1996 (PRIA). In cases where individuals are unable to self-register in MyAccess, they should continue to use the traditional PRIA processes. These processes will continue to work alongside the PRD system.
In the near future, the FAA will begin offering an alternative registration process for those who cannot self-register in MyAccess but who require access to the PRD. To stay informed regarding updates to the registration system and the PRD, subscribe to updates.