Welcome Guest. Sign in or Signup

3 Answers

Where do I get my temporary private certificate?

Asked by: 1549 views FAA Regulations, General Aviation, Helicopter, Private Pilot

So I just did my helicopter addon recently and the examiner said a link would be sent to my email for me to print my temporary certificate while I wait for my actual hard license in the mail.

Its been some time now and no email.

Does anyone know where I can manually find the link to print it out? I was thinking maybe somewhere in the IACRA website, but didn't see anything obvious.


Ace Any FAA Written Test!
Actual FAA Questions / Free Lifetime Updates
The best explanations in the business
Fast, efficient study.
Pass Your Checkride With Confidence!
FAA Practical Test prep that reflects actual checkrides.
Any checkride: Airplane, Helicopter, Glider, etc.
Written and maintained by actual pilot examiners and master CFIs.
The World's Most Trusted eLogbook
Be Organized, Current, Professional, and Safe.
Highly customizable - for student pilots through pros.
Free Transition Service for users of other eLogs.
Our sincere thanks to pilots such as yourself who support AskACFI while helping themselves by using the awesome PC, Mac, iPhone/iPad, and Android aviation apps of our sponsors.

3 Answers

  1. Ron Klutts on May 13, 2013

    I’ve never heard of a link being sent, I’ve always gotten it from the DPE after he printed it and singled it.. Call the examiner and or your local FSDO.

    0 Votes Thumb up 0 Votes Thumb down 0 Votes

  2. MaggotCFII on May 13, 2013

    Also suggest you do a search at the FAA.gov Airman Certification site:


    See what the FAA shows as your certificates, etc.

    Also never heard of a link being sent, you should have left the test location
    with your temporary in-hand.

    0 Votes Thumb up 0 Votes Thumb down 0 Votes

  3. Rick Owens on May 13, 2013

    I just did as you recommended MaggotCFII and they only have my fixed wing private listed from many years ago. There is however a print option next to it, but I’m not sure if that’s just a summary or a valid temp certificate.

    I emailed the FSDO also so we’ll see what they say about the email. I’m 95% certain that the examiner said I’d be able to print it out via email either that day or the next (checkride was at a different airport), but it sounds like this isn’t true.

    We’ll see what happens.

    0 Votes Thumb up 0 Votes Thumb down 0 Votes

The following terms have been auto-detected the question above and any answers or discussion provided. Click on a term to see its definition from the Dauntless Aviation JargonBuster Glossary.

Answer Question

Our sincere thanks to all who contribute constructively to this forum in answering flight training questions. If you are a flight instructor or represent a flight school / FBO offering flight instruction, you are welcome to include links to your site and related contact information as it pertains to offering local flight instruction in a specific geographic area. Additionally, direct links to FAA and related official government sources of information are welcome. However we thank you for your understanding that links to other sites or text that may be construed as explicit or implicit advertising of other business, sites, or goods/services are not permitted even if such links nominally are relevant to the question asked.