Oral & Practical FAA Testing for Senior and Master rigger candidates as well as certificated riggers needing to add-on a type rating.
Mike Gruwell is a DPRE (Designated Parachute Rigger Examiner) for the FAA. A pre-test interview is required to make a testing appointment. Two completed/signed 8610-2 forms, the passed written report and a government photo identification are needed at the pre-test interview.
Testing fees as follows:
- Oral & Practical Exam for Senior Rigger with one rating (back, seat or chest), $250;
- Each additional type rating during Senior Rigger Exam (back, seat or chest), $75;
- Oral & Practical Exam for Master Rigger, $300;
- Oral & Practical Exam to add on additional rating (back, seat or chest), $150.
Note: Expect the Senior and Master Rigger Exams to last 8-12 hours. Add-on type ratings test last 3-4 hours.
Payment is due before test begins and is not refundable if test is not completed or passed.
To learn more on the process to become a parachute rigger, read the article from DPRE and Master Rigger Mike Gruwell on the ChutingStar Blog at this link.