Inspection Authorization Training Course
The Gleim Inspection Authorization Training Course (IATC) uses our sophisticated Knowledge Transfer System to ensure that you master all the information needed to become a competent and safe IA and pass your FAA knowledge test with confidence.
Aviation Maintenance Technicians will be helped to understand the requirements of attaining an Inspection Authorization and will benefit from the thorough explanation of all topics necessary for certification. With extensive reference material and easy-to-understand audiovisual presentations, this online training course will help you pass your knowledge test while minimizing your time, cost, and frustration.
There are so many things good about this course... excellent review... well written... no shortcuts... plenty of practice questions... complete outlines. It certainly prepared for the written exam, but it also provided quite a reference library for quick access when questions come up in the course of business about the mysterious IA world of major/minor, Maintenance Releases, weird helicopter rules, documentation and legalities in general.
I had a couple of questions during the course. They were answered quickly and personally by Bill Russo. Wow! I didn't expect such personal attention and REALLY appreciated it.
I took the exam last week. I was well prepared and passed easily (88%), finishing in an hour and a half. I'm simply saying I was prepared so well it was a non-stress event. There was almost nothing on the exam I wasn't familiar with. Don't get me wrong, there were a few typical FAA questions I had no idea how to answer, but I've always been of the opinion a perfect score on one of their exams is only achieved by accident.
In talking to the ASI who signed my 8610-1 form, it was clear most IA's renew using a refresher course (Gleim, if anyone will listen to me!). I will do the same even if I have the requisite requirements for renewal without it. There are too many traps to not maintain some kind of continuing education in this field.
Again, thank you for your attention to detail, your personal involvement and the really great web-site.
- Jeff Rowland
Despite being and A&P for over 30 years, I doubt I would have passed the FAA exam without investing in your IATC. It prepared me for the FAA's approach to an exam question, so I was able to decode the questions and determine what they wanted for an answer.
- Andy Gelston
I passed the FAA exam. Thank you very much for having the Inspection Authorization Training Course available. The video before each lesson was a perfect way to start each lesson. Reading the text in the course material would reiterate what the videos had explained and add more detail. Taking the pre test and having the explanations with the answers helped explain the questions, even when I chose the wrong answer. It helped me re-learn how to dig for information within the FARs and the many formulas needed for calculations I needed to pass the IA exam. The hours I spent studying your course and digging through the FARs helped me pass the exam.
- Stephen V.
Access to the Online Course will expire 12 months from the date of purchase. If you need access to the course after the expiration date, it must be repurchased.
A full refund is available if you have accessed no more than two study units within 30 days of purchase.
IATC Study Units
Knowledge Test Eligibility Requirements
This course alone will not grant you permission to take the Inspection Authorization FAA Knowledge test. The determination of eligibility of applicants for this test is determined based on the criteria established in 14 CFR Part 65.91(c). Specifically, you must:
If you determine that you are eligible to hold an IA, you should schedule an appointment with an Aviation Safety Inspector (ASI) at your local FSDO to interview for authorization to take the knowledge test. You will need to complete and sign two copies of FAA Form 8610-1, Mechanic's Application for Inspection Authorization, and bring them with you to your appointment (along with proper identification). It is a good idea to bring all of your training records/certificates and transcripts to the interview since the primary purpose of the interview is to establish that you are qualified for and fully understand the inspection authorization privileges, limitations, and responsibilities.
Once the ASI confirms that you are eligible and that a need for an IA in your FSDO's area of oversight exists, both copies of the 8610-1 will be signed. One copy will be retained at the FSDO and the other copy will be given to you. Both copies will contain a statement indicating that the ASI's endorsement expires 30 days from the date of application. You are now authorized to take the IA Knowledge Test.
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Despite being and A&P for over 30 years, I doubt I would have passed the...
- Andy Gelston
I passed the FAA exam. Thank you very much for having the Inspection Authorization...
- Stephen V.
There are so many things good about this course... excellent review... well...
- Jeff Rowland