Congratulations! You have finished your coursework are ready for your checkride! Passing your checkride leads to your pilot certification or an endorsement for additional flight privileges.
After your End of Course (EOC) check for Part 141 (or when students have met the requirements for Part 61), your Flight Instructor should verify your records in ETA and make sure all course completion check boxes are blue, which means you are ready to schedule and take the checkride. Both the student and instructor will go to the records office to schedule the checkride with the preferred examiner.
You should bring the written exam, your FTN (FAA Tracking Number), and if you are Part 141 and did not attend Ground School at Epic, a copy of your Part 141 Ground School graduation certificate for the records office. You and your instructor will then choose the examiner and schedule the date of the checkride. The records office will schedule two prep oral briefs, the IACRA Association, TSA meeting for the next course, if applicable, and an exit interview with the course team manager and the checkride.
Once the checkride is posted to the schedule, the records office will send a message through ETA to you and your instructor with the examiner’s name and date/time the checkride will begin. The message will also include the XC instruction for the Private, Instrument, and Commercial Course.
You must be mindful of your debit account balance during this process and ensure you do not become grounded at any time as this will prevent you from being scheduled for the checkride.