An applicant for a flight engineer certificate who fails a written test
or practical test for that certificate may apply for retesting --
(a) After 30 days after the date he failed that test; or
(b) After he has received additional practice or instruction (flight,
synthetic trainer, or ground training, or any combination thereof) that is
necessary, in the opinion of the Administrator or the applicant's
instructor (if the Administrator has authorized him to determine the
additional instruction necessary) to prepare the applicant for retesting.