⚠️ Instrument Rating Examiner Renewal ✈️
If you have not been able to revalidate your IRE(A) within the validity period to get back your privileges you will have to undergone the Instrument Rating Examiner renewal process. Should you are a holder of multiple examiner certificates, you will have to renew them all - one by one separately.
IRE(A) renewal requirements
In accordance with FCL.1025(c) if the Instrument Rating Examiner certificate has expired, before resuming the exercise of the IRE(A) privileges, the applicants shall comply with the requirements in point FCL.1025(b)(2) and point FCL.1020 in the period of 12 months immediately preceding the application for the renewal.
It means an applicant for renewal of Instrument Rating Examiner shall:
- have completed an examiner refresher course;
- demonstrate their competence in the Instrument Rating Examiner role conduct of the assessment of competence, and assessment of the person to whom the test, check or assessment is given, debriefing and recording documentation.
Since the IRE privileges are to include the conduct of proficiency checks for the revalidation or renewal of an instrument rating, practical instruction should include the conduct of at least four instrument check profiles in the role of examiner. This training is conducted in the aircraft if approval for testing or checking in the aircraft is required. If examiner privileges in both FSTD and aircraft are required, at least one of the instrument check profiles should be conducted in an FSTD. The training includes:
- conduct of the skill test and proficiency check, assessment of the applicant to whom the test or check is given,
- debriefing and recording or documentation under the supervision of an examiner of the appropriate category
New Validity of IRE(A)
Once renewed, your Instrument Rating Examiner certificate will be valid for next 36 months (3 years).