How many times can I take a FAA written test?
This question comes Michael:
I passed my IFR written nearly two years ago but failed to complete my training due to some issues. I have to take the written again because the old test will soon go beyond the two year expiration. Is there a limit to the number of times you can take a written examination?
Hi Michael, thanks for your question concerning FAA written tests.
No, as far as I am aware there is no limitation to the number of times you can take the test. As you know the limitation on knowledge (written) tests are:
- Must take the applicable practical test within 24 months of passing the written (14 CFR 61.39)
- Have to get a passing grade (FAA Testing Matrix)
- Don’t cheat (14 CFR 61.37)
One thing, I do want to add is that the question bank changes. You want to make sure that if you are going to retake your instrument written knowledge test that you look over the most recent question bank. Here is a link to the current FAA test questions for an Instrument Rating.
Good luck with your (re) test and instrument training. If you have any questions, you know who to ask. And remember to…