EASA Part 147 Examiner / Assessor Continuation Training Objectives

Sofema Aviation Services (www.sassofia.com) looks at the requirements related to both Examiner & Assessor Continuation Training.


Part 147.A.105 Personnel Requirements, state: “Instructors and Knowledge examiners shall undergo update training at least every 24 months relevant to:

a) The latest revision of the EASA Part 147 regulations,

b) AMC’s, Guidance notes and NPA’s.

c) The respective organisations MTOE and

d) Associated training procedures.

e) Current technology, practical skills, human factors and the latest training techniques appropriate to the knowledge being trained or examined”.

This should also be supported with a valid competency review for that period.

This training should consist of a minimum of 35 hours within the 24-month period; in addition, training school personnel are to remain conversant with:

Part 147 training organisations should ensure that personnel training records, including records of qualifications, update training and experience and competency is retained for each Instructor, Knowledge Examiner and Practical Assessor.

It is also expected that a Part 147 organisation and its approved staff should be able to evidence recency as part of the continuation of an approval.

Organisations may wish to adopt the standard industry default of 6 months experience in a 24-month period, alternatively, they may wish to define their own within their approved MTOE, subject to the approval of the competent authority.

The organisation should deliver continuation training to all its staff in some form or another depending upon their scope and authorisation.

Note: Invigilators and Examiners need to be familiar with the exam process, Instructors and Assessors the training and assessment process.

Additional Notes

With respect to Part 147 organisations, ‘update’ training is aimed at a different audience, the Instructor / Learning Professionals.

This has been in place for Learning Organisations for some time and is commonly referred to as Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

With this in mind, you can see why this is not directly a two-yearly CT / recurrent requirement, but instead a nominal 35 hours in two years.

The syllabi / elements for update training should be tailored to the individual Instructor’s needs and kept separate from CT and any recurrent training.

Concerning Revalidation of Authorisation

In order for a Knowledge Examiner or Practical Assessor’s authorisation to be revalidated following renewal / expiry / withdrawal.

The maintenance training organisation should implement a reinstating procedure within their approved MTOE that will cover the relevant training disciplines associated with the authorisation concerned and evidence of recency, where applicable.

The criteria for reinstating should take into consideration the length of time the individual has been away from that specific training environment or discipline.

Any Instructor, Knowledge examiner or Practical assessor who has passed 24-month period without exercising the privileges of his authorisation, as a minimum, must comply with the table below:

Inactive Period 24 to 30 months:

  • 35 hours update training
  • Continuation training
  • Training School procedures and processes
  • + 2 monitored training sessions with another instructor covering both Theory and Practical aspects


Inactive Period 24 to 30 months:

  • As above plus two sit-ins on the type course for the authorisation being sought.


Inactive Period 24 to 30 months:

  • Re-training in the core subject with a successful examination of the current National/European standard.
Further Guidance

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For details please see www.sassofia.com, www.sofemaonline.com or email: office@sassofia.com or online@sassofia.com.