Conversion between U.S. and Canadian Pilot Licences

IMPLEMENTATION PROCEDURES FOR LICENSING

Under the Agreement for the Promotion of Aviation Safety dated 12 June 2000 between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of Canada
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Chapter II – CONVERSION OF A FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION PILOT CERTIFICATE AND TRANSPORT CANADA PILOT LICENCE.

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(a) Subject to the Special Conditions contained in Chapter III of these Implementation Procedures, the FAA and TCCA agree to issue a pilot certificate or licence based on a certificate or licence issued by the other authority. The FAA and TCCA further agree that they will issue certain ratings associated with those licences, as specified in Chapter III.

(b) In order to facilitate the acceptance of a certificate or licence for conversion by the other authority, the FAA and TCCA agree to provide each other with a verification of authenticity of that pilot licence or certificate and of the associated medical certificate prior to the conversion of a licence or certificate.

2.1 General

(a) The FAA agrees that a person holding a valid  pilot licence, and who has complied with any applicable Special Conditions set forth in Chapter III, is eligible for an FAA pilot certificate.

(b) TCCA agrees that a person holding a valid FAA pilot certificate, and who has complied with any applicable Special Conditions set forth in Chapter III, is eligible for a TCCA pilot licence.

(c) FAA pilot certificates issued on the basis of a foreign licence are not eligible for conversion to a TCCA pilot licence under these implementation procedures. TCCA pilot licences issued on the basis of a foreign licence are not eligible for conversion to an FAA pilot certificate under these Implementation Procedures.

(d) The FAA, upon converting a TCCA pilot licence, does not require, in any way, the surrender of that TCCA pilot licence. The TCCA upon converting an FAA pilot certificate, does not require, in any way, the surrender of that FAA pilot certificate.

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