The Pilot Examiner (PE) program is a service responding to the need to provide prompt, reliable, and objective flight testing for the issuance of licences, permits and ratings

The overall administration of the PE Program, including policy and standardization, is the responsibility of Transport Canada - Headquarters. Final selection, on-site training, accreditation and monitoring of Pilot Examiners are the responsibility of the Transport Canada Regional Offices.

An essential element of the PE Program is communication. Pilot Examiner workshops and routine contact between Pilot Examiners and Flight Instructors combined with direct communication with Transport Canada Regional and Headquarters CAIs are essential for standardization and continuous improvement in flight training and testing in Canada.

Pilot Examiner authority is granted to individuals in accordance with the terms, conditions and guidelines of this manual.