Designates Pilot Examiner – Initial


This service allows the beneficiaries to apply for Designated Pilot Examiner (DPE), appointed in accordance with GACAR 183.31, who meets the qualification requirements of the Order 8900.2.

The prerequisite requirements for a Designated Pilot Examiner:
Note: A DPE for a rotorcraft/helicopter designation must hold the appropriate category, class, and, if appropriate, type ratings. Examiner's authorizations will be issued on the basis of each make and basic model of helicopter, regardless of the aircraft's size and power.

  • Technically qualified;
  • Holds all pertinent category, class, and type ratings for each aircraft related to their designation;
  • Meets requirements of GACAR part 61, sections 61.17, 61.21, 61.57, and 61.58, as appropriate;
  • Is current and qualified to act as pilot-in-command (PIC) of each aircraft for which they are authorized;
  • Maintains at least a second-class medical certificate;
  • Maintains a current flight instructor certificate.

Required Documents
1.National ID
2.Copy of valid passport
3.Airman Certificate Pilot
4.Airman Certificate Flight Instructor
5.Copy of valid medical certificate (Issued by the Medical Aviation Section based on the Issuance/Renewal of Medical Certificates e-Service)
7.Aeronautical Experience (Logbook)
Delivery Time
10 Business Days
Terms and Conditions
Designees leverage the GACA’s workforce and provide certification services to the public. Designation is a privilege, not a right. Meeting the eligibility requirements does not guarantee appointment as a designee.
Additional Help
GACAR Part 183
GACA E-book Vol 14
FAA Order 8900.2A -   General Aviation Airman Designee Handbook

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