Maintenance & Manufacturing Staff Instructions, MSI 18, Appendix C

Appendix C - Foreign Experience

1. Processing Applications

1.1 Canadian Residents:

Applications for initial issue and additional ratings from individuals with foreign training and experience residing in Canada will be handled by the local TCC.

1.2 Out-of-Country Residents:

The AME Licensing and Training Division in HQ (AARPG) will handle applications for initial issue, additional ratings or licence renewal/reissue from individuals residing outside of Canada. The following guidelines apply when dealing with these types of applications:

  1. TCC's are required to ensure that certified true copies of the applicants' documentation are obtained - to include age, citizenship, basic training, experience and skill (maintenance tasks) documentation.
     
  2. Regional files are not to be opened.
     
  3. Fee payments are not to be collected by the TCC's.
     
  4. A complete application package, including all required forms and supporting documentation is to be forwarded to the Superintendent, AME Licensing and Training division (AARPG).
     
  5. If the applicant has not provided a complete package for review (i.e.: basic training, experience, maintenance tasks, etc) as applicable to the application type submitted - TCC's are to respond to the applicant in writing and clarify what type of documentation is required to be submitted for assessment. The letter should provide AARPG's address as the future contact for documentation submission.

1.3 Canadian Licensed AME's Residing Outside of Canada:

Applications for additional ratings or renewal can be processed by a TCC or by AME Licensing and Training Division in HQ (AARPG).

1.4 Where regional personnel are encountering difficulty or the submission of documentation becomes problematic; the file should be referred to HQ (AARPG) for guidance and/or review. Refer to "General Information " section - Headquarters (AARPG) Liaison.

1.5 Applications received with documentation pertaining to foreign training, experience and maintenance tasks are to be assessed in the same manner as all other applications. Although it may be difficult for Applicants to obtain the documentation required to substantiate the training, experience or maintenance tasks claimed; TC is obligated to ensure that all requirements for issuance of an AME licence, as stated in STD 566, are satisfactorily fulfilled and documented in the candidates 5802 file.

2. Documents

1.1 All documentation submitted in support of an AME Licence Application Supplement or AME Licence Application shall be originals or certified true copies of the originals and where necessary translated into English or French.

1.2 Submission of translated documentation should include:

  1. Original copies of the translation documents with official stamps and seals identified.
     
  2. The name of the notary or translation bureau/individual must be clearly identified and include company name, address and telephone number.

Certified true copies of the above documents must clearly identify the placement of official stamps or seals (e.g. circle where found on certified true copy). Should the authenticity of the documentation be in question TC may contact the translating organization to verify the validity of the documentation, translation and content.

3. Foreign Licenses

3.1 All foreign AME licences that conform to Annex 1 have a statement on the licence indicating that the privileges of the licence conform to ICAO annex 1.

3.2 In accordance with STD 566.07(1)(a), applicants who hold a valid Inspection Authorization, on their A&P licence, issued by the FAA prior to January 1, 1990 are exempt from the basic training requirements when applying for an "M" rated Canadian AME licence.

3.3 In accordance with STD 566.07(1)(a), applicants who hold a valid foreign AME licence conforming to Annex 1 for airframe and engine privileges, issued prior to January 1, 1990 are exempt from the basic training requirements when applying for an "M" rated Canadian AME licence. A certified true copy of the valid licence is required.

3.4 In accordance with STD 566.07(1)(b), applicants who hold a valid foreign AME licence conforming to Annex 1 for avionics privileges, issued prior to September 1, 1985 are exempt from the basic training requirements when applying for an "E" rated Canadian AME licence. A certified true copy of the valid licence is required.

3.5 Applicants holding a foreign AME licence that is no longer valid and/or which does not conform to ICAO Annex 1 will be required to provide documented proof of basic training in accordance with the requirements of STD 566.07(2).

3.6 All applicants, regardless of the type of foreign licence held, are required to successfully complete the applicable exams for the rating sought.

4. Certification of maintenance tasks

4.1 By appending their signature and AME licence number to a task performed by another, the signatory is certifying that they have personally observed the work to the extent necessary to ensure that it is performed in accordance with the requirements of any applicable standards of airworthiness - and that the individual that completed the work was competent to meet the requirements of STD 566.03(4)(e).

4.2 If the signatory was not suitably licensed, or deemed to be an equivalent person (i.e. having the same level of knowledge and experience as that of a licensed AME) at the time the task was performed, they are not qualified to sign for the task(s).  Such tasks are not acceptable for AME licensing purposes.

4.3 Should the submission of maintenance tasks be in question TC may request the applicant to provide certified true copies of the licenses of the person's signing for the tasks.

4.4 Documents presented by AME applicants that include inaccurate statements or certifications are considered to be false entries and may be subject to Enforcement.

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