Advanced Qualification Program Evaluator Manual TP 14672

CHAPTER 12 – AQP EVALUATOR INITIAL REQUIREMENTS

12.1 Qualifications for Type E Evaluators

12.1.1 A Type E Evaluator nominee will:

  1. hold at least a valid ATPL pilot license and a valid instrument rating, type endorsement, and current PPC or LOE on the same type of aircraft as requested on the nominee’s AQP Evaluator Delegation of Authority Application form;
  2. have accumulated a minimum of 1000 flight hours as Pilot in Command on subpart 705 aircraft. One-half of the Second in Command time on subpart 705 aircraft, or one half of the PIC time on subpart 704 aircraft, up to 500 hours, can be counted towards the 1000 hours PIC time;
  3. have a minimum of six months experience as a qualified Line Captain with the company nominating the evaluator and have accumulated not less than 100 hours PIC on type;
  4. have previous experience as a training pilot and/or check pilot assigned to flight instructor, simulator instructor, training captain and/or check pilot duties, or demonstrate equivalent military experience;
  5. demonstrate satisfactory knowledge of the contents and interpretation of the following publications:
    1. CARs PartI, specifically the fee schedule;
    2. CAR PartIV, Personnel Licensing;
    3. CARs 601, 602, 605, 705, and associated CARs Standards, as appropriate;
    4. AQP Evaluator Manual;
    5. Authorized Persons Training Program for TypeE Evaluators;
    6. Canada Air Pilot (CAP);
    7. Instrument Procedures Manual;
    8. Canada Flight Supplement, specifically communication failure procedures;
    9. Aeronautical Information Manual (AIM); and
    10. Commercial and Business Aviation Advisory Circulars (CBAAC).

  6. demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the air operator's Company Operations Manual (COM), Operating Certificate and Operations Specifications, Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and Aircraft Operating Manuals (AOM), Flight Crew Operating Manuals (FCOM), as applicable;
  7. demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the air operator’s approved AQP and appropriate validation/evaluation strategies;
  8. meet all of the applicable Continuing Qualification Curriculum (CQC) requirements; and
  9. have successfully completed, within 12 months of the date of the nominee’s AQP Evaluator Delegation of Authority Application form, the initial training and monitoring requirements listed within the AQP Evaluator Manual for TypeE Evaluators and any additional requirements within the operator's approved AQP Evaluator training program.

12.2 Qualifications for TypeV Evaluators

12.2.1 A Type V Evaluator nominee will:

  1. hold or have held a valid ATPL pilot license, a valid Instrument Rating and Type Rating on the same type of aircraft as requested on the nominee’s AQP Evaluator Delegation of Authority Application form;
  2. have accumulated either:
    1. a minimum of 3000flight hours total time with a minimum of 500 flight hours as Pilot-in-Command on subpart705 aircraft. One-half of the Second-in-Command time on subpart 705 aircraft, or one half of the PIC time on subpart704 aircraft, up to 250hours, can be counted towards the 500 hours PIC time; or
    2. instructional experience conducting a minimum of 35 Full Flight Simulator sessions (on the same aircraft type);

  3. have a minimum of three months experience as a line pilot with the air operator;
  4. be maintaining currency by either:
    1. flying as a line pilot with the air operator; or
    2. an alternate program consisting of a minimum of 4 sectors every six months, flying as an observer (in the jump seat) in the aircraft for which the Evaluator Authority is issued.
    Note:Evaluator nominees who do not currently fly as line pilots, must complete four sectors prior to conducting the Transport Canada Air Carrier Inspector (TC ACI) monitored MV.
  5. have accumulated not less than 100 hours on type with the air operator;
  6. have previous experience as a training pilot and/or check pilot assigned to flight instructor, simulator instructor, training captain and/or check pilot duties, or demonstrate equivalent military experience;
  7. demonstrate satisfactory knowledge of the contents and interpretation of the following publications:
    1. CAR Part IV, Personnel Licensing;
    2. CARs 601, 602, 605, 705, and associated CARs Standards, as appropriate;
    3. AQP Evaluator Manual;
    4. Canada Air Pilot (CAP);
    5. Instrument Procedures Manual;
    6. Canada Flight Supplement, specifically communication failure procedures;
    7. Aeronautical Information Manual (AIM); and
    8. Commercial and Business Aviation Advisory Circulars (CBAAC);

  8. demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the air operator's Company Operations Manual (COM), Operating Certificate and Operations Specifications, Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and Aircraft Operating Manuals (AOM), Flight Crew Operating Manuals (FCOM), as applicable;
  9. demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the air operator’s Approved AQP and appropriate validation/evaluation strategies;
  10. meet all of the Continuing Qualification Curriculum (CQC) requirements, with the following exception: Type V Evaluators who do not fly as line pilots are exempted from the requirement for Online Evaluation (OE); and
  11. have successfully completed, within 12 months of the date of the nominee’s AQP Evaluator Delegation of Authority Application form, the initial training and monitoring requirements listed within the AQP Evaluator Manual for Type V Evaluators and any additional requirements within the air operator's approved AQP Evaluator training program.

