Designation of UK Examiners for Skill Tests for Initial Issue of Licences, Ratings and Certificates.
ARA.FCL.205(c) requires the UK CAA to have procedures to designate examiners for the conduct of skill tests on holders of UK issued licences or applicants for UK issued licences.
These procedures do not apply to proficiency checks or assessments of competence, as the designation of examiners is not required for those activities.
Examiners intending to conduct skill tests for pilots who hold (or will hold) licences issued by European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) States other than the UK must be designated according to the procedures of those States. Where any UK examiner intends to conduct a skill test (for initial issue of a licence or rating) for a UK pilot licence holder or for any applicant wishing to apply for a UK issued pilot licence or rating, Information Notice IN-2016/004 applies.