ACRA Airman Certification and/or Rating Application (ACRA) Training 3/17/2003 INTRODUCTION TO ACRA TRAINING DPE’S and FSDO personnel TRAINING MATERIALS Training Packet ACRA CD and Web Site ACRA Sample Forms and Reports Lab Materials AGENDA Introduction and Course Overview ACRA Fundamentals Setup the ACRA environment Review certificate applications Processing an ACRA Certification File Review of ACRA Training Course Wrap-up What is ACRA? Airman Certification and/or Rating Application Processes applications for airman certification and ratings Checks to ensure regulatory and policy requirements are met by the applicants Produces certification documents such as the Temporary Airman Certificate (FAA Form 8060-4), Notice of Disapproval of Application, Letter of Discontinuance, 8710-1, 8610, etc. Who are ACRA Users? Aviation Safety Inspectors (ASI) Aircrew Program Managers (APM) Training Center Program Managers (TCPM) Aviation Safety Technicians (AST) Designated Examiners (DPE, DME, TCE, APD) Airman Certification Representatives (ACR) What Certificates/Ratings Are Issued? (Operations) Airline Transport Pilot Type Ratings Commercial Pilot Ground Instructor Private Pilot Flight Engineer Recreational Pilot Aircraft Dispatcher Certified Flight Flight Navigator Instructor Medical Flight Test* Student Pilot Emergency Field Instrument Rating Issuance Certificate Reissue Change of Address What Certificates are Issued? (Airworthiness) Mechanic Inspection Authorization* Parachute Rigger Repairman* Minimum System Requirements Microsoft Windows 98 or NT 4.0 32 MB of RAM Windows Explorer 4.0 20 MB hard drive space Internet or FAA LAN/WAN Connectivity Pentium Processor 166 Mhz or higher CD ROM Drive Color Monitor with 800x600 Resolution Ink Jet or Laser Printer MDAC (Version 2.6 or higher) Course Objectives *We will review an electronic airman certificate application for a private pilot applicant. ACRA Overview ACRA is designed to improve the certification process through the use of validation checks and automatic generation of certification documents and PTRS records. ACRA TRAINING Latest approved version (ver 2.04.007) Development and Testing by: Flight Standards Service (AFS) Office of Information Technology (AIT) Office of Information Services (AMI) Various FSDOs, Flight Schools Course Materials Overview ACRA User’s Manual Available on ACRA Web Site CD ROM http://acra.faa.gov http://acra.faa.gov/Manual/manual1.html Course Materials Overview ACRA Training Course Material Training Agenda Laser 8710-1 Temporary Certificate Registration Process Soon to be done on ACRA website What can ACRA do for you? Reduces work load Checks regulatory/policy requirements Generates certification documents Generates PTRS records Stores and retrieves certification applications What can ACRA do for you? Other benefits Reduces number of rejected applications Reduces review process and turnaround time Allows Designated Examiners to send applications directly to the Registry Future benefit Digital signature Paperless process ACRA Fundamentals Purpose To introduce ACRA features and functions Objectives At the end of this lesson the student will be able to navigate through ACRA menus ACRA Fundamentals Main Menu The ACRA Main Menu consists of menus and toolbars Choose commands by: Clicking a toolbar button with the mouse Choosing a command from the menu Using a keyboard shortcut key ACRA Fundamentals Radio Buttons Radio Buttons are flat circular buttons used on screens where there are two or more mutually exclusive choices. ACRA Fundamentals Group Box A group box is a combination of Radio Buttons and Check Boxes. Only one radio button can be selected in addition to the check box. ACRA Fundamentals Calendar Control The Calendar Control is a feature used throughout ACRA to enter dates. Click on the down arrow at the far right side of the input field to view the calendar. ACRA Fundamentals Drop-Down List Boxes Drop-Down box closed Drop-Down box opened A Drop-Down list box will have an arrow at the far end of the input field. A list of available choices appear when arrow is selected. ACRA Fundamentals Lookup Table List Boxes A Lookup Table List Box will be displayed when there is more than one option to be selected. Multiple selections are allowed by clicking on each item. ACRA Fundamentals Alert Boxes Alert Boxes are used to warn the user of a potential problem. Before we start the : ACRA Lab Session Any Questions? Airman Certification File Inspector/Examiners Attachments superceded pilot certificate temporary airman certificate knowledge test results Final Results Documents ACRA FAA Form 8710-1 additional address information ACRA FAA Form 8060-4 FAA Form 8710-1 original signatures for applicant/RI Reviewing Certification File Review File for correct Forms/Attachments Review ACRA Forms for completeness Add any missing text to ACRA Forms Do Not delete information from ACRA Forms. Where to send Certification File ACRA certification files can be sent directly to AFS-760 with approval of POI. FAA Policy requiring files to be mailed within 5 working days is still applicable. AFS-760 Airman Records Mailing Address: Federal Aviation Administration Airman Certification Branch AFS-760 PO Box 25082 Oklahoma City, OK 73159 ACRA Help Most screens contain a Help Button Pulls up Help for the current screen Access Help from the Main Menu by clicking on CONTENTS ACRA Help Desk Phone: 405-954-7272 an 800 number is coming soon, check the ACRA website (http://acra.faa.gov) for that number. Hours of Operation: Mon. thru Fri. 7:00am - 4:30pm Central Time Fax: 405-954-9339 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org ACRA Web Site URL is: http://acra.faa.gov Contains History of ACRA ACRA User’s Manual Contact Information FAQs Release Notes ACRA Training Congratulations!!! Questions?