EASA Class rating examiner - CRE(A)

Flight training in order to obtain class rating examiner - CRE(A) certificate with examiner privileges for single-engine piston aircraft SEP(land), multi-engine piston aircraft - MEP(land), and touring motor gliders - TMG examiner privileges must be provided by a EASA flight school - ATO in accordance with an approved examiner training course. Examiner training course generally consists of theoretical knowledge instruction - groundschoool as well as practical part. Flight training in order to obtain class rating examiner CRE(A) certificate is commonly known as examiner standardization course.

Class rating examiner CRE(A) requirements

EASA class rating examiner CRE(A) candidate must meet requirements outlined in Regulation No 1178/2011, Part FCL - FCL.1010 and AMC1 FCL.1010.

Pursuant to FCL.1005.CRE, the class rating examiner - CRE(A) holder can administer license proficiency check - LPC for single-engine piston aircraft - SEP(land) class rating. The class rating examiner - CRE(A) cannot administer license skill test - LST for such class rating.

EASA class rating examiner - CRE(A) for single-engine piston aircraft - SEP(land) or multi-engine piston aircraft - MEP(land) can administer instrument rating - IR(A) revalidation along with single-engine piston aircraft - SEP(land) or multi-engine piston aircraft - MEP(land) revalidation, in case the class rating examiner CRE(A) meets FCL.1010.IRE(a) requirements.

EASA class rating examiner - CRE(A) for single-engine piston aircraft - SEP(land) or multi-engine piston aircraft - MEP(land) can also provide en-route instrument rating - EIR(A) licesne proficiency check - revalidation - EIR(A), in case the class rating examiner has logged at least 1500 hours as a pilot in command and meets the FCL.1010.IRE(a)(2) requirements.

EASA class rating examiner - CRE(A) needs to have logged at least 500 hours as a pilot in command, with hours logged during flight training (as the instructor) not counted towards the requirement.

Furthermore, the class rating examiner - CRE(A) applicant needs to be a holder of commercial pilot license - CPL(A), airline transport pilot license - ATPL(A), or multi-crew pilot license with single pilot operation privileges - SPO. Private pilot license - PPL(A) holders are eligible to become EASA class rating examiner - CRE(A) license holders as well.

Class rating examiner - SEP(land)

An essential requirement for class rating examiner - CRE(A) applicants for single-engine piston aircraft - SEP(land) is that they already hold a class rating instructor - CRI(A) certificate for single-engine piston - SEP(land) aircraft.

A holder of class rating examiner - CRE(A) certificate for single-engine piston aircraft - SEP(land) is only authorized to provide license proficiency check - LPC for aircraft class, which they are certified for - in this case, the single-engine piston  - SEP(land) aircraft.

Class rating examiner - MEP(land)

An essential requirement for class rating examiner - CRE(A) applicants for multi-engine piston - MEP(land) aircraft is that they already hold a class rating instructor - CRI(A) license for multi-engine piston - MEP(land) aircraft.

A holder of class rating examiner - CRE(A) certificate for multi-engine piston - MEP(land) aircraft is only authorized to provide license proficiency check - LPC for aircraft class, which they are certified for - in this case, the multi-engine piston - MEP(land) aircraft.

Class rating examiner - TMG

An essential requirement for class rating examiner - CRE(A) applicants for tourist motor gliders - TMG is that they already hold a class rating instructor - CRI(A) license for tourist motor gliders - TMG.

A holder of class rating examiner - CRE(A) certificate for tourist motor gliders - TMG is only authorized to provide license proficiency check - LPC for aircraft class, which they are certified for - in this case, the tourist motor gliders - TMG.

Class rating examiner - CRE(A) training

Class rating examiner - CRE(A) candidate must undertake a class rating examiner - CRE(A) standardization course in accordance with FCL.1015. The examiner standardization course can be provided either by a competent - national aviation authority or by an EASA authorized flight school - ATO.

The EASA class rating examiner assessment of competence consists of theory as well as practical part and includes at least:

  • license proficiency checks – LPC, or qualifications, which the class rating examiner CRE(A) applicant intends to obtain the rating for;
  • training focused on legal requirements, regulations, operations, and documentations of license proficiency checks – LPC;
  • training focused on state-level administrative procedures, GDPR, responsibilities, and insurance;
  • training focused on procedures in case license proficiency check - LPC is provided by a class rating examiner - CRE(A) from a different country than the applicant's country of issuance;
  • explanation on how to access all the aforementioned documents in case of need.

Class rating examiner CRE(A) certificate holders must not administer license proficiency checks – LPC) in case their country of issuance - state of license issue (SOLI) differs from the applicant's country of issuance - state of license issue (SOLI), unless the class rating examiner CRE(A) is familiar with up to date information concerning state-level procedures of the applicant's country of issuance - state of license issue (SOLI).

Class rating examiner – CRE(A) assessment of competence

After finishing the class rating examiner training, the applicant has to pass the examiner assessment of competence in order to obtain the class rating examiner - CRE(A) certificate.

Pursuant to FCL.1020, the class rating examiner CRE(A) candidate must demonstrate his proficiency, competence and skills to an national aviation authority inspector or a senior examiner, who is authorized to administer the CRE assessment of competence by a respective aviation authority to provide license skill test - LST, license proficiency check - LPC, or assessment of competence - AoC.

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The certificates issued by Aero Language are in accordance with both ICAO and EASA requirements. Most ICAO and EASA member states accept Aero Language's ICAO English certificates without restrictions.

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