FAA Knowledge Exams

Updates: FAA Knowledge Exams

ASA provides free updates to question databases. There aren’t any Updates for the 2022 Series. The files below are for use with our 2021 and 2020 Test Prep books and Fast-Track guides. If you have a 2021 book, you will only need the 2021 Question Updates. If you have a 2020 book, you will need both updates. The next update is expected June 2022.

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For a list of current FAA testing supplements (figures books), visit the FAA website. Updates to testing supplements will be included in the Question Updates noted below.

If you have Prepware, you will need to use the software update process. Windows users go to “Help/Check for Updates”; Mac users go to the “Prepware” menu and then “Check for Updates”).

Additional resources available on faa.gov:
Questions and Answers related to the FAA Knowledge exam
Description of What’s New for the most recent test revision cycle

2021 Question Updates

FAA Test Update Effective Date
Airframe Mechanic Sept 2021
General Mechanic Sept 2021
Powerplant Mechanic Sept 2021
Remote Pilot Sept 2021
Private Pilot Sept 2021
Instrument Rating Sept 2021
Commercial Pilot Sept 2021
Instructor Sept 2021
Airline Transport Pilot Sept 2021
Flight Engineer April 2020
Inspection Authorization, 8th ed. Sept 2021

2020 Question Updates

FAA Test Update Effective Date
Airframe Mechanic N/A
General Mechanic N/A
Powerplant Mechanic April 2020
Remote Pilot NA
Private Pilot April 2020
Instrument Rating Sept 2020
Commercial Pilot Sept 2020
Instructor Sept 2020
Airline Transport Pilot Sept 2020
Flight Engineer April 2020
Inspection Authorization, 8th ed. April 2020