It takes a lot of work and effort to obtain certificates issued by the FAA. Once you have the certificate, you don’t ordinarily want to give it up. Unfortunately, in some circumstances you are required to surrender a certificate. In other circumstances you may not be required to surrender a certificate, but it may be something you want to do anyway. But how do you know?
Well, for a discussion of situations when a certificate may or may not be surrendered, and when it must be surrendered, please read my latest article on the subject: When, If Ever, Should A Certificate Issued By The FAA Be Surrendered?.