PRIVACY ACT STATEMENT: This statement is provided pursuant to the Privacy Act of 1974, 5 USC § 552a:
The authority for collecting this information is contained in 49 U.S.C. §§ 40113, 44702, 44703, 44709 and 14 C.F.R. Part 6 5. The principal purpose for which the information is
intended to be used is to identify and evaluate your qualifications and eligibility for the issuance of an airman certificate and/or rating. Submission of the data is mandatory, except
for the Social Security Number, which is voluntary. Failure to provide all required information will result in our being unable to issue you a certificate and/or rating. The informa-
tion collected on this form will be included in a Privacy Act System of Records known as DOT/FAA 847, titled “Aviation Records on Individuals” and will be subject to the rou-
tine uses published in the System of Records Notice (SORN) for DOT/FAA 847 (see www.dot.gov/privacy/privacyactnotices), including:
(a) Providing basic airmen certification and qualification information to the public upon request; examples of basic information include:
• The type of certificates and ratings held, limitations, date of issuance and certificate number;
• The status of the airman’s certificate (i.e., whether it is current or has been amended, modified, suspended or revoked for any reason);
• The airman’s home address, unless requested by the airman to be withheld from public disclosure per 49 U.S.C. 44703(c);
• Information relating to an airman’s physical status or condition used to determine statistically the validity of FAA medical standards; and the date, class, and restrictions of the
• Information relating to an individual’s eligibility for medical certification, requests for exemption from medical requirements, and requests for review of certificate denials.
(b) Using contact information to inform airmen of meetings and seminars conducted by the FAA regarding aviation safety.
(c) Disclosing information to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) in connection with its investigation responsibilities.
(d) Providing information about airmen to Federal, State, local and tribal law enforcement agencies when engaged in an official investigation in which an airman is involved.
(e) Providing information about enforcement actions, or orders issued thereunder, to Federal agencies, the aviation industry, and the public upon request.
(f) Making records of delinquent civil penalties owed to the FAA available to the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) for collection pursu-
ant to 31 U.S.C. 3711(g).
(g) Making records of effective orders against the certificates of airmen available to their employers if the airmen use the affected certificates to perform job responsibilities for
(h) Making airmen records available to users of FAA’s Safety Performance Analysis System (SPAS), including the Department of Defense Commercial Airlift Division’s Air Car-
rier Analysis Support System (ACAS) for its use in identifying safety hazards and risk areas, targeting inspection efforts for certificate holders of greatest risk, and monitoring the
effectiveness of targeted oversight actions.
(i) Making records of an individual’s positive drug test result, alcohol test result of 0.04 or greater breath alcohol concentration, or refusal to submit to testing required under a
DOT-required testing program, available to third parties, including current and prospective employers of such individuals. Such records also contain the names and titles of indi-
viduals who, in their commercial capacity, administer the drug and alcohol testing programs of aviation entities.
(j) Providing information about airmen through the Civil Aviation Registry’s Comprehensive Airmen Information System to the Department of Health and Human Services, Office
of Child Support Enforcement, and the Federal Parent Locator Service that locates noncustodial parents who owe child support. Records in this system are used to identify airmen
to the child support agencies nationwide in enforcing child support obligations, establishing paternity, establishing and modifying support orders and location of obligors. Records
listed within the section on Categories of Records are retrieved using Connect: Direct through the Social Security Administration’s secure environment.
(k) Making personally identifiable information about airmen available to other Federal agencies for the purpose of verifying the accuracy and completeness of medical information
provided to FAA in connection with applications for airmen medical certification.
(l) Making records of past airman medical certification history data available to Aviation Medical Examiners (AMEs) on a routine basis so that AMEs may render the best medical
(m) Making airman, aircraft and operator record elements available to users of FAA’s Skywatch system, including the Department of Defense (DoD), the Department of Homeland
Security (DHS), DOJ and other authorized Federal agencies, for their use in managing, tracking and reporting aviation-related security events.
(n) Other possible routine uses published in the Federal Register (see Prefatory Statement of General Routine Uses for additional uses (65 F.R. 19477-78) For example, a record from
this system of records may be disclosed to the United States Coast Guard (Coast Guard) and to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) if information from this system
was shared with either agency when that agency was a component of the Department of Transportation (DOT) before its transfer to DHS and such disclosure is necessary to
accomplish a DOT, TSA or Coast Guard function related to this system of records.
AIRMAN CERTIFICATE AND/OR RATING APPLICATION