FAA - FO 8900.2C
General Aviation Airman Designee Handbook
|Publication Date:||26 June 2018|
Purpose of This Order.
a. Mandatory Standardized Procedures and Policy.
This order provides mandatory standardized procedures and policy for those who administer aviation mechanic, parachute rigger, or pilot oral and practical tests, as well as issue Temporary Airman Certificates. It also emphasizes the importance of the designee's knowledge of administering oral and practical tests. Compliance with these mandatory procedures ensures that airman applicants meet a satisfactory level of competence and workmanship required for certification. This order does not relieve Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) personnel from instructing and providing guidance to designees.
b. Types of General Aviation (GA) Airman Designees Covered in This Order.
Throughout this order, Technical Personnel Examiner (TPE) references will refer to Designated Mechanic Examiners (DME) and Designated Parachute Rigger Examiners (DPRE) collectively. When necessary, DMEs and/or DPREs may be specifically identified if applicable only to that designee type. For the purposes of this order, Designated Pilot Examiners (DPE) will refer to Private Pilot Examiners (PE), Commercial and Instrument Rating Examiners (CIRE), Commercial Pilot Examiners (CE), Airline Transport Pilot Examiners (ATPE), Flight Instructor Examiners (FIE), Pilot Proficiency Examiners (PPE), Specialty Aircraft Examiners (SAE), Sport Pilot Examiners (SPE), Sport Pilot Flight Instructor Examiners (SFIE), Vintage Aircraft Examiners (VAE), Experimental Aircraft Examiners (EAE), Limited Aircraft Examiners (LAE), and Vintage Flight Engineer Examiners (VFEE). It also refers to examiners with administrative privileges only: Airman Certification Representatives (ACR), Flight Instructor Renewal Examiners (FIRE), Foreign Pilot Examiners (FPE), Ground Instructor Examiners (GIE), Military Competency Examiners (MCE), and Remote Pilot Examiners (RPE).
Note: Although VFEEs are considered a type of DPE, the DPE-specific requirements (e.g., pilot certificates, flight time, and currency requirements) do not apply unless the VFEE conducts a practical test from a pilot's seat.
Note: This order does not apply to check airmen/check pilots and Aircrew Designated Examiners (ADE) serving in programs approved under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) parts 91 subpart K (part 91K), 121, 125, and 135; Training Center Evaluators (TCE) who serve at training centers certificated under 14 CFR part 142; and Designated Aircraft Dispatcher Examiners (DADE).