• Part-FCL privileges can be exercised by licence or certificate holders for up to 8 weeks from the date of successful completion of examination(s), while they are awaiting post-test endorsement of the licence or certificate.

    Temporary Certificates (TCs) are valid only for UK CAA Part-FCL (or JAR FCL) licence holders and SFEs whose Competent Authority is the UK CAA. TCs are not available for initial issue of licences and are not available to anyone whose licence or certificate is subject to any UK CAA licensing action, including the suspension or restriction of privileges where associated conditions have not been discharged.

    Applicants must have completed an applicable UK CAA approved course of examiner standardisation or refresher training, as applicable, at an ATO fully approved for such training under Commission Regulation (EU) No. 1178/2011 (as amended), Annex VI, Part-ORA.

    TCs may be valid, for a maximum period of 8 weeks, from the date of successful completion of the Part-FCL requirements for the issue of examiner certificate.

    Licence holders wishing to exercise temporary examiner privileges must carry a valid form SRG1100A- Temporary Licensing Certificate for Examiner Privileges.

    Where temporary certificates (TCs) may apply

     Examiner Certificates:

    • Flight Examiner (FE)
    • Type Rating Examiner (TRE)
    • Class Rating Examiner (CRE)
    • Instrument Rating Examiner (IRE)
    • Synthetic Flight Examiner (SFE)
    • Flight Instructor Examiner (FIE)
    • Senior Examiner (SE)

    TCs (Form SRG1100A- Temporary Licensing Certificate for Examiner Privileges) may be issued and signed only by an authorised CAA Training Inspector or holders of UK CAA Senior Examiner Certificates, qualified to conduct the relevant Examiner Assessment of Competence.

    An issuing Inspector or Senior Examiner is responsible for ensuring that an applicant:

    • has met all training, testing and regulatory requirements for the Part-FCL Examiner Certificate applied for
    • is not subject to any CAA licensing action, including the suspension or restriction of privileges.

    Senior Examiners are reminded to ensure that they:

    • only proceed with a SFE/TRE AoC when the correct application has been received and authorisation from examiners@caa.co.uk  or CAA Flight Operations (ATO&FCL) has been received.

    • check that a valid examiner refresher seminar has been completed and evidence retained and a copy submitted with the TS10, if the applicant hasn't done so already.

    If a seminar hasn’t yet been completed (which is within the applicants rights) the AoC may proceed, however an SRG1100A shall not be issued. Candidates are reminded that they cannot exercise privileges beyond their current expiry until this has been completed. If less than 8 weeks validity remaining, the examiner may submit evidence of completion then an SRG1100A may be issued based on the date of the AoC.

    • Initial SFE, TRE, and each third revalidation EAoCs shall always be conducted by a UK CAA Training Inspector.

    • SE AoCs shall always be conducted by a CAA Training Inspector.

    • Renewal AoCs may be delegated to an appropriate SE, however Flight Operations shall make an objective decision based on experience and time expired and may require a CAA Training Inspector.

    • Examiners, ATOs and Operators are reminded that an Examiner certificate may be revalidated at any stage within the last year of validity and the original expiry date may be preserved.

    Validity of temporary certificates

    The 8-week validity period begins on the day that the associated Assessment of Competence has been successfully completed, not on the date of application, and it may not be extended.

    Applications for examiner certificates should therefore be submitted promptly, well within the Temporary Certificate’s 8-week validity period, to avoid the risk of TC expiry before endorsement of the examiner certificate sought on the applicant’s licence.

    If any application requirements are found not to have been met on processing, previously issued TCs will be suspended, and the main application may be rejected.

    Completing the form

    The Temporary Certificate Form SRG1100A- Temporary Licensing Certificate for Examiner Privileges may be completed digitally before printing (preferable method), or may be printed and completed manually.

    Further information

    UK CAA Part-FCL Examiner Certificate holders must follow the procedures for Examiner Designation as per IN-2016/004.

    Commission Regulation (EU) No. 1178/2011 (as amended) Annex VI, ARA.FCL.215(d) permits the UK CAA to allow Part-FCL privileges to be exercised by licence or certificate holders for up to 8 weeks from the date of successful completion of examination(s), while they are awaiting post-test endorsement of the licence or certificate.

    Contact us

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