Renewal of EASA Examiner ✈️
By the definition of Part FCL Renewal of certificate means the administrative action taken after certificate has lapsed for the purpose of renewing the privileges of the rating or certificate for a further specified period consequent upon the fulfilment of specified requirements.
Once obtained you become a holder of the rating and the rating is attached to your EASA license. It is quite common that pilots are afraid of loosing the rating by not revalidating it. This is not true, because once you obtain the rating, you are holder of rating. However the costs involved into renewal of the privileges of the rating might highly overcome the costs required for keeping the rating valid by annual revalidation means.
Nevertheless, if your rating is outside of the validity period it requires renewal procedure in order to re-gain the proficiecncy required for that rating. For that reason, the flight school has to be involved into the process. Based on the complexity of the rating it is either ATO or DTO which is involved into the renewal process.
The renewal procedure is upon discretion of the flight school and they have to decide what exactly is required for you to re-gain the necessary proficiency. In some cases it might be just a checkride recommendation without attending any training. However in some cases the flight school may prescribe to fly the required training all-over This procedure is solely in the hands of the flight school.
All of the EASA Examiner certificates have a validity period of 36 months and need to be revalidated to keep them current.
Validity of EASA Examiner
In accordance with FCL.1025(a) once renewed the validity of all the EASA Examiner certificates is 3 years (36 months).
Examiner renewal conditions
To revalidate an examiner certificate, holders shall comply with all of the conditions required by FCL.1025(b) as follows:
- before the expiry date of the Examiner certificate, have conducted at least six checkrides - skill tests, proficiency checks or assessments of competence;
- in the period of 12 months immediately preceding the expiry date of the Examiner certificate, have completed an examiner refresher course which is provided by the competent authority or by an ATO;
- one of the skill tests, proficiency checks or assessments of competence shall take place in the period of 12 months immediately preceding the expiry date of the examiner certificate and shall:
- have been assessed by a senior examiner; or
- comply with the requirements in point FCL.1020.