The Purpose of IACRA
IACRA was created to add efficiency to the airman certification and rating application process for the FAA. This web-based application replaced and eliminated the need for paper forms. It ensures applicants meet all regulatory and policy requirements as set by the FAA and its electronic signature requirement helps to protect the integrity of the applicant’s information.
The online application was designed to simplify a pilot’s application process and is constantly updated to ensure it is user friendly. It includes a step-by-step guide from the initial login to submitting documentation making the process as easy as possible. This process ensures accurate collection, analysis and validation of pilot data. IACRA uses several FAA databases to validate and verify info needed to process each application for airman certification. Upon verification, IACRA then forwards this digital version of the 8710-1 application along with your test results to the airman registry and allows you to print temporary certificates online while you wait for your hard copy in the mail.