12.3 Qualifications for Type O Evaluators

12.3.1 A Type O Evaluator will:

  1. hold a valid ATPL pilot license, a valid Instrument Rating and Type Rating on the same type of aircraft as requested on the nominee’s AQP Evaluator Delegation of Authority Application form;
  2. have accumulated a minimum of 1000 flight hours as Pilot-in-Command on subpart 705 aircraft. One-half of the Second-in-Command time on subpart 705 aircraft, or one half of the PIC time on subpart 704 aircraft, up to 500 hours, can be counted towards the 1000 hours PIC time;
  3. have a minimum of six months experience as a Line Captain with the air operator and have accumulated not less than 100 hours PIC on type;
  4. be maintaining currency as a line captain with the air operator;
  5. have previous experience as a training pilot and/or check pilot assigned to flight instructor, simulator instructor, training captain and/or check pilot duties, or demonstrate equivalent military experience;
  6. demonstrate satisfactory knowledge of the contents and interpretation of the following publications:
    1. CAR Part IV, Personnel Licensing;
    2. CARs 601, 602, 605, 705, and associated CARs Standards, as appropriate;
    3. AQP Evaluator Manual;
    4. Canada Air Pilot (CAP);
    5. Instrument Procedures Manual;
    6. Canada Flight Supplement, specifically communication failure procedures;
    7. Aeronautical Information Manual (AIM); and
    8. Commercial and Business Aviation Advisory Circulars (CBAAC);

  7. demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the air operator's Company Operations Manual (COM), Operating Certificate and Operations Specifications, Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and Aircraft Operating Manuals (AOM), Flight Crew Operating Manuals (FCOM), as applicable;
  8. demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the air operator’s Approved AQP and appropriate validation/evaluation strategies;
  9. meet all of the Continuing Qualification Curriculum (CQC) requirements; and
  10. have successfully completed, within 12 months of the date of the nominee’s AQP Evaluator Delegation of Authority Application form, the initial training and monitoring requirements listed within the AQP Evaluator Manual for Type O Evaluators and any additional requirements within the operator's approved AQP Evaluator training program.

12.4Academic Requirements

12.4.1 All AQP Evaluators are required to attend an AQP Initial Academic Training Program as outlined in the air operator’s Evaluator Curriculum. This academic training program outlines the concepts and methodologies used in AQP. It will include training on the use of Inter Rater Reliability (IRR) or Referent Rater Reliability (RRR). The initial course shall include an approved "Authorized Persons" module for type E Evaluators.

12.4.2 A list of candidates attending the academic training program shall be forwarded to Transport Canada for tracking purposes.

12.5Practical Training and Monitoring

12.5.1 In addition to academic training, a practical training program is required. This practical training program shall be completed within 120 days from the last day of the academic training program. Upon review, Transport Canada may approve a 30-day extension.

12.5.2 The Practical Training and Monitoring Requirements to conduct validations and evaluations are presented in Table 12-1 below. This table depicts each Type of AQP Evaluator Delegation of Authority and the Practical Training and Monitoring Requirements for each specific Evaluation Authority.

12.5.3 The air operator shall notify Transport Canada in writing that a nominee has completed the practical portion of the training successfully. This shall be done before the monitor required for initial certification is conducted.

12.5.4A Transport Canada AQP Evaluator Letter of Authority (AppendixB) will be issued following the successful completion of a Type V, Type E, or Type O Evaluator Initial Monitor. Evaluators may conduct validations and/or evaluations only once they have obtained this Letter of Authority.

12.5.5Type E Evaluator candidates are required to observe at least one LOE, conducted by a qualified Type E Evaluator. They must conduct at least one LOE under the supervision of a qualified Type E Evaluator and at least one LOE under the supervision of a Quality Assurance Evaluator (QAE). In addition, they are required to conduct one LOE, while being monitored by a TC inspector.

Note:The QAE who performs the duties described in 12.5.5 must hold a valid Type E AQP Evaluator Delegation of Authority.

12.5.6Type E Evaluator candidates are required to conduct one LOE, while being monitored by a TC inspector.

12.5.7Type V Evaluator candidates are required to observe at least one MV conducted by a Type E or Type V Evaluator. They must conduct at least one MV under supervision of a qualified Type E or Type V Evaluator and at least one MV under the supervision of a QAE. The MVs that are observed and/or conducted by the candidate should ideally include a MPV. If the nominee was not able to observe and/or conduct a MPV(s), the proper conduct of a MPV shall be included in the briefing session.

Note:The QAE who performs the duties described in 12.5.7 must hold a valid Type E or Type V AQP Evaluator Delegation of Authority.

