EASA Class rating examiner revalidation

Part 1178/2011 FCL does not require any flight training for class rating examiner - CRE(A) certificate revalidation. Part FCL, however, requires that a flight school - ATO provides a examiner refresher training seminar, also called examiner standardization training.

Class rating examiner CRE(A) revalidation

To revalidate class rating examiner CRE(A) certificate, it is necessary to meet Part FCL, statute FCL.1025. Pursuant to FCL.1025(a), the standard length of class rating examiner CRE(A) certificate validity is 3 years.

Pursuant to FCL.1025(b), class rating examiner CRE(A) certificate validity will be revalidated for another 3 years if a class rating examiner:

  • administered at least 2 practical exams - license skill testslicense proficiency checks, or assessments of competence in every year of the class rating examiner CRE(A) validity period.
  • undertook a standardization refresh course - examiner refresh seminar provided by flight school for class rating examiners CRE(A)

To revalidate the class rating examiner CRE(A) certificate , it is necessary that the class rating examiner took examiner assessment of competence in the last year of the validity period.

This means that one exam provided by class rating examiner, preferably license proficiency check, or an assessment of competence must be provided under the supervision of inspector of national aviation authority or a senior examiner.

Examiner assessment of competence

If a pilot holds examiner certificate with multiple examiner roles, according to FCL.1025(b)(4), it is sufficient to undertake one examiner assessment of competence to have revalidated all examiner certificate privileges if the aviation authority - state of license issue - SOLI issuing the examiner certificate gives approval for such procedure.

An example would be multiple roles when an examiner holds the following examiner certificate with following privileges:

  • Flight examiner FE(A) for LAPL(A), PPL(A), CPL(A)
  • Class rating examiner CRE(A) for SEP(land) and MEP(land)
  • Instrument rating examiner IRE(A)

In this case, if the flight examiner - FE(A) successfully passes the examiner assessment of competence under the senior examiner's supervision in the role of a class rating examiner CRE(A) providing a license proficiency check - LPC for single-engine piston aircraft - SEP(land). The examiner will also get the class rating examiner CRE(A) for MEP(land), instrument rating examiner IRE(A), and flight Examiner FE(A) for light aircraft pilot license - LAPL(A), commercial pilot license - CPL(A), and private pilot license - PPL(A) privileges revalidated automatically, if the state of license issue does not require different procedure.

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

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.


OUR TIP: ICAO English Exam can be a part of practical flight exam or a part of flight examiner assessment of competence.