8.3 Documentation to be verified before a Competency Check
- Record of Amendments
- Record of Bulletins
Part I – General Administration
- Chapter 1: Approved Check Dispatcher Program
- Chapter 2: ACD Delegation Policy and Authorities
- Chapter 3: ACD Qualifications & Authority Application Prodedures
- Chapter 4: Transport Canada Approval Procedures
- Chapter 5: ACD Delegation of Authority
- Chapter 6: Transport Canada ACD Oversight Program
- Chapter 7: Air Operator Responsibilities
- Chapter 8: Conduct of Competency Checks
- Chapter 9: Competency Check Assessments
- Chapter 10: Assessment Standards
- Chapter 11: Validity Periods and Extensions
Part II – Appendixes & Forms
Appendix A: ACD Application Form
Appendix B: ACD Delegation of Authority Form
Appendix C: Dispatcher's Competency Check Report
Appendix D: TC Inspector Request for an Annual ACD Monitor or DCC
Appendix E: Approved Check Dispatcher Monitor Report
Appendix F: ACD or Flight Dispatch Extension Request/Approval
Appendix G: Revocation of ACD Authorization
Appendix H: Recommendation for Competency Check
Appendix I: Operational Control Inspection Report
Appendix J: Sample Letter of Approval
Appendix K: Flight Dispatcher Training & Proficiency Record
Appendix L: Familiarization Flight Report
Appendix M: Competency Check Practices Guide
- Appendix A: ACD Application Form
8.3.1 Prior to commencing a competency check, the ACD will examine and verify the validity of the following:
Dispatcher’s radio license;
Dispatcher’s training file; and
Initial or recurrent training, including the familiarization flight, has been completed.
It is imperative that the ACD ascertains all training has been completed and that relevant documents are valid prior to performing the DCC. To assist in this, the RECOMMENDATION FOR COMPETENCY CHECK report must be filled out and signed prior to the check by the Manager of operational control or the chief dispatcher, as appropriate. The ACD will then cosign the form and proceed with the DCC after he is satisfied that the information has been verified. The form in Appendix H must be used.
8.3.2 Except where company procedures have been established and accepted by Transport Canada, a DCC will not be conducted if certification documents are not presented, are invalid, or if the company has failed to provide all relevant training for the candidate as specified in the air operator's approved training program. This would include a re-check following a failure.
8.3.3 Notwithstanding CASS 725.124(21)(i), all recurrent training, including the familiarization flight, must be completed before the first day of the thirteenth month following the month in which the training was completed per CAR 705.113(1).
8.3.4 Per CAR 705.113(5), The Minister may extend the validity period of a pilot proficiency check, a Flight Dispatcher competency check, a line check or any training by up to 60 days where the Minister is of the opinion that aviation safety is not likely to be affected.