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Examination functions and roles are complex and require a high level of experience and expertise in the various areas of licensing (typically flight crew, aircraft maintenance personnel and air traffic controller). Executing the function also requires the highest degree of technical and ethical integrity as well as good judgement. The examination tasks include:

  • designing written examinations for flight crew members, aircraft maintenance personnel, air traffic controllers and ground operations personnel who intend to apply for the issue or renewal of licences or to add new aircraft types, ratings or authorizations to their licence;
  • reviewing, evaluating and marking written tests;
  • administering oral examinations of different specialities, as required;
  • administering flight and simulator tests followed by generating the required test reports;
  • administering practical tests as required for the different specialities and generating the necessary test reports;
  • coordinating with the AVMED those aspects related to medical examinations and the issuance of medical assessments, in compliance with Annex 1 provisions and supporting guidance in Doc 8984;
  • administering language proficiency examinations, as required; and
  • participating in committees or advisory groups to review and recommend improvements to examination syllabi, questions, practical tests and licensing matters;
  • administration Designated Examiners;
  • approval of foreign training.
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