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FAASTeam Notice
Type: Airworthiness
Notice Date: Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Notice Number: NOTC1695
2021 Alaska IA Renewal Process
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Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Dear IA

As a reminder, 2021 is an IA card (FAA Form 8310-5) signing year, each inspection authorization expires on March 31 of each odd-numbered year 14 CFR 65.92(a), there will be no extensions or relief on the requirement for an IA to make application during the month of March. 

Renewal: 14 CFR 65.93 explains the renewal requirements 

Renewal Options:

  1. Process your application through Integrated Airman Certification and Rating Application (IACRA):  IACRA is a web-based certification/rating application that guides the user through the FAA’s airman application process.  IACRA can be accessed here:
    1. New User Guide:
  2. Due to COVID, the Alaskan FAA offices can also accept electronic submissions of FAA Form 8610-1for your IA renewal processing
    1. You can download the 8610-1 and complete the fillable PDF
      1. Block 13 Certification: can either be signed by hand and rescanned or digitally signed and sent to the FAA office
        1.  The emailed application and attachments (evidence for renewal) may be scanned, photo images, or PDF with a digitized signature.
      2. Return the signature portion of the Pilot Bill of Rights - see attached
      3. A digitally signed FAA Form 8310-5 IA card or FAA letter will be returned to you.
    2. Email:
      1. Anchorage:
      2. Fairbanks:
      3. Juneau:
      4. Polaris CMO:


  1.   You may mail your application into the FAA, see addresses below, (please include the following – make copies for your records is recommended): Must be postmarked by March 31, 2021
    1. FAA Form 8610-1 IA Renewal Application
    2. Include your FAA Form 8310-5 IA card (Optional)
    3. A signed copy of the Pilot Bill of Rights
    4.  A self-addressed stamped envelope
    5. Mailing address – Please note on the envelope - Attn: IA Renewal         
      1. Anchorage FSDO  949 E. 36th., Suite 600 Anchorage, AK 99508 
      2. Fairbanks FSDO 4419 Airport Way, Fairbanks, AK 99709
      3. Juneau FSDO 3032 Vintage Park Blvb., Suite 106 Juneau, AK 99801
      4. Polaris CMO  949 E. 36th., Suite 600 Anchorage, AK 99508                                                                                                                                                                                          Contact Information: Kyle Weinzirl FAA Safety Team (907) 280-6824 email: