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Information on national procedures for examiners holders of certificates issued by EASA Member States (i.e. EU Member States plus Iceland, Norway, Switzerland) other than Italy.
Procedures effective from April 3rd, 2014, revised on Sept. 2014
Ref. to EU 1178/2011, EU 290/2012, EU 245/2014 - Annex I Subpart K Examiners art. FCL.1015(c) and Annex VI Subpart FCL art. ARA.FCL.205(c) and ARA.FCL.210.

1. Introduction

Holders of examiner certificates issued by EASA Member States other than Italy wishing to conduct skill tests (ST), proficiency checks (PC) or Assessments of Competence (AoC) of an applicant for which Italy is the Competent Authority, are required  to review the latest available information about the applicable ENAC procedures (ref. art. FCL.1015(c)).
These procedures are not meant to be used by holders of examiner certificates or authorisations issued by third countries other than EASA Member States.
These procedures were notified to EASA (ref. art. ARA.FCL.210) and the relevant details are described in this web page.

2. Designation Procedure applicable to examiners for ST, PC, AoC other than Examiner AoC

As required by art. ARA.FCL.205(c), the ENAC procedures for designation of examiners holders of certificates issued by EASA Member States other than Italy who intend to accomplish ST, PC, or AoC other than Examiner AoC, are developed hereafter:

  • before any ST, PC, AoC is conducted the examiner shall:
    • fully acquaint himself with Liability, Accident Insurance and Personal Data Protection information reported hereafter;
    • fully acquaint himself with Safety Criteria (if any) reported in ENAC web site at page Prescrizioni Operative;  references to access the safety criteria to be observed in the territory of other Member States are available in EASA web site;
    • download the "notification template" from ENAC web-site, "info in English" section, examiners' forms page;
    • insert all data in accordance with the guidelines provided in the template itself;
    • when completed, submit the "notification template" as an attachment to an e-mail with the standardized subject FOREX/NTF/[EXAMINERSURNAME] (e.g.: if the examiner is Mr. John Smith the subject shall be FOREX/NTF/SMITH), to be sent to examiner.notification@enac.gov.it  at least 5 working days prior to the ST, PC, AoC.
  • the examiner may then proceed to the ST, PC, AoC; no further certificate or authorisation will be issued by ENAC;
  • examinations shall be conducted using a language for which both examiner and candidate hold a valid language proficiency at least at level 4;
  • after the ST, PC, AoC the examiner shall follow the Reporting Procedure described below;
  • ENAC will refuse ST, PC, AoC when any of the examiner's personal license, rating or certificate is expired at the time of examination;
  • adherence to the above procedure authorises the examiner to revalidate or renew ratings or certificates as follows (endorsement of the pilot licence as per ARA.FCL.200(c)):
    • the examiner may only enter the revalidated or renewed rating in the pilot’s licence if the rating is still included in the licence;
    • if the rating is not included in the licence ENAC shall issue a new licence with the new rating;
    • the examiner is not allowed to enter any new rating in the licence after a passed Skill Test.
  • for monitoring reasons, ENAC keeps the right, at its discretion, to perform a survey of the examiner during the ST, PC, AoC; in this case ENAC will inform the examiner in due time; if during the monitoring activities the ENAC inspector finds non compliances with the applicable requirements or national procedures, he/she has the right to raise findings, to require corrective actions or to invalidate the ST, PC, AoC.
3. Designation Procedure applicable to examiners for Examiner AoC

Examiners Assessment of Competence (ref. Subpart K art. FCL.1020) is permitted provided an Individual Authorisation for Examiner Assessment of Competence (ENAC LIC 101) is granted in advance by ENAC.

As required by art. ARA.FCL.205(c), the ENAC procedures for designation of examiners holders of certificates issued by EASA Member States other than Italy who intend to accomplish Examiner AoC, are developed hereafter:

