Certification Using ACS
With the Practical Test Standards (PTS) getting dated, the system is being redesigned for the new and improved Airman Certification Standards. Donít worry; itís familiar.
After years of living with a multitude of imperfections in the process of certifying airmen, in September 2011 the FAA decided to act. Now nearly five years later, a totally revamped system called Airman Certification Standards (ACS) is planned to take effect on June 15, 2016, starting with Private Pilot and Instrument Airplane certification.