12.5.8Type V Evaluator candidates are required to conduct one MV while being monitored by a Transport Canada Air Carrier Inspector (TC ACI). This monitor shall include CAT II/III verification, when applicable to the air operator.

12.5.9Type O Evaluator candidates are required to observe at least one OE, conducted by a qualified Type O or Type E Evaluator.

12.5.10Type O Evaluator candidates are required to conduct one OE, while being monitored by a QAE.

Note:The QAE who performs the duties described in 12.5.10 must hold a valid Type E or Type O AQP Evaluator Delegation of Authority.

Table 12-1: Initial Practical Training and Monitoring Requirements
Type E Evaluator
  • Observe at least one LOE, conducted by a qualified Type E Evaluator;
  • Conduct at least one LOE under the supervision of a qualified Type E Evaluator;
  • Conduct at least one LOE under the supervision of a Quality Assurance Evaluator (QAE); and
  • Conduct one LOE, while being monitored by a TC Inspector.
Note:Notwithstanding the requirements above, training programs for AQP evaluators must encompass all academic and practical training requirements needed to assume the complete range of duties found under the particular delegation sought by the candidate. Thus, with respect to qualifying type E evaluators, the training program must address all academic and practical training requirements identified for the conduct of LOEs, MVs, FLMs and OEs, taking into account the candidate’s previous experience.
Type V Evaluator
  • Observe at least one MV conducted by a qualified Type E or Type V Evaluator;
  • Conduct at least one MV under supervision of a qualified Type E or Type V Evaluator;
  • Conduct at least one MV under supervision of a Quality Assurance Evaluator (QAE); and
    Note: If the nominee was not able to observe and/or conduct a MPV(s), the proper conduct of a MPV shall be included in the briefing session.
  • Conduct one MV, while being monitored by a TC Inspector.
    Note: The monitor shall include a CAT II/III verification, when applicable to the air operator.
Note:Notwithstanding the requirements above, training programs for AQP evaluators must encompass all academic and practical training requirements needed to assume the complete range of duties found under the particular delegation sought by the candidate. Thus, with respect to qualifying type V evaluators, the training program must address all academic and practical training requirements identified for the conduct of MVs and FLMs.
TypeOEvaluator
  • Observe at least one OE, conducted by a qualified Type E or Type O Evaluator; and
  • Conduct one OE, while being monitored by a Quality Assurance Evaluator (QAE).

12.6Type E Evaluator Transition Training and Monitoring

12.6.1 Type E Evaluators, who are maintaining the currency requirements specified in Chapter6 - Continuing Qualification of Evaluators, may obtain TypeE Evaluator Delegation of Authority for an additional aircraft type. To obtain this additional Delegation of Authority, a TypeE Evaluator must:

  1. conduct at least one LOE, on the aircraft type for which additional authority is sought, under the supervision of a qualified TypeE Evaluator; and
  2. conduct one LOE, on the aircraft type for which additional authority is sought, while being monitored by a TC inspector.

12.6.2 When additional AQP Evaluator Delegation of Authority is requested, the air operator shall submit to the Issuing Authority the information specified in section3.2.

12.6.3 The approval process for revisions to AQP Evaluator Delegation of Authority is specified in section5.2.

12.7Type V Evaluator Transition Training and Monitoring

12.7.1 TypeV Evaluators, who are maintaining the currency requirements specified in Chapter6 - Continuing Qualification of Evaluators, may obtain TypeV Evaluator Delegation of Authority for an additional aircraft type. To obtain this additional Delegation of Authority, the TypeV Evaluator must:

  1. conduct at least one MV, on the aircraft type for which additional authority is sought, under the supervision of a qualified TypeV or TypeE Evaluator; and
  2. conduct one MV, on the aircraft type for which additional authority is sought, while being monitored by a TC inspector.

Note:The monitor shall include a CATII/III verification, when applicable to the air operator.

12.7.2 When additional AQP Evaluator Delegation of Authority is requested, the air operator shall submit to the Issuing Authority the information specified in section3.2.

12.7.3 The approval process for revisions to AQP Evaluator Delegation of Authority is specified in section5.2.

12.8Type O Evaluator Transition Training and Monitoring

12.8.1 Type O Evaluators, who are maintaining the currency requirements specified in Chapter6 - Continuing Qualification of Evaluators, may obtain TypeO Evaluator Delegation of Authority for an additional aircraft type. To obtain this additional Delegation of Authority, the TypeO Evaluator must:

  1. conduct at least one OE, on the aircraft type for which additional authority is sought, under the supervision of a qualified TypeO or TypeE Evaluator; and
  2. conduct one OE, on the aircraft type for which additional authority is sought, while being monitored by a Quality Assurance Evaluator(QAE).

12.8.2 When additional AQP Evaluator Delegation of Authority is requested, the air operator shall submit to the Issuing Authority the information specified in section3.2.

12.8.3 The approval process for revisions to AQP Evaluator Delegation of Authority is specified in section5.2.

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