The privileges of a Senior Examiners (SE) certificate allows an examiner to carry out the following privileges for single-pilot aeroplanes (except for single-pilot high performance complex aeroplanes) as follows:
While FCL.1020 implies that a SE may be granted privileges to conduct AOC for the initial issue of an examiner certificate, AMC FCL.1020; 1025 refers only to revalidation of examiner certificates. It is UK CAA policy that AoC for initial examiner certificates will be undertaken by an Inspector from the UK CAA. Where this is not possible, the CAA will specifically authorise SE on a case by case basis.
Applicants for a SE certificate for Single Pilot Aircraft (excluding single pilot high performance complex aircraft) shall:
The UK CAA will provide an examiner standardisation training course specifically for SEs for single pilot aircraft. Applicants must have approval granted by the UK CAA before commencing any course of examiner standardisation training.
The course will cover the following items as applicable for role:
Applicants for an examiner certificate will be required to demonstrate their competence to a UK CAA inspector, while performing a skill test, proficiency check or assessment of competence in the examiner role for which privileges are required.
The EAoC will include briefing, conduct of the skill test, proficiency check or assessment of competence, and assessment of the person to whom the test, check or assessment is given, debriefing and recording documentation.
An Examiner Certificate is issued with a validity of 3 years. However, a revalidation can be completed within the last 12 months of the expiry date. Therefore, the new expiry date of a further 3 years will be calculated from the current expiry date of the Examiner Certificate when completed within the revalidation period.
To revalidate an SE certificate, applicants are required to meet the following:
If an SE certificate has expired or the SE is unable to comply with revalidation requirements above for revalidation of an SE certificate, the UK CAA will initially decide whether the SE had been sufficiently tasked to warrant renewal of the certificate.
In any case, the SE should expect to undertake refresher training as a SE prior to an EAoC for renewal of the authorisation.
All applicants for the revalidation or renewal of SE privileges will have their EAoC booked through email@example.com.
The EAoC can be conducted at any point within the last 12 months of the validity period of your examiner certificate or 12 months preceding a renewal application.
The above can be submitted to the UK CAA either by the postal service to the Gatwick Office or to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please ensure that your training provider is approved to conduct the specific course that you are undertaking.
We strongly recommend you check that your instructor and examiner hold the relevant privileges to conduct the training and any flight test, examination or assessment of competence that is being carried out.
How to find a UK examiner or UK approved school
For questions relating to paperwork, such as how to obtain certified copies of documents, please refer to Guidance on documentation.
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