  • before any Examiner AoC is conducted, the examiner shall:
    • fully acquaint himself with Liability, Accident Insurance and Data Protection information reported hereafter;
    • fully acquaint himself with Safety Criteria (if any) reported in ENAC web site at page Prescrizioni Operative; references to access the safety criteria to be observed in the territory of other Member States are available in EASA web site;
    • submit an Application (in free format) for Individual Authorisation for Examiner Assessment of Competence to ENAC Direzione Regolazione Personale e Operazioni Volo, Viale Castro Pretorio 118, Rome, 00185, Italy (by post or, for certified e-mail subscribers only, by e-mail at protocollo@pec.enac.gov.it) at least 4 weeks before the AoC (the reference date will be that of ENAC receipt registration).
  • the application is free format but shall report at least the following data:
    • examiner name;
    • examiner e-mail address and mobile phone number;
    • candidate name;
    • description of Examiner AoC to be carried out, including type of aircraft or FSTD operator;
    • expected place, date and time of AoC.
  • the examiner shall also comply with examination fee requirement reported below;
  • the application shall be submitted with the following attachments:
    • Flight Test Schedule;
    • copy of the statement of the ATO which confirms the required training has been completed (if applicable);
    • copy of FSTD approval certificate (if applicable);
    • copy of the examiner's licence;
    • copy of the examiner's certificate;
    • copy of the examiner’s medical certificate;
    • copy of the money bank transfer receipt as evidence of the required fee paid.
  • the examiner will receive by ENAC the Individual Authorisation for Examiner Assessment of Competence (ENAC LIC 101) by e-mail, which will identify the examiner name, the specifically authorised AoC and, if applicable, the ENAC monitoring details (ENAC inspector name and monitoring arrangements);
  • before any AoC is conducted, the examiner shall:
    • download the "notification template" from ENAC web-site, "info in English" section, examiners' forms page;
    • insert all data in accordance with the guidelines provided in the template itself;
    • when completed, submit the "notification template" as an attachment to an e-mail with the standardized subject FOREX/NTFIA/[EXAMINERSURNAME] (e.g.: if the examiner is Mr. John Smith the subject shall be FOREX/NTFIA/SMITH), to be sent to examiner.notification@enac.gov.it  at least 5 working days prior to the AoC;
  • the examiner may then proceed to the AoC according to the Individual Authorisation for Examiner Assessment of Competence (ENAC LIC 101);
  • AoC shall be conducted using a language for which both examiner and candidate hold a valid language proficiency at least at level 4;
  • after the AoC the examiner shall follow the Reporting Procedure described below, providing the complete set of updated documents;
  • ENAC will refuse AoC when any of the examiner's personal license, rating or certificate is expired at the time of assessment;
  • adherence to the above procedure authorises the examiner to revalidate or renew ratings or certificates as follows (endorsement of the pilot licence as per ARA.FCL.200(c)):
    • the examiner may only enter the revalidated or renewed rating in the pilot’s licence if the rating is still included in the licence;
    • if the rating is not included in the licence ENAC shall issue a new licence with the new rating;
    • the examiner is not allowed to enter any new rating in the licence after a passed Skill Test.
  • for monitoring reasons, ENAC keeps the right, at its discretion, to perform a survey of the examiner during the AoC; in this case ENAC will inform the examiner in due time; if during the monitoring activities the ENAC inspector finds non compliances with the applicable requirements or national procedures, he/she has the right to raise findings, to require corrective actions or to invalidate the AoC.
4. Reporting Procedure

After completion of a ST, PC or AoC, the examiner shall report the activity through the applicable ENAC forms.
The reporting shall include:

  • a Report Form for ST, PC or AoC, as applicable (which shall enclose the proper Check List and the declaration required by FCL.1030(b)(3)(iv) that the examiner has reviewed and applied the ENAC national procedures), and 
  • the following attachments:
    • Flight Test Schedule;
    • copy of the statement of the ATO which confirms the required training has been completed (if applicable);
    • copy of FSTD approval certificate (if applicable);
    • copy of the examiner's licence;
    • copy of the examiner's certificate;
    • copy of the examiner's medical certificate;
    • copy of endorsed licence (if entry on licence is made by examiner).

The Report Forms and the relevant Check List Forms can be downloaded from ENAC web-site, "info in English" section, examiners' forms page.

When completed, the examiner shall submit as soon as possible:

  • the original signed paper form and the relevant attachments to the candidate (FCL.1030(b)(3));
  • and in addition, a scanned copy in .pdf format of the signed paper form and the relevant attachments as enclosures to an e-mail with the standardized subject FOREX/RPT/[EXAMINERSURNAME] (e.g.: if the examiner is Mr. John Smith the subject shall be FOREX/RPT/SMITH), to be sent to examiner.notification@enac.gov.it
  • it will be a duty of the candidate to provide the original signed paper form and attachments:
    • to ENAC Direzione Regolazione Personale e Operazioni Volo, Viale Castro Pretorio 118, Rome, 00185, Italy, only for:
      • issuance of ATPL, CPL and IR
      • issuance/revalidation/renewal of SFI, TRI, STI, MCCI Ratings
      • issuance/revalidation/renewal of Examiner Certifications
    • to ENAC Airport Directions of his/her choice for:
      • all the other cases of issuance/revalidation/renewal.

Wrong sending does not ensure the positive ending of the process.

5. Fees

ENAC does not provide financial remuneration for expenses or services rendered. The examiner shall arrange those with the training organisation or the candidate.

Designation Procedure for ST, PC and AoC other than Examiner AoC are not subject to ENAC fees.

On the opposite, Designation Procedure for Examiner AoC implies Individual Authorisation for Examiner Assessment of Competence. This Individual Authorisation is subject to art. 38 item 10 and art. 7 item 2 of ENAC Tariff Regulation (available in web site), for a total fee of 324,00 € (this amount includes taxes and stamps) to be paid to ENAC by means of money bank transfer as follows:

  • IBAN: IT 29 Q 01005 03309 000000218300
  • SWIFT BIC: BNLIITRR
  • reason: Authorisation for examiner AoC - Name Surname (of the examiner)
6. Liability and Accident Insurance information

ENAC does not provide liability or accident insurance during the conduct of ST, PC, AoC, either in an FSTD or when acting as PIC in an aircraft. It is responsibility of the examiner to ensure that he/she, and the test devices, are adequately insured against incident, accident or liability issues for the specific scope.
Examiners are advised to seek professional advice concerning appropriate insurance covering their activities as certified examiners.

7. Personal Data Protection information

Obligations and responsibility of the examiner, concerning protection of personal and sensitive data, are prescribed by Italian Law DL 196/2003, in line with the EU Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC. The law provides definitions and modalities for processing data and is available in English language at the web page http://www.garanteprivacy.it/web/guest/home_en/italian-legislation.

8. Contact Information
ENAC
Direzione Regolazione Personale e Operazioni Volo
Viale Castro Pretorio, 118
00185 - Rome
Italy

or

e-mail: protocollo@pec.enac.gov.it (for certified e-mail subscribers only)


Page updated on Septembre 15th, 2014

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