Instrument rating examiner - IRE(A)

Flight training in order to obtain instrument rating examiner - IRE(A) certificate must be provided by a EASA flight school - ATO in accordance with an approved examiner training syllabi. Instrument rating examiner training generally consists of theoretical knowledge instruction - groundschool as well as practical part. Flight training in order to obtain instrument rating examiner - IRE(A) certificate is commonly called as examiner standardization course.

Instrument rating examiner IRE(A) requirements

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

Instrument rating examiner - IRE(A) training

Instrument rating examiner - IRE(A) applicant must undertake an instrument rating examiner - IRE(A) standardization course in accordance with FCL.1015. The examiner standardization training course can be provided either by a competent national aviation authority or by an EASA flight school - ATO.

The Instrument rating examiner - IRE(A) standardization course consists of theoretical knowledge instruction as well as practical flight training.

Instrument rating examiner IRE(A) must not administer license skill tests – LST or 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 instrument rating examiner IRE(A) is familiar with up to date information concerning state-level procedures of the applicant's state of license issue - SOLI.

Instrument rating examiner – IRE(A) assessment of competence

After finishing the training, the IRE(A) applicant has to pass the examiner assessments of competence in order to obtain the instrument rating examiner - IRE(A) certificate.

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

ICAO English Exam can become a part of examiner assessments of competence. We offer this option with our partner company Aero Language.

The language proficiency 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.


OUR TIP: ICAO English Exam can be a part of checkride or a part of examiner assessments of competence.