The Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) Airman Certification Standards (ACS) will soon replace current practical test standards (PTS), and clearly define minimum knowledge and skill requirements for A&P mechanics. Once completed, the ACS will provide the framework for the written, oral and practical mechanic tests; and subsequently, a guide for revising handbooks, oral questions, practical projects and the knowledge test bank. That means outdated questions and projects will be replaced with relevant assessment material, and incorrect, incomplete or inadequate questions and projects will be updated or removed.
An FAA-industry working group has finalized its initial draft of the document, available at the link below. The draft version will be utilized to "board" all questions in the A&P knowledge test bank. The purpose of the review is to remove, replace or revise outdated or incorrect questions. The process will also provide a "double check" of the draft ACS to ensure all relevant assessment material is addressed in the standard.
The FAA invited an industry representative to participate on the test question review board; ATEC Treasurer and Embry-Riddle University Aviation Maintenance Science Department Chairman Chuck Horning has accepted the role.
Stay tuned for updates on everything ATEC members need to know as well as ways that you can help the council and the AMTS community.