FRA Decertification Appeals

This section has been compiled for appeal of conductor certification cases.  Please instruct the member seeking appeal to review the General Information and Example OCRB Appeal Form prior to filling out the Blank OCRB Appeal Form.  Once completed, the petition can either be mailed to the Docket Clerk or submitted electronically in PDF format.  If submitting electronically, please see the Uploading the Petition tutorial from FRA as to how to properly submit.  If you elect to mail in the petition, send 3 copies of both the petition and all pertinent supporting documents to:

  • Docket Clerk
  • Docket Operations (M-30), West
  • Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140
  • 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE
  • Washington, DC  20590

Pertinent written documents include but are not limited to: 

  • Notice of Certificate Suspension.

  • Notice of Certificate Revocation (Final Determination).

  • Notice of Discipline Assessed.  

  • Complete transcript of railroad certification hearing with all exhibits. 

Once the Blank OCRB Appeal Form is completed in Word, there is an option to save as a pdf, which can then be submitted to the FRA electronically.

If requested, this office will review the completed appeal form and e-mail back with any recommended changes in order for the member to submit to the FRA.  Send such requests for review to, identified in subject line as “OCRB review request.” 


Luke Edington

General Chairman


General Information