EASA Examiners ✅ prerequisites

In accordance with FCL.1010 an applicants for an EASA examiner certificate shall demonstrate:

  • relevant knowledge, background and appropriate experience related to the privileges of an examiner;
  • that they have not been subject to any sanctions, including the suspension, limitation or revocation of any of their licences, ratings or certificates issued in accordance with Part-FCL, for non-compliance with the Basic Regulation and its Implementing Rules during the last 3 years.

The background requirement is further described in AMC1 FCL.1010. When evaluating the Examiner candidate background, the competent authority should evaluate the personality and character of the applicant, and his/her cooperation with the competent authority. Certain authorities are assessing the personality and character of future EASA Examiners by attending the psychological assessment.

The competent authority may also take into account whether the applicant has been convicted of any relevant criminal or other offenses, taking into account national law and principles of nondiscrimination.

General requirements for EASA Examiners ✅

In accordance with the FCL.1000, holder of Examiner certificate with shall:

  • hold, unless otherwise determined in Part FCL (e.g. for SFE), an equivalent licence, rating and certificate to the ones for which they are authorised to conduct skill tests, proficiency checks or assessments of competence and the privilege to instruct for them;
  • be qualified to act as PIC in the aircraft during a skill test, proficiency check or assessment of competence if conducted on the aircraft. This is however not required when conducted in FSTD.

In accordance with GM2 FCL.1000 when examiners conduct a skill test, proficiency check or assessment of competence, in addition to a licence, they are required to hold the rating or certificate equivalent to the one for which they conduct the skill test, proficiency check or assessment of competence.

For example, a candidate who holds a CPL(A) may make a class rating proficiency check on an SE piston aeroplane with an examiner who holds a PPL(A) with an SE piston class rating and related examiner privileges.

Limitation of privileges ⚠️

In accordance with FCL.1005, EASA Examiners shall not conduct:

  • skill tests or assessments of competence of applicants for the issue of a licence, rating or certificate to whom they have provided more than 25 % of the required flight instruction for the licence, rating or certificate for which the skill test or assessment of competence is being taken; and
  • skill tests, proficiency checks or assessments of competence whenever they feel that their objectivity may be affected.

Such cases are described by GM1 FCL.1005(b) with an examples. Generally those situations could be where the examiner should consider if their objectivity is affected are when the applicant is a relative or a friend of the EASA examiner, or when they are linked by economic interests or political affiliations, etc.