Well, I got another phone call from the FSDO today. I'm not doing very well with accuracy on the application form (aka 8710-1). Part of the problem is once the IACRA application is signed by the recommending instructor nothing can be changed on it. So if I find an error on the application we have to make a new one.
Here's a few things to check: 1. Make sure your name matches what's on your existing pilot certificate. 2. Don't use your SSN. Check the box that says "Do Not Use". 3. If you're using 1 aircraft for the checkride, make sure you enter only one aircraft. 4. Read the "Certificate Summary" to ensure it's the certificate and/or rating you're applying for.
The biggest piece of advice I can offer is if you have any questions at all, give me a call or send an email.